Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with Vaping in LA County

Residents are warned to STOP VAPING NOW LOS ANGELES -The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to warn residents about the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function and urges residents to STOP VAPING NOW. Nationally, there continue to be reports of people showing up in emergency departments with similar symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing, fever, and may have vomiting and [...]

By |2019-11-28T23:33:47-05:00November 28th, 2019|Health, Health, Health Care, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, News|0 Comments

Cuba – Que Linda Es Cuba!

Cuba, Que Linda Es Cuba by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA I went to Cuba for the first time, as part of the 50th Venceremos Brigade, for two weeks in July and August, along with over 150 others, the largest solidarity delegation in many years. The visit was eye-opening about the on-going revolutionary process and humanitarian values of their socialist society. It inspired us to oppose the US embargo/blockade against Cuba, and [...]

Abortion Rights & Women’s Empowerment

Abortion Policy By Imani  Beckett <imanikbeckett@gmail.com> In May, following the Supreme Court appointment of Brett Kavanagh, many "red" (GOP-dominated) states began passing laws that would make it effectively impossible to get an abortion, with the hope of those laws going to the Supreme Court and overturning Roe v Wade. The main argument from pro-lifers is that a fetus is a baby and deserve all of rights of a human baby. I personally [...]

Eyes: Passing of a Healer by Mumia Abu-Jamal

EYES: PASSING OF A HEALER [col. Writ. 6/7/19 (c) ’19 Mumia Abu-Jamal]   The name, Dr. Patricia Bath, is perhaps unfamiliar to you, as it was to me just a few days ago; but a colleague shared obituaries from several newspapers, and I could only be moved by the extraordinary life and achievements of Dr. Bath. She earned her medical degree from Howard University Medical School, and began her internship in the [...]

Medical Neglect of People with Disabilities Kills

Justice for People with Disabilities Victimized by Medical Neglect by Autistic Self Advocacy Network httpss://autisticadvocacy.org/2019/03/disability-rights-statement-on-the-deaths-at-wanaque-center-for-nursing-and-rehabilitation/ As people with disabilities and loved ones of people with disabilities, as disability rights advocates, and as human beings, we are horrified by the deliberate neglect which led to the deaths of eleven children last fall at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, an institution for medically fragile children. As new reports continue to emerge, we [...]

Republicans on Health Care: Do Vast Harm

Republicans on Health Care: Do Vast Harm By Leo W. Gerard Author Bio: Leo W. Gerard is the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute. This week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, a Republican, announced that his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, just hadn’t gone far enough when he asked a federal judge to kill the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) protections for people with [...]

By |2019-04-01T23:17:34-05:00April 1st, 2019|Activism, Banks, Capitalism, Commentary, Health, Health Care|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Bill Eisen

Bill Eisen, Presente! by Julieanna Thompson Just before Christmas we lost one of our quietly-active yet most effective activists, Bill Eisen.  He suddenly expired from what is deemed "natural causes" in his mid-70's.  Although he'd had health issues, none were necessarily considered life-threatening.  He was a good man who would do anything for someone in distress.  He was sensitive to the causes we all stand for, frequenting events--meetings, rallies, Peace Center debates, [...]

Health Care For All in California

by Maureen Cruise, RN You can find a broadside about Health Care for All produced by Physicians for a National Health Plan at httpss://issuu.com/news_review/docs/pnhp_042018 Apparently reporters and media pundits writing about health care proposals have not read the third paragraph in the current Assembly Select Committee report which clearly states that current “Health care spending across California from all sources totals about $400 billion”.  Their mantra is 'how can we afford $400 billion?'  [...]

International Women’s Strike March 8

Step Up Global Resistance: March 8 International Women’s Strike by Global Women's Strike LA On March 8,  join women in over 50 countries for a So Cal March and Rally, 4-7pm, at the Downtown LA Federal Bldg, 300 N. Los Angeles St. There will be speakers, music, poetry and spoken word, and Healing, Art & Action areas. Women in at least 51 countries so far are taking action on M8 as part [...]

Dear Change Links: Resources for Dealing with Cancer

Dear Change-Links: I came across your site (I was especially drawn to this page: https://change-links.org/?p=6883) and appreciate all of the heartfelt information you’ve shared for those who have been affected by cancer. I wanted to support your mission by offering you some additional articles surrounding cancer, which I think would be a great addition to the page I mentioned above. They are below: Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One: [...]

Improved “Medicare for All” in California

Update on “Improved Medicare 4 All” CA Senate Bill 562 By Terrie Brady (Links, resources, and photos from Maureen Cruise) What is SB 562, The Healthy California Act (Lara and Atkins)?  It’s a bill to provide single payer healthcare coverage for all for Californians. Many of us became familiar with the concept through the film “Sicko” by Michael Moore. This film shows that “single-payer” health care covers all the health needs of [...]

150 Attend Town Hall on Single Payer in Rendon’s 63rd California Assembly District

by Barry Saks httpss://barrysaks.com/ On Saturday, July 8, more than 100 people, with some from the 63rd Assembly District of California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, held what the California Nurses Association characterized as a “Town Hall… on Single Payer,” in the Mayfair Activities Room in Mayfair Park, 5720 Clark Ave., Lakewood, California, also in the Assembly Speaker’s district. The first speaker of the town hall was Marcia Martin.  Martin, who was identified [...]

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