Poetry Corner: The Street Vote Arcane

The Street Vote Arcane (excerpt) by Jack Hirschman   I’m neither an elephant nor an ass. I love infant joy and the happiness of socialist dreaming. My eye sees PARTISAN and my I says Yes. But for that we go deeper, we go under the ground   of any splinter in the wood of this…

Holidays Behind Bars in Administrative Segregation

Happy Holidays Everyone! I pray that this message finds all of you doing well. Without a doubt, the holiday season is a rough time for those incarcerated in Amerikan prisons and jails. Suicides are an un-wanted but common occurrence especially for prisoners who are forced to endure the torture of solitary confinement. The State of…

Frack-Free LA County

The mission of Frack-Free LA County is to ban fracking, acidizing and other extreme hydrocarbon extraction methods that cause adverse health and environmental effects in Los Angeles County, and to set the precedent for other cities or counties to follow in suit. What is “fracking”? Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the process of injecting millions…

Let’s Defend Dreamers and All Immigrants

by Christine Browning [from Freedom Socialist, Vol. 38, No. 6, December 2017-January 2018 http://www.socialism.com Monica is an enthusiastic young math major at Los Angeles City College (LACC). She is an undocumented immigrant brought here from Mexico at the age of five. She shoulders the primary care of her two younger brothers while her single mom…

Improved “Medicare for All” in California

Update on “Improved Medicare 4 All” CA Senate Bill 562 By Terrie Brady (Links, resources, and photos from Maureen Cruise) What is SB 562, The Healthy California Act (Lara and Atkins)?  It’s a bill to provide single payer healthcare coverage for all for Californians. Many of us became familiar with the concept through the film…

December 2017 Calendar

December 2017 Calendar   Continuing events:   Sundays thru Dec 31:  “HAMILTON” Health Care Justice Revolutionary Brigade: Healthy California & Health Care-LA Chapter SB562 Flyering for Single Payer at Pantages Theater in Hollywood.  6233 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90028. Meet 3:30p. Flyer the matinee 3:30-4:30.  Refreshment break. Flyer 6-7p for next show. ATTIRE: Colonial / Health Care theme….

The Cold War Truth Commission

The Cold War Truth Commission by Rachel Bruhnke, Witness for Peace Southwest board member The first “Cold War Truth Commission” will take place on Saturday, December 9 at the Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St. 90015 (off Pico near DTLA) where organizers will put the Cold War on trial. We say “First” because we hope…

No Bombs! No Ban!

Change Links editorial cartoon by David Monkawa of Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA) This will appear in the next print issue, but it’s too good to delay publication until then.  

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