November 7 Interfaith Networking to End Systemic Racism

Creating a Faith-Based Network Against Racism If racism and the way it’s embedded in our society and systems troubles your soul, please join ICUJP online via Zoom, Sunday, November 7, 4-6:00 pm PST. Register here now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-GqqTkjGNdhFRuOsFzAODLX4s49vl1d ICUJP’s Program Committee is calling together faith centers, activist organizations, and individuals to create an ongoing faith-based network to end systemic racism. We hope to reinforce each other’s work and help build a critical mass that will contribute to ending systemic racism. The meeting will begin with brief presentations from [...]

November  2021 Change Links 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 |2021-11-06T19:29:11-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Activism, Calendar|0 Comments

Include the Military in Climate Pollution Restrictions

COP26 By David Swanson, World Beyond War https://worldbeyondwar.org/500-organizations-propose-mysteriously-unknowable-climate-solution/ War and preparations for war are not just the pit into which trillions of dollars that could be used to prevent environmental damage are dumped, and a means of preventing necessary cooperation, but also a major direct cause of that environmental damage. The majority of “Superfund” sites in the U.S. are current or former military- related installations, sites designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where extreme hazardous waste threatens human health and the environment. The U.S. military is among the [...]

By |2021-11-03T00:27:38-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Activism, David Swanson, Movements, Peace, Peace and War|0 Comments

Free Assange! Free Peltier! Free All Political Prisoners!

Political Prisoner News Critical hearings are being held in England that could determine the fate of journalist and publisher Julian Assange of Wikileaks, as the US appeals a British refusal to extradite him for trial in the US on espionage charges growing out of Wikileaks’ publication of files and photos documenting US war crimes, released by whistle-blower Chelsea Manning. Assange, whose mental health has been suffering from his long incarceration resisting the US charges, is viewed as the victim of one of the harshest attacks on press [...]

Families Protest New East L.A. Charter High School

Angry mothers and students protest a proposed charter high school in East LA by Carlos Montes Over a 100 students, teachers and parents from Garfield High School (GHS) held a protest in East Los Angeles on October 13, against a planned construction of a new charter high school. East Los Angeles unincorporated area has become saturated with private charter schools, causing a crisis in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) public schools. Mother Antonieta Garcia spoke about the damage another charter school will cause to public schools [...]

Question Posed to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Open Letter Query to CDC: Why Not Lift Restrictions on Those Who Already Had COVID-19, Parallel to Those Fully Vaccinated? https://www.icandecide.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Reply-to-CDC-Re-Natural-Immunity-v-Vaccine-Immunity.pdf [Note: Change Links advises considering all material regarding COVID with a healthy dose of skepticism, but the questions raised here about why those who have contracted and recovered from COVID are not getting the same access as those who are fully vaccinated seems like a valid one on its merits. It is not tied up with denialism of COVID or of the efficacy of the vaccines, [...]

By |2021-11-03T00:14:41-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Activism, COVID-19, Health, Health Care|0 Comments

ICUJP Marks 20th Anniversary of 9-11 with Regas Peace & Justice Awards

ICUJP Marks 20 Years of Struggle for Peace & Justice by Steve Rohde & Grace Dyrness Twenty years ago, only days after the devastating 9/11 attacks, the late Rev. George F. Regas brought together Christians, Jews, Muslims, Quakers, humanists and people of many other faiths and beliefs to found Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP). Acutely aware that such a dire moment posed a grave threat to peace and justice, George knew that peacemakers needed to create a place to gather, organize, pray, and act [...]

KPFK Local Station Board Elections Underway

by Michael Novick, KPFK LSB Chair The elections for listener and staff delegates at KPFK and other Pacifica stations, no longer threatened by a Bylaws replacement effort that would have eliminated elected local oversight of station management, finances and programming policy and fairness, are now underway. Listener-sponsor and staff members, in separate elections, will choose nine listener and three staff delegates to serve for three years on the Local Station Board (LSB). [Full disclosure: the author is a candidate for re-election to the LSB.] Voting has opened [...]

Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for KPFK LSB

-Paid Political Ad - Vote for Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for LSB Defend Democracy, Diversity, Accountability & Community Radio! Money Out of Pacifica Politics - Keep Pacifica Whole and Committed to Peace, Justice & Self- Determination! Grassroots candidates are predominantly Black, Indigenous & People of Color, and majority women, reflecting the community. In alphabetical order: Deidra Bynum, Marisol Cruz, Fernando S. Fernando, Kelly Flores, George Funmaker, Rob Macon, Jack Neff, Michael Novick, Lydia Poncé, Rocío Rivas, Jeanine Rohn This ad doesn’t represent Pacifica, KPFK or any [...]

September 2021 Change Links community events 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 [...]

By |2021-09-11T20:40:39-05:00September 3rd, 2021|Activism, COVID-19, Ecology|0 Comments

Afghan Crisis Must End the US Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies People have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country - and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing massacre by U.S. forces that together killed at least 170 people, including 13 U.S. troops. Even as UN agencies warn of an impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the U.S. Treasury has frozen nearly all of the Afghan Central Bank’s $9.4 billion in foreign currency reserves, [...]

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