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 [...]

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 [...]

Obituary: Miguel D’Escoto

Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto Dies www.havanatimes.org/?p=125648   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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

MARY JOSEPHINE FULLER SEIDITA

(1923-2015) by Sheila Goldner, Mario Seidita, Nancy Price and Trent Lange Jo Seidita was born on November 20, 1923 in Texas.  She attended the University of Texas, where she met her husband, Nick, whose birthday was the same day as hers.  She lived at Shangri La, a housing co op, after working in an Army hospital in San Antonio from 1943-1945. Jo and Nick left for California the day after they were [...]

By |2015-11-03T20:05:31-05:00November 1st, 2015|In Memoriam|0 Comments

My brother, John Johnson

by Linda Johnson Hoffman My brother, John Johnson, was an icon of the ‘60s. That decade personified his life and it was where he felt most comfortable. Growing up in North Hollywood with our parents and our older brother, Eric, my brothers and I all attended the same elementary, junior and senior high schools. Johnny always looked up to Eric because he admired his intelligence, perseverance and gregarious personality. While Johnny was shy [...]

By |2015-11-01T16:24:13-05:00August 16th, 2014|In Memoriam, John Johnson|0 Comments

John Johnson Remembered

By Paul Krehbiel John Johnson, publisher and editor of Change-Links newspaper, passed away April 13, 2014 while preparing the May issue of a newspaper loved and relied upon by thousands of progressive political activists in Los Angeles and southern California. He would have turned 70 on July 4, 2014. John was in his 21st year with Change-Links, most as publisher. Founded as a result of the Winds of Change conference held in Los [...]

By |2015-11-01T16:24:25-05:00August 16th, 2014|In Memoriam, John Johnson, Paul Krehbiel|0 Comments
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