International Institute on Peace Education Mexico 2022

I went to the International Institute on Peace Education’s Mexico 2022 Conference in Mexico City! by Greg Foisie – Change-Links volunteer   Many people express a desire for peace.  However, few of us think deeply about what true peace actually is, why it is that we are so peaceless as a society and world, and what is required for real peace to flourish amongst ourselves. The International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) [...]

By |2022-09-01T12:13:53-05:00September 1st, 2022|Activism, Greg Foisie, Peace|0 Comments

The Reincarnation of the Westside’s UnUrban Coffee House

by Greg Foisie - staff writer and distributor, Change-Links There are few businesses that exist to selflessly serve the needs of the community.  One of those is the extraordinary UnUrban Coffee House, recently reopening in the midst of the COVID-19 Omicron pandemic and struggling to regain an economic footing during these difficult times for all of us.  While stalwarts like the Talking Stick and Café 212 Pier have unfortunately departed, the UnUrban [...]

Talkback to MoveOn

From: Greg Foisie Sun, 4 Jul 2020 5:26:02 PM +0000 (UTC) To: Talkbacks@Moveon Org   Dear Kelly, Oscar, Rahna, Jennifer, and the rest of the MoveOn team - Biden was opposed to busing during the 60s civil rights efforts to end segregation. Biden has been accused of sexual harassment & sexual attack.  His hands are all over women on numerous videos displayed on the internet. As Vice-President, Biden supported the Iraq War based [...]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Ostracize and Stigmatize All Cops

Letter to the Editor: Don't Ostracize and Stigmatize All Cops As "Bastards" 02-23-2020 I am writing in response to Imani Beckett’s article, “Why all Cops Are In Fact Bastards,” in the February, 2020 edition of Change Links. Throughout human history virtually all major systems of power inherently draw to them those who seek to impose their strength over others.  The fact that these systems often oppress others is particularly disdainful, because it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Local Punk Scene Supports Self-Expression, Helping Others & Unity

Local Punk Scene Supports Acceptance, Self-Expression, Reaching Youth, Helping Others, and Unity by Greg Foisie Alf Presented Resist and Exist, Nausea and Six More Local Punk/Grind Bands – October 13, at Café Nela in Highland Park, NE LA.   In reality punk people are usually the gentlest, kindest folks you'll ever know. They're like hippies, only they wear way more black. -- Kate Rockland, Falling Is Like This When I came across [...]

By |2017-11-05T02:44:16-05:00October 28th, 2017|Events, Greg Foisie, Movements, Music, Peace, Reports, Reviews|0 Comments

Many Winters Gathering of Elders to Offer Traditional Teachings

Many Winters Gathering of Elders to Offer Traditional Teachings by Greg Foisie The Gathering of Elders Committee announces the revival of the annual Many Winters Gathering of the Elders taking place October 12th -15th, 2017.  The last gathering was held 10 years ago in 2007. This four day event will be held at Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 South Gaffey Street in San Pedro, California 90731.  The event will be held between [...]

What We Can Still Do To Support Standing Rock

What We Can Do To Support Standing Rock compiled by Greg Foisie - CSULA graduate student The Standing Rock Sioux Nation and their Native and non-Native allies continue in their collective struggle, Oceti Sakowin, to protect the water (Missouri River, a source of water to millions of people) and sacred Mother Earth, including ancestral burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux, from the desecration and pollution threatened by the construction and use [...]

Local LA punk bands join the Subhumans from England in denouncing war and violence

by Greg Foisie — CSULA grad student and Change-Links/peace movement volunteer 50 years of counter culture and nothing to show for it? After fleeing suburbia for the hippie dream, being blessed with delayed adolescence and reincarnation as a peace punk for over a decade, and living communally for over 20 years in the process, I had become thoroughly disenchanted by our current state of affairs. It appeared that despite all efforts to [...]

By |2015-12-04T02:58:29-05:00December 4th, 2015|Greg Foisie|0 Comments

LA Peoples Tribunal Reveals Violent, Criminal Actions of US Authorities

by Greg Foisie CSULA graduate student and volunteer with Change-Links, Arlington West Memorial, KPFK, Addicted to War, and Occupy Venice. The Peoples Tribunal Against Racist Police & State Terror established by local community groups including the International Action Center at the Herriot Tubman Center, the World Workers Party and the Los Angeles Workers Assembly was held over a two day period on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 at the [...]

By |2015-11-01T17:09:38-05:00November 1st, 2015|Greg Foisie, Los Angeles|0 Comments

CSUN Hosts 2015’s Liberation Based Healing Conference

by Greg Foisie The 10th annual Liberation Based Healing Conference (LBHC) will be held at California State University Northridge (CSUN) November 14th and 15th, 2015.  The conference is hosted by CSUN's Department of Social Work, with many CSUN Departments contributing to its establishment. The event's website describes the first day of the conference as one reserved for paying attendees, with the registration fees allowing the organizers to keep the 2nd day FREE, [...]

By |2015-11-01T17:09:18-05:00November 1st, 2015|Events, Greg Foisie|0 Comments
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