The Stonewall Rebellion and the Early Gay Liberation Movement in the US

June 28, 1969 marks the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of events between police and LGBTQ+ protesters which stretched over six days. It was not the first time police raided a gay bar, and it was not the first time LGBTQ+ people fought back, but the events that would unfold over the next six days would fundamentally change the discourse surrounding LGBTQ+ activism in the US. While Stonewall became well [...]

Repression Escalates Against Campus Palestine Solidarity Movement Against Genocide, Apartheid

The National Guard and militarized police forces have been called out against campus encampments against genocide in Gaza at Columbia University in NY, USC here in Los Angeles, the University of Texas in "liberal" Austin, and elsewhere around the country. As Change Links went to press, racist, fascist Zionist thugs in large numbers entered the campus of UCLA and viciously attacked a pro-Palestinian, anti-genocide encampment there while campus police, private security guards [...]

Greetings to the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism Delegation

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Greetings to the UN delegation. Initially, I wish to thank the members of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, who prepared and filed an amicus brief in my case. And, of course, the delegation of jurists, lawyers, and scholars from the UN International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement now visiting the United States. I specifically want to greet [...]

LAPD Chief Moore Must Go!

Tell Mayor Bass: Chief Moore Must Go by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action As Change-Links was going to press, LA Chief of Police Michel Moore filed a request for re-appointment to a second five-year term, and newly-elected Mayor Karen Bass announced that she would be meeting with him to discuss it. Moore was first appointed in 2018, supported by the Police Commission (which rubber-stamps almost everything the LAPD and its chief do). Last [...]

Books: No Pasaran! Anti-Fascist Dispatches

No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis Shane Burley (Editor); Tal Lavin (Foreword); David Renton (Afterword) Publisher: AK Press  https://akpress.org Format: Book Binding: pb Pages: 564 Released: October 25, 2022 ISBN-13: 9781849354820   Now available for preorder. Order your copy now and receive a ¡No Pasarán! enamel pin with your copy. Both will ship as soon as the book is released! ¡No Pasarán! is an anthology of antifascist writing that [...]

Hip-Hop vs. Columbus

Goodbye Columbus A compilation of Rap lyrics exposing the colonial, white supremacist reality of Columbus, compiled by XXL magazine.   “Dig It!” by The Coup “Gunned us, stunned us exploited and they hung us/I'd like to take a moment to say, 'Fuck Columbus!'”   “The Illest” by Immortal Technique, Featuring Jean Grae and Pumpkinhead “My arrival is genocidal like Christopher Columbus” —Immortal Technique   “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” by Lupe [...]

Open Letter to Pres. Joe Biden from Political Prisoner Sean Swain

Dear President Biden:   I write to implore you not to nominate Gary C. Mohr as director of the Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Mohr is a radical, right-wing extremist who, as director of the Ohio prison system, instituted a domestic torture program to silence and neutralize his critics and political opponents. He committed crimes against humanity that are now challenged in international court, in Sean Swan versus the United States, InterAmerican Commission [...]

Casualties of War

Casualties of War: Truth, Journalism and Critical Thought by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA While forces on the right loudly lament so-called cancel culture, the real censorship is coming from the corporate and even so-called progressive media and the state. Consider the recent decision by the British to allow the extradition of Julian Assange, after years of house arrest and incarceration, to stand trial in the US on charged related to his [...]

Another Life, Another Loss – by Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Another Life, Another Loss.” by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/another-life-another-loss/ They came to America to escape from inter-ethnic wars in the DRC, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Central Africa. Like many refugees of war, they thought that America was the land of peace. The Lyoya family settled in Grand Rapids, MI and began living their lives as refugees have done for generations.   But something as small as a traffic incident revealed the [...]

Keep Cops Out of the MLK Day Commemoration This Year

Martin Luther King Day Organizers Say No Cops in the Commemoration The reckless killing of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a 14-yr-old struck down by an LAPD stray bullet from an assault rifle shot in a crowded store has further steeled the determination of a coalition of community and grassroots organizations to ensure that Dr. King’s legacy not be tarnished by any further inclusions of police, ICE or military contingents on the day of his [...]

#EndPoliceAssociations

To Help End Racist Police Murders with Impunity #EndPoliceAssociations Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and their allies, especially family members of people who have been killed by the police and sheriff’s deputies, hold a vigil every Wednesday afternoon at 4 PM outside the LA Police Protective League (LAPPL), one of a number of local police associations that defend criminal and corrupt cops, and work to prevent any accountability for law enforcement killings. [...]

Free Public Transit Now! End Anti-Black Policing & Policies on Metro!

The Bus Riders Union Calls on the Metro board to cease and desist all Anti-Black policies Immediately! Fight on the side of the BRU This Thursday Dec 2nd at 10am At the Metro Board Meeting This Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 10 AM the Bus Riders Union will be introducing the following motion and asking MTA board members to send it to the CEO for implementation “The MTA Board acknowledges that after [...]

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