Making Capitalism History

Making Capitalism History by Faramarz Farbod To perish or to radically transform the way we relate to one another and to nature, that is the question humanity has never had to face until now. The evidence backing the above assertion is strong and accumulating. Nevertheless, there remains a stubborn problem of awareness as many who understand the perils facing humanity fail to connect them to its source: the capitalist organization of planetary life. Failure to address this problem will only guarantee that the predictable future characterized by [...]

Center-Left Candidate Reaches Guatemala Run-Off Election

Guatemala: Center-Left Sandra Torres Wins 1st-Round Vote, Goes to Runoff httpss://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemala-Center-Left-Sandra-Torres-Wins-1st-Round-Vote-Goes-to-2nd-Round-20190617-0006.html Guatemala's presidential election was headed for a runoff as results Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short of the outright majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival. With votes tallied from 94 percent of polling stations, preliminary results from Sunday's election gave former first lady Torres 25.27 percent of the vote, followed by conservative Alejandro Giammattei with 14.08 percent, the electoral tribunal's website said. Torres said she [...]

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WAR: Murder Incorporated/America’s Favorite Pastime

MURDER INCORPORATED Book Two: America’s Favorite Pastime (Spoiler alert -- It’s WAR!) "empire\genocide\manifest destiny" by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, foreword by S. Brian Willson, Afterword by David Swanson; Prison Radio, POB 411074 San Francisco CA, 2019, $20 ISBN: 978-0-9989600-6-7 Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA This second volume of a distinctly non-academic 3-book history of US imperialism by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and film-maker Stephen Vittoria makes it clear that "endless war" is not just a phenomenon of the 21st Century and the Bush-Obama-Trump trifecta, but [...]

Unsung Memorial Day Hero: Smedley Butler

A Likely MIA Name over Memorial Day Weekend Smedley Darlington Butler. It is a name you’re not likely to hear mentioned this Memorial Day Weekend. Who is he? A four-star USMC General who served 33-plus years in the US Marine Corps, won two Congressional Medals of Honor and is, at least arguably, the most beloved Marine of all time. Why won’t you hear his name? Butler became outspoken and politicized the moment he retired in 1931. The following quote will give you some insight: “I spent 33 [...]

Defend Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   httpss://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-stands-chelsea-manning-and-julian-assange   The People Have the Need to Know: Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are both in jail right now.  They are being persecuted by the very elite who are pursuing regime change wars around the globe and who do not want the people to know the truth about what they are up to. Curiously, Assange has been charged with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to [...]

Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for the Local Station Board (LSB): Michael Novick, Reza Pour, Tyan Schesser, and Jeff Silberman. Or you can settle for gentrification of the airwaves, voter suppression, violations of the Pacifica [...]

Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani

Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani      John Imani has been a stalwart of the movement in L.A. since his youth, from activity in the BSU in the 60s, through years as a Black Marxist and most recently with Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC-LA) in the MacArthur Park area. He was born and lived until age 15 in Mobile, AL when it was strictly segregated.  "We never thought about it much," he says. "When we went downtown on Sunday to spend some of the money we made [...]

FIRE THE BOSS: Building Workers Democratic Cooperatives in South L.A.

FIRE THE BOSS: Building Workers Democratic Cooperatives in South L.A. by Mary Sutton, et al, Collective REMAKE The un- and under-employment rate in the Black community, in LA, is over 50%. So for former prisoners, opportunities to work for a living wage here are scarce. The implementation of worker cooperatives can invigorate local economies in communities that are disenfranchised due to the loss of living wage jobs, defunded social programs, deteriorating schools, over-policing, and high rates of incarceration. There is not enough support in L.A. for people [...]

Grassroots Candidates for KPFK Local Station Board (paid ad)

Hate Came to My Bookstore

Hate came to my bookstore by Linda Sherman-Nurick, www.losangelesblade.com In October, the ignorance and hatred boiling over in our country walked in and attempted to disrupt Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Bookstore in Riverside. Their ugliness interrupted a community event that promotes understanding among us all. Amid ever-growing violence and fear in our country, these kinds of events are critical opportunities to celebrate our common humanity, erasing fear and hatred – and we must continue them no matter who tries to shout us down. I [...]

David Swanson Awarded 2018 Peace Prize

David Swanson Awarded 2018 Peace Prize www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm We are pleased to announce that the US Peace Memorial Foundation has awarded its 2018 Peace Prize to The Honorable David Swanson for his “inspiring antiwar leadership, writings, strategies, and organizations that help to create a culture of peace.” Michael Knox, Chair of the Foundation, presented the award on August 26 at the Veterans for Peace National Convention in St. Paul, MN.  In his remarks, Knox said, “Thank you, David, for dedicating your life to ending wars. You are one of the most prolific writers, speakers, [...]

Occupy ICE Los Angeles Challenges Borders, Deportation, Family Separation

Occupy ICE Los Angeles Challenges Borders, Deportation, Family Separation [Ed. note: As Change Links went to press, the Trump administration was still failing to comply with a court order to reunite children it had separated from their immigrant and refugee parents.] by Brenden Gallagher [Excerpts from httpss://www.dailydot.com/irl/occupy-ice-los-angeles/] The protesters at L.A.’s ICE offices don’t expect their occupation to be easy, and they don’t expect the encampment to last forever. The core group is largely comprised of veterans of other movements: ICE Out of LA, the California Immigrant [...]

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