Natural allies in struggle — Palestinians and First Nations

In Australia, since the bombing of Gaza began in October 2023, there has been an outpouring of solidarity between First Nations people and Palestinians. Tens of thousands took to the streets on Invasion Day, where First Nations and Palestinian speakers shared the stage to demand the end to land theft and genocide in Australia, Palestine and across the globe. Each year on 26 January, Invasion Day rallies are held in protest of [...]

World-wide Prayer Good Energy Day to Free Leonard Peltier June 9

Peltier Parole Hearing June 10 Peltier is asking for the public to spread the word about his parole hearing, says Dawn Lawson, secretary of the Leonard Peltier Ad Hoc Committee. “For a long time, people have been dying in that prison and the (Federal Bureau of Prisons) is out of control,” Lawson said. “They’re (U.S. Penitentiary Coleman 1) currently on indefinite lockdown, not because anybody has done anything, just because they can. [...]

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 [...]

Climate Strike Los Angeles – April 19

YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE LOS ANGELES & EXTINCTION REBELLION LOS ANGELES Again Call Upon The City Of Los Angeles To Fund, Develop, And Adopt  A Climate Action And Adaptation Plan! The City of Los Angeles consistently holds itself out as a beacon of progress in addressing our overlapping climate and biodiversity crises, proclaiming that we 'lead the way' with solutions. But too many of us – initially hopeful about our newly constituted post-Covid [...]

KPFK Seeking Temporary Home

Moving Sale Set for Dec. 16 at Station by Michael Novick, interim General Manager, KPFK 90.7 FM KPFK, the listener-sponsored free speech community-oriented Pacifica radio station in Southern California is seeking a new temporary home within the next two months, probably for a year or more. The building that houses the station and the offices and some of the collection of the Pacifica Radio Archives (PRA)  has been sold by the parent [...]

Free, Free Palestine! Stop the Genocide – Cease Fire Now -End the Occupation

Israeli Intelligence, Think Tank Lay Out Plans for Ethnically Cleansing Gaza by Robert Inlakesh https://www.palestinechronicle.com/leaked-documents-israeli-intelligence-think-tank-lay-out-plans-for-ethnically-cleansing-gaza/ On the first day of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, offered a provocative warning to some 2.3 million civilians in the besieged coastal enclave: “Leave now”, he said, knowing that the people were trapped and could not. However, as time goes on and documents are leaked, there appears to be a [...]

Constant Lockdowns Are Having a Devastating Effect on Leonard Peltier’s Health, Cousin Says

Constant Lockdowns Are Having a Devastating Effect on Peltier’s Health, Cousin Says Excerpts from TruthOut   Paulette D’Auteuil-Robideau, Peltier’s cousin, lives in Gainesville, Florida, not far from Coleman. She serves on the board of the new Leonard Peltier Ad Hoc Committee, as well as of the Jericho Movement to Free All Political Prisoners. D’Auteuil-Robideau has traveled across the world to talk to audiences about Peltier and the plight of political prisoners, the [...]

Guatemalans Voted to End 69 years of corrupt rule – Will the US Accept it?

by Grahame Russell, © 2023 Truthout. [Excerpt] https://truthout.org/articles/guatemalans-voted-to-end-69-years-of-corrupt-rule-will-us-canada-accept-it/ On August 20, 2023, the Semilla Party’s Bernardo Arévalo and Karin Herrera were elected president and vice president of Guatemala. This election will bring a formal end to 69 years of anti-democratic, military-backed, corrupt, “open-for-global-business” governments [since a 1954-US-backed coup--Ed.], when the transition of power takes place on January 14, 2024. “The Supreme Electoral Tribunal has recognized the results and what the people have [...]

Ecuador National Referendum Ends Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

Ecuador: National Referendum Ending Oil Exploitation in the Amazon is Victorious By Santiago Rosero on August 21, 2023 While most of the focus was on the general elections in Ecuador, a national referendum was held on oil exploitation in the Amazon. In addition, in a regional referendum the inhabitants of Quito voted on mining. In both cases, the vote to stop exploitation triumphed. The long struggle to save Yasuní Biosphere Reserve reached [...]

Zapatistas Resist Paramilitary and State Attacks

In the celebration for its 25th anniversary, between December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019, from the Caracol de La Realidad, in Zapatista Chiapas, the EZLN sent a clear and powerful message. After thousands of Zapatista militiamen, men and women, marched demonstrating their discipline and coordination, Subcomandante Moisés gave a speech that would resound to the National Palace. In addition to ratifying the anti-capitalist position and the commitment to the autonomy of [...]

Mayans Protest Land Grab

by Michael Novick Over a dozen masked Mayans and several solidarity supporters disrupted a presentation at the Spanish language stage of the LA Times Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Southern California on Sunday, April 23. The ire at the interview of Richard Hansen by a reporter for LA Times at one of the last events of the weekend literary event grew out of Hansen's role in the [...]

February 2023 Community Calendar

See continuing and ongoing events at the end of the calendar.   Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via http://change-links.org/submit/  Please subscribe as well. Subscriptions to the print edition are $12/25/50 a year, low income, regular or sustainer (sliding scale), payable to “AFGJ,” our fiscal sponsor, with “Change Links” in the memo. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5 (per event), payable [...]

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