Occupy ICE Los Angeles Challenges Borders, Deportation, Family Separation

Occupy ICE Los Angeles Challenges Borders, Deportation, Family Separation [Ed. note: As Change Links went to press, the Trump administration was still failing to comply with a court order to reunite children it had separated from their immigrant and refugee parents.] by Brenden Gallagher [Excerpts from httpss://www.dailydot.com/irl/occupy-ice-los-angeles/] The protesters at L.A.’s ICE offices don’t expect their occupation to be easy, and they don’t expect the encampment to last forever. The core group [...]

Greek American Human Rights Activist Aris Anagnos Dies at 95

by Bella De Soto His recent sad passing has been felt by many. Aris Anagnos and his wife Carolyn until her death in 2000, were founders of the well-known “Aris & Carolyn Anagnos Peace Center,” currently located at 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230. They established a non-profit foundation which has made space available at the Center to many other non-profits and community organizations. In 1989, they established the original Peace Center, [...]

Assassinations of Indigenous Leaders in Guatemala Trigger Fear as Political Cycle Begins

Assassinations of Indigenous Leaders in Guatemala Trigger Fear as Political Cycle Begins As if Guatemala does not have enough to deal with internally, from an embattled corrupted Presidential administration, Jimmy Morales to rampant assassinations of Indigenous Leaders, to alarming export of its population due to the US Free Tarde Agreements, etc. Now, an aftermath of Fuego Volcano devastation leaves Guatemala in a most precarious situation… Brief commentary by Bella De Soto httpss://www.deseretnews.com/article/900020864/these-before-and-after-photos-show-the-devastation-of-guatemalas-volcano-eruption.html [...]

Legislation Against Police Murders

NEW CA LAW AIMS TO CUT POLICE KILLINGS By Rob Macon, KPFK Local Station Board member According to California lawmakers, 162 people in the state were fatally shot by police last year. Studies prove that Black people are killed by cops in CA far more often per capita than white people. Long Beach, Bakersfield, Santa Ana, San Bernardino and Stockton are 5 of the nation’s 15 police departments with the highest per [...]

War Tax Resistance Gathering May 4-6

War Tax Resistance Gathering & Mini-Conference for Activists Los Angeles - MAY 4-6, 2018 L.A. Workers' Center ("Red House/Casa Roja"), 1251 S. St. Andrews Place. Los Angeles, CA 90019 Highlights of this national gathering about war tax resistance include on Friday, May 4, at 7 PM, a  "DIVEST" Panel - with a focus on linking our movements together to divest from war, occupation, violence, and exploitative forces. Panelists include Dr. Melina Abdullah, [...]

Beyond Vietnam: Martin Luther King’s Prophetic 1967 Speech

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence April 4, 1967 Speech delivered at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church, NYC by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. [excerpts] httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qf6x9_MLD0 I come to this house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with you because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam. The [...]

Visiting Mumia Abu-Jamal

Visiting Mumia Abu-Jamal by Carole Seligman I had the tremendous honor of meeting for the first time and having a visit with Mumia this morning after attending the court proceeding Jan. 17th. Mumia is a warm, welcoming man. Despite a terribly uncomfortable skin outbreak that keeps him from sleeping, and itching that is constant and unrelenting, Mumia has kept on writing trenchent commentaries on all current pressing issues and recording them in [...]

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 [...]

Resist Police Repression of the Crenshaw Black Community

Resist Police Repression of the Crenshaw Black Community by Friends of Michael Boddie and his Supporters: We write to you from a place of concern and commitment for Justice for Michael Boddie and all others harmed by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) harassment, violence and abuse in the Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park Community. We share the story of Michael Boddie and ask for your attention, energy, well wishes and all and [...]

Poetry Corner: “Introducing the Poet”

Donte Clark, Lincoln Bergman, Brenda Quintanilla, 3 co-poets laureate of Richmond CA Introducing the Poet by Lincoln Bergman, San Francisco Revolutionary Poets Brigade   My name is Lincoln Bergman From Herstory I come I bathed in primal oceans ‘Twas in the year of None. My name is Lincoln Bergman From History I come I crawled the rock of ages ‘Twas in the year of One. I crawled the rock of ages To [...]

Justice for Richard Risher! #MothersDayVsPoliceMurders

Interview with Lisa Simpson, mother of Richard Risher, a teenager who was killed by the LAPD, by Change Links community news Q: Can you tell us about your son, Richard Risher? What were his interests and plans; what were your hopes and dreams for him? Lisa Simpson:  My son Richard Risher was killed on July 25, 2016 in the Nickerson Gardens. I don't know the full details, because I still don't have [...]

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 [...]

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