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Change Links Needs Editorial, Layout & Website Volunteers If Change Links is to continue much longer into its third year since the death of long-time editor John Johnson, it needs a rapid infusion of volunteers who can take responsibility for editorial work, soliciting and correcting articles and graphics; layout, designing the text and calendar sections of the print publication, and website design and maintenance. A large crew of people initially showed up [...]

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I take issue with the March article "The Greek People Rise Up" by Aris Anagnos. The current Greek government came to power with unrealistic promises and now scrambles to live up to them. The writer falsely makes it sound as if the Greek populace isn't to blame for the current state of affairs. Greece has a history of not living up to its promises, that's why the EU is taking a hard [...]

By |2015-07-01T01:31:03-05:00July 1st, 2015|Letters To Editors|0 Comments

Richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016

By Winnie Byanyima Executive Director, Oxfam International The combined wealth of the richest 1 percent will overtake that of the other 99 percent of people next year unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked, Oxfam warned the annual World Economic Forum prior to its meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 21-24, 2015. The explosion in inequality is holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when 1 in 9 [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:20:34-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Capitalism, Poverty|0 Comments

Lady Lynn Rothschild thinks We must save capitalism!

By Paul Krehbiel Oxfam's recent report documenting increasing world-wide inequality and calling on world leaders to reverse this inequality is extremely important.  Oxfam's seven point plan is very good and deserves widespread publicity and support.  Unfortunately, a significant number of world leaders that Oxfam is appealing to are very wealthy individuals with ties to the giant corporations and financial institutions of global capitalism -- the economic forces that have caused and fueled [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:20:23-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Capitalism, Paul Krehbiel, Politics|0 Comments

Resistencia de la Clase Obrera en Los Angeles | History of Working Class Resistance in L.A.

por Informativo Pacifica (KPFK) (English translation follows) En la mayoria del mundo, el Dia de los Trabajadores se celebra el 1 de mayo. Esto conmemora una huelga general de trabajadores de EE.UU. para la jornada de ocho horas en 1886, y una masacre resultante de los trabajadores en la Plaza Haymarket de Chicago. Pero a pesar de 1ro de Mayo como un dia de fiesta de los trabajadores comenz con la lucha [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:20:09-05:00May 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Jerry Brown Allows Frackers to Pollute Our Drinking Water

by Lauren Steiner In February of this year, the Associated Press reported that California's Department of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Regulation (DOGGR) had authorized oil companies to inject toxic fracking wastewater into aquifers that may be used as a source of drinking water or irrigation 2500 times. DOGGR officials admitted that they had erred saying they were confused about aquifer or oil field boundaries or they misinterpreted water safety requirements. Yet [...]

Poetry Corner: The Price of Doing Business

by Mark Lipman ATTENTION, Walmart Shoppers: Somewhere in  the swollen bowels of some dank and dimly lit offshore sweatshop maybe in China, or Vietnam, or Bangladesh the lights are being turned out in a young girl's eyes as she frantically stitches her childhood away one 12-hour shift at a time without sunlight or bathroom breaks or a proper education for pennies a day. Itís just Good Business. It helps the bottom line, [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:19:47-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Mark Lipman, Poetry Corner|0 Comments

Which Way Forward for the Movement Against Police Terror?

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles The state response to the tremendous, ongoing upsurge sparked by the outrage of the Black people of Ferguson MO to the police killing of Michael Brown, magnified nationally by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, amplified by unrest and protests in New York, Los Angeles, the Oakland/SF Bay Area, Minnesota, Cleveland, Baltimore, and numerous other cities, is now clear. It has three aspects: blatant increase of police terror, particularly [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:19:36-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Anti-Racism/Racism, Michael Novick|0 Comments

Know Your Constitutional Rights

by Ray Jones The US Constitution can be found in the US Code, Constitution (Thomson-West Publications). The law against violation of Constitutional rights can be found in US Code, Title 42, Volume 1, Section 1983. Here are some opinions of the US Court of Appeals. The ruling is followed by the case in which was rendered, and a citation to the Federal Reporter. Rights under this amendment and Amend. 14 [are] fundamental [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:19:27-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Constitution, Ray Jones|0 Comments

No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Fast-Track (TPA)

by Judy Burch 600 multinational corporations drafted the TPP, giving themselves whatever they wanted. It's their power grab to bury democracy. It affects policy on many levels and covers issues unrelated to trade including fracking, food safety, healthcare, local sovereignty and the environment.  It's crucial Congress maintain its authority to oversee trade policy.  That means a thumbs down on this deal! TPP would elevate corporations to the level of nations, allowing companies [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:19:19-05:00May 1st, 2015|Beyond Capitalism, Big Business, Politics|0 Comments
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