Solidarity Forever: Social Cohesion as the Antidote to Social Distancing

Social Cohesion and Social Solidarity as the Antidote to Social Distancing by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles I think we should try to rename "Social Distancing." People in the U.S. are already far too socially distanced from each other, driving in our steel cocoons, riding the buses and trains in unreceptive, unresponsive isolation, each glued to our own screen, ears filled with our own soundtrack. Let's call it socially responsible distancing, adopting it as a sacrifice, and thereby acknowledging our social connection to, interaction with, and responsibility [...]

50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade Visits Cuba

160 from US to Take Protest Trip to Cuba New York, N.Y.— As the Trump Administration uses fear tactics to turn back the clock on Cuba policy, 160+ people from the USA are planning a massive political and educational trip to protest lingering U.S. imperialism—above all the financial control that the U.S. still forcibly exerts over Cuba—which threatens to undermine the sovereignty of the Cuban people. The trip, organized by the Venceremos Brigade, will mark the 50th anniversary of this project, which, since 1969, has traveled annually [...]

July 2019 Community Calendar

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send in events, articles or poetry: https://change-links.org/submit/ Please subscribe. All event announcements are encouraged to donate $5.00 (per event), payable to AFGJ, mail to Change Links, PO Box 34236, Los Angeles, CA 90034. It keeps 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 Progressive Community Radio local station board election candidates to be announced, balloting to take place starting Aug. 15 for [...]

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective

Embassy Protection Collective: We’re Still Here And We’re Staying By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance   May 5, 2019 | , Newsletter httpss://popularresistance.org/embassy-protection-collective-were-still-here-and-were-staying/   The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-thirds vote to recognize a government so they changed the rules to a mere majority and barely got [...]

Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for the Local Station Board (LSB): Michael Novick, Reza Pour, Tyan Schesser, and Jeff Silberman. Or you can settle for gentrification of the airwaves, voter suppression, violations of the Pacifica [...]

Seeking Nominations for Activists to Emulate

Dear Readers, Change Links would like to announce a new column in our newspaper. Starting January 2019, Change Links will spotlight each month a local activist who is making a positive contribution to our movements. We need your help. Please nominate a meritorious local activist, by sending us an email at changelinks2@gmail.com. In 200 words or less, state why you believe Change Links should recognize that person as someone we can all emulate. We would like to include a short bio and a photo, similar to the [...]

Poor Peoples Campaign Continues

A MORAL AGENDA BASED ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS Stand Against Poverty: Mass Rally And Moral Revival...Many Traveled To Washington, DC, June 23, To Make Demands... GET INVOLVED: Give to support the National Campaign... Associated with the Action Network httpss://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/donate/ This Campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

Mercy for Animals

Mercy For Animals From death nets sweeping sea animals to their deaths, to farm animals raised for slaughter; what are we doing for these voiceless beings? Can anyone affect commercial farm giants like Perdue, and others that kill millions of chickens every minute for the pleasure of the so-called consumer, who intentionally ignores the shocking conditions in which these farm animals are maintained and killed? These conditions require applying great amounts of chemicals, such as germ-killing drugs, to sustain the animals only in order for their meat [...]

Spanish-language Broadcaster at KPFK Arrested

by Antonio Zavala [translated from ElBeisman.com] Spanish-speaking media activists fear that under the Trump administration, attacks will begin on the media in Spanish, as indicated by a recent closure of a program in Spanish on the west coast. The management of KPFK suddenly closed - without warning - the program Es Nuestra Cultura that Xalli Algo has produced for five years. When ordered to vacate the booth on February 28, the Mexican radio announcer Xalli Algo supposedly refused, and the manager of the radio station called the [...]

Historic U.S. Activists Delegation to China

Historic U.S. Activists Delegation to China By Lee Siu Hin In July 2017, the first-of-its-kind US activists solidarity delegation to China, organized by the National Immigrant Solidarity Network and activist Lee Siu Hin, the long-time Chinese American activist, brought a dozen North American activists to Beijing and Shanghai to meet with Chinese  activists, officials, workers; and to explore in-depth historic, cultural, social, political and economic aspects of China. The delegation idea began 10 years ago, when we had many debates about China with U.S. labor and anti-globalization [...]

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How and Why to Provide Solidarity after Hurricane Harvey

Ways to Provide Solidarity to People in Houston      Thousands  are suffering because of Hurricane Harvey and spillover flooding since this weekend. Many of us  are wondering how we can volunteer and donate to help the many in hard-hit areas. We all know that showing solidarity in trying times is an important part of what we do and why we do it as progressives. Local relief groups, progressive organizations, unions, and immigrant rights groups are already mobilizing grassroots relief efforts. Here is a list of groups and [...]

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