June 1 • Saturday

Media: KPFK Advisory Board
11AM. KPFK Studios, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd West, N. Hollywood. (818) 985-2711. ace063562@msn.com. kpfk.org

Political Action: Bradley Manning
Court Martial Solidarity Rally on the first day of his trial. Part of an international call to action, Jun 1-8. Out Against War. Noon – 3 PM. Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., LA. (818) 953-5096. <oawla@hotmail.com>. Many other Manning solidarity events listed at bradleymanning.org.

Political Meeting: Community Radio
Grassroots Community Radio Coalition hosts a teach-in and speak-out on the future of KPFK and Pacifica radio.
2-5 PM. Culver City Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., CC. Info: gcrc-socal.org.

Film: Harvest of Empire
The Untold Story of Latinos in America. Based on the groundbreaking book by “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan Gonzalez, this new documentary takes an unflinching look at how U.S. economic and military interests have triggered waves of migration from our neighbors to the South. Movie Night benefit for the Voice of Revolutionary Feminism. Southwest Posole Supper w/vegan options at 6:30 PM; film at 7:30 PM. Door donation $5-10; supper donation $8; work exchanges available. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA. (323) 732-6416. <fspla@earthlink.net>. socialism.com.

Plays: We Are Proud to Present…
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915. When a group of actors gathers to give a presentation on a distant genocide, they struggle with stereotype, fear, and their own personal histories, uncovering the potential for brutality in all of us. 8 PM. Thru Jun 7. $30. Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., LA. (323) 852-1445. matrixtheatre.com.

June 2 • Sunday

Community Meeting: Youth Justice Coalition
Discussing how you can help spread youth justice & opportunity. 2-4 PM. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (323) 235-4243. <freelanow@yahoo.com>. youth4justice.org.

Discussion: Marxist-Humanism
4:30-6:30 PM. Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., LA. <arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org>. internationalmarxisthumanist.org.

Books: Jerry Stahl
7 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <info@beyondbaroque.org>. beyondbaroque.org

June 3 • Monday

Talk: Cuban 5
6-8 PM. Postal Workers Union Hall, 6139 Chillum Pl NE, Washington, DC. <11877@comcast.net>. thecuban5.org
Part of “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in DC, May 30 – Jun 5.

June 4 • Tuesday

Talk: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake
6-8 PM. Lloyd Taber- Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR. (310) 821-3415. venicewake.org

June 5 • Wednesday

Support: Transgender Support 
Discuss issues in a safe & welcoming atmosphere. 7-9 PM. Every Wednesday in June. South Bay Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>. southbaycenter.org

Political Meeting: Counter Recruiting
Regular monthly meeting of Glendale Education/Social Justice Advocates. Working to encourage GUSD to provide balanced information about military recruiting & other social issues. Students, parents, community members are invited. Usually first Wednesdays monthly. 6-8 PM. Pacific Park Library,
501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 248-4967. <gesja_email@yahoo.com>.

June 7 • Friday

Film: Dirty Wars
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars. Based on Scahill’s book. Local screenings on Jun 7, 14 & 28. LA, W. Hollywood, Pasadena, San Diego locations. Film info: dirtywars.org
Screening locations: dirtywars.org/screenings

Political Action: Free Bradley Manning
3-5 PM. Santa Monica and San Vicente Blvds., W. Hollywood. <oawla@hotmail.com>,  <lgbtgreens@hotmail.com>.

Community Event: OUTspoken Youth Open Mic
An open mic and safe space for queer and ally youth 19 and under. 6:30-9 PM. $3. Downtown Labor Center, 675 South Park View St., LA. <dferlito@equalaction.org>.

Discussion: LGBT Chat Night
7 PM. South Bay Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>  southbaycenter.org

Film: Genetic Roulette
The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. With Discussion afterward about sources of non-GMO food. 7-9 PM. Free. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room, 651 E. Main St, Downtown Ventura. (805) 643-3640. <labelgmoventura@gmail.com>. (Also with Spanish subtitles, Jun 9, 6-8 PM, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.)

