August 2017 community calendar

Ongoing events & Peace Vigils See http://change-links.org/on-going-peace-vigils/ CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice) cluejustice.org is training trainers to train congregations, communities in nonviolent Civil Disobedience.  Contact grosco@cluejustice.org and erhea@cluejustice.org with your name, phone #, faith/denomination, congregation/community group, and a few words on your experience/interest. LA Tenants Union/Sindicato de Iniquilinos: To mobilize tenants diverse…

Which Vision for Los Angeles: Updated General Plan or Real Estate Bubble?

Which Vision for Los Angeles: Updated General Plan or Real Estate Bubble? by Dick Platkin http://citywatchla.com/index.php/los-angeles/13622-which-vision-for-los-angeles-an-updated-general-plan-or-another-real-estate-bubble By now most of us know what ails Los Angeles. To cite some of the city’s most imminent emergencies: Expanding housing crisis resulting in evictions, homelessness, overcrowding, and long commutes to distant suburbs with affordable housing. Climate change barreling…

Desperately Seeking Staffers

Desperately Seeking Staffers Change Links Community Calendar and Progressive News needs volunteers to accumulate and edit calendar items, solicit and/or write articles, develop advertising and other revenue sources, and work on layout of the print edition and/or design of the website. If you can assist in any of these endeavors, please call (951) 638-9259 [Google…

Eugenics Revived in US Criminal Justice System

Tennessee Judge offers reduced sentences to county jail inmates who agree to free vasectomies or birth control implants By: Chris Conte / Source: News Channel 5 / The Dawn News / July 19, 2017 Inmates in White County, TN will get reductions in jail time if they “voluntarily” agree to have a vasectomy or birth…

Tesoro Refinery Expansion Challenged by Climate Justice Movement

Tesoro’s LA refinery expansion has major impacts in LA and nationally. Even after 5,000 people marched in Wilmington in April calling for a more comprehensive environmental review, the government approved it. (Photo credit: Hannah Benet) AQMD Approves Largest West Coast Refinery, Ignoring Community Voices by Jack Eidt, Director – Wild Heritage Planners 5,000 People’s Climate…

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