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100,000 People Killed by COVID-19 in the US

Don't Mourn, Organize! by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. The command to devote ourselves to getting organized in the face of death and repression rather than spending time in lamentation,  was attributed to Joe Hill in a farewell letter while facing execution, Mother Jones, discussing others rather than herself, said "Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living." Either way, it has never been more pertinent than today, in the face of the mass murder at the hands of the settler colonial-capitalist system in the US [...]

A LOS ANGELES COVID-19 DIARY:

CURFEWS & QUARANTINES IN CITY OF LOS ANGELES PANDEMIC SHELTERS by Greg Foisie Greg’s Coronavirus Diary – Episode 1 – One Sanctuary from COVID-19 – Meet the Heroes at Green Meadows Shelter in Los Angeles - 04-19-2020 [UPDATED 05-12-2020] [My name is Greg Foisie.  I am a sociology student at California State University Los Angeles.  Having lived in my car in the City of Los Angeles for a number of years to facilitate going to school, I was denied basic living amenities and effective access to the [...]

By |2020-05-20T03:19:26-05:00May 20th, 2020|Activism|0 Comments

May 2020 Community Calendar of Events

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via http://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe as well. Subscriptions to the print edition are $12/25/50 a year, low income, regular or sustainer (sliding scale), Payable to “AFGJ,” our fiscal sponsor, with “Change Links” in the memo. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, LA 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. Thanks in advance.   In light of the current COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-05-20T02:46:28-05:00May 20th, 2020|Activism, Calendar|0 Comments

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Capitalism, and Nation-States

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Capitalism, and Nation-States by Saladdin Ahmed http://social-ecology.org/wp/2020/04/the-pandemic-capitalism-and-nation-states/   I. State officials habitually analogize the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to a war. In addition to the typical deficiency of imagination of policy makers, the analogy exposes something characteristic of nation states, namely, their antagonistic origin and aggressive nature. The irony is that precisely because this is not a war but the very opposite of a war, governments across the world have dumfounded themselves. If it were a war, nation-states would know exactly what to do. Historically, [...]

May 1 General Strike – M1GS!

May Day is International Working Peoples' Day There are multiple calls for a General Strike, as well as Rent Strikes and other manifestations on Friday May 1, May Day. Here are a few, and we appreciate hearing from you about others. Here's a call, from Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi, which has had dozens of organizations around the US on weekly planning calls in response to the COVID crisis and its consequences, but looking forward from May Day to an ongoing struggle for a new world. Their call [...]

By |2020-05-20T02:45:21-05:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mumia Abu-Jamal: “Locked Up & Locked Down”

LOCKED UP AND LOCKED DOWN! (col. writ. 4/10/20)  ©2020 by Mumia Abu-Jamal   For nearly a month now, all prisoners in PA State prisons, over 40 thousand men and women, have been locked down. What does locked down mean?   When I was on Death Row, all of us were locked down, as the saying went “23 & 1”: or for twenty-three hours a day, with one hour for out-of-cell exercise - in a cage.  After over a decade, it went to “22 & 2”. But this [...]

US Fabricates Pretext for Sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela

Heraldo Cubano: Estados Unidos y su poca imaginación. Por Arthur González (English translation follows below) Los yanquis han inventado tantas mentiras contra la Revolución cubana desde 1959, que ya no tienen imaginación creativa para construir otras falsedades para acusar a Cuba. Desde asesinatos, torturas, falsas leyes para privar a los padres de la patria potestad de sus hijos, inventadas violaciones de los derechos humanos, fabricación de opositores que resultaron ser aprovechados del dinero que les asignan para sus provocaciones y al final solo buscan las vías para [...]

Landlords Violating Rules and Tenants’ Rights

At the height of the COVID-19 Crisis, with state and local officials urging tenants to be “Safer at Home,” landlords are filing eviction law suits, their attorneys are encouraging them do so, and the court, for at least 15 days after Rule 1 was issued, sent out false and misleading notices to tenants; notices that violated the State Judicial Council’s April 6, 2020 orders. And because a landlord can print a Summons from the Court’s website we are now seeing cases where landlords are fraudulently printing and [...]

Skid Row Arts Alliance

Skid Row Artists Creatively Connect While Physically Distanced by Henriëtte Brouwers In response to COVID-19, The Skid Row Arts Alliance, a consortium of Skid Row Arts Organizations (Urban Voices Project, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Street Symphony, Piece By Piece, Studio 526), are acting to simultaneously bring their programming online and into the community with various immediate relief efforts. The arts are a lifeline for many in the Skid Row community. Normally, one of the strengths of the Skid Row community is that people interact face to face. [...]

By |2020-05-20T03:04:43-05:00May 20th, 2020|Activism, Anti-Racism/Racism, Arts|0 Comments

Food News: You Are What You Eat

How to Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps Latest Video on Lifehacker by Joel Kahn  and Therese McPherson Contributed to Change Links by Bella De Soto Between long grocery lines, heated competition for delivery slots and the blessed arrival of springtime weather, you may be tempted to try your hand at growing your own vegetables. You and everyone else: There’s also been a run on seeds. Luckily, many vegetables you take home from the produce section are easy to re-grow at home, no seeds required. With just scraps [...]

Poetry Corner: Crime Pays

Crime Pays by D.O.T. Marceo   Laws, laws—let us profit and house the criminals. Do not soften the laws.   Invest in a just enterprise. We house prisoners. It is a business for good.   Make enough arrests. The bottom line suffers when you do not. Help us maintain our wealth.   It is cheaper for you. Shareholders need strict enforcement. Let us open another. D. O. T. Marceo was born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles to a family living in South Los Angeles. Growing up he [...]