Film: Living for 32
About 32 people murdered in the tragic Virginia Tech shooting and the 32 people killed by guns every day in America. Snack potluck 7:15 PM; film 7:30 PM. $10 donation requested; no one turned away. Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga. <debbieinla@outlook.com>. topangapeacealliance.org

June 8 • Saturday

Political Meeting: Convict Trayvon’s Killer!
Who Are the Terrorists? Convict Killer Zimmerman! Justice for Trayvon Martin! Community Speak-out ahead of the terrorist’s 6/10 murder trial. Los Angeles Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. 2 PM. Crenshaw & Mlk Jr. Blvd., LA. (213) 663-6316.

Community Event: People’s College of Law
Open House. See the school, ask questions and learn more about the most progressive law school in the nation! 2-3 PM. Peoples College of Law, 660 S. Bonnie Brae St., LA.

Talk: Robert Guffey
Interview with the author. Media Ecology Soul Salon (MESS). 4 PM. Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Venue: (310) 315-0056. Info: (310) 306-7330, (310) 450-6052. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. laughtears.com

Film: Kissed By The Sun
A night of films by Dagie Brundert. 8 PM. Echo Park Film Center, 200 N Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. echoparkfilmcenter.org

Play: One Night In Miami
Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke & football player Jim Brown throw a victory party for Cassius Clay in Malcolm’s hotel room. World Premiere tonight at 8 PM. Additional shows thru Jul 28. $30. Rogue Machine Theatre, 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, (855) 585-5185. roguemachinetheatre.com

June 9 • Sunday

Community Event: LA River Ride
Eight great bicycle rides for all ages and abilities. LA County Bicycle Coalition. 7 AM. $50. Start at: Autry Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way,
Griffith Park -or- Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach. (213) 629-2142. la-bike.org/riverride

Community Event: Freedom Hike for Palestine’s Children
Freedom Hike & Potluck Picnic for the Children of Palestine.
9:30 AM: hike up Mount Woodson 6.5 miles round-trip; 1 PM: potluck picnic fundraiser. 9:30 AM – 4 PM. This event supports the campaign to free all Palestinian children from Israel’s jails. Lake Poway Mount Woodson, 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway (San Diego County). (760) 828-3142, (760) 918-9441. <info@al-awdasandiego.org>. al-awdasandiego.org

June 10 • Monday

Film: James Joyce In Bloom
Bloomsday Documental. With rare film clips and live readings from The Marshall McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club. 6-10 PM. Free.
Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056. laughtears.com

June 11 • Tuesday

Political Action: Caravan to Black Mesa
A caravan from LA to AZ to demand Peabody Energy return 1.3 million artifacts back to Navajo. Stay on to help out elders. Jun 11-14. We will gather somewhere in SoCA. (424) 888-0235. <blackmesasacred@wildblue.net>. facebook.com/events/523390007719281

June 12 • Wednesday

Community Event: Chain Reaction 
Peace activists Jerry and Marissa Rubin hold a public “Sunflower Anniversary Vigil and Peace Walk” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their “Public Peace Rally Wedding” and the anniversary of the largest-ever rally against nuclear weapons. Starts at 6 PM;  Chain Reaction public art peace sculpture, Santa Monica Civic Center Main Street just north of Pico. Blvd. Concludes at 6:30 PM; Santa Monica Palisades Park at the Children’s Tree of Life. (310) 399-1000. <jerrypeaceactivistrubin@earthlink.net>

Music: Suzy Williams
7-10 PM. Free. Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward, Venice. (310) 450-6052. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. laughtears.com

June 14 • Friday

Discussion: Friday at the Center
LGBT. 7-10 PM. Fridays. South Bay Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>. southbaycenter.org

June 15 • Saturday

Conference: Raza Prisoners & Colonialism
Las Calles y La Torcida: 20 Years of the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project & 15th Annual Conference on Raza Prisoners and Colonialism. Chicano Mexicano Prison Project. 11 AM – 4 PM. Contact them to verify info. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 235-6135. uniondelbarrio.org

June 16 • Sunday

Discussion: Nation Magazine 
2 PM. 4054 Coolidge Ave., Mar Vista. (310) 391-1707.

