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urging EVERYONE to come to City Hall at 9:30am on July 27 and tell City Council that 41.18 is BAD POLICY and should be repealed.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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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

NATO and a War Foretold

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies As NATO holds its Summit in Madrid on June 28-30, the war in Ukraine is taking center stage. During a pre-Summit June 22 talk with Politico, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg bragged about how well-prepared NATO was for this fight because, he said: “This was an invasion that was predicted, foreseen by our intelligence services.” Stoltenberg was talking about Western intelligence predictions in the [...]

July 2022 Community Calendar

July 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 [...]

Poetry Corner: #HaikusAgainstSolitary #HaikusForSolidarity

Haikus Against Solitary Confinement #HaikusForSolidarity curated by Delores Chalmers Keystone Decarceration Bloc – Presentation by e_parsons315 https://www.canva.com/design/DAFC4NcV5ZY/yHJlMg8ZL0SJydHkxNgB9w/view   A rose cannot bloom Bleeding hearts can not flower If kept in darkness   --Cas Miller, 15 years old, SCI Muncy, They/Them pronouns   I wrote these while thinking of my own isolation. In the county jail. my cell had no windows. I went two weeks without seeing the outside. It was the hardest [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal- Message to Tijuana Workers’ Summit of the Americas

The Workers’ Summit of the Americas was organized to counteract the Summit of the Americas organized by the US Department of State in Los Angeles, California. The conference was a place where the countries that are besieged by the US (Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba), and who have been barred from participation in the Summit of the Americas, could participate.  It was held in Tijuana, Mexico from June 10 – 12.  w.camacaro@hotmail.com   [...]

Open Letter to Pres. Joe Biden from Political Prisoner Sean Swain

Dear President Biden:   I write to implore you not to nominate Gary C. Mohr as director of the Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Mohr is a radical, right-wing extremist who, as director of the Ohio prison system, instituted a domestic torture program to silence and neutralize his critics and political opponents. He committed crimes against humanity that are now challenged in international court, in Sean Swan versus the United States, InterAmerican Commission [...]

Monkeypox Transmission Locally in L.A. County

Public Health Confirms Community Transmission of Monkeypox in LA County; Details Vaccination Efforts   Public Health has confirmed local transmission of monkeypox in LA County, as some of the more recent of the 22 cases of monkeypox in LA County thus far have no history of international or out-of-state travel. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths.   Anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but some of the recent cases identified have [...]

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