Anti-Trans Bills Are Sweeping the US Despite, Not Because of, Public Opinion

The coordinated attack on trans rights in state legislatures across the US is built on a foundation of hateful paranoia and right-wing lies. But however unpopular anti-trans bills are, the human costs are real: thousands are migrating from anti-tran August 23, 2023 Interview with Erin Reed by Doug Henwood  for JACOBIN radio's "Behind the News" aired on KPFK's "Something's Happening" program that night.   Over the last year, some 540 anti-trans bills [...]

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Possible White Nationalist Threats to So Cal Gay Pride/Freedom Events

An old law school pal of mine works in "targeted violence prevention". That means she's involved in a lot of efforts to combat and track white nationalist networks. She is very well and widely connected in her field. She shared, during a guest talk with my students, that there's been a lot of "chatter" through white nationalist networks (e.g. private message boards, and on white nationalist social media) in Southern California about [...]

KPFK: Under New Management

and Open to the Community KPFK – Under New Management By Michael Novick, KPFK interim General Manager Change Links has carried many articles with my byline before, but this one is unique. I am writing to you as the new unpaid interim General Manager of KPFK. I was recently appointed to that position by the Pacifica Executive Director, Stephanie Wells. She and the Pacifica National Board determined that there was no money [...]

Books: No Pasaran! Anti-Fascist Dispatches

No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis Shane Burley (Editor); Tal Lavin (Foreword); David Renton (Afterword) Publisher: AK Press Format: Book Binding: pb Pages: 564 Released: October 25, 2022 ISBN-13: 9781849354820   Now available for preorder. Order your copy now and receive a ¡No Pasarán! enamel pin with your copy. Both will ship as soon as the book is released! ¡No Pasarán! is an anthology of antifascist writing that [...]

October 1 National Day of Action to End Violence on Transgender People

by Tsukuru Fors On Saturday, October 1st, 2022, the transgender/gender non-conforming communities and their allies are taking to the streets in multiple cities across the US, including here in L.A.,  to demand federal protection for the rights of transgender/gender-non-conforming people, as well as healthcare justice, housing justice, workplace justice, and reproductive justice for all. The action was originally inspired as a protest to H.R. 8731, Protect Children's Innocence Act, which was introduced [...]

Monkeypox Transmission Locally in L.A. County

Public Health Confirms Community Transmission of Monkeypox in LA County; Details Vaccination Efforts   Public Health has confirmed local transmission of monkeypox in LA County, as some of the more recent of the 22 cases of monkeypox in LA County thus far have no history of international or out-of-state travel. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths.   Anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but some of the recent cases identified have [...]

Disney Workers Walk Out in Burbank, Orlando The recent statements by The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) leadership regarding the Florida legislature’s recent “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill have utterly failed to match the magnitude of the threat to LGBTQIA+ safety represented by this legislation. Primarily, those statements have indicated that leadership still does not truly understand the impact this legislation is having not only on Cast Members in the state of Florida, but on all members of [...]

By |2022-03-29T23:05:00-05:00March 29th, 2022|Activism, Commentary, Education, Elections, LGBTQ+|0 Comments

Victory of Chilean Left Presidential Candidate Strengthens a Trend

Victory of Chilean Left Presidential Candidate Strengthens a Trend Excerpted from Frente Amplio (Broad Front) candidate Gabriel Boric, 35, won a decisive run-off victory in alliance with the Chilean Communist Party against a right-wing opponent (whose father was a member of Hitler’s Nazi Party) in a changing Latin America, at times unstable. His victory comes after the triumphs earlier in 2021 of Pedro Castillo in Peru and Xiomara Castro in Honduras, [...]

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Could Sex Ed Halt Trans Homicides? Some Advocates Say Yes.

As transgender homicides surge, experts say teaching kids that an attraction to transgender people is OK could curb the crisis. by Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ reporter   The sex education that KC Slack received at their Ohio high school in the early aughts was scant.  “My own experience of sex ed was like two days of health class, which were dedicated to making us afraid of STIs and telling us that we [...]

Radical Queer Organizing Against Racist Police Terror

Radical Queer Organizing Against Racist Police Terror (Excerpts) I'm Bob Lederer. We're recording this segment on April 18, as the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd moves to a conclusion and perhaps a verdict may be announced by the time this program airs. Community resistance grows in the nearby suburb of Brooklyn Center in response to the outrageous murder of Daunte Wright. It's critical to speak to [...]

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