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August 2019 Community Calendar of Events

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. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5.00 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles, CA 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. We thank you in advance.  …

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How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling

by Reynard Loki  https://independentmediainstitute.org/the-indigenous-resistance-to-big-oil-heats-up-in-ecuador/  https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaabierta/los-pueblos-ind%C3%ADgenas-han-ganado-una-victoria-hist%C3%B3rica-protegiendo-a-la-amazon%C3%ADa-del-extractivismo-en/ How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes—and the planet—from destruction. Source: Independent Media Institute. This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute….

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Why Does L.A. D.A. Jackie Lacey Still Use the Racist, Ineffective Death Penalty?

The Death Penalty is Discriminatory,  Unfair, and Officially Suspended. Why Does L.A. D.A. Jackie Lacey Still Use It? by the ACLU So Cal https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/061819-dp-whitepaper.pdf Los Angelenos have repeatedly rejected the death penalty at the ballot box. The death penalty is racially biased, and all too often, it is handed down to those with the worst…

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50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade Visits Cuba

160 from US to Take Protest Trip to Cuba New York, N.Y.— As the Trump Administration uses fear tactics to turn back the clock on Cuba policy, 160+ people from the USA are planning a massive political and educational trip to protest lingering U.S. imperialism—above all the financial control that the U.S. still forcibly exerts…

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Aug. 25 Anti-Slavery Cinema Commemoration of 400th Anniversary

400th Anniversary Anti-Slavery Cinema Commemoration On August 20, 1619 the first African captives arrived on continental North America via the transatlantic slave “trade;” some became slaves at the Jamestown colony, Virginia. The 400th Anniversary Anti-Slavery Cinema Commemoration remembers enslavement and resistance to slavery through movies and TV shows. Each work is introduced by film historians,…

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U.S. Transgender Survey

As Black trans-women in particular are disproportionate targets of violence and murder, we are printing this summary of the most recent survey of the conditions facing transgender people in the US.–Ed. The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) https://www.transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/usts/USTS%20Full%20Report%20-%20FINAL%201.6.17.pdf The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS)  is the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in…

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Abortion Rights & Women’s Empowerment

Abortion Policy By Imani  Beckett <imanikbeckett@gmail.com> In May, following the Supreme Court appointment of Brett Kavanagh, many “red” (GOP-dominated) states began passing laws that would make it effectively impossible to get an abortion, with the hope of those laws going to the Supreme Court and overturning Roe v Wade. The main argument from pro-lifers is…

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7 Ways To Help The Homeless in Los Angeles

We asked experts and local homelessness advocates what Angelenos can do. Their answers and solutions are below. http://www.lascandal.org/7-ways-to-help-the-homeless-in-los-angeles/ Volunteer Many Angelenos have made serving food at a shelter or kitchen part of their holiday season traditions. But homeless organizations need year-round support, including a wide range of ongoing, lesser-known skills like tutoring, resume-editing, and child…

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Paid Ad: Vote for Grassroots Candidates for KPFK LSB

KPFK Listener Sponsors: You can help revive and rebuild KPFK and Pacifica Vote for Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for Local Station Board Defend Spanish Language & Other Community Programming Restore Pacifica’s Commitment to Peace & Justice Get Money Out of Pacifica Elections Support Financial Transparency & Listener Engagement Balloting Opens August 15 Vote for…

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LA County Settles Lead Paint Litigation

LA County Settles Lead Paint Litigation, Shares in $305 Million from Paint Companies       The Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health announced the settlement of a lawsuit that will provide significant funding for remediating lead paint hazards in residential housing throughout the County. County Counsels and City Attorneys of 10 CA jurisdictions reached a…

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The Mueller Report: A Blueprint For Impeachment

The Mueller Report: A Blueprint For Impeachment by Stephen Rohde Specially condensed by the author for Change Links; full article on-line here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-mueller-report-oh-my-god-this-is-terrible-this-is-the-end-of-my-presidency-im-fucked/ On April 18, the redacted version of the Mueller Report was released to the public. It is one of the most important documents in the history of the US presidency and it…

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Veterans Attacked and Their Memorial Desecrated

Veterans Attacked and Their Memorial Desecrated on Memorial Day in Santa Monica      In the early morning hours of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, the Arlington West Memorial Santa Monica was desecrated, and its veteran volunteers attacked. The intrusion took place around 4:00 am. The memorial was up overnight in recognition of Memorial Day,…

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July 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send in events, articles or poetry: http://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe. All event announcements are encouraged to donate $5.00 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles, CA 90034. It keeps this publication solvent. We thank you in advance.   Peace vigils: http://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/  …

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Making Capitalism History

Making Capitalism History by Faramarz Farbod To perish or to radically transform the way we relate to one another and to nature, that is the question humanity has never had to face until now. The evidence backing the above assertion is strong and accumulating. Nevertheless, there remains a stubborn problem of awareness as many who…

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Eyes: Passing of a Healer by Mumia Abu-Jamal

EYES: PASSING OF A HEALER [col. Writ. 6/7/19 (c) ’19 Mumia Abu-Jamal]   The name, Dr. Patricia Bath, is perhaps unfamiliar to you, as it was to me just a few days ago; but a colleague shared obituaries from several newspapers, and I could only be moved by the extraordinary life and achievements of Dr….

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