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 is an abuse of that power against those less powerful who are in turn exploited. [...]

#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 spying by the Major Crimes Division (Anti-Terrorism Division) that was exposed during the discovery proceeding [...]

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 to court for speaking out at the LA Police Commission has been Black. There have [...]

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 "L.O.VE. Is The Answer" movement are below and attached. Academy Award Winner, Sundance Winner, 4x [...]

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 by the US-backed military junta. People recognize, too, that children -- and our collective future [...]

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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 Allen Hamilton, of leaking documents that reveal the Defense Department’s National Security Agency (NSA) is [...]

Surveillance Blowback

The American surveillance state is now an omnipresent reality, but its deep history is little known and its future little grasped. Edward Snowden’s leaked documents reveal that, in a post-9/11 state of war, the National Security Agency (NSA) was able to create a surveillance system that could secretly monitor the private communications of almost every American in the name of fighting foreign terrorists.

Surveillance State: Appeals Court Says Obama Administration Can Indefinitely Detain Americans

By Rod Bastanmehr In news that is sure to make Obama's critics worry, and Obama's most ardent supporters also worry, the administration has won the latest (of surely many) round regarding granting it the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens and foreigners suspected of being affiliated with terrorist syndicates, all under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. Congress has also granted the president authority to arrest and hold suspects without due process under the NDAA—a privilege the president said, in a signing statement, that he will not [...]