The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles https://www.themcla.org/murals MCLA maintains a FREE database of Los Angeles' Mural History linking artists, murals and neighborhoods. The foundation of this database was shaped by Robin Dunitz' book "Street Gallery", the first true compilation of Los Angeles public murals. The MCLA website allows submissions of murals created recently in Los Angeles, forming an ever growing archive joining the historic with the new. To email your submissions, please [...]

Corruption Rules the Los Angeles Civic Scene

by NOlympicsLA Coalition To coincide with today's arraignment of LA Councilmember Curren Price (postponed until October) and the sentencing hearing of former County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (3.5 years in prison to begin one week after his birthday), NOlympics LA is releasing our Olympic Corruption Dashboard — a dynamic tool for tracking the extensive cases of corruption and conflicts of interest tied to LA 2028 and other Olympic Games. See it here: https://nolympicsla.com/olympic-corruption-dashboard/ [...]

Poetry Corner: 80’s Sur Gaye, California

80's Sur Gaye, California © 2022 by Melisa Puga [Excerpt] I am from hot concrete and graffiti walls. A place where the taquerias, liquor stores and botanicas abound along with melanin and generational trauma. I am from The City of Azaleas. A place where electrical transmission towers line the way down Southern Ave to the LA River made of concrete. Not a lot of nature for a place that adopted a flower [...]

When Will US Join Global Call to End Ukraine War?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies When Japan invited the leaders of Brazil, India and Indonesia to attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima, there were glimmers of hope that it might be a forum for these rising economic powers from the Global South to discuss their advocacy for peace in Ukraine with the wealthy Western G7 countries that are militarily allied with Ukraine and have so far remained deaf to [...]

“Cracks in the Abode of Death”

“Cracks in the Abode of Death” by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/cracks-in-the-abode-of-death/ Few people really know the nature of death rows. It is used as a political prop by politicians and is thus a stepping stone to their gateway of power. But Death Row is really far more than that. It is a place where men and women and until recently even juveniles were sent to live and die in aching loneliness and despair. [...]

LAPD Chief Moore Must Go!

Tell Mayor Bass: Chief Moore Must Go by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action As Change-Links was going to press, LA Chief of Police Michel Moore filed a request for re-appointment to a second five-year term, and newly-elected Mayor Karen Bass announced that she would be meeting with him to discuss it. Moore was first appointed in 2018, supported by the Police Commission (which rubber-stamps almost everything the LAPD and its chief do). Last [...]

Taste of Soul Came Back to Crenshaw

Taste of Soul LA 2022 by Nia Asante Where else can one find all in one place skate boarders and grandmothers; toddlers and teachers; ball players and bakers; concert goers and church members; ministers and musicians and oh yeah, THE BEST SOUL FOOD IN LA!? No better place does all this come together with some of the most phenomenal family fun. Nowhere else but one of the most legendary streets in the [...]

Services Not Sweeps – Stop LAMC 41.18

End Homelessness Now-LA is sending you an urgent request from our friends at Services Not Sweeps, urging EVERYONE to come to City Hall at 9:30am on July 27 and tell City Council that 41.18 is BAD POLICY and should be repealed. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6121c5cab3151f3c2afd0920/t/62d964e9e360c75031141b83/1658414313600/SNS+Statement+on+41.18+2022.pdf Statement on City of LA’s Expansion of LAMC 41.18 The Los Angeles City Council is set to approve an amendment to LAMC 41.18 that will greatly expand the number of [...]

Poetry Corner: #HaikusAgainstSolitary #HaikusForSolidarity

Haikus Against Solitary Confinement #HaikusForSolidarity curated by Delores Chalmers Keystone Decarceration Bloc – Presentation by e_parsons315 https://www.canva.com/design/DAFC4NcV5ZY/yHJlMg8ZL0SJydHkxNgB9w/view   A rose cannot bloom Bleeding hearts can not flower If kept in darkness   --Cas Miller, 15 years old, SCI Muncy, They/Them pronouns   I wrote these while thinking of my own isolation. In the county jail. my cell had no windows. I went two weeks without seeing the outside. It was the hardest [...]

30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival

https://paff.eventive.org/films It's a virtual film festival at first this year because of continued COVID restrictions, as the Omicron spike slowly ebbs, but they are having a phenomenal 30-year anniversary retrospective for Black History Month. They ae planning for a hybrid in-person and on-line festival in late April and early May at the Directors' Guild Theater and the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw mall (including the art display). See details below. https://www.paff.org/ PAN AFRICAN FILM AND [...]

AUTOMATING BANISHMENT

AUTOMATING BANISHMENT The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Lands   Report Summary   Automating Banishment was researched and written by dozens of community members collaborating through the Stop LAPD Spying Coalitionʼs Land and Policing Workgroup. Over the past decade, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition has been building community power to abolish LAPD surveillance. This report grew out of that organizing and examines the relationship of data-driven policing to real estate development, displacement, [...]

Free Public Transit Now! End Anti-Black Policing & Policies on Metro!

The Bus Riders Union Calls on the Metro board to cease and desist all Anti-Black policies Immediately! Fight on the side of the BRU This Thursday Dec 2nd at 10am At the Metro Board Meeting This Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 10 AM the Bus Riders Union will be introducing the following motion and asking MTA board members to send it to the CEO for implementation “The MTA Board acknowledges that after [...]

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