February 2014 Calendar


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CALENDAR

Februrary 1 ● Saturday

Political Meeting: Military Families Speak Out

MFSO Orange County Chapter. 1st Saturdays
monthly. 10 AM. Contact them for location, etc. (562) 833-8035. <socal.mfso.org/contact-us/>,
<mfsooc.org>.

Classes: Ecovillage Tours

History, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions,
plans and visions for this central city demonstration ecovillage
neighborhood-in-process and its intentional community. Feb 1,15; Mar 1. 10:30
AM – 1 PM. (Note the new times.) Check their website for other times &
dates and unscheduled tours by appointment (min. 6 people). $10 sliding scale;
$20 with vegetarian lunch (after 1 PM; or brown bag it). Reservations required.
LA EcoVillage, 117 Bimini Place, LA. (213) 738-1254. <crsp@igc.org>.
<laecovillage.org>.

Political Meeting: SF Valley Socialists

Meetings usually 1st Saturdays monthly.
3–5 PM. Room 268, Sierra Hall, west side of CSU Northridge. <ccrittenden@csun.edu>.

Political Meeting: Orange County Progressive Summit
2014

ENGAGE, EMPOWER & EXPAND: The 3 E’s of Community
Organizing  Saturday, February 1st  8:30 AM to 6:00 PM  at  The Delhi Community Center 505 E. Central Avenue, Santa Ana
92707  Keynote Speaker Is:
Nationally-Syndicated Columnist
Robert Scheer!  On-Line Registration Is Now Open! http://ocprogressivesummit.org/?event=progressive-summit-2014 

Please Go to Link Above to Purchase Admission Tickets, Which Includes Entrance
to the Event, 6 Different Workshops, 10 TED-Type Mini-Talks, 40+Exhibitor
Booths, Lunch and Keynote Speaker Robert Scheer, Founder of Truth-Dig.

Standard Ticket: All Day Admission with Lunch – $20 Student Ticket: All Day
Admission with Lunch – $10 Please Have Student ID at Check-In

February 2 ● Sunday

Political Action: Arlington West Memorial

Volunteers desperately needed to keep the memorial going.
Continuing every Sunday. Santa Monica. 6 AM – 4 PM. (323) 934-3451. <larry@arlingtonwestsantamonica.org>.
<arlingtonwestsantamonica.org>.

Political Meeting: OC Greens

Normally 1st Sundays monthly. 2-3 PM general
meeting; 304 PM County Council. Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon
Ave., Irvine. (949) 559-7336. <tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net>,
<mrl@greens.org>. <ocgreens.org>.

February 4 ● Tuesday

Political Action: Stand in Peace

Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground is a spiritual
community. Several members hold signs reading “Imagine Peace.” Every Tuesday. 4-5 PM. Tustin Common Ground.
Prospect Ave. (at Irvine, NW Corner), Tustin. (714) 961-5439. <camarshall7@sbcglobal.net>. <embracehumanity.com>.

Community Event: Transgender Support

Social support group for trans people of all stages and gender variance, for
those questioning their gender identity who need to talk, friends & family
members. Every Wednesday. Not a dating, romance or singles group. Suggested
donation $5; no one turned away. 7-9 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw
Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>.
<southbaycenter.org>.

February 6 ●  Thursday

Political Meeting: Long Beach Greens

1st Thursdays monthly. A local group of
activists working for a fair economy, a just society & a sustainable
future. 7 PM. Contact them for location and to verify meeting time.  <longbeach (at) greens.org>. <cagreens.org/longbeach>.

Film: Peace & Justice

Usually 1st Thursdays monthly. Whittier Area
Peace & Justice Coalition. 7-9 PM. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056
Washington Ave. (NE corner @ Wardman St.), Whittier. (562) 587-6270, (562)
233-8579. <whittierpeace.org>.

Political Meeting: ACLU Orange County

Usually 1st Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. (714)
956-5037. Call for location. <quetzalcoatl38@aol.com>.

February 7 ● Friday

Films: Drone Wars

First Friday Film Night. “Unmanned: America’s Drone
Wars”. new documentary from director Robert Greenwald and the Brave New
Foundation. “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” investigates the impact
of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad Please bring a vegetarian pot luck
snack or non-alcoholic drink to share.
Doors open at 7 PM, screening at 7:30 PM sharp. Parking under the
library. Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga. (310) 795-1373.
<debbieinla@outlook.com>.
<topangapeacealliance.org>.

Music:
Suzy Williams

7-10pm: SUZY WILLIAMS at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-450-6052 http://www.dannysvenice.com/  FREE

February 8 ● Saturday

Political Meeting: Transit Advocates

2nd Saturdays monthly. TA advocates better transportation for the
residents of LA. (Their website also hosts a transit meetings/issues calendar.)
1 PM. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill Street, LA. (213) 388-2364. <socata.net>.

Community Event: Ward Valley Gathering

With a Spirit Run in the morning from Ft. Mojave to Ward
Valley. Then a spiritual gathering mid-morning going til’ early afternoon.
Folks camping out both Friday & Saturday nights. Please come join us! It’s
not often we get to celebrate a win against the nuclear industry!Host Molly
Johnson is at <facebook.com/peacegrannie>.

Books: Jefferson’s Slaves

Discussion of “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson
and His Slaves”
by Henry Wiencek. 2 PM.  Revolution Books Book Club. 5726 Hollywood Blvd, LA. (323)
463-3500

February 9 ● Sunday

Community Event: Humanist Association of LA

Westside discussion group. Usually 2nd Sundays
monthly. 11 AM. Contact them to check. Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500
Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 479-2236. <larry-a-taylor (at) att (dot) net>.
<hala.org>. For other locations, click
on “Southern California Freethought
groups.”

Feburary 10  ● Monday

Political Meeting: Three Strikes

Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes (FACTS). 2nd/4th
Mondays monthly. Help them amend Three Strikes to apply to violent felonies
only. 7 PM. Other chapters on the website. Chico’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo
Blvd., Inglewood. (213) 746-4844.

<facts1.net>.

Political Meeting: SF Valley Greens

2nd Mondays monthly. Open & free to the
public. 7 PM. Free. 8847 Penfield, Northridge. (818) 380-1252, (818) 515-8541.

