PDF of August 2020 issue of Change Links

In Memoriam: Mimi Soltysik

Mimi Soltysik, a committed socialist with the Socialist Party USA, passed on June 28, 2020 from fatal liver cancer. Born September 30, 1974 in Reading, PA, he was the son of Mark S. and Beverly M. (Camilli) Soltysik. His loving wife and partner of 13-1/2 years is Lynn M. Lomibao. Mimi was a 1992 graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School. He received his BS in Political Science from Troy University, Troy, Alabama and Master of Public Administration from Cal State Northridge. At the time of his passing, [...]

In Memoriam: Frank Lieser Hill

FRANK LIESER HILL by Sheila Goldner and Steve Goldman Frank Lieser Hill, partner of Sheila Goldner, died on June 2, 2020 at the age of 86. He had been ill for some time, having been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in November of 2016. When discovered, the cancer was also in his bones and lymph system. His oncologist in Los Angeles discovered that he also had Stage IV kidney disease. At one point, the cancer spread to his spine. He developed diabetes, adrenal insufficiency, arthritis, lumbar stenosis [...]

Poetry Corner: George Floyd

George Floyd by James Mozie #96728-004, US Pententiary Tucson As citizens we're outraged and sick of pointless deaths; that was cold-blooded murder with your knee on that man's neck. As he drew his last breath, you forgot your obligation: to serve and protect, but that was not your demonstration. You have sparked a situation through your abuse of power. Sad to say, you weren't the first in this line of cowards. So with no rest, we protest, til injustice pays the price. Don't give that cop a [...]

Woodrow Coleman, Presente!

Woodrow Coleman, Presente! Jan. 14, 1934 – Jan. 5, 2020 An Exemplary Activist: Woodrow Coleman was born in Texarkana TX, the oldest son of Aubrey and Olilah Coleman. He had four younger brothers, two of whom have passed away.  Woodrow was married for four years to Bonnie Coleman. They have one son, Doug, and two grandchildren. Woodrow’s Memorial was held on January 11, 2020 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach. He was much loved by all who met him…  His Memorial was well attended, and [...]

Obituary: Marta Harnecker Presente!

Marta Harnecker, The Fighter by Farooque Chowdhury Comrade Marta Harnecker has passed away. Comrade Marta died on June 15, 2019, of cancer in Canada. A relentless fighter, comrade Marta Harnecker (1937 – 2019) made valuable contributions in the areas of theory related to revolution for socialism in the broader Latin American perspective. Her struggle was for a humane world. Marta Hernecker’s was not an adventurist-head and not an adventurist-voice, which made her a leading theoretician for people of her time. Rather, years of learning from struggles helped [...]

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, often taking pictures which he shared on Facebook or directly with us.  His main Facebook [...]

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Greek American Human Rights Activist Aris Anagnos Dies at 95

by Bella De Soto His recent sad passing has been felt by many. Aris Anagnos and his wife Carolyn until her death in 2000, were founders of the well-known “Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Peace Center,” currently located at 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230. They established a non-profit foundation which has made space available at the Center to many other non-profits and community organizations. In 1989, they established the original Peace Center, at 8124 W. Third St. in Los Angeles, which housed several peace and human rights [...]

Edgar “Eddie” Edinger

Edgar 'Eddie' Edinger: Presente September 8th, 1919 - April 13th, 2018 A Celebration of Eddie's Life will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 PM  at Emerson Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Avenue, Canoga Park 91303 Edgar (Eddie) Edinger was born in Budapest, Hungary, and moved to Vienna, Austria, in early childhood. He grew up in Vienna, and always considered himself Austrian. In 1938, when Hitler took over Austria, he was 18, Jewish and prime draft age. He went to Switzerland, where he stayed for more than [...]

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Don Bustany

Don Bustany passed away early one morning in late April, peacefully, at his assisted-living home in Santa Barbara, after a long illness. Having lived a full life, he lost his wife Judy some years ago, as well as his life-long friend and radio partner Casey Kasem. He had decided to refuse further treatment. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Kristen.  R.I.P. Don was born in Detroit to Lebanese-American parents. He and radio host & voice actor Casey Kasem were childhood friends and later co-creators of the syndicated [...]

Dennis Banks: Warrior for Indian Rights, Presente!

DENNIS BANKS: Warrior for Indian Rights, Presénte [col. writ. 11/3/17] ©2017 Mumia Abu-Jamal In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, two names emerged from the Native American and Indigenous community that stood for resistance to white repression and assaults on Native life: Russell Means and Dennis Banks. They were men who lived, at times, in urban America, and experienced its impoverishment as well as its penchant for broken dreams. In a time of mass resistance and social upheaval shown by the anti-war (re: Vietnam) and Black liberation [...]

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