Film: Lit Show Film Festival
Gerry Fialka screens rare literature films. A 7 Dudley Cinema event. 7 PM. Free; donations welcome. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd.,Venice, (310) 822-3006 beyondbaroque.org

June 17 • Monday

Community Meeting: PFLAG
Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. 7 PM. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw, Rolling Hills. (310) 831-2967. southbaycenter.org

Media: KPFK LSB Governance
7:30-10:30 PM. Peace Center West, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (818) 985-2711. kpfk.org

June 19 • Wednesday

Talk: MOM
Meditations on Media. 7-10 PM. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. laughtears.com

7-10 PM. Location TBA. (818) 985-2711. kpfk.org

Discussion: Monthly Review
7:30 PM. Yahoo Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 390-0306.

June 21 • Friday

Film: Movie Night
At the LGBT Center. 7 PM. South Bay Center, 6610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>. southbaycenter.org

Music: Suzy Williams
8-10:30 PM. $10. Moose Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica. (310) 306-7330. pfsuzy@aol.com

June 22 • Saturday

Film: Ambassadors of Coincidence
A workshop and a cinematic city game played worldwide around summer solstice. What if we let ourselves be guided by chance and challenge it to play with us, like some sort of scavenger hunt throughout our city? All day. Free; limited enrollment. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. <info@echoparkfilmcenter.org>. echoparkfilmcenter.org

June 26 • Wednesday

Community Event: Oglala Commemoration
Leonard Peltier hopes the Commmoration will heal Native Nations and unite them in the the protection and preservation of sacred ceremony, culture, language, and the responsible stewardship of the land and its resources for the generations yet to come. Join us every June 26, in Oglala, South Dakota as “Honor our Warriors” This is a free event and open to the public. A day of remembrance, honoring , memorials , food and music. Oglala, SD. <oglala_commemoration@yahoo.com>. oglalacommemoration.com

Community Meeting: Activist Support Circle
Contact them to confirm details. 6:30 PM. Last Wednesdays monthly. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., Santa Monica. (310) 399-1000. <activistsupportcircle@earthlink.net>. activistsupportcircle.org

Political Meeting: Healthcare For All CA
San Fernando Valley chapter meeting. Obamacare helps but doesn’t fix our broken health insurance system. Learn more about Improved Medicare for all Californians & join in. (Leno). Usually fourth Wednesdays monthly. 7:30 PM. State Office Bldg., 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 135 (enter on Calvert to the right of the locked gates), Van Nuys. (818) 766-7318. <info@hca-sfv.org>. facebook.com/hcasfv (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

June 27 • Thursday

Volunteer Opportunity: Change-Links Meeting
Regular monthly mailing meeting for this newspaper. Noon– 2 PM. Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., LA. (818) 782-1412, (818) 681-7448. <change@pacbell.net>. change-links.org

Books: Legends of the Blues
Acclaimed artist William Stout visualizes Blues artists and their music with 100 stunning portraits then adds authoritative biographical text with personal and humorous writing that brings it on home. 7 PM. Booksoup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. <info@booksoup.com>. booksoup.com

June 28 • Friday

Film: Subversive Cinema
7-10 PM. 212 Pier Coffeehouse, 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 306-7330.

Books: Spiral Bound Brother
An eccentric English teacher finds himself in the school’s library, suffering a mysterious mental paralysis that won’t allow him to stop reading The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. 8 PM. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. echoparkfilmcenter.org

June 29 • Saturday

Film: Directing Dissent
Documentary about John Roemer, teacher and social activist, and his decisions to either live within the law, or have a sound basis for civil disobedience. 8 PM. Echo Park Film Center, 200 N. Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. echoparkfilmcenter.org

June 30 Sunday

Music: Jazz Funk Fest
Theme: James Joyce – Bloomsday. 7-10 PM. The Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd, Venice. (310) 450-6052. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. <laughtears.com>.