February 12 ● Wednesday

Political
Meeting: United Nations Women

LA Chapter general meeting. Formed to promote the status of women worldwide. 2nd
Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax,
LA.  (310) 450-3396. <chillman@la.unwomen-usnc.org>,
<socal@unwomen.usnc.org>,
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February 13 ● Thursday

Film: “Conscientious Projector

Conscientious Projector.  Usually 2nd Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. (310)
782-4738, (626) 792-4941. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond
Ave.,  Pasadena. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>,
<facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201>.
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)

Political Meeting: Healthcare For All CA

San Fernando Valley chapter meeting. Obamacare helps but
doesn’t fix our broken health insurance system. Learn more about Improved
Medicare for all Californians. 7:30 PM.
Switching to: 2nd
Thursdays monthly. New Location: Plaza
del Valle Community Room/ Salon Comunitario, 8610 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama
City. In plaza behind Wells Fargo Bank; plenty of free parking. (818) 766-7318.
<info@hca-sfv.org>. <healthcareforall.org> (click on “local chapters” then on “san fernando valley”), <facebook.com/hcasfv>. (Sites on
facebook may require membership.)

Talk: The French Health Care

HCA-Los Angeles Chapter Meeting  February 13th from7-9 pm.The Don White Meeting Room
The Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd.Culver City90230
Parking lot behind the bldg.
Entrance door atrear of bldg. Press 22 at the door. Why is the
FRENCH Healthcare System ranked  #1
in the world by the   World
Health Organization?
  Join
us and our guest speaker Ibrahima Sankare
MHA
of UCLA to learn about the world’s best healthcare
system and what we need here in the USA. Invite
your friends to see what healthcare as a human right looks like ….and what
our single payer universal destination could provide.

Parlez-vous “gold standard healthcare”?  Contact: Maureenmcruised@aol.com RSVP appreciated (but not necessary)

February 14 ● Friday

Community Event: LGBT Center Games Night

Games & refreshments. Suggested donation $5; no one
turned away. 7-10 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance.
(310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>.
<southbaycenter.org>.

Political Action: Save “Chain Reaction”

Full Moon Candlelight Peace Vigil at the Chain Reaction
sculpture in the Santa Monica Civic Center. 5 PM. And keep contacting all seven SM City Council Members via
(310) 458-8201 or <council@smgov.net>.
<savechainreaction.com>.

Political Meeting: LA Greens

3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. Call them for the
meeting location (the Peace Center has moved). (323) 651-5539. <losangelesgreens.org>.

Talk: “Close
Guantanamo Now!”

With Andy Worthington, Jason Leopold, and Debra Sweet.
Part of a tour. 7-9 PM. Revolution Books, 5726 Hollywood Blvd., LA. (323)
463-3500.

Discussion: “Monthly Review”

Readers’ discussion group. 3rd Wednesdays
monthly. 7:30 PM. Yahoo Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa
Monica. (310) 390-0306.

February 16 ● Sunday

Discussion: “The Nation”

Magazine readers’ group. Usually 3rd Sundays
monthly. 2 PM. 4054 Coolidge Ave., Mar Vista, LA. (310) 391-1707.

Political Meeting: Jericho

3rd Sundays monthly. 4 PM: letter writing to
prisoners. Followed at 5 PM by the monthly general meeting of the
Inter-Communal Solidarity Committee (which embraces such programs as Break
the Lock
prisoner solidarity, Hood Health, Turning the Tide journal,
and George Jackson Freedom School). Left Side Lounge, 1905 Rodeo Road between
Western and Arlington. 4 PM. (310) 495-0299. <jerichoamnestylosangeles@gmail.com>.
<thejerichomovement.com>.

When:   Fri.,
Feb. 21, 7:00 pm

What:    Movie night at the South Bay LGBT Center. People can pick
up publications, join in conversation with other attendees, and if there is
time, suggest games to play or other possibilities.

Where: The Center is at 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance
CA 90504, (near El Camino College, across the street from a 7-Eleven store).

Info:       The movie selection is determined by those present.
Participants may bring their own favorite DVD or video for possible viewing.
Donation at the door (suggested $5 – no one turned away), refreshments included
– participants can enjoy coffee, tea, soda, water and desserts.  Check website calendar for more
information – http://www.southbaycenter.org
or leave a message at (310) 328-6550 or send an email to thecenter@southbaycenter.org
.

February 17 ● Tuesday

Political Action: OC Code Pink Vigil

3rd Tuesdays monthly. 5:30-7 PM. Plaza Square
Park, Traffic Circle at Glassell & Chapman, Orange. (562) 833-8035. <mfso-oc@earthlink.net>. <mfsooc.org>.

When:   Mon., Feb. 17, 7:00 pm

What:    South Bay LGBT Center invites anyone interested to attend
the monthly meeting of the South Bay Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Chapter.

Where: Rolling Hills
United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw, Rolling Hills.  Information:  (310) 831-2967

Info:       For those who have never attended a PFLAG meeting, this
will be an opportunity to learn about a valuable community resource. View the
SBC calendar at http://www.southbaycenter.org
for additional involvement opportunities.

Feburary 19 ● Wednesday

Discussion: MOM

Meditations On Media. Gerry Fialkas stimulating soiree
stirs up discussion to reveal the hidden effects of what humans have invented.
3rd Wednesdays Monthly. 7 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd.,
Venice. (310) 306-7330. <laughtears.com>.

Feburary 20 ● Thursday

Political Meeting: SFV Atheists United

Usually 3rd Thursdays monthly. 6:30 PM, Kountry
Folks Restaurant, 8501 Sepulveda Blvd., North Hills, (818) 988-2806 (after 5
PM), <atheistsunited.org>.
Also other chapters. (866) GOD-LESS,
(323) 666-4258. <atheistsunited.org>.

Peace & Freedom Party

Open to all Peace & Freedom Party registrants.
Normally 3rd Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. 2617 S. Hauser Blvd, L.A.
(323) 960-5036. <pfplosangeles
(at) peaceandfreedom.org
>. <peaceandfreedom.org>.
Also other Socal local organizations listed on the website (click on contact,
local organizations): Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bern., San Diego, SLO &
Ventura Counties.

Poetry: Fightin Words

Open Mic to Stop Police Brutality. Hosted by Oct. 22
Coalition. 3rd Thursdays monthly. Call to be sure its happening.
8-11 PM. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood.
(323) 235-4243 , (323) 446-7459. <youth4justice.org>.

Film: STOM SOGO: SWEET FIRST, SEIZURE SECOND
The work of Stom Sogo comes to Los Angeles, in a rare pair of    screenings. 8 PM.  Echo Park Film Center, ECHO PARK FILM CENTER. 1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, (213) 484 - 8846 | info@echoparkfilmcenter.org

Feburary 21 ● Friday

Community Event: LGBT Center Movie Night

Movie determined by those present; bring your own video
for possible viewing. Also publications,
conversation, games, etc.. Suggested donation $5; no one turned away. 7
PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>.
<southbaycenter.org>.

