Human Rights

April 2018 Community Calendar

On-Going or continuing Events   Thru April 22, and beyond: Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution https://www.earthday.org/ Countdown to April 22: From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of…

Brazilians Protest Assassination of Marielle Franco

Brazilians Protest Assassination of Marielle Franco Photo Credit: Midia Ninja Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets last week throughout the country to express their grief and protest the murder of militant and councilwoman Marielle Franco (of the Socialism and Freedom Party, PSOL) and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. Throughout the day in the World…

International Women’s Strike March 8

Step Up Global Resistance: March 8 International Women’s Strike by Global Women’s Strike LA On March 8,  join women in over 50 countries for a So Cal March and Rally, 4-7pm, at the Downtown LA Federal Bldg, 300 N. Los Angeles St. There will be speakers, music, poetry and spoken word, and Healing, Art &…

New Directions for Socialist Feminist Resistance

New Directions for Socialist Feminist Resistance: An International Dialogue,  You are invited to a panel discussion: Saturday, March 3,  2018, 3-5p, Southern Californian Library for Social Studies, 6120 S. Vermont Ave, LA 90044 (street parking only).   Why is authoritarianism on the rise globally and how does it affect women? How can the “#MeToo” movement…

Oscar Lopez Rivera Tour a Resounding Success

Lays the basis for on-going solidarity with Puerto Rico, political prisoners by Michael Novick Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican former political prisoner and lifelong activist for sovereignty for his homeland, toured southern California last month to thank supporters and to raise funds for urgent grassroots community recovery and rebuilding work in Puerto Rico. He was…

Letters to Change Links

Dear editor: On March 12, 2015, Isaac B. Pearson was arrested and charged with promoting prostitution (F3) due to allegations of a prostitute. Detective Jason Krasley during a prostitution investigation detained a 20-year-old lady who supposedly stated that Pearson received $905.00 from her acts the night prior to the day’s events. Three years later, after…

Decolonization, Hurricanes & Solidarity with Puerto Rico

Oscar Lopez Rivera Tours Southern California Feb 5-9 by Lawrence Reyes, Puerto Rican Alliance As Puerto Rico faces its most severe, existential crisis after 120 years as a militarily-occupied colony of the United States, Oscar Lopez Rivera, a recently-released Puerto Rican political prisoner held by the US, is coming to southern California to discuss Puerto…

The Missing Message in the Women’s March

The Missing Message in the Women’s March By Cindy Sheehan & Rick Sterling  http://resumen-english.org/2018/01/the-missing-message-in-the-womens-march/ Editors of Resumen LatinoAmericano: The large women’s marches that took place in the US to mark a year of the Trump Administration were primarily organized by elements of the Democratic Party. The energy in the streets was strong and positive but…

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