July 2

Talk: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake
6-8 PM. Lloyd Taber- Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR. (310) 821-3415. venicewake.org

July 8

Film: Documentary
Experimental Films. 6-10 PM. Free. Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056.  laughtears.com

Political Action: US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan 
Contact them for info on caravan stops, participation as a caravanista, etc. Caravan week Jul 8-15. Travel to & return from Cuba Jul 16-30. (212) 926-5757. <ifco@igc.org>. ifconews.org

July 10

Music: Suzy Williams
7-10 PM. Free. Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward, Venice. (310) 450-6052. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. laughtears.com

July 17

Talk: MOM
Meditations on Media. 7-10 PM. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. laughtears.com

July 20

Books: The Lit Show
7:30 PM. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. beyondbaroque.org

July 28

Film: Hippie Revolution 
7 Dudley Cinema. 7-10 PM. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. beyondbaroque.org



Please call all Ongoing events to confirm and let us know about any updates. Dates given are usually the starting date of the event. Costs listed are usually the lowest. Times are generally the daily times but events vary. Calling first is the best idea (especially as we’re just returning from ChangeLinks’ hiatus). Please let us know about any changes or errors in the Ongoing section.

Alternate Calendar sources:

LA County: Dick & Sharon’s LA Progressive. <laprogressive.com>, click on “Calendar.” Orange County: Orange County Democracy for America (DFA): <dfa-oc.org/calendar>. Orange County Peace Coalition (separate calendar): <dfa-oc.org/wordpress/calendar-html>. San Diego County: Activist San Diego, <activistsandiego.org>, click on “Calendar;” Occupy San Diego Calendar, <copswiki.org/Common/OccupySanDiegoCalendar>. Santa Barbara County: Join listserve via <sbprogcoalition-subscribe@yahoogroups.com> or <groups.yahoo.com/group/sbprogcoalition>.

No Cal Area:

Sacramento: Sacramento Area Peace Action. <sacpeace.org>, click on calendar. San Jose: San Jose Peace & Justice Center: <sanjosepeace.org>, click on calendar. South SF Peninsula: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, <peaceandjustice.org>, click on calendar.

Campus Activism

National calendar of interest to students and others. campusactivism.org, click on “More” under events.


June 13

Downtown Art Walk
Second Thursdays monthly. Peak hours are something like 6-9 PM. Downtown LA. (213) 624-6212. <downtownartwalk.org>. The LA Art Walk may be at risk because of LA City imposed fees. (2011-11) Also Art Walks in Culver City (<culvercity.org>, search for art walk), Long Beach (<artwalklb.com>), Pasadena (<playhousedistrict.org>, click on calendar of events then ARTWalk), Pomona (<pomonaartscolony.com>), and Venice (<theveniceartwalk.org>) on various dates during the year.


June 15

Black Writers and Artists
International Black Writers & Artists is a network of authors, publishers, artists and community members meeting to listen and be heard. First Saturdays monthly, 2-4 PM, St. Elmo Village, 4830 St. Elmo Drive, LA. Third Saturdays monthly, 1-5 PM, San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Road, Pasadena. (323) 964-3721. <randy44ross@sbcglobal.net>. <Ibwala.com>.


June 1

Ecovillage Tours
History, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions, plans and visions for this central city demonstration ecovillage neighborhood-in-process and its intentional community. Jun 1, 15, 29; Jul 6. 10:30 AM – 1 PM. Check their website for other times & dates and unscheduled tours by appointment (min. 6 people). $10 sliding scale; $20 with vegetarian lunch (after 1 PM; or brown bag it). LA EcoVillage, 117 Bimini Place, LA. (213) 738-1254. <crsp@igc.org>

June 2

Vegan Toastmasters
Improve your speaking ability in a fun & supportive learning environment. Help spread the message of health, compassion towards animals & environmental responsibility. Meeting dates usually on their facebook page. 3 PM. Usually first & third Sundays monthly (call first). West LA Animal Care Center Community Room, 11361 W. Pico Blvd., LA. <vegantoastmasters.org>, facebook.com/vegantoastmasters (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)

June 4

Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative non-fiction, memoir, and prose. Read your story to a group of supportive writers. Also other writing, media & performance workshops. Continuing every Tuesday. 8 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <beyondbaroque@aol.com>. beyondbaroque.org

Rising Star Toastmasters
Become a better speaker! First & third Tuesdays monthly. A professional, structured, international organization. Contact them to check time and location. Jun 4 & 18.. 6 PM. Community Room, Burbank Police Station, 200 N. Third St., Burbank. (818) 846-8318. <damondray@yahoo.com>. <meetup.com/risingstartoastmaster>. More groups at toastmasters.org, click on “find a location near you.”

