In Memoriam: Angela Consolo Mankiewicz

In memoriam: Angela Consolo Mankiewicz, poet and long-time Change Links supporter, died 1:15 AM, March 7, 2017. Change Links acknowledges her long support, expresses our condolences and sympathy to her family, and thanks her surviving husband, Richard Mankiewicz, for his continuing generous support of Change Links. Richard & Angela, 1972 In “Old Age, Alone: Another…

Poetry Corner: “Introducing the Poet”

Donte Clark, Lincoln Bergman, Brenda Quintanilla, 3 co-poets laureate of Richmond CA Introducing the Poet by Lincoln Bergman, San Francisco Revolutionary Poets Brigade   My name is Lincoln Bergman From Herstory I come I bathed in primal oceans ‘Twas in the year of None. My name is Lincoln Bergman From History I come I crawled…

On-Going Peace Vigils

Ongoing Peace Vigils and Community Programs: 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. 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 Comida) Revolutionary…

Obituary: Miguel D’Escoto

Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D’Escoto Dies http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=125648   HAVANA TIMES – The priest and former Nicaraguan foreign minister, Miguel D’Escoto, died on Thursday of a long illness, informed the first lady, vice president and official government spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo, reportó dpa news. Speaking to the media, Murillo expressed the “deep sorrow and pain” of…

CA Budget Keeps Boosting Prisons

California Budget Continues to Boost Prisons, Lacks Definitive Commitment to Poor Communities by Frank Tamborello, Hunger Action LA Still time to chime in on some budget items—Safe Drinking Water : We highlight here the CalFresh Safe Water Initiative, a one time budget investment of $5 million to provide temporary supplemental benefits to purchase water for…

Sunshine in Palestine

SUNSHINE IN PALESTINE [col. writ. 6/1/17] ©2017 by Mumia Abu-Jamal On Saturday past, hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners announced a stunning victory against the repressive conditions in Israeli prisons. After Israeli prison officials granted some concessions, a majority of Palestinian prisoners who had engaged in a huge hunger strike, called off the 40-day action. According…

NOlympics LA Coalition Forming

We don’t support the LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid because an Olympics in LA—regardless of how “successfully” it’s executed—will be disastrous for Angelenos across the city. Despite any good intentions, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is one of the least transparent and most corrupt institutions in the world. Their goal is to turn…

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification      Change Links community calendar is seeking to help facilitate a process of communication and coordination among peoples’ movements in southern California. We’re proposing monthly open conference calls through which movement groups can touch base with each other, letting each other know about planned actions and reducing scheduling…

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