John Johnson

War After War After War What Is It Good For?

Absolutely Nothing I was born as WWII was ending. One of my first social memories was when my parents and I were in the car on Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood. Announcements came over the radio that the Korean War was officially ended. I could see and feel my parents’ happiness. When I was about…

We’re Back

For those who don’t know, your editor had major heart surgery in January. It took me this long to be able to concentrate enough to get an issue out. Despite our hiatus, ChangeLinks remains one of the most consistent progressive/left publications in LA.

It’s Election Time Again, Yea

It’s Election Time Again, Yea   More ranting from John Johnson I participated in the 1964 election, having been involved in supportive actions for the civil rights movement that was taking place in the South. Some of us were already working in groups, including the Young Democrats. Our main target was the reactionary Birch Society’s…

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty Salvatore Babones 15 percent of the US population lives in poverty. The poverty rate for children remains more than 20 percent for the third year in a row. As state anti-poverty programs around the country confront severe budget cuts, today’s report indicates income inequality has reached an…

Corporate Fascism

Corporate Fascism By John Johnson    The current media onslaught of political mud slinging and hate-based self-promotion (“I’m tougher on immigration than my opponent,” for example) is beyond absurdist/comical.   The world totters at the edge of disastrous climate change. Wall Street, banks and corporations are putting the cash they swindled into Cayman island accounts,…

Violence

We need help in distribution.  One of our major distributors has to stop doing it,  He distributes in West Hollywood,  a bit Downtown Los Angeles,  Long Beach and even out to Palm Springs and San Diego.  He is putting together  a list.  We also need help in the Silverlake and Hollywood area. Give us a…

News and Opinions

News and Opinions By John Johnson   We are highlighting Sociopaths this issue. They aren’t getting enough attention lately. First a short definition: Sociopaths do not consider other people’s wishes, welfare or rights. They think nothing of lying for pleasure or profit. They may default on loans, fail to provide child support, or adequate care…

A Small Tip of an Iceberg

A Small Tip of an Iceberg   By John Johnson   I keep two of my bank accounts with Bank of America for sentimental reasons. One is my first saving account, opened in 1958, and another is a checking account   with my mother’s name on it. Lately I’ve checked my accounts on line and recently…

We are all being watched

We see you   –  so be careful   John Johnson We had more computer problems after barely getting out the last issue. This time we had to call a guy who fixes most problems but charges $300 for a home visit and $130 for a new hard drive. We received a donated hard drive for…

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