Point-Counterpoint on Vaccines, Mandates

Vaccine and mask mandates are being hotly debated. Change Links takes no editorial position, but is here reprinting two contrasting views. LAUSD Board Rescinds and Delays Enacting Punitive Measures Against Unvaccinated Covid-19 Students https://ca.childrenshealthdefense.org/school/lausd-board-rescinds-and-delays-enacting-punitive-measures-against-unvaccinated-covid-19-students/ By the Children’s Health Defense –  California Chapter Team Tuesday December 14, 2021, proved to be a powerful day in our collective fight against unjust mandates, illegal vaccines and medical discrimination. More importantly, today’s outcome represented the power [...]

By |2022-01-01T01:26:39-05:00January 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID Safety Net Covers Utilities, Rent

Rental and Utility Bill Assistance Need help with unpaid rent or utilities? The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance. Depending on the address of your rental property, you may also be eligible for a local program. https://housing.ca.gov/covid_rr/index.html

By |2021-11-03T00:12:47-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

August 2021 Community Events Calendar

August 2021 Change Links calendar development file Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via http://change-links.org/submit/  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 are encouraged to donate $5 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change [...]

By |2021-08-09T19:59:48-05:00August 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DEFEND UNDER-REPRESENTED COMMUNITY VOICES IN PACIFICA–Vote NO!

KPFT Whitewashes Programming by Rodrigo Bravo, KPFT Pacifica Radio in Houston TX Black, Indigenous and People Of Color, already underserved, were purged from the station's FM airwaves. White people are less than 25% of Houston's population–not 95% as they are on the KPFT programming grid!   Imagine how I felt when I opened an email that presented the new program schedule for KPFT... and saw that my Nuestra Palabra collective was not [...]

By |2021-07-02T00:02:27-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Police Decertification, Community Response Initiatives Before CA Legislature

CA Legislature Must Pass SB 2 and AB 118! California, along with the entire U.S., is in a moment of reckoning that the people tasked with protecting public safety are far too often those who are compromising it - and we must develop public safety solutions that do not involve police. Community-based organizations are demanding police accountability and are scaling-up emergency response programs as an alternative to police. The California legislature must [...]

By |2021-05-29T23:42:24-05:00May 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Status of Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Status of Mumia By Mumia Abu-Jamal I don't normally do this, that is, I don't write about myself. I find it much more interesting to tell other people's stories, the spinning balloon we live in, stories generated by the fragile human condition and the liberation struggles of humanity. But I divert from the topic, uncomfortably. This is a commentary on the commentator. Several weeks ago I underwent a medical procedure known [...]

Poetry Corner: Prayers of Petition by Barbara Jane Reyes

Prayers of Petition © by Barbara Jane Reyes   Excerpt:   To the Patron Saint of Encumbered Wives   Hija con la barba, pray for us Bearded maiden of the cross, we have Many stake claim upon us No sanctuary from the fathers’ will Santa Librada, crucificada Our husbands’ whims, and our sons This burden of patriarchs Ravaging the sad vessels of namesake. Hija con la barba, virgo fortis Bearded maiden, they [...]

By |2021-04-06T01:47:53-05:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call For Solidarity After Paramilitaries Burn Zapatista Coffee Harvest In Chiapas

Two weeks ago in Zapatista territory, paramilitaries linked to the ruling party in Mexico looted and burned two Zapatista warehouses which stored this year’s coffee harvest. This is the latest in an accelerating series of attacks on the Zapatista project since the current administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) took office. Many of you will remember that in 2017 as Trump took office, the Zapatistas sent four tons of their coffee [...]

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