Community Event: PFLAG

South Bay Chapter of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and
Gays. 7 PM. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw, Rolling
Hills. (310) 831-2967.

Community Service: Fair Chance Project

A free legal clinic especially created for those impacted
by the prison system. Usually 4th Saturdays monthly. 1:30-3:30 PM
(subject to change; contact them to verify date/time). Chuco’s Justice Center,
1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 677-7445. <gerifacts@sbcglobal.net>. <fairchanceproject.com>.

February 23 ● Sunday

Political Meeting: LA Atheists United

4th Sundays monthly. 11 AM – 3 PM, Center for
Inquiry West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 666-9797, <jimu@cfiwest.org>. Also other chapters. (866) GOD-LESS, (323) 666-4258. <atheistsunited.org>.

Political Meeting: West Valley Secular
Humanists

Usually last Sundays monthly. Daphnes Greek Café, 5780
Canoga Ave. Unit B, Woodland Hills, <meetup.com/secularhumanism-17>.
Also other chapters. (866) GOD-

February 26 ● Wednesday

Talk: Activist  Support Circle

Ninth Anniversary Public Forum with featured special guest
speaker Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher and author of “A
Course in Miracles.”
Call to verify. 6:30 PM refreshments; 7 PM
program. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica.  (310) 399-1000. <activistsupportcircle@earthlink.net>.
<activistsupportcircle.org>.

Film: Film Festival

7-10pm: 7 Dudley Cinema – 11th annual VENICE & SPONTO FILM FEST
at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 90291 310-822-3006 free http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html

Talk:
Marianne Williamson,

 Noted spiritual teacher and author of
“A Course in Miracles” will be the featured special guest speaker at
the ‘Activist Support Circle 9th Anniversary Public Forum’ taking place at the
Santa Monica Friends Meeting Hall, located at 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica
90404. Doors open and refreshments served at 6:30pm. The program begins at
7:00pm.
. (310) 399-1000. <activistsupportcircle@earthlink.net>.
<activistsupportcircle.org>.

Political Meeting: West Valley Secular
Humanists

Usually last Sundays monthly. Daphnes Greek Café, 5780
Canoga Ave. Unit B, Woodland Hills, <meetup.com/secularhumanism-17>.
Also other chapters. (866) GOD-LESS,
(323) 666-4258. <atheistsunited.org>.

February 27 ● Thursday

Film: Coastal Convergence Society

Free video night. Meet local peace & justice neighbors
for free food, video & discussion. You can bring your own video. Last
Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. Contact them for directions.  Huntington Beach. (714) 964-2162. <ccshbca@aol.com>.

Film: ANDREA MÁRQUEZ

LA AIR is an
artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles

filmmakers to
utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over afour-week period. 8PM.  Echo Park Film Center.
1200 N
Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, (213) 484 – 8846 |
info@echoparkfilmcenter.org

February 28 ● Friday

Political Meeting: Center for Inquiry Dinners

Atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, skeptics,
nonbelievers, agnostics & inquiring minds welcome. Hosted by Rachel Sene
and Jay Johnson. 4th Fridays monthly (never 5th Fridays). 6:30 PM dinner; 7:30 PM discussion
followed by unstructured socializing. WLA Grill (formerly Dolores), 11407 Santa
Monica Blvd., West LA. (310) 780-7363, (310)-488-7431. (If you have a
restricted number please dial *82 before our number if you want a callback.)
<cfiwest.org>.

Political Meeting: Change-Links

Regular monthly mailing meeting for this newspaper. Noon.
Contact us for location and to verify time. (818) 782-1412, (818) 681-7448.
<change@pacbell.net>. <change-links.org>.

Black History Event by the Freedom Socialist Party

No Doubt–The Murders of Oscar Grant.  a book by Thandisizwe Chumuernga, award winning journalist will read from her new book “Do Doubt-The Murders of Oscare Grant by police.  7 PM.  Solidarity Hall, 2122 W,.Jefferson Blvd. LA.  With snacks, etc.  Call 323 732 6416.  email <fspla@earthlink.net> or <http://www.socialism.org>.

Police Victims Support

Have you or a family member been brutalized by the police?
SPIRIT (Support & Partnership In Respect & In Trust). Regular meetings
last Tuesdays monthly. 7-9 PM. Contact them to verify info. (This event is no
longer on the venue’s public calendar.) Youth Justice Coalition/ Chuco’s
Justice Center, 253 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., LA. (323) 369-9662 or
(323) 235-4243. <kruti222@yahoo.com>

Film:
“BODY OF WAR”

Screening at 7:30 PM at The Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
90403

http://www.americancinematheque.com
Tickets: $11 $8.00 for Veterans with Proof of Veteran Status at the
Door. At 6:30 PM Dr. Paula Caplan will be Signing Copies of Her Book:

“When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home” This Screening is a Benefit
Fundraiser for:THE WELCOME JOHNNY AND JANE HOME PROJECT:A BETTER WELCOME FOR
VETERANS Generously Hosted and Presented by The American Cinematheque Visit:
http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/body-of-war-0

Upcoming:

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OnGoing:

Please call all Ongoing events to confirm and let us know
about any updates. Dates given are usually the starting date of the event.
Costs listed are usually the lowest. Times are generally the daily times but
events vary. Calling first is the best idea (especially as we’re just returning
from ChangeLinks’ hiatus). Please let us know about any changes or errors in
the Ongoing section. Call to confirm
events scheduled during the holidays.

Alternate Calendar sources:

So Cal Area:

LA County: Dick
& Sharon’s LA Progressive. <laprogressive.com>,
look under “events.” Orange County: Orange County Democracy
for America (DFA): <dfa-oc.org/calendar>.
Orange County Peace Coalition (separate calendar): <dfa-oc.org/wordpress/calendar-html>.
San Diego County: Activist San
Diego, <activistsandiego.org>,
click on “Calendar;” Occupy San Diego
Calendar, <copswiki.org/Common/OccupySanDiegoCalendar>.
Santa Barbara County: Join listserve
via <sbprogcoalition-subscribe@yahoogroups.com>
or <groups.yahoo.com/group/sbprogcoalition>.

No Cal Area:

Sacramento: Sacramento
Area Peace Action. <sacpeace.org>,
click on calendar. San Jose: San
Jose Peace & Justice Center: <sanjosepeace.org>,
click on calendar. South SF Peninsula: Peninsula
Peace and Justice Center, <peaceandjustice.org>,
click on calendar.

Campus Activism

National calendar of interest to students and others. <campusactivism.org>, look under “events.”

Art:

January 9

Downtown
Art Walk

2nd Thursdays monthly. Peak hours are something
like 6-9 PM. Downtown LA. (213) 624-6212. <downtownartwalk.org>. Also Art Walks
in Culver City (<culvercity.org>, search for art walk;
they may not have an event in 2013), Long
Beach
(<artwalklb.com>, 2nd
Sat Jan 11), Pasadena (<playhousedistrict.org>, click
on calendar of events then ARTWalk; no event until 2014), Pomona (<pomonaartscolony.com>,
2nd Sat Jan 11), and Venice (<theveniceartwalk.org>; no event
until 2014) on various dates during the year.

Books:

January 4

Black Writers and Artists

International Black Writers & Artists is a network of authors,
publishers, artists and community members meeting to listen and be heard. 1st
Saturdays monthly (Jan 4), 2-4 PM, St. Elmo Village, 4830 St. Elmo Drive, LA. 3rd
Saturdays monthly (Jan 18), 1-5 PM, San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale
Road, Pasadena. Contact them to check dates. (323) 964-3721. <randy44ross@sbcglobal.net>, <shopliftr@hotmail.com>.
<facebook.com/pages/IBWALA/196883846554>.

Classes:

February 2

Vegan Toastmasters

Improve your speaking ability in a fun & supportive
learning environment. Help spread the message of health, compassion towards
animals & environmental responsibility. Meeting dates may be updated on
their facebook page. 3 PM. Usually 1st/3rd Sundays
monthly (call first). West LA Animal Care Center Community Room, 11361 W. Pico
Blvd., LA. <vegantoastmasters.org>,
<facebook.com/vegantoastmasters>.
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)

February 4

Rising Star Toastmasters Become a better speaker! 1st/3rd
Tuesdays monthly. A professional, structured, international organization.
Contact them to check time and location. 6 PM. Community Room, Burbank Police
Station, 200 N. Third St., Burbank. (818) 846-8318. <damondray@yahoo.com>. <meetup.com/risingstartoastmaster>.
More groups at <toastmasters.org>,
click on “find a location near you.”

February 5

Tenants Rights

The Coalition for Economic Survival, with 27 years in
working for tenants rights and other issues. Two meetings weekly to help
tenants. Every Wed. 7 PM & every Sat. 10 AM. Plummer Park, Community
Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood. (213) 252-4411, (323) 656-4410.
<contactces@earthlink.net>.
<cesinaction.org>.

February 6

Clutter

Many helpful people collect stuff not only for themselves
but for others. It mounts up until they cant find what they need. If this is
you, come to Clutterers Anonymous (CLA) based on AA’s 12-step program.
Face-to-face & phone meetings. Every Thursday. Also other locations and
telephone meetings. 10-11:30 AM. Café Tropical , 2900 Sunset Blvd. Silverlake.
Meeting Information: (866) 402-6685. (310) 281-6064, (323) 281-2243. <clutterersanonymous.net>.

February 6

Acting Workshop for Vets

To train actors for performance & to help individuals
heal, grow & learn via “drama therapy.” Donation, register online. Contact
them for location and to see whether classes are in session. The Veterans
Project. 7-10 PM. Every Thursday. Also community theater & interpersonal
communication skills workshops. 3916 Sepulveda, LA. (310) 842-8794. <roy@theveteransproject.org>.
<theveteransproject.org>.

McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club

http://www.venicewake.org/  6-8pm: MDR
library 4533 admirality way MDRey ca 90292 310-821-3415 http://www.colapublib.org/libs/marina/   FREE

Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Creative non-fiction, memoir, and prose. Read your story
to a group of supportive writers. Also other writing, media & performance
workshops. Every Tuesday. 8 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)
822-3006. <beyondbaroque@aol.com>.
<beyondbaroque.org>.

African History

Afrikan World Civilizations Adult Class not currently in session.
Youth Class offered most summers. Contact them for details and check the
website for details and upcoming class dates. (213) 368-4976. <word@drkwaku.com>. <drkwaku.com>.

Cuba

Educational tours listed on their website. Cuba Education
Tours of Vancouver, BC Canada. (877) 687-3817. <info@cubafriends.ca>. <cubafriends.ca>.

Filmmaking

Make a movie! Fun & easy classes for the whole family.
Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.

Food Not Bombs

Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty Tour. Invite FNB co-founder Keith McHenry to
speak on your campus. Speaking fees are reasonable. Currently booking thru Jan
2014; contact them for details and available dates. (575) 776-3880, (800)
884-1136. <menu@foodnotbombs.net>.
<foodnotbombs.net>.

Labor Studies

Learn and develop Union leadership skills. Sponsored by
Trade Tech Lab or Center. Classes at union locals and other locations. Ongoing.
(213) 763-7129. <laborcenter@lattc.edu>.
<college.lattc.edu/laborcenter>.

Organic Gardening

An organic gardening school. Classes and lectures for
adults, special classes for children. In several LA regional locations. (888)
341-9666. <thewovengarden.com>.

SOA Watch

Speakers, actions, international delegations. (202)
234-3440. <nico@soaw.org>.

Union Organizing

UNITE HERE!, a union of hotel, casino, food service,
laundry& textile workers, wants dedicated activists for a comprehensive
program of leadership training and political education. (213) 481-8530. <thudson@unitehere.org>. <unitehere.org>, <hotelworkersrising.org>.

Urban Farming

Contact them for events. Dragonfly Hill Urban Farm, 345-½
Douglas St., LA. <home.earthlink.net/~theweproject>.

Witness for Peace

Delegations to Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Venezuela. <witnessforpeace.org>,
click on “travel with us.”

Young Warriors

“For youth by youth” program guiding them into meeting the
challenge of their own struggle, Everyone has something to offer to better our
future! Contact them for time and place. Usually Mon/Wed. 6-8 PM. (818) 913-1968,
(818) 939-3433. <youngwarriors_souls@yahoo.com>,
<young.warriors.yw@gmail.com>.
<tiachucha.org>, <facebook.com/YoungWarriors2007>.

Community Event/Service:

Natural Health Group

Weekly vegan dinner events at locations in LA & Orange
Counties. They publish a comprehensive Holistic Directory of Vegetarian Restaurants
and offer coupons as well as an ongoing discount card. (This group may be
inactive; website not updated since 2009. Contact them for more info.) Natural
Health Group, 326 N. Western Ave. #368, LA, CA 90004. (800) 701-9364, (310)
396-2826. <info@naturalhealthgroup.org>.
<naturalhealthgroup.org>.

