L.A. Rallies for Peace, Against War on Iran

Rally for Peace at West L.A. Federal Building: Endless Protests Against DC’s Endless Wars By Ed Rampell As Emperor Trump cries havoc and lets loose and wags the dogs of war, nearly 200 peace protesters held a Jan. 9 antiwar rally outside Los Angeles’ symbol of Washington, the Federal Building located near UCLA in Westwood. A second simultaneous rally of nearly the same size was held outside City Hall in DTLA. City Hall rally against Trump bombing, war threat  The demonstrators ranged from Vietnam era stalwarts to [...]

Veterans Attacked and Their Memorial Desecrated

Veterans Attacked and Their Memorial Desecrated on Memorial Day in Santa Monica      In the early morning hours of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, the Arlington West Memorial Santa Monica was desecrated, and its veteran volunteers attacked. The intrusion took place around 4:00 am. The memorial was up overnight in recognition of Memorial Day, and veteran volunteers were there to monitor it throughout the evening and into the morning. A lone male attacker was swearing at and verbally abusing the veterans as he knocked down large [...]

Unsung Memorial Day Hero: Smedley Butler

A Likely MIA Name over Memorial Day Weekend Smedley Darlington Butler. It is a name you’re not likely to hear mentioned this Memorial Day Weekend. Who is he? A four-star USMC General who served 33-plus years in the US Marine Corps, won two Congressional Medals of Honor and is, at least arguably, the most beloved Marine of all time. Why won’t you hear his name? Butler became outspoken and politicized the moment he retired in 1931. The following quote will give you some insight: “I spent 33 [...]

Defend Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   httpss://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-stands-chelsea-manning-and-julian-assange   The People Have the Need to Know: Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are both in jail right now.  They are being persecuted by the very elite who are pursuing regime change wars around the globe and who do not want the people to know the truth about what they are up to. Curiously, Assange has been charged with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to [...]

Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist: Kathleen Hernandez

Spotlight on an Exemplary Activist:  Kathleen Hernandez In the words of her Veteran For Peace colleagues, “Kathleen is one of those people who is always there to do what needs to be done.” She has worked tirelessly for VFP and social justice, bringing her passionate commitment, energy, persistence, and impressive skills to an endless array of campaigns, actions, coalition building, conferences, lobbying...the list of Kathleen’s organizing work for peace and justice goes on and on. From Camp Casey to New Orleans to Washington to Colombia, Arlington West, [...]

The Obsession With and Lies About Nicaragua

The Obsession With and Lies About Nicaragua <httpss://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/21/the-obsession-with-and-lies-about-nicaragua/> by S. Brian Willson The intense focus on the "ills" of Nicaragua completely misses the deep issues of continued US intervention - imperial neocolonialism - into the sovereign lives of other countries, as here with Nicaragua. Whether you love or hate Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, their personalities and personal lives are not the issue, whatsoever. For US Americans to be so closely scrutinizing clearly the most progressive government in Central America, ignoring the new US friendly but unpopular [...]

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, Black Lives Matter LA;  Jim Haber, Bay Area activist on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS); Paula [...]

Edgar “Eddie” Edinger

Edgar 'Eddie' Edinger: Presente September 8th, 1919 - April 13th, 2018 A Celebration of Eddie's Life will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 PM  at Emerson Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Avenue, Canoga Park 91303 Edgar (Eddie) Edinger was born in Budapest, Hungary, and moved to Vienna, Austria, in early childhood. He grew up in Vienna, and always considered himself Austrian. In 1938, when Hitler took over Austria, he was 18, Jewish and prime draft age. He went to Switzerland, where he stayed for more than [...]

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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 [...]

Zionism, Arab Reaction and US Imperialism on the Attack

Israel Committing Itself to Apartheid in New 'Basic Law' by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/172315363940/growing-desperation-of-us-imperialism-zionism Israel's ruling parties, backed by Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem as soon as this May, is committing the state irrevocably to apartheid by drafting a new 'basic law,' the equivalent of a constitution, defining Israel as the "nation-state of the Jewish people," replacing an earlier law which defines it as a Jewish and democratic state. The law also eliminates the status of Arabic as an official language, [...]

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 recent statement of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart when I [...]

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 in San Mateo, CA. [https://www.boboudartproductions.org/] and assistant producer Frank Dorrell of Addicted to War in [...]

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