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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 [...]

People-Powered Pacifica Radio in So Cal:

KPFK on the Move! KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles has made a move from its long-time home in Studio City to a newly-built radio studio in Glendale. This is happening because the Pacifica Foundation, which holds the license and owned the building housing KPFK and the Pacifica Radio Archives, decided it was necessary to sell the property in order the pay off accumulated debt and aged payables (unpaid bills at KPFK and [...]

Two Upcoming Benefits for KPFK Radio

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Open Borders for Capital to Import Labor from Central America

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA As David Bacon reported in Truthout recently, the Biden Administration is paying US agribusiness to import temporary workers -- essentially braceros -- to toil for brief periods in the fields in the US before being sent back to their countries of origin, mainly in Central America. This program  drives down wages for all farmworkers, and then subsidizes not only the farm owners but even the middle-men, legalized [...]

Fascists in Power: USAmerican Unexceptionalism

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA A world-wide trend toward authoritarianism has been widely noted. Neo-fascist parties have taken the reins of power or serve as part of the parliamentary base or ruling coalition in Israel, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine, among other countries. But the pundits who lament this, and perhaps see Donald Trump as reflecting the same trend in the US, are somehow incapable of seeing that the US is [...]

A.I.’s Dirty Secret: It’s Powered by Digital Sweatshops

Millions of human workers in digital sweatshops power Artificial Intelligence by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA The current strikes by screen-writers and actors in the WGA and SAG-AFTRA have focused attention on the use of AI-- "Artificial Intelligence" using large language models by big corporations -- to try to automate creative jobs and other work, through the use of computers that can simulate voices, generate designs, and produce meaningful literary and analytical texts. [...]

Harry Belafonte, Anti-imperialist Human Rights Activist

Mainstream media obituaries of Harry Belafonte emphasize his breakthrough successes as a singer, actor, and producer of records, films, and television, but tend to limit their praise to his iconic public figure stature as an advocate of civil rights. In fact, Belafonte was an unreconstructed radical and socialist throughout his long life and career. Born in Harlem of West Indian immigrant parents in 1927, he lived in Jamaica with his grandmother from [...]

Mayans Protest Land Grab

by Michael Novick Over a dozen masked Mayans and several solidarity supporters disrupted a presentation at the Spanish language stage of the LA Times Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Southern California on Sunday, April 23. The ire at the interview of Richard Hansen by a reporter for LA Times at one of the last events of the weekend literary event grew out of Hansen's role in the [...]

Lawrence Phillip Reyes, Presente!

In Memoriam July 7, 1958 - December 31, 2022   Lawrence Reyes, Boricua independentista, revolutionary internationalist, father, labor organizer, mental health social worker, practitioner of the "Red Road" of Indigenous traditional spiritual practice, KPFK Local Station Board listener delegate and Pacifica National Board director, passed away December 31 due to complications of diabetes. His death is an incalculable loss to all who knew his warmth, heart, dedication and passion personally and to [...]

LAPD Chief Moore Must Go!

Tell Mayor Bass: Chief Moore Must Go by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action As Change-Links was going to press, LA Chief of Police Michel Moore filed a request for re-appointment to a second five-year term, and newly-elected Mayor Karen Bass announced that she would be meeting with him to discuss it. Moore was first appointed in 2018, supported by the Police Commission (which rubber-stamps almost everything the LAPD and its chief do). Last [...]

Dynamic New Programming, Newscast on KPFK 90.7 Pacifica Radio

KPFK, listener-sponsored Pacifica community radio for Los Angeles and all of Southern California, is refreshing its programming schedule, adding new more radical, community-based, solution-oriented programming, and launching a locally produced newscast for the first time in over a decade. Anti-racist, anti-war, and anti-capitalist viewpoints are taking center stage in a new morning mix radio magazine. The station is bringing back some other important voices from communities of color that have been missing [...]

End Violence Against Women in the US and Globally

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. The attack on women’s bodily autonomy in the US reflected in the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court, that stripped away Constitutional protection of women’s right to terminate a pregnancy, is the tip of the iceberg of violence against women in the US and globally. A major factor in the rise of the neo-fascist right in the US has been organized misogyny among many young white [...]

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