Open Letter to Pacifica Radio’s Elected Boards

We are members of Pacifica radio stations who endorse our organization’s mission of increasing understanding among groups through dialogue. We recommend that our local station and national board members put our Foundation’s message into practice by using internal discussion and dialog to resolve differences, instead of tactics that rely on external governmental entities such as the courts.   We urge all elected representatives to work for the survival and growth of all of our stations. That means the entire Pacifica network, and not only some parts. We [...]

January 2021 Community 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 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 [...]

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Incarcerated Women Confront COVID, Forced Sterilizations

PBS recently released a documentary on the forced sterilization of women in CA prisons, as they struggle for accountability by the state and the CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the consequences of the practice, which went on for years. Although it has now been outlawed, there has been no justice or recompense for the hundreds of women who were affected. the PBS Independent Lens documentary is no longer available for streaming but the trailer is here: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/nov/23/independent-lens-belly-beast/ Initial press reports said 148 women had been [...]

Black Lives Matter LA Boycotts Amazon

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. https://bds-la.org/2020/12/19/black-lives-matter-la-boycotts-amazon/ On Saturday, December 19, Black Lives Matter L.A. held its final protest of the year 2020. Their recent victories include driving D.A. Jackie Lacey from office for her adamant refusal to prosecute killer cops, and blocking LA Mayor Eric Garcetti from a position in Joe Biden's cabinet because of his horrible record on dealing with LA's houseless population, which is disproportionately Black, his terrible record on promoting gentrification and displacement, and his appointment of the rubber stamp Police Commission that functions [...]

Eviction Crisis Looming

L.A. Campaign Proposes Solutions Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 41, No. 6, December 2020-January 2021 https://www.socialism.com The US has a massive unhoused population. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition predicts that 30-40 million people, 30-40% of currently housed renters, could lose their lodging in the next several months. In the midst of this crisis, the Freedom Socialist Party calls for cancelling rent and mortgage payments for those in need. Across the country, grassroots activists have pressured local governments to help solve this crisis. One group is End Homelessness Now–LA [...]

Open Letter: Social Housing with Supportive Services

Los Angeles City Council members L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Chief Legislative Analyst Sharon Tso Chief Administrative Officer Richard Llewellyn Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) Director Ann Sewill Subject:  Social Housing - Council File: 20-0197 The End Homelessness Now-LA Campaign and the endorsers listed below are deeply concerned about the plight of the unhoused and low-income residents in our community. Today, L.A.’s homelessness catastrophe is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to be plagued by systemic racism, and will greatly worsen when hit with a tsunami of [...]

COVID is No Hoax

Cases Spiking: Masks, Socially Responsible Physical Distancing, Mutual Aid Help by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA, https://antiracist.org As this issue was going to press, the US hit a record 200,000 news cases of  COVID-19, only three weeks after hitting 100,000 new cases a day in early November. COVID is real and deadly serious. Hospitals are already being stretched to the limit in many places, and the promised vaccines are still months away for all but a few high priority recipients. Yet the same forces that propelled Trump to [...]

Day One: Demilitarize US Foreign Policy

Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix on Day One by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Here are ten things Biden can do by Executive order as soon as he takes office. Each one can set the stage for broader progressive foreign policy initiatives, which we have also outlined.   1)  End the U.S. role in the Saudi-led war on Yemen and restore U.S. humanitarian aid to Yemen. Congress already passed a War Powers Resolution to end the U.S. role in the Yemen war, but [...]

By |2020-12-01T20:57:27-05:00December 1st, 2020|Activism, Afghanistan, Africa, Europe, Iraq, Saudi Arabia|0 Comments

December 2020 Community 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 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 [...]

Global Heating Worsens Despite Pandemic

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/11/24/co2-levels-hit-record-high-despite-pandemic-lockdowns/ © by Marlee Kokotovic, Nov 24, 2020 - NationofChange While the Covid-19 pandemic led to a slight decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, it is not enough to make a measurable impact on the climate crisis we are facing. CO2 emissions hit a record high in 2019 and have continued to climb, according to a report from the World Meteorological [...]

Voting Rights in the Georgia Run-Off Elections

Georgia US Senate Run-Off Election Will Determine Control of US Senate   In just a few short weeks, Georgia voters will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. In January 5’s runoff elections, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock will face Republican incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.  There is also a run-off for public service commissioner, who controls utilities. There are still a few days left to register to vote for people purged from the rolls in previous voter suppression efforts and new voters, [...]

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