VENEZUELA AND PRESIDENTIAL  LEGITIMACY by Mumia Abu-Jamal

VENEZUELA AND PRESIDENTIAL  LEGITIMACY by Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 1/24/19 © 2019 Mumia Abu-Jamal] Now the US President (Donald Trump) has decided that he will determine who is, and who isn't, the legitimate leader of a foreign country. He has said that Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, was illegitimate, and he supported Maduro's opponent for national leadership of the country. What if Maduro declared that Trump, who received some 3 million less votes than his opponent, Hillary Clinton, was illegitimate? Who would listen? For, in truth, Trump sits [...]

Is the US a Warfare State?

Is the US a Warfare State? By John M. Bachar, Jr. Perpetual War     In the 243 year existence of the US (1776 – 2018), it has been involved in 79 wars. If we define a “war year” as one during which the US was involved in war part or all of the year, and if we define a “peace year” as one during which the US was not involved in war, then the record shows there were 224 war years (92.5%) and only 18 peace years [...]

Outrage Mounts Over US Role in Bombing of Yemeni School Bus

40 Yemeni Children Dead by U.S.-Made Bomb? Aired via TV/Radio on the program “Democracy Now” - August 14th, 2018 www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/40_yemeni_children_dead_by_a AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/ap_investigation_behind_the_scenes_in   Excerpt: AMY GOODMAN: Thousands of mourners gathered in the northern city of Sa'dah for funerals of 51 people, including 40 children killed in a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus last week. Images posted online suggest a U.S.-built Mark 82 bomb was used in the bombing. The massacre of [...]

Maroon Comix

Maroon Comix: Origins and Destinies Conceived, compiled and coordinated by Quincy Saul, illustrated by Songe Riddle, Mac McGill, Seth Tobocman, Hannah Allen, Emmy Kepler and Mikaela Gonzalez, with selections primarily from the writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz. ISBN: 978-1-62963-571-2; $15.95 from PM Press, PO Box 23912, Oakland CA 94623, www.pmpress.org. www.ecosocialisthorizons.com; prefiguration@gmail.com Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/175938515960/maroon-comix-origins-and-destinies This fascinating book, based primarily on the writings of political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoats (#AF-3855, SCI Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd. Drawer K, Dallas PA 18612-0286), examines the [...]

MURDER INCORPORATED: empire/genocide/manifest destiny – Book Review

MURDER INCORPORATED: empire\genocide\manifest destiny|Dreaming of Empire (Book One) by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria; foreword by Chris Hedges published 2018, Prison Radio, San Francisco CA © Street Legal Cinema, Stephen Vittoria, Mumia Abu-Jamal. ISBN 978-0-9989600-0-5 $20 from prisonradio.org streetlegalcinema.com (Coming Soon: Book Two: America's Favorite Pastime (war, intervention and the military-industrial complex); Book Three: Perfecting Tyranny (mass surveillance, manufacturing consent, SCOTUS: the Imperial Court & the delusion of a post-racial America). Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action Los Angeles httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/175938787905/murder-incorporated-empiregenocidemanifest Aptly subtitled "Dreaming of Empire," book one [...]

New LAPD Chief – Moore of the Same

Garcetti, Chief Moore & Police Comm. Soboroff New LAPD Chief- Moore of the Same by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/174935057110/new-lapd-chief-moore-of-the-same Following a search and recommendation of three top candidates by the Police Commission, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Asst. Chief Michel Moore (pronounced Michael) as his choice for LAPD Chief to replace Chuckie Beck, who is retiring early after unrelenting community criticism. Garcetti's choice is expected to be approved by the City Council, even though he comes out of the same mold as Beck, trained [...]

Singapore Summit: Korean American Activist Response

Korean American Activist on Singapore Summit Response By C. Kim https://resumen-english.org/2018/06/korean-americanactivist-on-singapore-summit-response/ This is long, but I need to get it off my chest because I am seeing way too many well-meaning folks allowing their opposition to Trump to turn into inadvertent opposition to the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Know your history. Korea was colonized by Japan for 35 years. This was a brutally violent occupation. Ex: Koreans were flogged for speaking Korean. Over 100,000 Korean women were abducted and made to be sex slaves for the [...]

War Tax Resistance Gathering May 4-6

War Tax Resistance Gathering & Mini-Conference for Activists Los Angeles - MAY 4-6, 2018 L.A. Workers' Center ("Red House/Casa Roja"), 1251 S. St. Andrews Place. Los Angeles, CA 90019 Highlights of this national gathering about war tax resistance include on Friday, May 4, at 7 PM, a  "DIVEST" Panel - with a focus on linking our movements together to divest from war, occupation, violence, and exploitative forces. Panelists include Dr. Melina Abdullah, Black Lives Matter LA;  Jim Haber, Bay Area activist on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS); Paula [...]

Greens Endorse Four Statewide Peace and Freedom Candidates

IMPORTANT NOTE: Change Links is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-profit. We do not endorse candidates for public elected office. We are publishing these press releases for informational purposes only about the upcoming primary and general elections. The publication of this information is not to be construed as an endorsement for any of the political parties or candidates named. Election 2018: by the P&FP Communications committee https://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/ The California Green Party has endorsed four Peace and Freedom Party statewide candidates: John Thompson Parker for US Senate, Mary Lou Finley for [...]

Zionism, Arab Reaction and US Imperialism on the Attack

Israel Committing Itself to Apartheid in New 'Basic Law' by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/172315363940/growing-desperation-of-us-imperialism-zionism Israel's ruling parties, backed by Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem as soon as this May, is committing the state irrevocably to apartheid by drafting a new 'basic law,' the equivalent of a constitution, defining Israel as the "nation-state of the Jewish people," replacing an earlier law which defines it as a Jewish and democratic state. The law also eliminates the status of Arabic as an official language, [...]

Beyond Vietnam: Martin Luther King’s Prophetic 1967 Speech

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence April 4, 1967 Speech delivered at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church, NYC by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. [excerpts] httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qf6x9_MLD0 I come to this house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with you because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam. The recent statement of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart when I [...]

Trump’s Real War May Come On Heels of Trade Wars

by Yonden Lhatoo It’s time to be afraid, very afraid, with John Bolton as the United States’ new national security adviser. Of all the specimens of unhinged humanity in the purported pool of talent he’s been dipping into, Trump had to pull out the most reviled and discredited one. While Trump has publicly decried the Iraq invasion of 2003 as “a waste of blood and treasure” – both a reasonable admission of wrongdoing and callous euphemism for mass murder and the systematic destruction of an entire nation [...]