Vegan Happy Hour

Includes a potluck. Age 21+ only; pay for (optional)
drinks. 5-9 PM potluck; social continues after. The Short Stop, 1455 Sunset
Blvd. (two blocks E of Echo Park Blvd. at Sutherland, look for red neon
cocktails sign), Echo Park. Join myspace to access their website & meeting
schedule. <myspace.com/veganhappyhour>.
(This website might no longer be active.)

Media:

Alternative Radio

Weekly hour-long ongoing series. Featuring speakers like
Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Chris Hedges & Howard Zinn.
<alternativeradio.org>.

AlterNet

A very good progressive website with original articles and
more. <alternet.org>.

Common Dreams

One of the prominent progressive Website. With a
collection of articles, original articles, videos and news. <commondreams.org>.

CounterSpin

Hour media criticism program. Also on Free Speech TV. <fair.org>, click on “counterspin.”

CPRMetro.org

Community Progressive Radio. <cprmetro.blogspot.com>.

Democracy Now!

Every weekday hour-long news program. Amy Goodman et al.
<democracynow.org>.

Grit TV

With Laura Flanders. Also on Free Speech TV twice daily.
<lauraflanders.firedoglake.com>.

l.a. activist

LA activism journal. <laactivist.com>.

Left Wing Radio Stations

<leftwingradiostations.com>.

Making Contact

Weekly half-hour documentary-style radio program.
Globalization, civil liberties, prison issues, education, environmental
justice, etc. <radioproject.org>.

Progressive AM Talk Radio

Randi Rhodes (<therandirhodesshow.com>), M-F,
Noon – 3 PM, KTLK 1150AM. Mike Malloy (<mikemalloy.com>;
also <tunein.com>: search for “malloy”) Thom Hartmann (<thomhartmann.com>), radio & TV.

Progressive Podcast

The Rational Radical. Long time
activist and subscriber to Change Links, Jerold Block hosts a popular
progressive Podcast. <rational@roadrunner.com>.
<therationalradical.com>.

Progressive Radio

From Matt Rothschild of The Progressive magazine. <progressive.org/radioweekly>.

Raza Press & Media Association

“The only Mexican-Raza journalist organization
consistently advancing and building revolutionary anti-imperialist media.” <razapressassociation.org/blog>.

Vegan Radio

“Go Vegan with Bob Linden.” Broadcast
stations & show times on website (frequent changes). Also archives &
podcasts. <bob@goveganradio.com>.
<goveganradio.com>.

Tuesdays

Voice of Palestine Radio

Vancouver Cooperative Radio since 1987. Programs now only
posted on their website. <voiceofpalestine.ca>,
click on “show downloads”.

Fridays

Michael Slate

Fridays, 10-11 AM, KPFK 90.7 FM. <kpfk.org>.

Military&Draft

Counter-recruitment groups which organize at schools may
go on hiatus when classes are not in session.

Counter Recruitment

Palisadians for Peace conducts High School campus visits
weekly when schools are in session. Usually early morning (onsite about 7 AM).
They also canvass other events and distribute information pamphlets in
commercial & residential areas offering alternatives and factual
information countering relentless military campus recruitment. Volunteers
needed. (310) 573-1901. <ulisandra.paz@verizon.net>.
(This email address may be bad– “over
quota.”
)

OC Recruitment Awareness Project

New volunteers urgently needed. If you can spare 90
minutes at 7 A.M. once a month during the new school year, please contact us
immediately. (949) 492-0571. <bmartin125@comline.com>.
<oc-rap.org>. (Blog has not been
updated since 2013-12.)

Veterans for Peace

Monthly meetings at the LA Peace Center or the Arlington
West Memorial, Santa Monica Beach. Contact them for time & location. Peace
Center, 8124 W. Third St., LA. (323) 934-3451, (310) 398-0056, (310) 339-1770.
<veteransforpeacela.org>.
Other chapters: <veteransforpeace.org>,
click on “Contact Us.”

 

Music:

Suzy Williams

Various locations and musical accomplices. (310) 306-7330.
<pfsuzy@aol.com>. <laughtears.com>.

Mother Natures Army

Eco-freak rock, punk americana spreading truth. People
& music have the power. Viva la revolución! Contact them for dates &
locations. <mothernaturesarmy.com>
or “Mother
Natures Army”
on Facebook. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

Plays:

Dates are usually the opening date or the earliest date in
the month. Many plays run from Thu-Sun. Times are for the evening performances.
Call for Sunday times. Listed costs are usually the lowest.

February 16

LA Café Plays

“Fastest Theater in Town.” Five short plays go from
conception to execution in just 10-½ hours. Continuing 3rd Sundays
monthly. 7:30 & 9 PM. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica
Airport, Santa Monica. $15. (310) 397-3244. <ruskingrouptheatre.com>, <facebook.com/ruskingrouptheatre>.
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)

Poetry:                               

February 6

Sociedad de Escritores

Sociedad de Escritores y Poetas Latinoamericanos.
Reuniones Todos los Jueves. (Thursdays.) Contact them to check info. 7:30 PM.
McDonald’s, 500 N. Central Ave., Glendale. (213) 230-4868. <bohemia2000@webtv.net>. <poesiasymas.com>.

Beyond Baroque

Long running arts and poetry venue with numerous events.
681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <richard@beyondbaroque.org>. <beyondbaroque.org>. BB & other
arts and non-profit venues such as LATW remain at risk due to fiscal austerity.
Subsidy cuts would stop nonprofits from running cultural facilities. Even if a
venue appears to be safe, this can change rapidly in response to economic &
political mandates. Continuing updates on <artsforla.org>,
search for “lease subsidy” and for “la cultural centers.”

Political Action/Meetings:

Vigils, Meetings & Demonstrations:

Check all
locations, dates & times— these may change frequently especially
during holidays.
And dates may have changed since the last time we were
able to check. Due to space constraints we cannot list all recurring vigils,
meetings & demonstrations in our print edition. However, they are on our
website at <change-links.org>
under archives/web only calendar. Please let us know of any updates to these
listings.

February 5

Counter Recruitment

Regular monthly meeting of Glendale Education/Social
Justice Advocates. Working to encourage GUSD to provide balanced information
about military recruiting & other social issues. Students, parents,
community members are invited. Usually 1st Wednesdays monthly. Check the date this month! 6-8 PM.
Pacific Park Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 248-4967. <gesja_email@yahoo.com>.

