The Futility of Capitalist Planning for a Global Coronavirus Pandemic

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. The videos linked to here are from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Bloomberg School of Public Health "table-top" exercise planning for a novel corona-virus global pandemic (Center for Health Security planning exercise that took place in October 2019), urging governments and private businesses to work together to allocate and distribute medical supplies and treatments and deal with other aspects of such a pandemic. https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/videos.html These videos illustrate the impossibility of real planning under capitalism. They talked endlessly about how only private global [...]

Pacifica Bylaws Revision Update

Vote No on Pacifica's Undemocratic Bylaws Revision by Michael Novick If  you are a member of KPFK (or another Pacifica station) you should already have received a link to the ballot for a referendum on new Bylaws for the 70 year old foundation and radio network. If you believe you are a member and haven't received an email or postcard with instructions, or an actual paper ballot, contact nes@pacifica.org ASAP! Are you surprised that, at a moment when democracy, human rights and racial and economic justice are [...]

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Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women httpss://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-empowering-internet-safetyguide-for-women Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual harassment. Whether in person or online, women everywhere have experienced it in one way or another. And with all the new ways the internet has [...]

By |2018-10-03T03:40:37-05:00October 3rd, 2018|Girls, Internet, Internet, Uncategorized, Women|0 Comments

Left Coast Forum – LA Trade Tech College – Aug 24-26

The second annual Left Coast Forum will take place at LA Trade Technical College on Washington Blvd. & Grand Ave. downtown on the weekend of Aug. 24-26, sponsored by LA Progressive and the NYC Left Forum. Keynote speakers as we went to press included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the DSA candidate who shocked the political establishment by defeating the 4th-ranked Democratic Congressional leader in the NY primary; Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter; Hector Villagra of the ACLU of Southern California; and Eric Mann of the Labor-Community Strategy [...]

Facebook, Youtube, other tech giants launch joint, state-backed censorship programs

by Zac Corrigan - World Socialist WebSite (excerpts) https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/24/face-a24.html The World Socialist Web Site has launched a campaign against state-corporate censorship of the Internet after a change in search algorithms announced by Google in April. In the guise of combating "fake news", it resulted in a major drop in readership for leading progressive, anti-war and socialist websites. The WSWS itself was hardest hit, losing more than two-thirds of its traffic coming from Google search results. Internet censorship extends far beyond Google. Recent announcements by Facebook and others [...]

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Desperately Seeking Staffers Change Links Community Calendar and Progressive News needs volunteers to accumulate and edit calendar items, solicit and/or write articles, develop advertising and other revenue sources, and work on layout of the print edition and/or design of the website. If you can assist in any of these endeavors, please call (951) 638-9259 [Google Voice number - leave a message] or email us at changelinks2@gmail.com ASAP to get involved.

News and Opinions

News and Opinions By John Johnson   We are highlighting Sociopaths this issue. They aren’t getting enough attention lately. First a short definition: Sociopaths do not consider other people's wishes, welfare or rights. They think nothing of lying for pleasure or profit. They may default on loans, fail to provide child support, or adequate care for other dependents. People with antisocial personality disorder perceive the world differently than most people do, and lack the range of feelings that others have, including a conscience. Because they cannot relate [...]

Obama and Civil Liberties

How Obama became a civil libertarian's nightmare by Steven Rosenfeld When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communitiesgreat hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and open government. But he has become a civil libertarian’s nightmare: a supposedly liberal president who instead has expanded and fortified many of the Bush administration’s worst policies, lending bipartisan support for a more intrusive and authoritarian federal government.   It started with the 9/11 [...]

By |2012-04-29T20:55:27-05:00April 29th, 2012|Commentary, Democracy, Editorial, Free Speech, Internet, News, Obama|0 Comments

CISPA

CISPA, aka SOPA 2.0, Pushed Forward By For-Profit Spying Lobby By Lee Fang A cyber security bill moving swiftly through Congress would give government intelligence agencies broad powers to work with private companies to share information about Internet users. While some critics are beginning to organize online against the legislation, defense contractors, many already working with the National Security Agency on related data-mining projects, are lobbying to press forward. Like many bad policy ideas, entrenched government contractors seem to be using taxpayer money to lobby for even [...]

By |2012-04-29T20:53:46-05:00April 29th, 2012|Editorial, Free Speech, Internet|0 Comments
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