Study Medicine in Cuba at ELAM (Latin American Medical School)

Full Scholarship Program to Study Medicine in Cuba IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL APPLICANTS READ THIS DOCUMENT IN FULL BEFORE CONTACTING THE IFCO OFFICE.   If you are interested in a scholarship to the medical school in Cuba, you MUST fit the following criteria:   Be US citizens (with US passport)   Be between the ages of 18 and 25 by the time of matriculation.   (Please note that in limited circumstances exceptions MAY be considered for those over 25. For more information about this, it [...]

December 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to or via 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, Los Angeles 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. Thanks in advance.   Peace vigils: https://change-links. org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   [...]

Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for the Local Station Board (LSB): Michael Novick, Reza Pour, Tyan Schesser, and Jeff Silberman. Or you can settle for gentrification of the airwaves, voter suppression, violations of the Pacifica [...]

LA Teachers’ Strike Set for January 10: First in 30 Years

LA Teachers' Strike Set for January 10 by Michael Novick, UTLA-Retired After 20 months of fruitless bargaining and lies and manipulation on the part of LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has announced a strike date of Thursday, January 10 unless there is a settlement as outlined in their contract demands. UTLA is demanding that LAUSD immediately: * use its $1.9 billion in unrestricted reserves to fund smaller class sizes; for more nurses, counselors, and librarians; and to fully fund our schools; * commit [...]

Financial Planning for New Parents

Financial Planning for New Parents: Tips for Saving Money and Protecting Your Future by Sara Bailey Becoming a parent changes your life in so many ways, and it’s impossible to be prepared for all of them. However, one thing you definitely want to be prepared for is the financial commitment of having a kid. After all, children are not cheap. According to a report released by the US Department of Agriculture, married middle-income parents will spend approximately $233,610 raising a child born in 2015. Note that this [...]

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August 2018 Change Links Community Calendar

Be sure to check httpss:// for newly added calendar items! Weekly peace vigils Other event calendars httpss:// On-Going or Continuing Events Each Weekend, the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market, offers a variety of farm fresh produce, delicious gourmet goods and unique artisan goods. Currently, the market is featuring locally grown favorites, including Fuji apples and Asian pears (check season), mustard greens, kale and Swiss chard, along with the first of the Citrus Crop. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market is produced by [...]

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TEACHERS RISING by Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 5/16/18] ©2018 Mumia Abu-Jamal It began in America’s poorest states and is spreading like wildfire. First came Kentucky, then a slew of others: Arizona, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Colorado -- if you think about it, these are, for the most part, conservative states; and yet these are places where teachers, among the most poorly-paid state or local workers at a public institution, are walking out and uniting to demand better pay, and better state support for their mission -- teaching kids. [...]


TEACHERS-AT-ARMS ©2018 Mumia Abu-Jamal   Teaching is one of the hardest jobs in America, for they perform one of the most challenging jobs -- teaching the young -- and they do so while being woefully underpaid. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median average wage for a teacher is $53,000 per year.  Given that most men are paid between $10 and $20 -thousand dollars more than women (and most US teachers are women), it should surprise no one that the average cop gets about $70,000 [...]

A New Way of Life Launches Jail Voter Registration Efforts

A New Way of Life Launches Jail Voter Registration Efforts By Christin Runkle Photos by Louisa St. Aubyn Last month, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (ANWOL) held its 6th annual training for volunteers wanting to undertake voter registration efforts in LA County jails. More than 50 volunteers came out to Watts Labor Community Action Center to learn from representatives of the County Registrar-Recorder’s office, who said the turnout was one of the highest they had ever seen for a voter registration training. “We are committed [...]

Poetry Corner: The War in America

The War In America by Bill Crossman I didn’t see the war in America when I was four dressed in my soldier suit posing for photos on my Dad’s shoulder at the Carolina Base my eyes drawn past the barracks at Black men in stripes and shackles stumbling off the flatbed truck at the edge of the woods, their clanking chains in the turpentine pines around us laying a silence as Black women boiling lye and fat for soap set aside paddles, Black pitch-gatherers rested machetes to [...]

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 Submit by March 15. Winners in each category will appear in the April 2018 issue, 50th anniversary of MLK’s death.

Let’s Defend Dreamers and All Immigrants

by Christine Browning [from Freedom Socialist, Vol. 38, No. 6, December 2017-January 2018 Monica is an enthusiastic young math major at Los Angeles City College (LACC). She is an undocumented immigrant brought here from Mexico at the age of five. She shoulders the primary care of her two younger brothers while her single mom works long hours, six days a week. At one time, they were homeless. Her name has been changed to avoid persecution. Monica’s story is only one of many told by the nearly [...]

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