February 5

DFA-OC

Monthly meeting of Democracy for America Orange County.
November speakers: Kyle Krahel-Frolander of Smart Cities Prevail. Also Rosa
Vizcarra, Community Program Specialist, Registrar of Voters Office speaks about
OC Election Day operations. Normally 1st Wednesdays monthly. Check the date this month! Social 6:15
PM; program 7:15 PM. Karl Strauss Brewery, Metropointe Shopping Center, 901
South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa. <sckopicki@gmail.com>
or contact form on website. <meetup.com/dfa-oc>.

February 6

GA Drone Demonstrations

Weekly demonstrations at General
Atomics in Poway.  GA makes the
Predator Drone. Contact them to verify details. San Diego Veterans For Peace.
Thursdays. 4–6 PM. Poway CA. (760) 207-9139. <dpatterson998@yahoo.com>.

February 4

Occupy Fights Foreclosures

Tuesdays (Spanish only) 7-9 PM,
Thursdays 7-9 PM, Sundays 2-6 PM. Denny’s behind Union Station (across Vignes),
530 Ramirez St., LA. (323) 696-0596. <o.f.f.homedefense@gmail.com>.
<occupyfightsforeclosures.org>,
<facebook.com/OccupyFightsForeclosures>.

February 4

Occupy Venice

General Assembly. Continuing every
Tue/Thu. 7 PM. 1354 Abbot Kinney (on the back patio), Venice. <facebook.com/occupyveniceca>,
<twitter.com/occupyvenice>.

February 7

Costa Mesa Peace Vigil

Bring your kids & dogs and join an Orange County peace
celebration. Every Friday. 5-7 PM. South Coast Plaza entrance, Bristol &
Anton, Costa Mesa. (714) 956-5037.

February 7

Glendale Peace Vigil

Vigil for peace & social justice. Every Friday. 5-7
PM. Broadway & Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 242-4320. <glendalepeacevigil.org>.

February 7

Long Beach Peace Vigil

Wear your T-shirts and bring signs. Supported by MFSO.
Every Friday. 7-9 PM. Public Awareness Table in front of Washington Mutual
Bank. Second St. & Nieto, Belmont Shore.

February 1

Tongva Indians Vigil

Monthly demonstration to stop
development/desecration of a Native American sacred site dating back about 9000
years BCE. 1st Saturdays monthly. 10 AM – 1 PM. Bolsa Chica Rd.
& Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. (562) 743-8698. <facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001152962949>.
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)

February 2

RAC Food Program

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities Food Program, a
mutual-aid project organizing & distributing food in its home
neighborhoods. Volunteers needed. Usually every Sunday. 10 AM – 5 PM. MacArthur
Park, SW Corner of Wilshire  Blvd.
& Park View Ave. <rac-la@lists.riseup.net>.
<revolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.com>.

February 13

Long Beach Peace Vigil

Long Beach Area Peace Network organizing to stop the wars
in Iraq & Afghanistan and to promote social justice in our community. 2nd
Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. Catalyst Meeting Space, 430 E. First St., Long Beach.
<naidatushnet62@verizon.net>.

February 13

Bikesanas del Valle

Self-sustained cyclist collective providing a not for
profit service to the community by promoting cycle mechanics and awareness as
well as social justice and autonomous living. 2nd/4th
Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. El Hormiguero, 12545 Terra Bella Street, Pacoima.

February 10

Laguna Woods Peace Action

People for Peace ad hoc committee. 2nd Mondays
monthly. 4:30-6 PM. El Toro and Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Woods. <margaretpearlma@yahoo.com>.

February 25

OC Peace Coalition

Non-partisan but supporting anyone who is working for
Peace and Justice. Educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies
promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping US
militarization. Last Tuesdays monthly. Spires Restaurant, 13030 Goldenwest Ave.
(immediately south of the 22 freeway), Westminster. <ocpeace.org>.

February 26

Community Meeting: Activist Support Circle

Usually last Wednesdays monthly. (Not meeting in January
2014.) Call to verify. 6:30 PM. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., Santa
Monica. (310) 399-1000. <activistsupportcircle@earthlink.net>.
<activistsupportcircle.org>.

February 26

Seniors for Peace Vigil

Senior Patriots Against the War invites you to join them
in a demonstration for Peace. Signs and banners provided. Last Wednesdays
monthly. 5-6:30 PM. World Globe at Leisure World, Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden
Rain Rd. Between I-405 & Westminster. (562) 430-7509 or (562) 430-1047. Check all dates during the holidays!

Coalition for World Peace

Keeping Congress aware of what the people voted for. Bring
snacks. Next meeting date TBA. Contact them to verify date, location, etc.
Korean Resource Center, LA. 900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., LA. <staff@coalitionforworldpeace.org>.
<coalitionforworldpeace.org>.
(Their website appears to be out of date.)

Women Organizing for Justice

A leadership development program seeking to increase the
participation of formerly incarcerated and other women in the struggle for
social justice. Focusing on criminal justice reform. (323) 563-3575. <susan@anewwayoflife.org>, <info@anewwayoflife.org>. <anewwayoflife.org> (*NO* “www” in the URL address), click
on “leadership,’ then on “women organizing for justice.”

 Submit:

OccuPoetry

Seeking poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed,
protest, activism, and opportunity. Formal and free-verse, mail art, and
collage poetry. Submissions or queries: <submissions (at) occupypoetry.org>.
<occupypoetry.org>.

OccupyWriters.

Looking for first-hand accounts of writers’ experiences
with the Occupy Wall Street protests. Submit a short statement that captures
the movement from a personal perspective. Prose, poem, comic, story, vignette,
anything goes. <occupywriters.submissions@gmail.com>.
<occupywriters.com>.

protestpoems.org

Ongoing submissions. A poetry journal entirely devoted to
new poetry that tackles human rights issues worldwide. Website & email
lists provide information about persecuted writers with sample letters of
protest. Email list: <write (at)
protestpoems.org
> with “SUBSCRIBE”
in your subject line. <protestpoems.org>.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Food Not Bombs

Food Not Bombs (FNB) shares free vegan food with the
homeless and all others in need in protest against the effects of capitalism
& military spending. All FNB collectives need volunteers. Global directories:
<foodnotbombs.net> (click on “find your local chapter”). Group
updates may be sent to: <menu@foodnotbombs.net>
and the worldwide listserve (subscribe at: <lists.riseup.net/www/info/fnbnetwork>).
Always verify that FNB serving listings are up to date.

Occupy Foreclosures

Get connected with families needing help fighting
foreclosure/eviction.  <occupyfightsforeclosures.nationbuilder.com>,
click on “volunteer.”

