December 2022 Change Links community calendar

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Role Player Games for prisoners and other broke people

The founding argument of Bull Press is broke people need the rad times and togetherness of narrative games more than anybody. Bull Press eBooks will always be free, physical copies dirt cheap, and paperbacks free for prisoners. Our do-gooder mission isn’t a gimmick we’re hoping to coast on: if you try one of our games, we’re confident it will land in your top 3 of all time. Bull Press’s mission: Publish gas [...]

REPORT FROM HAVANA: Medea Benjamin and LA Youth report Dec. 11

US-CUBA YOUTH, UNION & WOMEN'S CONFERENCE Report Back      The conference was sponsored by Federation of Cuban Women, Cuban Trade Union Federation. Hear Medea Benjamin, National leader of Codepink about their anti-blockade, food and medical support efforts. Learn about the Nov. 24-27 Havana conference attended by 3 youth from LA: Diana, Linh, Sofia. Who attended and what activities did they participate in? What action call came out of the meeting? What's next [...]

Nuclear Extortion?  Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to Russian President Putin’s veiled threats to use short-range nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the President added it was the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis such [...]

End Violence Against Women in the US and Globally

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. The attack on women’s bodily autonomy in the US reflected in the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court, that stripped away Constitutional protection of women’s right to terminate a pregnancy, is the tip of the iceberg of violence against women in the US and globally. A major factor in the rise of the neo-fascist right in the US has been organized misogyny among many young white [...]

Justice Deferred is Justice Denied

Mumia Denied a New Trial, Appeal in the Works By Noelle Hanrahan, prisonradio.org On October 26, 2022, a proposed order denying Mumia Abu-Jamal’s constitutional claims of jury bias and suppressed evidence was issued by Common Pleas court Judge Lucretia Clemons. Abu-Jamal’s defense petition had included newly discovered evidence buried in the prosecutor’s own files.  This evidence documented key witnesses receiving promises of money for their testimony and evidence of favorable treatment in [...]

The Growing Chorus for Peace in Ukraine

by Nicolas Davies and Medea Benjamin   Ukraine has been wracked by shocking destruction and deadly violence since Russia invaded the country in February. Estimates of the death toll range from a confirmed minimum of 27,577 people, including 6,374 civilians, to over 150,000. The slaughter can only get more horrific as long as all sides, including the United States and its NATO allies, remain committed to war. In the first weeks of [...]

Poetry Corner: Political prisoner Eric King

MORE: by political prisoner Eric King The universe continually expands but my world stays stagnant these walls never move, these windows never open. I remember tho, I’ve been someone else’s pain, Made other's space feel like their own ADX the goal then, it seems isn’t just to breathe fresh air but to breathe it as a better me To never be someone else’s warden What good is being free if only to [...]

Critical Race Theory and LA City Council Racism

Critical Race Theory is for the Children By Alicia Vargas The people of Los Ángeles have spoken— they expect three city council resignations. One down… When former L.A. City council member and president Nury Martínez had the audacity to believe stepping down from her role as city council President would provide sufficient absolution from her racist wrongdoings, the people of Los Ángeles got louder. And most of these Angelenos that are now [...]

Taste of Soul Came Back to Crenshaw

Taste of Soul LA 2022 by Nia Asante Where else can one find all in one place skate boarders and grandmothers; toddlers and teachers; ball players and bakers; concert goers and church members; ministers and musicians and oh yeah, THE BEST SOUL FOOD IN LA!? No better place does all this come together with some of the most phenomenal family fun. Nowhere else but one of the most legendary streets in the [...]

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