Letter to the Editors: Social Security Cuts

Dear Editor, In 2023, the annual Cost of Living adjustment for Social Security was an increase of 8.7% . But it's 5.5% less in 2024!  In 2024, the actual C of L adjustment this year is only 3.2% (that's barely 1/3 of the increase last year). For instance, for my mother’s SS monthly benefit for 2024, that means a  $681.60 monthly loss. Representing less purchasing power, more hardship all around for tight [...]

Letter to the Editor: Climate Change and Cultivated Meat

To the editor, If our political leaders are serious about addressing the climate crisis, they should support increased public funding for cultivated-meat research. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, cultivated meat is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. It requires a fraction of the greenhouse-gas emissions that raising livestock does. While the Food and Drug Administration recently gave its approval to the new protein, further technological development is needed so [...]

Stop Racism by Educating the Children

Stop Racism by Educating the Children by Errol Segal Since day one, we have had racism in America and for sure all over the world.  On Thursday, December 8th an article appeared in the LA Times stating that “Hate crimes in L.A. County reach[ed] the highest level in nearly two decades”. My name is Errol Segal.  I am the Senior Recycling Consultant for Active Recycling Co. Inc. located at 2000 West Slauson [...]

Letter to the Editor: Cultivated Meat

To the editor, I was happy to learn the San Francisco-based company Eat Just is planning to build the world’s biggest cultivated-meat factory in the United States. For those who don’t know, cultivated meat is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. The planned facility will have ten 250,000-liter bioreactors, capable of producing 30-million pounds of this revolutionary protein every year. Despite such amazing progress in the private sector, more federal funding for [...]

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Letters to the Editor

To the editor, While the origins of COVID-19 are debated, it remains true that animal agriculture greatly increases our pandemic risk. That's why Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren't familiar with the term, cultured meat is grown from cells, without raising and slaughtering livestock. "Both farmed and caged wild animals create the perfect breeding ground for zoonotic diseases," Liz Specht wrote [...]

Cultured Meat – Letter to the Editor

To the editor,   Democrats should include federal funding for cultured-meat research in their coronavirus-relief bill. For readers who aren't aware, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. Since animals are removed from the process, the risk of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 making the jump to humans is eliminated. Our current food system — which relies on huge numbers of creatures packed together in dirty cages — is like kindling to [...]

Letter to the Editor: Immigration and the Environment

Election Season 2020 A Letter-To-The-Editor NOT printed by the L.A. Times      Behind the scenes, in ways I cannot fathom, the LA Times is linked to a globalist, pro-capitalist agenda. Despite that, they occasionally do allow for alternative points-of-view — sometimes in guest editorials and especially with letters-to-the-editor. However, at critical moments, such as the lead-up to the 2020 election, it appears they have little or no room for alternative points-of-view. This [...]

Letter to the Editor: Promote Cultured Meat to End Animal Slaughter

To the editor, President-elect Joe Biden, who won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren't aware, cultured-meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. There is no greater crime than what we do to nonhumans in food production. We kill over a trillion aquatic and land creatures every year for this purpose. According to the Population Reference Bureau, only about [...]

Community Calendar July 2020

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 [...]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Ostracize and Stigmatize All Cops

Letter to the Editor: Don't Ostracize and Stigmatize All Cops As "Bastards" 02-23-2020 I am writing in response to Imani Beckett’s article, “Why all Cops Are In Fact Bastards,” in the February, 2020 edition of Change Links. Throughout human history virtually all major systems of power inherently draw to them those who seek to impose their strength over others.  The fact that these systems often oppress others is particularly disdainful, because it [...]

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