Martin Luther King Jr Essay Contest

Martin Luther King Jr Essay Contest “What King’s Dream Means to Youth Today”   for elementary, middle, high school and college students, 600-800 words. All submissions electronically in .doc format to changelinks2@gmail.com. Submit by March 15. Winners in each category will appear in the April 2018 issue, 50th anniversary of MLK’s death.

Let Yemenis Live

by Kathy Kelly On May 2, 2017, before becoming Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, as Minister of Defense, spoke about the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen, a war he orchestrated since March 2015. “A long war is in our interest,” he said, explaining the Houthi rebels would eventually run out of cash, lack…

Save the Date: Oscar Lopez Rivera So Cal Tour Feb. 5-9

Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican patriot and former political prisoner, is coming to Southern California for the first time since his release from prison in May. After serving almost 36 years in prison, his sentence was commuted, as the result of national and international pressure, on Jan. 17, 2017 by Pres. Barack Obama. Oscar is…

Volunteers Needed at Change Links

Change Links Need Fresh Energy! We are looking for more volunteers to write, edit, design, and distribute Change Links. Come join the crew at our next meeting on January 10 at 7:30 pm at the Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl., Culver City 90230 – dial 22 to enter.

Poetry Corner: The Street Vote Arcane

The Street Vote Arcane (excerpt) by Jack Hirschman   I’m neither an elephant nor an ass. I love infant joy and the happiness of socialist dreaming. My eye sees PARTISAN and my I says Yes. But for that we go deeper, we go under the ground   of any splinter in the wood of this…

Holidays Behind Bars in Administrative Segregation

Happy Holidays Everyone! I pray that this message finds all of you doing well. Without a doubt, the holiday season is a rough time for those incarcerated in Amerikan prisons and jails. Suicides are an un-wanted but common occurrence especially for prisoners who are forced to endure the torture of solitary confinement. The State of…

Frack-Free LA County

The mission of Frack-Free LA County is to ban fracking, acidizing and other extreme hydrocarbon extraction methods that cause adverse health and environmental effects in Los Angeles County, and to set the precedent for other cities or counties to follow in suit. What is “fracking”? Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the process of injecting millions…

Let’s Defend Dreamers and All Immigrants

by Christine Browning [from Freedom Socialist, Vol. 38, No. 6, December 2017-January 2018 http://www.socialism.com Monica is an enthusiastic young math major at Los Angeles City College (LACC). She is an undocumented immigrant brought here from Mexico at the age of five. She shoulders the primary care of her two younger brothers while her single mom…

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