Chernobyl USA: Why the US Failed Miserably in Fighting COVID-19

Why the U.S. Failed Miserably, And Why China Won the Fight Against COVID-19 by Lee Siu Hin In January 2020, several cases of viral pneumonia of unknown origin were detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. No one knew exactly what the virus was, hence the vague identifier of “coronavirus” so popularly known today. Thousands of miles away in the U.S., when the virus was believed not to have reached its soil yet, right-wing U.S. elites, media, and politicians began using cruel words and ridicule against [...]

April 2020 Change Links: PDF of Print Edition

 

LA City Council: Hold an Emergency Meeting to Address COVID-19 Needs

Los Angeles community organizations and unions call on the LA City Council to hold emergency meeting in response to COVID-19. Renters, unhoused residents and workers need immediate relief, groups say. In response to Council President Nury Martinez’ cancellation of a scheduled Tuesday, March 24, 2020 City Council meeting, organizations working in a newly formed network called Healthy LA responded by calling on LA City Council to immediately schedule an emergency council meeting this week. Groups operating under the Healthy LA banner have been calling on Council to [...]

January 2020 Change Links Community Calendar

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JACL Condemns DHS Rule Changes

Japanese American Citizens League Condemns Proposed Changes to DHS Public Charge Definition Today the Department of Homeland Security published its proposal to alter the "public charge" classification for immigrants to the US, opening a 60-day public comment period. Public charge is the classification of some immigrants who use benefits such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income. The proposal will dramatically alter the definition to include programs such as Medicaid/Medicare, the Housing Choice Voucher program, and food assistance. The proposed changes also expand screening [...]

Indefinite Detention of US Citizens Without Trial

Indefinite Detention of US Citizens Without Trial by David Monkawa 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which issued a presidential apology and a $20,000 payment to 82,219 survivors of Japanese American concentration camps during World War II. 120,000 Japanese Americans, mostly citizens and mostly under voting age were indefinitely locked up without charge or trial as potential security threats after FDR signed Executive Order 9066. Today, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, (NDAA 2012) again allows the President to indefinitely [...]

Singapore Summit: Korean American Activist Response

Korean American Activist on Singapore Summit Response By C. Kim https://resumen-english.org/2018/06/korean-americanactivist-on-singapore-summit-response/ This is long, but I need to get it off my chest because I am seeing way too many well-meaning folks allowing their opposition to Trump to turn into inadvertent opposition to the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Know your history. Korea was colonized by Japan for 35 years. This was a brutally violent occupation. Ex: Koreans were flogged for speaking Korean. Over 100,000 Korean women were abducted and made to be sex slaves for the [...]

Asian American Perspective on January 20 Women’s March L.A.

Women’s March 2018: An Asian American Commentary on Building Unity by David Monkawa, Progressive Asian Network for Action The LA Woman’s March Inc. turned out an impressive 750,000 people! It was inspirational and I was proud of being in a contingent of about 110 people initiated by the “Nikkei Progressives.” (Nikkei means the Japanese diaspora, such as immigrants in the US and their descendants.) The ethnic composition of the group was about 60% Nikkei, the rest bi-racial Asian, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and other non-Asian people. We contacted [...]

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