In Memoriam: Rev. James M. Lawson

Rev. Lawson, an apostle of non-violent struggle for human rights, labor dignity and justice, and the Black freedom movement, passed away last month at age 95. A third-generation Methodist minister, Lawson was born in 1928 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and earned his pastor’s license in 1947, during his senior year of high school. Not long after graduating, he was drafted into the U.S. military at the time of the Korean War but refused [...]

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

CLIMATE STRIKE L.A. – THE DEMANDS

We call upon the City Of Los Angeles to adopt a climate action and adaptation plan to include all of the urgent items listed below, or implement them now.  Please note, these items are not ‘food  for thought’ – –  these are our demands.   CLIMATE EMERGENCY #1 – We demand that the City of Los Angeles adopt a climate emergency bill package, creating a CEQA binding climate action and adaptation plan [...]

People-Powered Pacifica Radio in So Cal:

KPFK on the Move! KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles has made a move from its long-time home in Studio City to a newly-built radio studio in Glendale. This is happening because the Pacifica Foundation, which holds the license and owned the building housing KPFK and the Pacifica Radio Archives, decided it was necessary to sell the property in order the pay off accumulated debt and aged payables (unpaid bills at KPFK and [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Quest for Abolition

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal How do we arrive at this place we call abolition? What are the roads to such a destination?  We arrive from the almost-lost lessons of history, shaped by generations of ancestors who struggled their whole lives for that rare breath of freedom and yearned with all their hearts that we, their progeny, would one day breathe free air. For abolition stems from the long, hard struggle against [...]

HEALTH CARE for US Champions Single-Payer in California

CalCare - Single Payer Medicare coverage for all in California Health Care for US (HC4US) advocates for comprehensive, high-quality universal health care through single-payer public financing. Our goal is to guarantee health care as a human right for ALL California residents, advancing the larger fight for health care justice and energizing the implementation of national Single-Payer/Medicare for All. HC4US is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of volunteers. We partner with the California Nurses [...]

Are We Safe In Our Homes?

LA Man Sues For Cell Tower Antenna Injuries Elijah Carder sustained serious injuries from wireless antennas installed by T-Mobile This could happen to anyone in our communities. Support those fighting for all of our health & safety. Carder has filed a case in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angele and is suing former landlord South Pasadena Heights Apartments and T-Mobile USA, Inc. for injuries, pain, negligence, and severe emotional [...]

September 2023 Community Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2023 CHANGE LINKS 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 [...]

Corruption Rules the Los Angeles Civic Scene

by NOlympicsLA Coalition To coincide with today's arraignment of LA Councilmember Curren Price (postponed until October) and the sentencing hearing of former County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (3.5 years in prison to begin one week after his birthday), NOlympics LA is releasing our Olympic Corruption Dashboard — a dynamic tool for tracking the extensive cases of corruption and conflicts of interest tied to LA 2028 and other Olympic Games. See it here: https://nolympicsla.com/olympic-corruption-dashboard/ [...]

Which Way KPFK?

The listener and staff elections for delegates on the local (and thereby national) boards of Pacifica radio stations, including KPFK here in Southern California, are underway. You needed to have become a member by June 30 to vote. This is a critical election over the future direction of KPFK and the Pacifica Foundation. A faction within the governance that has been involved in previous efforts to split up the foundation, order it [...]

When Will US Join Global Call to End Ukraine War?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies When Japan invited the leaders of Brazil, India and Indonesia to attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima, there were glimmers of hope that it might be a forum for these rising economic powers from the Global South to discuss their advocacy for peace in Ukraine with the wealthy Western G7 countries that are militarily allied with Ukraine and have so far remained deaf to [...]

Maduro’s Historic Meeting with Lula in Brazil is a Step Forward for all of Latin America

By Alejandra Garcia and Bill Hackwell photo: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil https://resumen-english.org/2023/05/maduros-historic-meeting-with-lula-in-brazil-is-a-step-forward-for-all-of-latin-america/ Yesterday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shook hands again after eight years since they last met. Maduro traveled to Brasilia after almost a decade; the last time was to attend the inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016). His arrival marks the restart of a path of peace and understanding for both countries and [...]

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