Sharing Food

Michael Hubman and others run “Right to Share Food”
bringing food & water to the folks living on LA’s Skid Row. (714) 227-2217.
<waterman@watercorps.net>.
<righttosharefood.org>,
<watercorps.net>. (These
websites may not be up to date.)

Announcements:

Community Services:

Activist Security Training

The Ruckus Society created a security team to deal with
internet and other security issues that activists face. Contact them for
training. <megan@ruckus.org>.

Bartering Groups

Get goods and services without cash; trade without banks
or a money system. Local community based finance groups are listed at <timebanks.org>. Click on Membership then
Membership Directory in the drop-down menu. Use “los angeles” for a search phrase.

Car-Free Living

Auto-Free Orange County: <autofree.net>. Car-Free Santa Barbara:
<byrdm@sbcapcd.org>. <santabarbaracarfree.org>. (If
their website is not responsive, try it again later.) Also, a worldwide network
of car-free resources: <worldcarfree.net>.
And we’d like to know about local sites for other regions in SoCal.

COINTELPRO Files Online

The FBI has recently uploaded a significant number of
files on COINTELPRO. This includes those on the New Left that– unlike the
FBI’s (presumably forthcoming) Black Nationalism files– are ordered by
geography rather than just chronology. <vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro/new-left>.
(received via H-NET)

Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney is seeking speaking engagements to
promote the book she edited, “The Illegal War on Libya.” <businessmanager@claritypress.com>.
<claritypress.com/McKinney.html>.

Debt Resisters

An operations manual: <scribd.com/doc/105887484>.

Farmers Markets

A map of Farmers Markets in Los Angeles, Orange, San
Bernardino, Riverside Counties. <projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets>.

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act. How to use the Act: <rcfp.org>, look for link under “FOIA Services.” Get a deceased persons
file: <getgrandpasfbifile.com>.

Free Fruit

A free fruit treasure map of your neighborhood. Map
locations you know about; visit places others have posted. This is potentially
a *worldwide* resource. <ediblecities.org>.

Homeless & Hungry

“Peoples Guide.” How to get food,
money, housing, health care & other help from government programs and
community services if you live in LA County and need help in hard times. Online
or order printed copies. Hunger Action LA (HALA). <orders@hungeractionla.org>.
(213) 388-8228. 2012 version is online at <hungeractionla.org>. New 2013-2014 editions now available.

Homeless Resources

“Street Lawyer: A WIKI to End and Prevent
Homelessness,”
<wiki.nlchp.org>.
Westside Live Food Calendar: <hopemakingchange.org>,
click on “iEat.” Or go to <weho.org>, search for “food programs in west hollywood” then find the document in the
list (document dated 2012-02). “Los Angeles Homeless Resource Wiki,” <lahomeless.org> (try clicking on the
logo on the upper left to access content). And many other online local
resources can be found by searching for “los
angeles homeless resources”
(change the locale if necessary).

iEat

Santa Monica/Venice Food Programs. Westside LIVE Food
Calendar. <hopemakingchange.org>,
click on “iEat;” current calendar is
at bottom.

LA Intentional Community Networking

Many alternative housing options. <laecovillage.org/Intentionalcommunitynetworking.html>.

Market Match Program

Helping boost buying power for seniors and low income
families at many SoCal farmers’ markets. CalFresh, WIC and SSI participants get
$5-10 weekly to spend at the market. <hungeractionla.org>,  see “market
match”
at top of website.

Radical Guide to LA

From the 2011 Anarchist Bookfair. Places to eat, drink,
visit, radical history, places to stay, links to radical organizations, etc.
<laanarchist.org>, click on

Recycle for Peace

We need: sculptures, jewelry, rugs, paintings, art books,
toys and games, prints, silver, linens, special fabrics, pottery & dishes,
small furniture, household items, etc. We provide Estate Disposal Assistance.
Tax Deductible. To donate, to schedule a pick-up, or for a schedule of future
sales: The Closet Liberal, benefitting Office of the Americas Peace and Justice
struggle. (323) 295-2306.

Search & Seizure Law

Updated 2012-09. <or.fd.org>,
click on the “Case Documents” tab
& look for “Search and Seizure.”

Unemployed Resources

An online LA Indymedia article lists
a number of resources for those who are struggling in our economy: <la.indymedia.org/news/2011/02/244433.php>.
(You may choose to click through a “site warning”; if so, “buyer beware.”)

Urban Pigeons

A couple of compassionate animal volunteers are needed to
join me help and preserve the lives of some flocks of street pigeons almost at
the point of extinction in the area of Van Nuys. <angostura1819@aol.com>, <ocmbird@aol.com>, <pigeons_street@yahoo.com>. <losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/vol/3888288966.html>.

Women’s Non-Violence Centers

<justicewomen.com>,
then “Help for Victims,” then “How To Start an Independent Advocacy Center
to End Violence Against Women … and Why.”
Also other info helping women
help themselves.

Centros del Non-Violence de las Mujeres

<justicewomen.com>,
entonces “Ayuda para Victemas,”
entonces “Cómo iniciar un centro
independiente de defensa para poner fin a la violencia contra las mujeres … y
por qué.”
El website también tiene otra información sobre cómo las mujeres
pueden ayudarse.

Jobs:

CHIRLA

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in LA. <chirla.org>, click on “Internships and Employment.”

High Country News

Job Board. NGOs, green companies, etc. <hcn.org>, click on Classified Listings (at the
bottom of their webpage) then on Employment.

Idealist.org

Worldwide database of Nonprofit and Government Agency
jobs. This looks like a very useful resource. <idealist.org>, click on “Jobs.”

IRC

International Rescue Committee. <rescue.org>, click on “How You Can Help/Work With Us” then on “Search Jobs and Apply.” International and US locations including
LA & San Diego.

LAANE

LA Alliance for a New Economy. <laane.org>, click on “About Us”/ “Jobs.”

Sustainable Living & Farming Jobs

And other “short
term job opportunities.”
<backdoorjobs.com>.

Military & Draft:

Anti-Draft Website

Dedicated to shattering the myths surrounding the
selective service system and to help build a mass civil disobedience to stop
the draft before it gets started. This site has not been recently updated but
it still hosts useful information. <scott@draftresistance.org>. <draftresistance.org>. (Email
address may be bad; site appears to be inactive since 2011-02. The information
posted there may still be useful.)

Conscientious Objectors

Linking up with one of the following groups is the first
step recommended for obtaining CO status: Center on Conscience & War (CCW)
<centeronconscience.org>,
Courage to Resist (CTR) <couragetoresist.org>
or GI Rights Hotline <girightshotline.org>.

