Alternatives to Surgical Abortion

Change Links note: As abortion is increasingly criminalized, and as reproductive rights stand to be overturned by the Supreme Court, we are printing this informational piece about non-surgical methods to terminate a pregnancy, to empower women. We also heartily recommend collective mass action to end the war on women! Methods of Non-surgical Abortion      Medical abortion is a way to end a pregnancy by using abortion-inducing drugs as an alternative to surgical [...]

In Memoriam: Ronald Spriestersbach

Rest in Power Ronald Spriestersbach, 1928-2021 Ron Spriesterbach, who passed away recently at age 93, was a warm friend and good comrade, an anti-racist and anti-imperialist to the core and to the last. Ron is pictured above on the right with his comrade Reza Pour. Like Reza, Ron was a former member of the KPFK Local Station Board and active with the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition as a manifestation of his lifelong [...]

Assembly Defeats AB1400: CalCare – Guaranteed Health Care for All

by Maureen Cruise Health Care 4 All-Los Angeles Assembly Bill 1400 Guaranteed Health Care for All, otherwise known as Cal Care, was the 7th attempt at securing California single-payer legislation. The problem has not been policy or finance. Those are clearly achievable with very favorable results for our population's health and for the state’s economy. Twenty-two financial analyses of US single payer proposals over the past 30 years have concluded substantial savings [...]

Lamprey, Sea Vampires, Concentrate PFAS Military Poisons

Sea Lampreys are the leeches of the sea; they suck blood from other marine life forms. As a result, they concentrate PFAS, highly toxic flame retardant chemicals of which the US military is probably the largest polluter, that are poisoning other fish, much as fish high on the marine food chain concentrate toxic mercury from the other fish they consume. https://www.militarypoisons.org/latest-news/vampire-fish-have-lots-of-pfas The Sea Lamprey attaches to fish with its suction cup mouth, [...]

Vegan States of America

Want to Know How “Vegan” Each State Is? Look at the 2020 US Presidential Election Results  [2021 Study] by Natasha Spencer <natasha@totalshape.com> https://totalshape.com/ Our latest research into veganism in America has revealed a surprising link between politics and how vegan-friendly individual States are. Our research team was collecting data from all 50 states to come up with a definitive list of the most vegan states of 2021. And we started noticing that [...]

By |2022-02-01T16:18:51-05:00February 1st, 2022|Biden, Donald Trump, Elections, Food, Health, Health, News, Politics|0 Comments

Why Do Cutting Cultures Cut and Why It Is So Difficult To Protect Children From Genital Cutting?

Earlier Version with Images: https://tinyurl.com/334cyvsw While mounds of resources and money have been invested to end Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation or FGC/M, by and large, FGC is rising worldwide. (1) This alarming trend in this horrific form of child abuse is mainly perpetuated by migrating and growing populations from female genital cutting cultures combined with ineffective activism driven by ethnocentric myths on the part of the activists and more importantly, Western Culture itself. [...]

By |2022-02-01T16:18:16-05:00February 1st, 2022|Africa, Girls, Health, Health Care, Historical, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Corner: Foods to Help You Sleep

The best foods and Supplements to assist in sleeping well   https://getpocket.com/explore/item/sleep-the-best-and-worst-foods-to-eat-before-bed?utm_source=pocket-newtab ~~~~~~~~~ Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. This hormone impacts your entire body. It enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with each other. Serotonin also helps with sleeping, eating, and digestion. This hormone (and neurotransmitter) helps regulate your mood as well as your sleep, appetite, digestion, learning ability, [...]

By |2022-01-01T01:26:00-05:00January 1st, 2022|Bella De Soto, Features, Food, Health, Health, Recipes|0 Comments

November 7 Interfaith Networking to End Systemic Racism

Creating a Faith-Based Network Against Racism If racism and the way it’s embedded in our society and systems troubles your soul, please join ICUJP online via Zoom, Sunday, November 7, 4-6:00 pm PST. Register here now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-GqqTkjGNdhFRuOsFzAODLX4s49vl1d ICUJP’s Program Committee is calling together faith centers, activist organizations, and individuals to create an ongoing faith-based network to end systemic racism. We hope to reinforce each other’s work and help build a critical mass [...]

Question Posed to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Open Letter Query to CDC: Why Not Lift Restrictions on Those Who Already Had COVID-19, Parallel to Those Fully Vaccinated? https://www.icandecide.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Reply-to-CDC-Re-Natural-Immunity-v-Vaccine-Immunity.pdf [Note: Change Links advises considering all material regarding COVID with a healthy dose of skepticism, but the questions raised here about why those who have contracted and recovered from COVID are not getting the same access as those who are fully vaccinated seems like a valid one on its merits. It [...]

By |2021-11-03T00:14:41-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Activism, COVID-19, Health, Health Care|0 Comments

Evictions Wrongfully Proceeding in LA Courts

Evictions Proceeding in LA Courts Despite COVID, Moratorium By Ray Jones and Michael Novick Earlier this year, Public Counsel filed suit on behalf of itself and numerous LA-area legal aid organizations, to demand the LA Superior Court shut down, rather than continuing civil trials on traffic citations and “unlawful detainer” – eviction – proceedings. Their claim is that the needless court actions endanger the health of the poor people being dragged into [...]

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HomeBoy Industries Partners with LA County to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

L.A. County Public Health Partners with Homeboy Industries to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations New PSAs talking about the importance of getting vaccinated, overcoming hesitancy, and the impact the virus has had on the community. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) and Homeboy Industries partnered together to promote the COVID-19 vaccinations in new public service announcements (PSAs) showcasing Father Greg Boyle and employees speaking about the importance of getting vaccinated, [...]

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