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15th Many Winters Gathering Of Elders Oct 10-13, San Pedro

The Many Winters Gathering Of Elders (MWGOE) Committee, in partnership with Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC), is excited to announce the 15th MWGOE at AGCC on October 10th – 13th. Located on traditional Tongva territories, the MWGOE plays a vital role in the LA Native community’s healing, with the participation and support of the original…

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October 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via http://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe, as well. Subscriptions to the print edition are $12/25/50 a year, low income, regular or sustainer (sliding scale), PAYABLE TO “AFGJ,” our fiscal sponsor, with “Change Links” in the memo. All events announced are encouraged to…

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Close the Camps! Stop the Raids! Rally Oct. 12

Close the Camps! Stop the Raids! No More Deportations! End All Sheriff complicity with ICE and CPB! From the day he took office, Donald Trump has escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out white supremacist imperialist war against immigrants and indigenous peoples, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from…

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Echoes of Fascism: “The Terror of the Unforeseen”

Echoes of Fascism The Terror of the Unforeseen by Henry Giroux, reviewed by Stephen Rohde Reprinted with permission from the Los Angeles Review of Books Nine years before the Civil War, the former enslaved person, and ardent abolitionist, Frederick Douglass condemned a nation for stubbornly clinging to the abomination of slavery in his blistering speech…

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Impeachment is Finally on the Table

As Change Links was going to press, news broke that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had finally opened impeachment proceedings against pResident Trump, apparently finding that Trump’s overtures and threats to the Ukraine seeking dirt on Joe Biden and his son constituted the shit she could not eat. Apparently, naked racism, crimes against humanity and war…

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Mumia: BIG PHARMA + BIG MONEY = NO BLAME

BIG PHARMA + BIG MONEY = NO BLAME [col. Writ. 9/15/19 (c)’19 Mumia Abu-Jamal   In recent days, we’ve heard of proposed settlements in civil suits involving big pharmaceutical companies, the very sources of opioid products (like (c) OxyContin, for example), that has left tens of thousands of people gripped in the hold of addiction….

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Letter to the Editor: Bernie, Stop Attacking Venezuela

Dear friends and Bernie Sanders Supporters, What follows is my response to the Bernie campaign asking for financial support…which I have been giving…but will discontinue until he changes his rhetoric ( and hopefully his position) attacking Venezuela.  We cannot afford another war mongering president ready to support destructive US policies and invasions.  Repeating corporate media…

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Homes Not Hotels: Standoff in Hollywood

Homes Not Hotels: Standoff in Hollywood “It’s my building. I can do whatever I want.” That’s how the owner of 1719-1731 Whitley Ave in Hollywood responded when a LA Tenants Union member informed him that he couldn’t barge into his tenants’ units and remove their ovens without their permission. It was rude and aggressive and…

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Indonesia Kills 20 in West Papua Protests

Indonesia Kills 20 in West Papua Protests by Febriana Firdaus https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/deaths-reported-fresh-protests-indonesia-west-papua-190923071714912.html At least 20 people have been killed, including three shot by police, and dozens injured following a new wave of clashes between demonstrators and government forces in Indonesia’s West Papua region on Monday, prompting President Joko Widodo to call a security meeting. Sixteen people…

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HUNDREDS MARCH IN NY FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF PUERTO RICO

JAIME TORRES TORRES – ALTERNATIVE JOURNALISM Uncensored Press The Boricua Independentist Front (The Front) carried out a massive mobilization towards the United Nations on the 151 anniversary of El Grito de Lares. They marched invoking United Nations Resolution 1514 (XV) to finally begin the process of decolonization and independence for the oldest colony in the…

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#LAFreeway9 Expose LAPD Spying

LA Freeway 9 Facing Second Trial by Refuse Fascism L.A. Monday, Sept. 16, Chantelle Hershberger and Miguel “Alex” Hernandez of the LA Freeway 9 returned to court. Despite 9 jurors finding them not guilty of all 12 charges in July, the City Attorney is proceeding with a second trial. The hearing came days after the…

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Stop Blaming Cows and Start Targeting the Corporations that are Destroying the Amazon

Stop Blaming Cows and Start Targeting the Corporations that are Destroying the Amazon by Anthony Pahnke https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Stop-Blaming-Cows-and-Start-Targeting-the-Corporations-that-are-Destroying-the-Amazon-20190827-0025.html Most of the reporting on the fires raging in the Amazon try to identify the guilty parties.  Some of those that have been identified include ranchers and loggers, as well as the rightwing government of Jair Bolsonaro for…

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Israel May Face First Arab to Lead Parliamentary Opposition

Israel May Face First Arab to Lead Parliamentary Opposition Joint List chair, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), was interviewed by Israel’s Reshet Bet (Network B) radio in August, to discuss possible outcomes of the September 17 general elections. Odeh told his audience that if Benny Gantz’s Blue & White Party forms a unity government with Netanyahu’s…

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3rd Annual Left Coast Forum Postponed

The third annual Left Coast Forum will be held this year on a date and venue to be determined after a conflict on scheduling arose at Occidental College. The keynote speakers are: Melina Abdullah – an outspoken, deeply passionate Black Lives Matter activist as well as the Chair of the Pan African Department at the…

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E-cigarettes and Vaping Can Kill

Update on Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with E-cigarettes The LA County Dept of Public Health warns residents about the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function, and urges residents to STOP VAPING NOW! As of September 19, 2019, there have been 16 reports of serious vaping- associated pulmonary…

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