Counter Recruitment (CR)

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
(NNOMY). Retains resources & pamphlets and a list of organizations involved
in CR work on their website. Check out their “Alternatives to the Military” (its on the left side of the page)
that lists job resources for those who feel that the military is their only
option. <nnomy.org>. Resources for
Educators to Stop the War: <educatorstostopthewar.org>,
click on “Counter-Recruitment.” Project
YANO (Youth and Non-military Opportunities), <projectyano.org>.

CR/Spanish/en Españiol

Web site en español contra el reclutamiento por el
servicio militar. (Counter-Recruitment Website in Spanish.) El Proyecto YANO
tiene el placer de invitarlos a visitar nuestra nueva página electrónica. <projectyano.org/espanol>.

GI Rights

Hotlines: (800) 394-9544 & (877) 447- 4487. Email them
for sample info cards & stickers with a price list: <jimhabersf@yahoo.com>. <girightshotline.org>.

OC Recruitment Awareness Project (OC RAP)

The Project is in urgent need of additional new volunteers
to keep our important work going. (949) 492-0571. <bmartin125@comline.com>. <oc-rap.org>. (This website may be down.)

Opt-Out

The Pentagon, in violation of the Privacy Act, has
compiled and put into use a mega-database of private information on 30 million
16-25-year-olds. Even if you have opted your child out of the lists public
schools turn over to local military recruiters, you or your child must also
contact the Pentagon directly to get off this new national military recruiting
list. More information on their website. Leave My Child Alone. <themmob.org/lmca>.

Progressive GI Newspaper

“GI Special”
Occupation News Bulletin. Thomas Barton compiled this comprehensive compilation
of news about our governments immoral war without end. Back issues only:
archives from 2003-2008. <williambowles.info/gispecial>.

PTSD Resources

The Wounded Warrior Call-Center: (877) 487-6299, a hotline
for injured, wounded or ill former and current Marines, Sailors & their
family members. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255).
SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education): <save.org>.
Vets 4 Vets: (520) 319-5500, <vets4vets.us>,
a peer support group for recent vets. National Veterans Foundation: (888)
777-4443, <nvf.org>. Defense Centers of
Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injuries (DCoE): <dcoe.health.mil>, <facebook.com/dcoepage>. Licensed
mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military
service members who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq
or Afghanistan: <thesoldiersproject.org>.
We do not vouch for any of these being *progressive* resources. (Sites on
facebook may require membership.)

Recruiter Abuse Hotline

(877) 688-6881. <afsc.org>,
search for “Military Recruiter Abuse
Hotline.”

Resisters Website

<tomjoad.org>.

Underground War Resisters

House a soldier/resister on the way to Canada. The War
Resisters Support Campaign has been inundated with requests considering
emigration. (416) 598-1222, (647) 393-3096. <resisters@sympatico.ca>.

Police & Migrant Issues:

Checkpoint Response

To report a checkpoint from local news or your
observation, or to receive text alerts, please email: / Para divulgar un punto
de comprobación de noticias locales o de su observación, o recibir alarmas del
texto, envíe por correo electrónico por favor: <noretenes@gmail.com>. Also see: <facebook.com/policeretencheckpoint>.

CopWatch

Useful for people who have been brutalized, harassed, or
had family members murdered by the police. (877) 4-LA1992, (877) 8NO – COPS.
Look on their website for a police activity and ICE raids mobile phone alert
service. Report a Cop and Copwatch LA Radio online; also text alerts. Many
other features. <copwatchla@riseup.net>.
<copwatchla.org>, <copwatchlosangeles.blogspot.com>.
Also RTF National Mobile Cop Watch Network; info: <raisethefist.com/copwatch>.

DREAMers Support Fund

Help eligible young migrants offset the fees in their
requests for Deferred Action. <publicinterestprojects.org>,
search for “fund for dreamers”.

Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook

Provided by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and
the National Lawyers’ Guild (NLG). <jailhouselaw.org>.

Police Brutality

CopWatch LA: see above. October 22 Coalition LA, <tiahstarr@hotmail.com> or NY Central
office at <mediocremustard@optonline.net>
and ask for a referral to Oct 22 LA. CAHRO (California Association of Human
Relations Organizations), 320 West Temple St., #1184, Los Angeles, CA 90012,
(213) 974-7601, <cahro.org>. LA
County Human Relations Commission, (213) 737-7463. Idris Stelley Foundation
(ISF, SF Bay area) 24 HR Bilingual Crisis line at (415) 595-8251 for referrals,
<mysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/idrissstelleyfoundation>,
<myspace.com/isfoundation>.
(Sites on myspace may require membership.)

Security Culture for Activists

A free e-book provided by the Ruckus Society. <ruckus.org/article.php?id=789l>.

Slavery & Trafficking

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST),
5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586, LA CA 90036. (213) 365-1906. <castla.org>.

Southern California Immigration Coalition

A coalition of over 30 organizations covering diverse
sectors, such as labor, students, teachers, community-based organization
working with immigrants rights, etc. denouncing ICE raids & demanding FULL
legalization. (323) 602-3480. <immigrationcoalition.org>,
<facebook.com/SCIC.Info>.
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)

Undocumented Students

Student Rights: <maldef.org>,
click on education, public policy then AB540. Scholarships: Association of Raza
Educators (ARE) sponsors a continuing project (donations & applications,
<razaeducators.org>, click on
“scholarship donate.” <razaeducators@yahoo.com>).

Political Action:

Activist Letter Writing

A national cooperative letter-writing service. Use letters
prepared by the collective or propose letters, volunteer to help write, edit,
proofread or handle computer problems, etc. Free and voluntary participation,
non-tax deductible donations accepted. <progressivesecretary.org>.

Urgent Action Network

Members call, fax, write or email others for emergency
political actions. Office of the Americas, 8124 W. Third St., Ste. 202, Los
Angeles, California 90048. (323) 852-9808. <ooa@igc.org>.
<officeoftheamericas.org>.

Needing Support:

Unión del Barrio

On behalf of Unión del Barrio we would like to thank you
for your continued support of the Centro Cultural Francisco Villa. As you may
already know, the Centro Cultural has played a very important role in the
struggle for social justice in our communities. The Centro Cultural Francisco
Villa provides the South Central community with a space for organizational
meetings, cultural events, film screenings, press conferences, youth organizing
and has become a center that the community can go to when it needs support.
<difusion@uniondelbarrio.org>.
<uniondelbarrio.org>, click on
Centro Cultural Francisco Villa.

 

 

 

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