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 [...]

By |2018-04-24T22:12:46-05:00April 24th, 2018|In Memoriam, Obituary, Peace, Peace and War, Veterans|0 Comments

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 [...]

In Memoriam: KevinMichael Key

by John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department Our dear friend and collaborator and Key LAPD staff member KevinMichael Key has passed on.  He died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving children, brother, grandchildren and friends. Kevin is a big and loving presence in the Skid Row community, working as an advocate with UCEPP (United Coalition East Prevention Project), as a community liaison for the diabetes program at JWCH Community Clinic and an important member of Critical Resistance, the prison abolitionist organization.  He’d also worked [...]

Obituary: Miguel D’Escoto

Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto Dies   HAVANA TIMES - The priest and former Nicaraguan foreign minister, Miguel D'Escoto, died on Thursday of a long illness, informed the first lady, vice president and official government spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo, reportó dpa news. Speaking to the media, Murillo expressed the "deep sorrow and pain" of the Government over the death of D'Escoto, 84, who was one of the four priests sanctioned by the Vatican for supporting the Sandinista revolution (1979-1990). Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was born in Los [...]

By |2017-07-01T22:31:20-05:00July 1st, 2017|Historical, In Memoriam, Latin America, Peace|0 Comments

Chuck Anderson, Presente!

Chuck Anderson, Presente! by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles Chuck Anderson, a long time volunteer with Change Links, a member of the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition (GCRC) and former local board member at Pacifica's KPFK listener-sponsored free speech radio, passed away last month nearing 79 years of age after battling cancer. He is survived by many children, grand-children and great-grand-children. I am proud that we were comrades in Anti-Racist Action, GCRC, KPFK and on Change Links. Chuck was a stalwart freedom fighter, a committed socialist who brought [...]

Lynne Stewart: People’s Lawyer, Freedom Fighter – Presentè!

Lynne Stewart: People's Lawyer, Freedom Fighter - Presentè! [col. writ. 3/8/17] ©2017 by Mumia Abu-Jamal Lynne Stewart, after 78 winters in America, has died, after battling for years against breast cancer. But that was just some of her battles, and like most of us, she won some, and lost some. But she never stopped fighting! For decades, she and her husband, Ralph, fought for New York's political activists and revolutionaries, like Black Panthers and Young Lords--a Puerto Rican socialist collective. But mostly, they fought for the freedom [...]

Peacemakers Honor Roll

Submitted by Ray Jones (third installment) For eminent distinction in character, valor, integrity, fortitude and altruism, these exemplary people are worthy of recognition for their convictions, determination, higher principles and intelligence with perseverance in conscience and dignity.--RJ Hélder Câmara (1909–1999) – Brazil archbishop, liberation theologian, opponent of military dictatorship Pierre Cérésole (1879–1945) – Swiss engineer, founder of International Voluntary Service for Peace (IVSP) Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) – US farm worker labor leader and civil rights activist William Sloane Coffin (1924–2006) – US cleric, anti-war activist, indicted for [...]

Peace Memorial In Honor of Israel Feuer

Tuesday, April 5 - 6-9:00 PM UnUrban Coffee House 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica For more information call Jerry Rubin: Rest in Peace Israel Feuer In Memory of Israel Feuer, who worked on Change-Links and KPFK and passed away recently, we are printing his statement when he ran for the Local Station Board at KPFK  some years ago. He had been intending to write a piece for Change Links about KPFK, but did not complete it, so we are running this instead. By Israel Feuer As [...]

By |2016-04-05T20:04:23-05:00April 5th, 2016|In Memoriam|0 Comments

Bayard Johnson Crosses Over February 10, 2016

Bayard Johnson - US veteran, master mariner, social change activist, singer/songwriter, tv series/Hollywood movie script writer and producer, short story writer, philosopher, and American Indian Movement (AIM) supporter - died suddenly after fighting cancer over a five year period.  His achievements in these fields are documented across the internet.  Of note were his production of feature films for 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers, and MGM/UA; his numerous novels and other written works; and his artistic and journalistic collaborations with luminaries such as Dr. Timothy [...]

By |2016-03-06T03:05:05-05:00March 6th, 2016|In Memoriam|0 Comments

Excerpt from: MACEHUAL (COMMON FOLK) POET by Francisco X. Alarcon

I am a macehual poet, a follower of butterflies with no other ceiling than the open sky full of stars my sole flag is a white cloud in the sky, a dove of peace the whole world - already borderless - is my home and backyard Macehual: A Nahuatl (Aztec) term for the common folk, the bulk of the people, whose labor continues the vital core of society. Francisco X. Alarcon, the L.A.-born Chicano poet and factory laborer who worked his way from adult school, East L.A. [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:57:52-05:00February 5th, 2016|Francisco X. Alarcon, In Memoriam, Poetry Corner|0 Comments
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