Issues and Individuals in March 3 Primary

Criminal Justice System On Trial in March 3 Ballot      Whether you think the criminal justice system is broken, or you believe it's doing what it was designed to do by targeting poor people and people of color, that system is on the March 3 primary election ballot in many ways. The presidential primary, along partisan lines, offers stark choices among candidates and visions. The other races in CA are all essentially non-partisan -- anyone can vote for any candidate on the ballot for each position, and [...]

End LAPD Corruption, Racism, And Abuse

End LAPD Corruption, Racism, And Abuse by Black Lives Matter-L.A. We Demand an end to LAPD's continued pattern of corruption, racism, and abuse, and remedies for the harm they have caused. Please share this analysis and these demands widely: On January 6, 2020 a Los Angeles Times article detailed an internal investigation that confirms what community members have been reporting for many years, that officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have been falsely and knowingly entering innocent people into gang databases. LAPD claims to have [...]

Black Lives Matter Excluded from 4th Women’s March

Black Lives Matter–Los Angeles Excluded from Women’s March Los Angeles    Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles was excluded from the 4th Annual Women’s March in Los Angeles. WMLA did not invite Black Lives Matter to participate, failed to respond to an email request for inclusion, and further refused speaking time during a subsequent telephone conversation. This marks the first time that BLMLA will not participate and is the culmination of ongoing disagreement and tension where Black Lives Matter and some of our members, including children, have experienced significant [...]

L.A. Rallies for Peace, Against War on Iran

Rally for Peace at West L.A. Federal Building: Endless Protests Against DC’s Endless Wars By Ed Rampell As Emperor Trump cries havoc and lets loose and wags the dogs of war, nearly 200 peace protesters held a Jan. 9 antiwar rally outside Los Angeles’ symbol of Washington, the Federal Building located near UCLA in Westwood. A second simultaneous rally of nearly the same size was held outside City Hall in DTLA. City Hall rally against Trump bombing, war threat  The demonstrators ranged from Vietnam era stalwarts to [...]

PDF of January 2020 issue of Change Links

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Lung Illnesses and Deaths Associated with Vaping in LA County

Residents are warned to STOP VAPING NOW LOS ANGELES -The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to warn residents about the use of vaping and e-cigarette devices as potentially harmful to proper lung function and urges residents to STOP VAPING NOW. Nationally, there continue to be reports of people showing up in emergency departments with similar symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing, fever, and may have vomiting and diarrhea.  And while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Vitamin E acetate as [...]

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LA METRO Call to Artists – Deadline extended to 12/23/2019

Call to Artists - 2020 Artist Pool Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Visual artists are invited to be considered for new artist opportunities.   Deadline (Extended) Online submittal must be completed via SlideRoom by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 9, 2019 December 23, 2019. Interested artists are encouraged to learn more about Metro art opportunities and the 2020 Artist Pool through our: Open House Events Metro's art program commissions artists to create artworks that improve the transit customer experience and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the communities we serve. Artist Opportunities The Artist [...]

By |2019-11-28T23:32:26-05:00November 28th, 2019|Arts, Contests, Events, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, News|0 Comments

The World is in Flames, and the US is Barely Smoldering

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. httpss://antiracist.org/the-world-is-in-flames-and-the-us-is-barely-smoldering/ There are simultaneous protests going on around the world on a scale perhaps not seen globally since the uprisings of 1968 shook the imperialist system to its foundations. Massive demonstrations in Ecuador nearly toppled the government and forced a roll back of exploitative policies. In Chile, protests against a rise in Metro fares have led to the government announcing a state of emergency in two provinces, including the capital. In Haiti resistance to the US-imposed government is growing steadily despite repression. [...]

100,000 Angelenos Forced to Work for Free or Go to Jail

Work, Pay, Or Go To Jail: Court-Ordered Community Service In Los Angeles by Lucero Herrera, Tia Koonse, Melanie Sonsteng-Person, Noah Zatz, UCLA Labor Center [excerpts] httpss://www.labor.ucla.edu/publication/communityservice/ This is the first study to analyze a large-scale system of court-ordered community service in the US. It finds that court-ordered community service functions as a system of unregulated and coercive labor, which worsens the effects of criminal justice debt and displaces paid jobs. Among other discoveries, the report finds: Over 100,000 people in LA County register to perform mandated community [...]

How to House 7,000 People in Skid Row

How to house 7,000 people in Skid Row? The LA Poverty Dept. is hosting a panel and discussion on Nov. 13. We’re talking about housing everyone now living on the streets of Skid Row –and more. Join us at The Skid Row History Museum on Wednesday, November 13th at 7PM, to learn together and in public how housing works and could work in LA. We’ve invited three housing policy experts to talk with one another and tell us everything we've always wanted to know about how to [...]

Re-Kindling Xicanismo

Re-Kindling the Fire of Chicanismo: The Imperative for Xican@ Liberation Encuentros by Kristian Emiliano Vasquez httpss://xicanatiahui.weebly.com/blog/re-kindling-the-fire-of-chicanismo-the-imperative-for-xican-liberation-encuentros ? 527 years of Indigenous resistance in las Américas against the globalizing world-system of capitalism, modernity, and the West (as a project) is an ongoing struggle that appears to also have a global impact. From Mauna Kea, to Puerto Rico, to Haiti, to Oakflat, to Guerrero, to the Amazon, and to El Salvador; to Hong Kong, to France, and to Kashmir; the world over has responded to these crises created out [...]

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