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 [...]

Poetry Corner: From “The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of the Blind Rebel” by Oso Blanco (Byron Shane Chubbuck)

I Am the Soul   I am the voice you cannot stop, the vibration your oppression never caught. I am the song for the Zapatistas, soothing the soul por vida. I pass through their vista down into the streets, all across the barrios, they see no man, yet hear me all around.   The voice, the voice. The song without end, the song without end. I am the voice you cannot stop, [...]

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 [...]

The Summit of the Americas and the Crisis of US Hegemony

By Angel Guerra Cabrera [EDITOR'S NOTE: Union del Barrio and a coalition of other groups are holding a protest outside the Summit of the Americas Wed. June 8, 4 PM at Olympic & Figueroa when Joe Biden is scheduled to appear.] The chaotic political situation created by the US government in the face of the VIII edition of the so-called Summit of the Americas reflects, in the first place, the reluctance of [...]

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