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Paying the Price for Peace Wins Film Award

Movie Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson Wins Award   by Greg Foisie The film Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson has won The Grand Jury Documentary Feature Award from the 2017 Awareness Film Festival.  The film festival was recently held in Los Angeles, California between October 5th and 15th, 2017.  The film was produced by Bo Boudart of Bo Boudart Productions [...]

Solidarity with Charlottesville: Indivisible Facilitates a Sherman Oaks Galleria Flash Gathering

The Indivisible Movement Facilitates A Sherman Oaks Galleria Flash Gathering to Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville https://act.indivisibleguide.com/event/stand-in-solidarity-with-charlottesville/create/ Have you wondered how Indivisible groups are organizing?  They are mentioned on MSNBC and the national founders, including Angel Padilla, have been interviewed on several media outlets.  But, what is it like on the ground with everyday volunteers who, after the presidential elections of November 2016, felt compelled to join this volunteer organization. Moved by [...]

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification

Communication and Coordination, A Step Towards Unification      Change Links community calendar is seeking to help facilitate a process of communication and coordination among peoples' movements in southern California. We're proposing monthly open conference calls through which movement groups can touch base with each other, letting each other know about planned actions and reducing scheduling conflicts. Maybe we can begin to reinforce each other's efforts and communicate more constructively about differences and [...]

Chuck Anderson, Presente!

Chuck Anderson, Presente! by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles Chuck Anderson, a long time volunteer with Change Links, a member of the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition (GCRC) and former local board member at Pacifica's KPFK listener-sponsored free speech radio, passed away last month nearing 79 years of age after battling cancer. He is survived by many children, grand-children and great-grand-children. I am proud that we were comrades in Anti-Racist Action, GCRC, KPFK [...]

May 2017 Calendar

Ongoing Activities: Thru Sat, May 20 (Thurs-Sat) , 11a-5p. Tanae Denean Eskridge, author and spoken word artist, is hosting an art exhibit entitled “FLASHLIGHT: Celebrating Black America in Children's Literature” in conjunction with the release of her first children’s book Little Dell, at the Mayme Clayton Library., 4130 Overland Av, Culver City 90230. This fun and educational exhibit is curated by bestselling author Naomi Imatome-Yun. Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (La Programa Comida) [...]

Civil liberties denied at the West Los Angeles VA

Civil liberties denied at the West Los Angeles VA Part Two by Harry Tischler After the events that occurred to me when I was distributing Change Links newspapers at the West Los Angeles VA on February 27, 2017. (See April issue, Change Links newspapers titled “Events at the West Los Angeles VA on February 27”).  I again distributed Change Links newspapers at the West Los Angeles VA on March 13th, 21st, April [...]

Veterans For Peace: Reject Trump’s Military Build Up

Veterans For Peace: Reject Trump's Military Build Up www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-rejects-president-trumps-military-build Veterans For Peace calls for a reduction in the Pentagon budget and an increase in spending to meet human needs at home and abroad. As military veterans from WWII to the current era of conflicts, who have trained for, and in many cases, fought in U.S. wars, we know that current US policies have not only failed to bring peace but are morally [...]

Standing Rock: Its Meaning

Standing Rock:  Its Meaning by Courage the Activist What you’re witnessing in North Dakota right now are all seven bands of the Lakota together again after 150 years. You’re witnessing 12,000 people roughing -20° F nights to gather in prayer and exhaust more forms of non-violent direct action than I’ve ever seen a movement employ. What you’re witnessing are 300 tribes that have found a common fight to wage: a gathering of [...]

Colombia: Peace in the Shadow of Genocide

Colombia: Peace in the Shadow of Genocide https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/14/colombia-peace-in-the-shadow-of-genocide/ by Dan Kovalik - December 14, 2016   A follow-up on our brief report last month on the No vote rejecting the Colombia peace accords between the government and the FARC guerrillas, which has now been revived in modified form by parliamentary action. However, death squad activity against civil society supporters of the peace agreement and human rights advocates among labor, peasant, indigenous, students [...]

More Peacemaker Sheroes and Heroes

More Peace-maker heroes and sheroes (suggested by Ray Jones) Joan Baez (born 1941) – prominent US anti-war protester, inspirational singer Emily Greene Balch (1867–1961) – US, a leader of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Ernesto Balducci (1922–1992) – Italian priest Archibald Baxter (1881–1970) – New Zealand pacifist, socialist, and anti-war activist Harry Belafonte (born 1927) – US civil rights, anti-war protester, performer Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo (b. 1948) – East [...]

By |2016-12-07T22:50:45-05:00December 7th, 2016|Peace, Peace Vigils|0 Comments

Are We Headed Toward World War Three?

IS THE PLANET HEADED FOR A THIRD WORLD WAR? By Ron Spriestersbach For this article, I read eleven articles by eleven different authors. Nearly all of them raised the question of the day: Is the planet headed for World III? But there was one article which truly astounded and scared me. This was “The Warnings of a New World War” by Gilbert Doctorow, the European Coordinator of the American Committee for East [...]

By |2016-11-06T17:07:08-05:00November 6th, 2016|Afghanistan, Drones, Iraq, Peace, Peace and War, Peace Vigils|0 Comments

Pacifist Honor Roll, part 1

PACIFIST HONOR ROLL Commemoration and Congratulations submitted by Ray Jones (first installment) For celebrated eminence and distinction in character, valor, integrity, fortitude, and altruism these exemplary esteemed are worthy of tribute and recognition for their convictions and determination to higher principles and intelligence with perseverance in conscience and dignity. A: Hafsat Abiola (b. 1974) – Nigerian human rights, civil rights and democracy activist Jane Addams (1860–1935) – American, national chairman Woman’s Peace [...]

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