October 2018 Community Calendar

Voter Registration Deadline to Vote in Nov. 6 General Election: October 22  Deadline to Register as a candidate for KPFK Local Station Board: October 24 Weekly peace vigils http://change-links. org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   Other event calendars http://ocprogressiveevents. info/ http://la.indymedia. org/calendar/ https://www.facebook. com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/ http://www.activistsandiego. org/event   On – Going Continuing Events ADDED ITEM: IMPORTANT CLIMATE CONFERENCE Oct 26-28…

Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-empowering-internet-safetyguide-for-women Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just…

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Immigration Nation

Immigration Nation [column written  8/24/18 © 2018 Mumia Abu-Jamal] Say one thing about the Trump presidency, from day one, issue #1 has been immigration. More specifically, the issue has been American anxiety about the rising tide of immigrants – especially Mexican or other ‘nonwhite’ immigrants. Several days ago, I’d been reading No One Is Illegal…

RACISM: “THE AMERICAN WAY”

Police Killings Of Blacks and the Racial Wealth Gap Are By Design By Rob Macon, member KPFK Local Station Board Is racism institutionalized in this country?  You bet it is! A lot of work needs to be done to train public servants to overcome bias in social services, police and health services, etc.  Could it…

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…

Poetry Corner: Mariposa Street, L.A.

MARIPOSA ST., L.A. By Adolf Alzuphar   This time She’s dead   Body found Use of hands lost Use of arms lost Use of legs lost Use of mind lost Use of ears Use of lungs Use of heart Use of feet lost So, what’s to happen to The flowerful dress worn for two centuries…

Seeking Nominations for Activists to Emulate

Dear Readers, Change Links would like to announce a new column in our newspaper. Starting January 2019, Change Links will spotlight each month a local activist who is making a positive contribution to our movements. We need your help. Please nominate a meritorious local activist, by sending us an email at changelinks2@gmail.com. In 200 words…

Turning the Tide on Gas Plants

The battle over fossil fuels in CA signals the start of a clean energy era by Jessica A Knoblauch https://earthjustice.org/content/newsletter-september-2018 [Excerpts] The days following President Trump’s election in 2016 were a turning point for many. Lilian Bello was no exception. At that time, Bello was a student at Hueneme High in Oxnard, Calif., a diverse…

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