In Memoriam: Bruce Barthol

Bruce Barthol was the resident songwriter for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe for over three decades. His songs have been recorded by Country Joe and the Fish, the SF Mime Troupe, the Human Condition, Ozay Fecht, the Edlos, the Funky Nixons and the Original Country Joe Band. Bruce wrote for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theatre (Tucson), the Working Theater (NYC), the Curious Theatre (Denver), San Francisco State [...]

March 2023 Community Calendar

March 2023 Change Links Community Calendar Women’s History Month See continuing and ongoing events at the end of the calendar. Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to or via  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 [...]

Hip-Hop vs. Columbus

Goodbye Columbus A compilation of Rap lyrics exposing the colonial, white supremacist reality of Columbus, compiled by XXL magazine.   “Dig It!” by The Coup “Gunned us, stunned us exploited and they hung us/I'd like to take a moment to say, 'Fuck Columbus!'”   “The Illest” by Immortal Technique, Featuring Jean Grae and Pumpkinhead “My arrival is genocidal like Christopher Columbus” —Immortal Technique   “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” by Lupe [...]

The Reincarnation of the Westside’s UnUrban Coffee House

by Greg Foisie - staff writer and distributor, Change-Links There are few businesses that exist to selflessly serve the needs of the community.  One of those is the extraordinary UnUrban Coffee House, recently reopening in the midst of the COVID-19 Omicron pandemic and struggling to regain an economic footing during these difficult times for all of us.  While stalwarts like the Talking Stick and Café 212 Pier have unfortunately departed, the UnUrban [...]

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Nina Simone – Tomorrow Will Be the 22nd Century

I don't know how I was completely unaware of this incredible song by Nina Simone, whose music I have always loved, but it's mind-blowing and I can't resist sharing it.

Poetry Corner: Unhoused Epiphany

UNHOUSED EPIPHANY by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. (To the tune of "Do You Hear What I Hear?") Said the night wind to the little boy, Do you see what I see (repeat) Coming down the street, little boy? A cop, a cop, pulling out his gun, If you're Black or Brown, you better run (2x) Said Community Watch to the unhoused mom, Do you hear what I hear (repeat) Lying through their [...]

Local Punk Scene Supports Self-Expression, Helping Others & Unity

Local Punk Scene Supports Acceptance, Self-Expression, Reaching Youth, Helping Others, and Unity by Greg Foisie Alf Presented Resist and Exist, Nausea and Six More Local Punk/Grind Bands – October 13, at Café Nela in Highland Park, NE LA.   In reality punk people are usually the gentlest, kindest folks you'll ever know. They're like hippies, only they wear way more black. -- Kate Rockland, Falling Is Like This When I came across [...]

By |2017-11-05T02:44:16-05:00October 28th, 2017|Events, Greg Foisie, Movements, Music, Peace, Reports, Reviews|0 Comments


CALENDAR OF EVENTS Jan 3  TUES 6pm McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library 4533 admirality way free Jan 14 SAT 4-6pm MESS – Filmmaker Henry Schipper interview at unurban 3301 pico FREE Jan 15 SUN 7:30pm Subversive Cinema at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd, free (essential = ADAM CURTIS- httpss:// = POLITICAL FILM and discussion) Jan 18 Wed, 6-9pm: MOM- MEDIA DISCUSSION at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca FREE Jan 22, SUN - 14th Annual VENICE FILM FEST - at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd, free  - Colorful history of films made in [...]

By |2016-12-29T19:23:39-05:00December 29th, 2016|Calendar, Films, Music, People|0 Comments

There Is No Forgetting: Poetry excerpt

Excerpt from: There Is No Forgetting by Dorothy "Dottie" Payne   There can be no forgetting this:   No forgetting this blood in our streets; No forgiving the green in the pockets of those who choose not to see; No forgiving the cunning, the deceit, the fondling under our sheets; No ignoring the stain on our own hands if we do not put our bodies on the ground to stop this; No [...]

LA’s Eska Mexicano Scene Cautiously Optimistic for Peace – 06-13-2015

I had the good fortune of attending the all-ages NO VIOLENCE IN OUR SCENE 2015 concert.  This Eska Mexicano (Mexican Ska) extravaganza was presented by Concrete Jungle Entertainment at Los Globos in Silverlake on Saturday, June 13th, 2015. Ska originated from Jamaica in the 1950s.  I enjoyed its 80s incarnation through British bands on corporate labels such as The Specials, Madness, and The English Beat.  A broad collection of bands and artists [...]

By |2015-07-01T01:31:54-05:00July 1st, 2015|Music|0 Comments
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