In Memoriam:

Sabina Virgo      The peoples' movements suffered another great loss recently with the death of Sabina Virgo of cancer. Change Links joins many other friends, relations and comrades in grief at her passing. Sabina was a labor organizer and leader, a climate justice activist, a co-founder of the Crack the CIA Coalition and the Martin Luther King Coalition for Jobs and Justice of Greater LA, an incisive political theoretician and analyst, and an inspiring and creative public speaker who understood the power of story-telling in opening hearts [...]

By |2020-06-01T00:35:06-05:00June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 1 General Strike – M1GS!

May Day is International Working Peoples' Day There are multiple calls for a General Strike, as well as Rent Strikes and other manifestations on Friday May 1, May Day. Here are a few, and we appreciate hearing from you about others. Here's a call, from Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi, which has had dozens of organizations around the US on weekly planning calls in response to the COVID crisis and its consequences, but looking forward from May Day to an ongoing struggle for a new world. Their call [...]

By |2020-05-20T02:45:21-05:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Labor Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Emergency Labor Response to the COVID-19 Crisis *To sign on to this document please click here: httpss://forms.gle/RP72hrDGUvYFxkiJ7 Due to inaction by the federal government and other authorities, the COVID-19 pandemic has passed a tipping point in the United States, particularly in the northeast. This document aims to give voice to the immediate and long term needs of working people. With this document we are seeking to work in collaboration with the Connecticut labor and social justice movements, the unemployed, underemployed, and non-union to fight for a future [...]

April 2020 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via https://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 Links, PO Box 34236, LA 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. Thanks in advance.   In light of the current COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:27:33-05:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Capitalism, Class Struggle and the Coronavirus in China

https://chuangcn.org/2020/02/social-contagion/ Two brief excerpts from a much longer and richer analysis of how and why COVID-19 emerged where and when it did in China, and its consequences. Wuhan is known colloquially as one of the “four furnaces” (四大火炉) of China for its oppressively hot humid summer, shared with Chongqing, Nanjing and alternately Nanchang or Changsha, all bustling cities with long histories along or near the Yangtze river valley. Of the four, Wuhan, however, is also sprinkled with literal furnaces: the massive urban complex acts as a sort [...]

By |2020-03-29T15:40:49-05:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

October 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via https://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 Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. Thanks in advance.   Peace vigils: https://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   Other [...]

By |2019-10-04T21:40:52-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

August 2019 Community Calendar of Events

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via https://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe. All events announced are encouraged to donate $5.00 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles, CA 90034. It helps keep this publication solvent. We thank you in advance.   Peace vigils: https://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/   Other Calendars: https://ocprogressiveevents.info/, https://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, httpss://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, https://www.activistsandiego.org/event, httpss://vcpjn.org/calendar/, httpss://echoparkfilmcenter.org   KPFK 90.7 FM Non-Commercial Listener-Sponsored Pacifica Community Radio Local Station Board (LSB) election process is underway. Voting will take [...]

By |2019-08-17T19:38:53-05:00July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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KPFK Listener Sponsors: You can help revive and rebuild KPFK and Pacifica Vote for Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for Local Station Board Defend Spanish Language & Other Community Programming Restore Pacifica's Commitment to Peace & Justice Get Money Out of Pacifica Elections Support Financial Transparency & Listener Engagement Balloting Opens August 15 Vote for Lawrence       Reyes                 Lydia        Ponce                Matt     Sedillo                Rick       Macias      Jeff      Silberman More information [...]

War on Truth

Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange: Political Prisoners of the Big Lie by Defending Rights & Dissent <info@rightsanddissent.org>   For the first time in US history, a publisher of information has been indicted under the Espionage Act. Hours ago, the DOJ announced they were bringing 17 Espionage Act charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This is in an addition to a previous charge of conspiring to crack a password to a DOD computer. All of these charges stem from WikiLeaks’s decision to publish information provided to it by [...]

By |2019-06-01T03:39:29-05:00June 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Bill Eisen

Bill Eisen, Presente! by Julieanna Thompson Just before Christmas we lost one of our quietly-active yet most effective activists, Bill Eisen.  He suddenly expired from what is deemed "natural causes" in his mid-70's.  Although he'd had health issues, none were necessarily considered life-threatening.  He was a good man who would do anything for someone in distress.  He was sensitive to the causes we all stand for, frequenting events--meetings, rallies, Peace Center debates, often taking pictures which he shared on Facebook or directly with us.  His main Facebook [...]

Poetry Corner: Kingdom of Cages by Matt Sedillo

Kingdom of Cages by Matt Sedillo   Los Angeles, city of pigs, kingdom of cages Database, the Fuhrman tapes, the Ayres report Darryl Gates, Tom Bradley, Lee Baca, Willie Parker The red lines, red squads, ramparts, Rodney King The thin blue line on an all-white jury Murderous metropolis that kills for appearances Chicano Moratorium, eighty-four Olympics CRASH, the battering ram Twin towers, Operation Hammer, Safe city La Loma, Bishop, Palo Verde, Arcadia Los Angeles is a city designed to be divided Postcard paradise, gentleman's apartheid Service and [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:26:35-05:00February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments