Supreme Court Wields Law as a Weapon in Class War on the Poor

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. https://antiracist.org The latest decisions by the dominant far-right majority on the Supreme Court underscore the reality that "lawfare" is a form of class warfare, in which bourgeois illusions that the courts offer any protection for the rights of poor and working people or of nature only serve to disarm people's movements. The courts, particularly the US Supreme Court, are a manifestation of the undemocratic nature of the [...]

The New Red-Scare Black-List Targets Supporters of Palestine, Critics of Israel

from a blog post by Glenn Greenwald [Excerpt] Here's what Sullivan and Cromwell, which was one of the biggest and most influential law firms on the planet, based in Wall Street, is doing. Listen to this: Here, from The New York Times, yesterday: Sullivan & Cromwell, a 145-year-old firm that has counted Goldman Sachs and Amazon among its clients, says that, for job applicants, participation in a protest — on campus or [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks to Student Encampment at U Penn

Address to the Students at the U Penn Palestine Solidarity Encampment by Mumia Abu-Jamal Sisters, comrades, what are you doing? What are all of you doing? And ahy are you being punished and threatened by the state? Think about that. If you think about it, you see, it is obvious as it is shocking. You are protesting against genocide, protesting against mega-violence, paid for, in large part, by American taxpayers who are [...]

Poetry Corner: Cosmo the Poet

Angels On Every Corner There are angels on every corner… …causing accidental traffic-jams and making your left-turns on-right; Sent by God because of your prayers. Makes some angels take on flight – for you.   In fact, there are Angels who regulate all of your green-lights; despite the look that you may only be getting the red. And all of those yellow-lights that you think that you may be yielding every time? [...]

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U.S. and its Allies: Permanent War Economies

By Bruce K. Gagnon, https://space4peace.org/newsletters/ Three areas under conflict draw most of my attention these days. Palestine (Gaza and the West Bank), the US-NATO proxy war on Russia using Ukraine as the hammer, and the destabilization of China with Washington’s allies in the Asia-Pacific playing the role of Mr. Big’s henchmen. At this current time the US military industrial complex is working overtime with Congress and the Pentagon to ramp up US-NATO weapons production [...]

Radio Free Palestine 24-hour International Broadcast on KPFK May 15, Mass commencement protest May 12

Radio Free Palestine on KPFK 90.7 FM   Tuesday 5/14/24, 9:00pm Pacific - Wednesday 5/15/24, 9:00pm Pacific 24 hrs. On the 76th anniversary of the ongoing Palestinian Nakbah and resistance to Israeli apartheid and occupation, Radio Free Palestine will launch at Midnight Eastern time on dozens of stations across North America to air 24 hours of programming from radio stations and producers across 5 continents, hosted by our Pacifica sister station WPFW. [...]

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 [...]

Black in Gaza by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Black in Gaza © April 2024 by Mumia Abu-Jamal As the ruinous war continues to rage in Gaza, Black and Palestinian scholars continue to tell the untold stories of these oppressed peoples. One such scholar is Greg Thomas, the founder and editor of the journal Proud Flesh and author of several books on Black, gender and post-colonial studies. Children of a Black community in Gaza after the Israeli destruction of their home [...]

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

And They Call It Democracy..

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) The quadrennial spectacle called the US presidential election is well-underway, with the candidates of the two major capitalist parties blatantly fore-ordained, and vying for who has the worse disapproval ratings. To say the election is rigged is a bad, discredited joke, thanks to the fascist con-man who lost the popular vote twice and nevertheless became the 45th pResident of the US, and [...]

CLIMATE STRIKE L.A. – THE DEMANDS

We call upon the City Of Los Angeles to adopt a climate action and adaptation plan to include all of the urgent items listed below, or implement them now.  Please note, these items are not ‘food  for thought’ – –  these are our demands.   CLIMATE EMERGENCY #1 – We demand that the City of Los Angeles adopt a climate emergency bill package, creating a CEQA binding climate action and adaptation plan [...]

A I squared:

Artificial Intelligence: Product and Tool of American Imperialism by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Most of the fears expressed about A-I have focused on a couple of issues. There are fears of a fourth industrial revolution in which massive numbers of intellectual, professional, and creative workers are replaced by automatons, along with other skilled and unskilled "blue collar" workers like drivers, warehouse workers, clerks and others. On a more [...]

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