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Services Not Sweeps – Stop LAMC 41.18

End Homelessness Now-LA is sending you an urgent request from our friends at Services Not Sweeps, urging EVERYONE to come to City Hall at 9:30am on July 27 and tell City Council that 41.18 is BAD POLICY and should be repealed. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6121c5cab3151f3c2afd0920/t/62d964e9e360c75031141b83/1658414313600/SNS+Statement+on+41.18+2022.pdf Statement on City of LA’s Expansion of LAMC 41.18 The Los Angeles City Council is set to approve an amendment to LAMC 41.18 that will greatly expand the number of [...]

August 2022 Community Events Calendar

See continuing and ongoing events at the end of the calendar. 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 [...]

What is Black August?

We honor the revolutionaries and political prisoners who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the liberation of Black people. This month we are celebrating Black August by learning and building with our community. https://www.theblkcollective.org/blackaugust Black August is honored every year to commemorate the fallen freedom fighters of the Black Liberation Movement, to call for the release of political prisoners in the United States, to condemn the oppressive conditions of U.S. prisons, and [...]

Cuba Si, Bloqueo No!

Los Angeles Medical Aid for Cuba Meeting Draws Diverse Crowd Shows expansion of movement to end the US blockade of Cuba By Mark Friedman A diverse crowd, representing more than a dozen organizations, streamed into a meeting here in July to raise money for medical aid for Cuba and to show opposition to the US Blockade. As the approximately 65 people entered the McCarthy Memorial Church in LA’s Black community, they were [...]

Why so Much Hatred for Lula and Cristina?

Brazil and Argentina: Why so Much Hatred for Lula and Cristina? By Emir Sader https://resumen-english.org/2022/07/brazil-and-argentina-why-so-much-hatred-for-lula-and-cristina/ Photo: Bill Hackwell   The bourgeoisie has no heroes, according to Brecht. They have no intention of generating those heroes. They make the official history with their leaders, who have reached governments without arriving as heroes of the country. Even worse, the bourgeoisie has to oppose heroes who confront them. To these they dedicate hatred, without having [...]

Nicaragua Celebrates 43 Years of Revolution

Nicaragua Celebrates 43 Years of Revolution: A Clash between Reality and Media Misrepresentation By John Perry - from Masaya Nicaragua https://resumen-english.org/2022/07/nicaragua-celebrates-43-years-of-revolution-a-clash-between-reality-and-media-misrepresentation/ July 19th is a day of celebration in Nicaragua: the anniversary of the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. But the international media will have it penciled in their diaries for another reason: it’s yet another opportunity to pour scorn on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. We’ll hear again about how the government “clamps [...]

North Carolina NAACP Former Leader Found Dead

Submitted by Nia Asante from AP account The Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, a civil rights advocate and former president of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP, who also served as president of the N.C. Council of Churches, has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday. Spearman, 71, was found in his home on Tuesday, the Guilford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The release indicated that either family or friends [...]

By |2022-08-11T00:50:36-05:00August 11th, 2022|Activism, Anti-Racism/Racism, Movements, News|0 Comments

To Chile, With Love…

To Chile with love... By Paul Roberson J.D; LLM, in solidarity and struggle.   By the second day of the trip with the Hello Comrade delegation, I already was awestruck by how much we experienced. The hosting Party, the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh), was so accommodating, and made sure to pack our trip with activities that included informative and engaging programming. In a single day, we traveled to Tres y Cuatro Álamos Detention Center, a former [...]

In Memoriam: Paul Kaskiewicz

In Memoriam: Paul Kaskiewicz By Lily Etezady We regret to inform you of Paul Frederick Kaskiewicz’s passing on January 19, 2022. He was born on July 7, 1950, in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. He had a gentle soul, loved nature, flowers, gardening, ocean, mountains, classical music, and people. He loved the Yorkshire Moors and traveling and was well traveled all around the world. He finished his PhD at University College, London, in Space [...]

By |2022-08-11T00:49:18-05:00August 11th, 2022|Activism, Anti-capitalism, In Memoriam|0 Comments

Dr. Charles Mercieca, Presente!

Dr. Charles Mercieca Presente! b. 1933 - d. July 9th, 2022 Dr. Charles Mercieca spent most of his life doing academic work and traveling extensively in an effort to help bring about world peace through education. In addition, he revealed great interest in problems of human and social concern. He has also been an advocate of using human resources merely for positive and constructive purposes. He was born and raised on the [...]

By |2022-08-11T00:48:37-05:00August 11th, 2022|Activism, Education, Historical, In Memoriam|0 Comments

Aid & Abet Abortion

Aid and Abet Abortion: The People Must Exercise Countervailing Power by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. Like the Dred Scott decision, which made it clear that Black people had no rights that a white person (or the state) were bound to respect and made the Civil War inevitable, recent decisions by the Supreme Court, not only the Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, but also others stripping the "Miranda" warning of Constitutional status, [...]

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