John Johnson

My brother, John Johnson

by Linda Johnson Hoffman My brother, John Johnson, was an icon of the ‘60s. That decade personified his life and it was where he felt most comfortable. Growing up in North Hollywood with our parents and our older brother, Eric, my brothers and I all attended the same elementary, junior and senior high schools. Johnny always…

John Johnson Remembered

By Paul Krehbiel John Johnson, publisher and editor of Change-Links newspaper, passed away April 13, 2014 while preparing the May issue of a newspaper loved and relied upon by thousands of progressive political activists in Los Angeles and southern California. He would have turned 70 on July 4, 2014. John was in his 21st year with…

The Perils of Progressive Media

by John Johnson Last month we got an email from the Getty Foundation. They demanded $350 from Change- Links, claiming that we used one of their photos on a page from our Website from about three months ago. On it, we’d ran an article about a homeless families. To illustrate it I chose a photo…

Some Personal Musing

By John Johnson The last few weeks and especially this week there has been a lot of media coverage about Veterans. About supporting veterans, with medical care, jobs and support.   Of course not much coverage of why we have so many.  Why we have we got them killed and injured with our invasions in the…

Two Confessions and an Observation

By John Johnson Hi John, I think you’ve landed on a significant observation. While I’m not certain that the bloated lords of Greed would ever abandon a target consumer (nor do I believe they’ve lost interest in us – witness all the garish obnoxious commercials), impoverished demographics seem to spend hugely disproportionate amounts of money…

Same ole times

By John Johnson I sit at my computer on a warm-hot summer day in the Valley, unsure about what I want to write. I turn to MSNBC and see photos and reports celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Among the main speakers are Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, and in a second…

Creeping Fascism?

In recent months and years, fascism has strengthened its foothold in the US. The “unholy” alliance between corporate powers, government and right-wing religious sects has launched a sharp about face in rights and freedoms. Governor Perry of Texas is leading a right wing attack on abortion rights, cutting the number of safe clinics and restricting…

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