January 2023 Community 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 donate $5 (per event), payable to [...]

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022)

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022) By Kevin "Rashid" Johnson   Revolution won't happen in Virtual space The oppressed communities, Where it must take place. For all the Social media clout chasers GoFundMe grifters Mass line fakers Political shape shifters And Posturing pixies In costumes From the 60s. The people's struggle Won't be made with your mouth, Where the people live Is where shit plays out. You can't impose Things you [...]

Can the Left Disagree without Being Disagreeable?

Can the Left Disagree Without Being Disagreeable? We need to be far more generous with each other, able to hold conversations without resort to insults and abuses. Out of disagreement comes understanding. But out of malicious slander only comes disorientation. by Vijay Prashad in COUNTERPUNCH I have been a reporter for thirty years. During this period, I have been to many former war zones and to active war zones, including in Iraq, [...]

Dynamic New Programming, Newscast on KPFK 90.7 Pacifica Radio

KPFK, listener-sponsored Pacifica community radio for Los Angeles and all of Southern California, is refreshing its programming schedule, adding new more radical, community-based, solution-oriented programming, and launching a locally produced newscast for the first time in over a decade. Anti-racist, anti-war, and anti-capitalist viewpoints are taking center stage in a new morning mix radio magazine. The station is bringing back some other important voices from communities of color that have been missing [...]

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 [...]

In Memoriam Iris Edinger

IRIS EDINGER October 12, 1929 - August 23, 2022   Iris Edinger died on August 23, 2022.  All Change Links readers are invited to a Memorial Program, to be held the weekend of December 17-18 at Emerson Unitarian Church in Canoga Park.  Address:  7304 Jordan Avenue,  Canoga Park,  CA  91303. We are planning for an EDUCATIONAL EVENT where you might learn some fun and interesting things about your country, the U.S.A. Saturday [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Victory for the Planet in Brazil

Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil Run-Off https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Is-Back-Says-Lula-After-Election-Victory-20221030-0017.html "Today, we are telling the world that Brazil is back and is too big to be relegated to the sad role of a pariah," Inacio Lula da Silva exclaimed in a victory speech after defeating incumbent right wing president Jair Bolsonaro. Globo reported that Bolsonaro would recognize Lula's victory. "What I hear the most in my international trips is that the world misses that sovereign [...]

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