Proposition 10: Abolish Costa-Hawkins Ban on Rent Control

We Win With Proposition 10 Rent Control Ed. Note: To learn more about the Yes on 10 campaign and how you can get involved in the weeks before the election, you can contact Liz Hirsch at renters@dsa-la.org, who is with the Democratic Socialists of America-LA chapter, which has made repeal of the Costa-Hawkins prohibition on rent control by cities one of its top priorities. httpss://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Los-Angeles-County-Rent-Apartments-Housing-Cost-492959341.htm [Excerpts] Over protests from landlords and real estate brokers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of [...]

Left Coast Forum – LA Trade Tech College – Aug 24-26

The second annual Left Coast Forum will take place at LA Trade Technical College on Washington Blvd. & Grand Ave. downtown on the weekend of Aug. 24-26, sponsored by LA Progressive and the NYC Left Forum. Keynote speakers as we went to press included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the DSA candidate who shocked the political establishment by defeating the 4th-ranked Democratic Congressional leader in the NY primary; Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter; Hector Villagra of the ACLU of Southern California; and Eric Mann of the Labor-Community Strategy [...]

Racism: The “American Way”

RACISM - THE AMERICAN WAY! Part 1 By Rob Macon, KPFK LSB member Rob Macon What is it about the “N-Word” that is so hard to resist that a racist would take the chance to lose all of his or her accomplishments just to have an opportunity to express it? John “PAPA JOHN” Schnatter, CEO of Papa John pizza, a company he founded and named after himself, steps down for using the “N-Word” in a company conference call. Question: Will it still be Papa John knowing that [...]

Running Green in Congressional District 13

Running Green in D13: Tax the rich and stop the wars by Ann Garrison, June 26, 2018 In California’s top-two primary system, only the top two vote getters advance to the general election, meaning that only two names will be on the ballot for each race in November. Since California is a very blue state, that often means that two Democrats advance, as in the Senate race between incumbent Dianne Feinstein, the anti-Trump candidate, and former State Senate President Kevin de León, the more-anti-Trump-than-Feinstein candidate. However, three [...]

Split California into 3 Separate States? A Billionaire Wanted Voters to Decide!

Splitting up California? Not so fast. The California Supreme Court decided unanimously in July to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states. The decision was a defeat for Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist considered an eccentric entrepreneur who spent $1.2 million on the measure. The court said it acted “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the [...]

Manufacturing Dissent: Reactionary Resistance in Nicaragua

This is a very good assessment of the orchestrated coup in Nicaragua. The author is a Gringa who lives in Managua working at the Ben Linder house who happens to be stuck in Granada because we are under siege by many thugs, armed I am sure with help of the US. We hope that the OAS soon will agree to come to Nicaragua to facilitate a true (non-church) dialogue and peace process. Granada will need some kind of physical intervention to corral the many armed thugs. The [...]

Top-2 Primary in CA Tuesday June 5

“Top-2” Primary June 5 Since 2010, Californians have an “open direct primary” election for all state offices, in which all candidates regardless of party are on the same ballot, and only the top two vote-getters appear on the November general election ballot, when many more people vote. This effectively bars “third party” candidates from the general election and can even result in two Dems or two GOP candidates facing off in the fall. Now may be your only chance to vote your conscience. A number of propositions [...]

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Health Care For All in California

by Maureen Cruise, RN You can find a broadside about Health Care for All produced by Physicians for a National Health Plan at httpss://issuu.com/news_review/docs/pnhp_042018 Apparently reporters and media pundits writing about health care proposals have not read the third paragraph in the current Assembly Select Committee report which clearly states that current “Health care spending across California from all sources totals about $400 billion”.  Their mantra is 'how can we afford $400 billion?'  We are already paying that.  And yes… in the current system, we cannot afford it [...]

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 capita rates of killings by officers. The LAPD or LASD have taken turns as the [...]

Greens Endorse Four Statewide Peace and Freedom Candidates

IMPORTANT NOTE: Change Links is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-profit. We do not endorse candidates for public elected office. We are publishing these press releases for informational purposes only about the upcoming primary and general elections. The publication of this information is not to be construed as an endorsement for any of the political parties or candidates named. Election 2018: by the P&FP Communications committee https://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/ The California Green Party has endorsed four Peace and Freedom Party statewide candidates: John Thompson Parker for US Senate, Mary Lou Finley for [...]

All Out for SB562 California Single Payer Health Care Coverage

Our Death Panels: The Medical-Industrial Complex, Insurance & Big Pharma by Maureen Cruise RN, Director, Health Care for All- LA Chapter The Healthy California Act, SB 562, a statewide single-payer system needs all of us to fight for Health Care Justice.  Our lives depend upon it. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon decided unexpectedly to hold up SB 562 in the Assembly Rules Committee, where it has been since the Senate passed it by a majority vote on June 1st. Rendon’s action prevents SB 562 from being assigned to [...]

CA Budget Keeps Boosting Prisons

California Budget Continues to Boost Prisons, Lacks Definitive Commitment to Poor Communities by Frank Tamborello, Hunger Action LA Still time to chime in on some budget items—Safe Drinking Water : We highlight here the CalFresh Safe Water Initiative, a one time budget investment of $5 million to provide temporary supplemental benefits to purchase water for those residents in California without safe drinking water. Call Governor Jerry Brown at (916) 445-2841 and urge them to support this. Sample wording: “I’m calling to support the Legislature’s $5 million CalFresh [...]