Issues and Individuals in March 3 Primary

Criminal Justice System On Trial in March 3 Ballot      Whether you think the criminal justice system is broken, or you believe it's doing what it was designed to do by targeting poor people and people of color, that system is on the March 3 primary election ballot in many ways. The presidential primary, along partisan lines, offers stark choices among candidates and visions. The other races in CA are all essentially non-partisan -- anyone can vote for any candidate on the ballot for each position, and [...]

LA METRO Call to Artists – Deadline extended to 12/23/2019

Call to Artists - 2020 Artist Pool Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Visual artists are invited to be considered for new artist opportunities.   Deadline (Extended) Online submittal must be completed via SlideRoom by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 9, 2019 December 23, 2019. Interested artists are encouraged to learn more about Metro art opportunities and the 2020 Artist Pool through our: Open House Events Metro's art program commissions artists to create artworks that improve the transit customer experience and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the communities we serve. Artist Opportunities The Artist [...]

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How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling

by Reynard Loki  httpss://independentmediainstitute.org/the-indigenous-resistance-to-big-oil-heats-up-in-ecuador/  httpss://www.opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaabierta/los-pueblos-ind%C3%ADgenas-han-ganado-una-victoria-hist%C3%B3rica-protegiendo-a-la-amazon%C3%ADa-del-extractivismo-en/ How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes—and the planet—from destruction. Source: Independent Media Institute. This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. On May 16, hundreds of Indigenous peoples traveled from different regions of the Ecuadorian Amazon to the capital city of Quito to demand respect for the April 26 historic court ruling, in [...]

Bernie Sanders Seeking US Presidency Again in 2020

Bernie Sanders Again Seeking the US Presidency, in 2020 by Bella De Soto But wait, how Socialist is Bernie Sanders, again fully pledged to the Democratic Party! He’s now promoting bringing in all the young folks that have been hard at work like in the DSA-Democratic Socialists of America, inspired by his earlier run in 2016. However, this was a result of the collective frustration and led down when he annexed himself to the Democratic Party! This synopsis is rather short for now, but lets just wait [...]

Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist: Woodrow Coleman

Spotlight on An Exemplary Activist Woodrow Coleman He was born Jan. 14, 1934 in Texarkana TX, the oldest son of Aubrey and Olilah Coleman. He had four younger brothers, two of whom have sadly passed away. Woodrow was born during the Great Depression in segregated Jim Crow territory. His father worked on the railroad; his mother did housework and childcare for white families. He grew up in a neighborhood with lots of extended family. His later childhood was marred by his mother's poor health, hospitalized over a [...]

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Other Propositions on the Nov. Ballot

httpss://elections.calmatters.org/2018/california-ballot-measures/ Elections aren’t just about hiring lawmakers to write the laws that govern our state. Sometimes, you the voter, are asked to set some rules yourself. Some ballot measures will invite you to weigh in on the most consequential and controversial issues of the day. The death penalty, marriage equality, marijuana legalization, and basic questions of who should pay for the price of government have all been decided by voters in past elections. This November, affordable housing funding, the price of gas, and rent control will all [...]

Seeking Nominations for Activists to Emulate

Dear Readers, Change Links would like to announce a new column in our newspaper. Starting January 2019, Change Links will spotlight each month a local activist who is making a positive contribution to our movements. We need your help. Please nominate a meritorious local activist, by sending us an email at changelinks2@gmail.com. In 200 words or less, state why you believe Change Links should recognize that person as someone we can all emulate. We would like to include a short bio and a photo, similar to the [...]

Running Green in Congressional District 13

Running Green in D13: Tax the rich and stop the wars by Ann Garrison, June 26, 2018 In California’s top-two primary system, only the top two vote getters advance to the general election, meaning that only two names will be on the ballot for each race in November. Since California is a very blue state, that often means that two Democrats advance, as in the Senate race between incumbent Dianne Feinstein, the anti-Trump candidate, and former State Senate President Kevin de León, the more-anti-Trump-than-Feinstein candidate. However, three [...]

Martin Luther King Jr Essay Contest

Martin Luther King Jr Essay Contest “What King’s Dream Means to Youth Today”   for elementary, middle, high school and college students, 600-800 words. All submissions electronically in .doc format to changelinks2@gmail.com. Submit by March 15. Winners in each category will appear in the April 2018 issue, 50th anniversary of MLK’s death.

Propositions on the California and LA Ballots

“All politics is local” was never truer than this year when the head of the ticket offers two candidates with higher disapproval ratings than perhaps ever before in the history of the republic, if we can still call it that, and so many local races and propositions of significance. Here then are recommendations from some of the usual suspects for your progressive voting pleasure. Don’t be fooled; even a rigged system can be used to flog its handlers, so make it to the polls with a vengeance, [...]

Change-Links Student Essay Contest

Change-Links is sponsoring an essay contest for elementary and secondary school students on the theme of "Forming a Better Future Today." In 500 words or less, describe what kind of future young people of today want to see, and tell what you are doing to help bring it about. First prize is $25, second place wins $15, third place $10. Winning essays will be published in C-L in March. Deadline is February 15, 2015. Submit by mail to PO Box 34236, LA 90034, or electronically to changelinks2@gmail.com. [...]

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