Homelessness Will Spike Under Trump’s Budget

Homelessness will spike under Trump’s budget by Mary K. Cunningham http://www.urban.org/urban-wire/cost-homelessness-will-spike-if-congress-adopts-trumps-2018-budget-proposal (excerpts) The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal would cut funding for housing, homelessness services, and critical safety net programs, but history shows that reducing spending only increases homelessness and drives costs up. The Trump administration proposes cutting the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s…

July 2017 Calendar

Ongoing Events The Diné Grandmothers will be visiting LA for a Summer Tour from July 20-August 3. They will be doing workshops on wool dyeing, carding & weaving at the Haramokngna Indigenous Cultural Center, Angeles Crest Hwy & Mt Wilson Red Box Rd, Azusa, 91101, (626) 449-8975, https://www.facebook.com/Haramokngna/, for both children & adults on 4-6…

In Memoriam: Angela Consolo Mankiewicz

In memoriam: Angela Consolo Mankiewicz, poet and long-time Change Links supporter, died 1:15 AM, March 7, 2017. Change Links acknowledges her long support, expresses our condolences and sympathy to her family, and thanks her surviving husband, Richard Mankiewicz, for his continuing generous support of Change Links. Richard & Angela, 1972 In “Old Age, Alone: Another…

Poetry Corner: “Introducing the Poet”

Donte Clark, Lincoln Bergman, Brenda Quintanilla, 3 co-poets laureate of Richmond CA Introducing the Poet by Lincoln Bergman, San Francisco Revolutionary Poets Brigade   My name is Lincoln Bergman From Herstory I come I bathed in primal oceans ‘Twas in the year of None. My name is Lincoln Bergman From History I come I crawled…

On-Going Peace Vigils

Ongoing Peace Vigils and Community Programs: Sun: Arlington West memorial with Vets for Peace on beach at Santa Monica pier. Help needed with early 4:30a set-up and late afternoon take-down. http://arlingtonwestsantamonica.org/ Arlington West Memorial with Veterans for Peace at Huntington Beach Pier on the first Sunday ea. month. http://www.lbapn.org/what-we-do RAC-LA Food Program (La Programa Comida)…

Obituary: Miguel D’Escoto

Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D’Escoto Dies http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=125648   HAVANA TIMES – The priest and former Nicaraguan foreign minister, Miguel D’Escoto, died on Thursday of a long illness, informed the first lady, vice president and official government spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo, reportó dpa news. Speaking to the media, Murillo expressed the “deep sorrow and pain” of…

CA Budget Keeps Boosting Prisons

California Budget Continues to Boost Prisons, Lacks Definitive Commitment to Poor Communities by Frank Tamborello, Hunger Action LA Still time to chime in on some budget items—Safe Drinking Water : We highlight here the CalFresh Safe Water Initiative, a one time budget investment of $5 million to provide temporary supplemental benefits to purchase water for…

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