Poetry Corner: Age is Creeping Up by Norman Molesko

AGE IS CREEPING UP By Norman Molesko https://www.lapoetsociety.org/norman-molesko I write about aging reality, my reality and the realities of those I meet and know. For me it is human to share, whether walking or in a wheelchair.   Various seniors and oldies feel similar in many ways, jaw boning at a market place, complaining in a doctor’s office, letting hair down over the phone.   They relate twinges and pains, illnesses and [...]

By |2023-02-02T19:43:20-05:00February 2nd, 2023|Aging, Arts, Disability issues, Health, Poetry Corner|0 Comments

Poetry Corner: That Man’s America

That Man’s America by S. A. Gerber   I struggle to stand on the wave covered deck. My work boots are held together with glue and screws. I impress the Liberals with my ragged appearance. I will work until they say stop. I will eat their leftover sandwiches and drink free coffee. I smoke on their loading docks and write poetry. I accept their pay and do not ask for more. I [...]

By |2023-01-02T02:25:09-05:00January 2nd, 2023|Arts, Low income, People, Poetry Corner, Poverty|0 Comments

Poetry Corner: From “The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of the Blind Rebel” by Oso Blanco (Byron Shane Chubbuck)

I Am the Soul   I am the voice you cannot stop, the vibration your oppression never caught. I am the song for the Zapatistas, soothing the soul por vida. I pass through their vista down into the streets, all across the barrios, they see no man, yet hear me all around.   The voice, the voice. The song without end, the song without end. I am the voice you cannot stop, [...]

Hip-Hop vs. Columbus

Goodbye Columbus A compilation of Rap lyrics exposing the colonial, white supremacist reality of Columbus, compiled by XXL magazine.   “Dig It!” by The Coup “Gunned us, stunned us exploited and they hung us/I'd like to take a moment to say, 'Fuck Columbus!'”   “The Illest” by Immortal Technique, Featuring Jean Grae and Pumpkinhead “My arrival is genocidal like Christopher Columbus” —Immortal Technique   “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” by Lupe [...]

Call for Murals Destination Crenshaw

Destination Crenshaw Mini Mural Open Call Round 4 – Deadline is June 5, 2022 Destination Crenshaw (DC) is hosting open calls for South LA artists to showcase their talent and local pride as the DC construction continues. Visit their submissions website for more information including the guidelines and contact info. https://destinationcrenshaw.submittable.com/submit

By |2022-04-30T18:00:29-05:00April 30th, 2022|Activism, Ads, Arts, Los Angeles|0 Comments

May 2022 Community Calendar

May 2022 Community Calendar   See Continuing & Ongoing Events at end of calendar section   May 1 - Sun   May Day - International Workers’ Day   May Day Migrant Workers’ March & Rally, 11a, Olympic & Broadway in DTLA. May Day Coalition-Essential and United for Justice. https://www.facebook.com/events/5162329530455267   Boyle Heights May Day March & Rally, 12n, E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave & N. Matthews St., centrocso@gmail.com, 323-943-2030   Revolutionary Internationalist [...]

By |2022-04-30T18:04:34-05:00April 30th, 2022|Activism, Arts, Black liberation, Calendar|0 Comments

April 2022 community 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 [...]

Poetry Corner: Matt Sedillo & Review of “City on the Second Floor”

POST (excerpt) By Matt Sedillo, from “City on the Second Floor)   Tomorrow doesn’t show up all at once But when it does Liquidate the pension Automate the factory Auction off the options Don’t worry bout me I worry free Free-lance contingency Smiling at your service to gig economy Side hustle, millennial, post industrial standard Hire me as an adjunct Fire me as contingent Into a city I cannot afford to live [...]

Fernando Velazquez, ¡Presente!

by Rose Mary Elizondo and others Fernando Velazquez was born on September 22, 1948, in Sinaloa, Mexico. He passed to the ancestors on February 12, 2022 of a brain aneurysm, a tragic loss for the peoples' movements globally and locally. He was born into a large family.  His mother was a true Matriarch. Fernando was a very hardworking person. He started working at a young age. He managed to obtain an education [...]

Askia Muhammad – Black Journalist by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Askia Muhammad - Black Journalist by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/askia-muhammed-black-journalist He was known as Askia Muhammad. And in his 76 years of life, he was principally known, and indeed renowned, as a Black journalist. But he was also a poet, a photographer, and hosted a radio program in Washington DC's Pacifica station, WPFW. He was a senior editor and correspondent for the Final Call, the weekly journal of the Nation of Islam. He [...]

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