Mexico’s Historic First Woman President

Mexico: Claudia Sheinbaum, the First Woman President By Victor Iván Gutiérrez on July 5, 2024 Claudia Sheinbaum’s resounding electoral victory on June 2 signified the majority support of the people of Mexico for the political project of the Fourth Transformation, which has been involved since 2018 in a dispute, in the face of various factors of power, to make the Mexican State the instrument of economic development, the defense of national sovereignty [...]

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

Shut Down the Adelanto ICE Processing Center

CLUE and The Shut Down Adelanto Coalition invites you to join us in urging ICE and our members of Congress to move forward with the plans for closure of the Adelanto ICE Processing Center once and for all! On December 19th, 2023, ICE will be making their final decision on whether or not they will be closing the Adelanto ICE Processing Center. Below are THREE ways you can support! Please share within [...]

PDF of June 2023 print edition of Change Links

Zapatistas Resist Paramilitary and State Attacks

In the celebration for its 25th anniversary, between December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019, from the Caracol de La Realidad, in Zapatista Chiapas, the EZLN sent a clear and powerful message. After thousands of Zapatista militiamen, men and women, marched demonstrating their discipline and coordination, Subcomandante Moisés gave a speech that would resound to the National Palace. In addition to ratifying the anti-capitalist position and the commitment to the autonomy of [...]

Mayans Protest Land Grab

by Michael Novick Over a dozen masked Mayans and several solidarity supporters disrupted a presentation at the Spanish language stage of the LA Times Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Southern California on Sunday, April 23. The ire at the interview of Richard Hansen by a reporter for LA Times at one of the last events of the weekend literary event grew out of Hansen's role in the [...]

The Summit of the Americas and the Crisis of US Hegemony

By Angel Guerra Cabrera [EDITOR'S NOTE: Union del Barrio and a coalition of other groups are holding a protest outside the Summit of the Americas Wed. June 8, 4 PM at Olympic & Figueroa when Joe Biden is scheduled to appear.] The chaotic political situation created by the US government in the face of the VIII edition of the so-called Summit of the Americas reflects, in the first place, the reluctance of [...]

Call For Solidarity After Paramilitaries Burn Zapatista Coffee Harvest In Chiapas

Two weeks ago in Zapatista territory, paramilitaries linked to the ruling party in Mexico looted and burned two Zapatista warehouses which stored this year’s coffee harvest. This is the latest in an accelerating series of attacks on the Zapatista project since the current administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office. Many of you will remember that in 2017 as Trump took office, the Zapatistas sent four tons of their coffee [...]

Book Review: Mowing Leaves of Grass

Mowing Leaves of Grass by Matt Sedillo FlowerSong Books, McAllen, TX, 2019 ISBN 9781733809290 https://www.flowersongpress.com https://www.mattsedillo.com/ reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. https://antiracist.org If you haven't heard or seen Matt in person, you may not be able to hear the staccato machine gun cadence of his spit fire delivery leaping off the pages of this book of his recent poetry. Here's an example on-line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQUAxBr1Kco of Matt presenting his poem "The [...]

April 2020 Change Links: PDF of Print Edition

 

Zapatista Women’s International Gathering & Declaration

ZAPATISTA WOMEN CALL TO CONQUER THE RIGHT TO LIFE IN FRONT OF 5,000 FEMINISTS From the correspondents Ejido Morelia, Altamirano, Chiapas “The right to life and all the rights we deserve and need, will not be given to us by anyone, nor by the capitalist system through the many laws and promises that it makes, but rather we must conquer them all the time and in all places,” the women members of [...]

Zapatista Meeting of Women Who Fight Starts in Chiapas

Mexico: Zapatista Meeting of Women Who Fight Starts in Chiapas Around 3,200 women from all over the world are gathered in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, to participate in the “Second International Meeting of Women who Fight,” which has been convened by the Indigenous political group Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). Women from countries such as Argentina, Germany, Peru, Spain, and the United States are gathered at “The Footprints of Commander [...]

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