Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease by Chris Hedges https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/15/trump-symptom-not-disease Forget the firing of Comey, the paralysis in Congress, or the press that covers our descent into tyranny as if it were a sports contest between corporate Republicans and corporate Democrats. The crisis we face is the result of a decades-long corporate coup that…

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction by Carl Boggs [excerpts from: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/04/imperialism-and-the-logic-of-mass-destruction/] As it has through much of its war-obsessed history, the US is engaged in military conflict or threatening it  across a broad terrain. In Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington’s been sending barrages of missiles and bombs, often hitting civilians and resources needed…

Input wanted: Where Has the Dignity Gone?

Coming in July: A 4-part conversation daring to ask: Where Has the Dignity Gone? by Nia Asante Do homeless people in L.A. deserve dignity? We will attempt to define and dissect dignity in order to determine if indeed dignity has a place in the homeless society. Does it? If you think “yes,” then this conversation…

Protest Senseless Murder with Impunity Of Journalists In Mexico

Protest Senseless Murder with Impunity Of Journalists In Mexico “The Truth Is Not Killed By Killing Journalists” Protests have been launched in Los Angeles. A group of journalists from Asociación de Programadores en Español of KPFK, La Coordinadora Independencia, Inmigrantes Unidos en Resistencia and other organizations held a press conference in front of the Mexican…

One-man Play: Ingersoll Speaks

From June 1-25, LA  hosts the Hollywood Fringe. Thousands of performers present over 357 shows covering the whole spectrum of the arts. Here’s one: “INGERSOLL SPEAKS!” by Ernest Kearney THE GREATEST AMERICAN YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF  “America don’t know to-day how proud she ought to be of lngersoll.” Walt Whitman Robert lngersoll (1833-1899) Civil War…

Trump Slashes Safety Net

Trump Budget Slashes Safety Net Cuts Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI As C-L went to press, Trump released his budget proposal for 2018. Like his defeated revise of the current budget, it calls for cutting spending in many departments while increasing the military budget. The new spending plan proposes cuts that will deny food stamps in…

Ongoing Peace Vigils and Community Programs

Please notify changelinks2@gmail.com of changes, corrections and additions: Sun: Arlington West memorial with Vets for Peace on beach at Santa Monica pier. Help needed with early 4:30a set-up and late afternoon take-down. Michaelvfpla@outlook.com Arlington West Memorial with Veterans for Peace at Huntington Beach Pier on the first Sunday ea. month. http://www.lbapn.org/what-we-do RAC-LA Food Program (La Programa…

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