March 2020 Community Calendar Women’s History Month

PLEASE BE ADVISED - THE PEACE CENTER HAS CANCELLED ALL EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  MANY OTHER VENUES AND EVENTS WILL PROBABLY BE SIMILARLY AFFECTED BY SOCIAL DISTANCING STRATEGIES RELATED TO "FLATTENING THE CURVE" OF INFECTION BY COVD-19 CHECK BEFORE ATTENDING ANY EVENT LISTED -- ALSO BE AWARE, THE APRIL MAY BE DELAYED BY THE NEED TO VERIFY ANY CHANGES -- FOR EXAMPLE, THE LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS SCHEDULED IN APRIL HAS ALREADY BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER, AND THE EARTH DAY GREATER LA 2020 EVENT SCHEDULED FOR [...]

By |2020-03-15T00:47:33-05:00February 29th, 2020|Calendar, Events, Featured|0 Comments

July 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send in events, articles or poetry: https://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe. All event announcements are encouraged to donate $5.00 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles, CA 90034. It keeps this publication solvent. We thank you in advance.   Peace vigils: https://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   Other Calendars: https://ocprogressiveevents.info/, https://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, httpss://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, https://www.activistsandiego.org/event, httpss://vcpjn.org/calendar/, httpss://echoparkfilmcenter.org   KPFK 90.7 FM Non-Commercial Progressive Community Radio local station board election candidates to be announced, balloting to take place starting Aug. 15 for [...]

Immigrants Make America—Don’t Call ICE; Go Get a Cup of Coffee

Immigrants Make America—Don’t Call ICE; Go Get a Cup of Coffee By Valerie Vande Panne Author Bio: Valerie Vande Panne is a writing fellow and chief correspondent at Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. She is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, In These Times, Politico, and many other publications. This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. A friend of mine worked in a tool and die shop in Michigan. [...]

Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist: Kathleen Hernandez

Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist:  Kathleen Hernandez In the words of her Veteran For Peace colleagues, “Kathleen is one of those people who is always there to do what needs to be done.” She has worked tirelessly for VFP and social justice, bringing her passionate commitment, energy, persistence, and impressive skills to an endless array of campaigns, actions, coalition building, conferences, lobbying...the list of Kathleen’s organizing work for peace and justice goes on and on. From Camp Casey to New Orleans to Washington to Colombia, Arlington West, [...]

Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani

Spotlight on an Exemplary Organizer: John Imani      John Imani has been a stalwart of the movement in L.A. since his youth, from activity in the BSU in the 60s, through years as a Black Marxist and most recently with Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC-LA) in the MacArthur Park area. He was born and lived until age 15 in Mobile, AL when it was strictly segregated.  "We never thought about it much," he says. "When we went downtown on Sunday to spend some of the money we made [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-01-03T00:23:26-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Activism, Anti-capitalism, Anti-Racism/Racism, Contests, Features, Heroes and Whistleblowers, Historical, Independent Journalism, Justice/Injustice, Labor|Comments Off on Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist: Woodrow Coleman

Amazing Success Story: 20th Anniversary for a Social Cauldron of Creativity, The UnUrban Coffee House

by Greg Foisie The unlikely continuity of the UnUrban Coffee House on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica may be due to a combination of illogical persistence, fierce determination, and the hopeful dedication to idealism of its owner.  In the face of hard times, this people-centered, down-to-earth and charming gathering place has become a jewel amid unbridled West-side development that threatens to rip the soul out of neighborhoods.  Its bohemian atmosphere champions freedom, acceptance, awareness, artistic expression and creativity. A Community Effort Pamela Stollings began this business in [...]

By |2015-08-03T01:12:16-05:00August 2nd, 2015|Features, Greg Foisie, Venues|0 Comments

May Day is The People’s Day!

Excerpts from a speech © 2005 by Mumia Abu-Jamal As the Iraq War continues to lurch from disaster to disaster, from scandal to scandal, and from puppet to puppet, people are beginning to see the futility of this mad scheme to remake other nations in our image. As more and more people, from more and more social strata see the futility of this imperial grab for lands and oil, it becomes clearer and clearer that people must join together and resist. Mayday presents a perfect opportunity for [...]

By |2015-05-02T02:20:17-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Features, Politics|0 Comments

Supreme Court Seven Protest Citizens United

Two days ago, I joined 6 other 99Rise members in standing up and speaking truth to power in the chamber of the United States Supreme Court. It was one of the most intense moments of my life... Watch the video of our Supreme Court disruption. https://www.99rise.org/breaking_video_from_inside_supreme_court_protest One by one, we stood and interrupted the justices to call for overturning Citizens United and defending a "One Person, One Vote" democracy. We were forcefully apprehended and arrested. We spent the night in jail. We face trial on federal misdemeanor [...]

By |2015-02-01T03:09:01-05:00February 1st, 2015|Featured, News, Politics|0 Comments

The Meaning of Labor Day

By Gabe Gabrielsky The meaning of Labor Day has been lost to most Americans, just as is the case with many other holidays such as Independence Day, Memorial Day or Christmas. For most people today Labor Day signifies a great day for bargain sales at retail stores, the beginning of a new school year and most of all the end of summer. In contrast, Labor Day was originally intended to be a celebration for working people in general and by organized labor in particular, was dedicated to [...]

By |2014-09-21T23:28:13-05:00September 1st, 2014|Commentary, Featured, News|0 Comments

Cold War Two

Do you think any American official is going to tell you the truth? by William Blum During Cold War One those of us in the left were often placed in the position where we had to defend the Soviet Union because the US government was using that country as a battering ram against us. Now we sometimes have to defend Russia because it may be the last best hope of stopping TETATW (The Empire That Ate The World). Yes, during Cold War One we knew about Stalin, [...]

By |2014-09-22T00:56:51-05:00August 31st, 2014|Features|0 Comments