AUTOMATING BANISHMENT

AUTOMATING BANISHMENT The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Lands   Report Summary   Automating Banishment was researched and written by dozens of community members collaborating through the Stop LAPD Spying Coalitionʼs Land and Policing Workgroup. Over the past decade, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition has been building community power to abolish LAPD surveillance. This report grew out of that organizing and examines the relationship of data-driven policing to real estate development, displacement, [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Let Them Use “Domestic Terrorism” to Criminalize Our People Again

Senator Biden speaks at the signing of the 1994 Biden Crime Bill as Attorney General Janet Reno, President Bill Clinton, and local law enforcement officials look on. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) By Shakeer Rahman, Pete White, and Hamid Khan Joe Biden returning to power in this moment is ominous. As Democrats retake the presidency, Trump devotees have shown they can supplement their harm toward Black and brown people with violent defiance of the [...]

COVID, Climate & Capital Crisis: Fascism is Built from Above and Below

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles https://antiracist.org/fascism-is-built-from-above-and-below/ Those inclined to heave a sigh of relief and let down our guard about the threat of fascism because of Trump's failed Beer-Hall-Putsch of a coup attempt on January 6, or the "peaceful transition of power" on January 20, or by the eventual tracking and arrests of many of those who broke into the Capitol, or by the prospect that having been impeached a second [...]

People Get Ready

People Get Ready:  There's a Bad Moon on the Rise by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA (https://antiracist.org) As you read this, there is barely a month to election day. What are you doing to prepare for the possible outcomes and their consequences? Given recent realities, including vehicles being driven at racial justice protesters here in L.A., the murder of two protesters in Kenosha, exposures of organized racist violence being planned in Portland, the repeated [...]

Free Press in the Dock: Assange Railroad Nears Terminal

This court case is like the 'Pentagon Papers' on steroids.  And yet: Only five people (including Craig Murray) are being allowed into the public gallery at the Old Bailey. The mainstream media are suppressing details of the case and the court proceedings. The magistrate in charge is acting like a CIA agent - railroading Assange to be extradited. You will not get a clearer report of the court proceedings than in Craig [...]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Ostracize and Stigmatize All Cops

Letter to the Editor: Don't Ostracize and Stigmatize All Cops As "Bastards" 02-23-2020 I am writing in response to Imani Beckett’s article, “Why all Cops Are In Fact Bastards,” in the February, 2020 edition of Change Links. Throughout human history virtually all major systems of power inherently draw to them those who seek to impose their strength over others.  The fact that these systems often oppress others is particularly disdainful, because it [...]

#LAFreeway9 Expose LAPD Spying

LA Freeway 9 Facing Second Trial by Refuse Fascism L.A. Monday, Sept. 16, Chantelle Hershberger and Miguel “Alex” Hernandez of the LA Freeway 9 returned to court. Despite 9 jurors finding them not guilty of all 12 charges in July, the City Attorney is proceeding with a second trial. The hearing came days after the announcement by LAPD Chief Michel Moore of the results of a promised “top to bottom investigation” of [...]

MAKING BLACK HISTORY: Stop Criminalizing Black Protest

MAKING BLACK HISTORY Stop Criminalizing Black Protest by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA More than 200 folks stood up in court in January against eight charges filed by City Attorney Mike Feuer against Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA for speaking out against police murders of Black and Brown people in L.A. Background on the case can be found in this article: httpss://thelandmag.com/the-people-v-melina-abdullah/ Every person who has been arrested and taken [...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, "Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer" is a powerful documentary film I’m directing and producing that's offering a solution to one of the most pressing and provocative issues of our time — racial profiling. We're creating a film that will promote reconciliation and healing between police and the rest of the community. I’d like to ask for your participation as a media partner. Details of the film and the [...]

One Struggle, Many Fronts: Boycott HP!

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. As this issue of Change-Links was going to press, daily demonstrations were taking place in LA against police murders and against the massacres in Gaza. Increasingly, people are linking the two causes, recognizing that we live in a seamless empire where the same tear gas projectiles are used in Ferguson by militarized local police and state troopers, in Gaza by the occupying Israeli military, and in Egypt [...]

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Snowden’s NSA Domestic Surveillance Revelations Are Old News

Posted by Bill Conroy - July 25, 2013 at 7:14 pm https://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2013/07/snowdens-nsa-domestic-surveillance-revelations-are-old-news So Why Are US Power Centers So Intent on Portraying The Whistleblower As a Traitor? Edward Snowden is now holed up in a Russian airport trying to make his way to Latin America, where several countries have offered him safe harbor. Snowden is on the run from the US government because of his act, while working for private contractor Booz [...]

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