June 5

Tenants Rights
The Coalition for Economic Survival, with 27 years in working for tenants rights and other issues. Two meetings weekly to help tenants. Every Wed. 7 PM & every Sat. 10 AM. Plummer Park, Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood. (213) 252-4411, (323) 656-4410. <contactces@earthlink.net>. <cesinaction.org>.

June 6

Many helpful people collect stuff not only for themselves but for others. It mounts up until they cant find what they need. If this is you, come to Clutterers Anonymous (CLA) based on AA’s 12-step program. Face-to-face & phone meetings. Continuing every Thursday. Also other locations and telephone meetings. 10-11:30 AM. Café Tropical , 2900 Sunset Blvd. Silverlake. (310) 281-6064, (323) 281-2243. <clutterersanonymous.net>. (2013-06)

Acting Workshop for Vets
To train actors for performance & to help individuals heal, grow & learn via “drama therapy.” Donation, register online. Contact them for location and to see whether classes are in session. The Veterans Project. 7-10 PM. Continuing every Thursday. Also community theater & interpersonal communication skills workshops. 3916 Sepulveda, LA. (310) 842-8794. <roy@theveteransproject.org>. <theveteransproject.org>. (2013-06)

Black History 4 Young People class
Jun 29 – Aug 3. Contact them fordetails and check the website for upcoming class dates. (213) 368-4976. <word@drkwaku.com>. <drkwaku.com>. (2013-06)

Educational tours listed on their website. Cuba Education Tours of Vancouver, BC Canada. (877) 687-3817. <info@cubafriends.ca>. <cubafriends.ca>.

Make a movie! Fun & easy classes for the whole family. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.

Food Not Bombs
Invite FNB co-founder Keith McHenry to speak on your campus. Speaking fees are reasonable. Contact them for details and available dates. (575) 776-3880, (800) 884-1136. <menu@foodnotbombs.net>. <foodnotbombs.net>. (2013-06)

Labor Studies
Learn and develop Union leadership skills. Sponsored by Trade Tech Lab or Center. Classes at union locals and other locations. Ongoing. (213) 763-7129. <laborcenter@lattc.edu>. <college.lattc.edu/laborcenter>.

Organic Gardening
An organic gardening school. Classes and lectures for adults, special classes for children. In several LA regional locations. (888) 341-9666. <thewovengarden.com>.

SOA Watch
Speakers, actions, international delegations. (202) 234-3440. <nico@soaw.org>.

Union Organizing
UNITE HERE!, a union of hotel, casino, food service, laundry& textile workers, wants dedicated activists for a comprehensive program of leadership training and political education. (213) 481-8530. <thudson@unitehere.org>. <unitehere.org>, <hotelworkersrising.org>.

Urban Farming
Contact them for events. Dragonfly Hill Urban Farm, 345-½ Douglas St., LA. <home.earthlink.net/~theweproject>.

Witness for Peace
Delegations to Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela. <witnessforpeace.org>, click on “travel with us.”

Young Warriors
“For youth by youth” program guiding them into meeting the challenge of their own struggle, Everyone has something to offer to better our future! Contact them for time and place.  Usually Mondays & Wednesdays. 6-8 PM. (818) 913-1968, (818) 939-3433. <youngwarriors_souls@yahoo.com>, <young.warriors.yw@gmail.com>. <tiachucha.org>, <facebook.com/YoungWarriors2007>. (2013-06)


Community Event/Service:

June 2

RAC Food Program
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities Food Program, a mutual-aid project organizing & distributing food in its home neighborhoods. Volunteers needed. Usually every Sunday. 11:30 AM. MacArthur Park, Parkview between 7th & Wilshire. (2013-06: Cannot verify date/time/location; contact them for info.) <rac-la@lists.riseup.net>. <revolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.com>. (2013-06)

June 8

Transit Advocates
Second Saturdays monthly. TA advocates better transportation for the residents of LA. (Their website also hosts a transit meetings/issues calendar.) 1 PM. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill Street, LA. (213) 388-2364. <socata.net>. (2013-06)

Natural Health Group
Weekly vegan dinner events at locations in LA & Orange Counties. They publish a comprehensive Holistic Directory of Vegetarian Restaurants and offer coupons as well as an ongoing discount card. (This group may be inactive; website not updated since 2009. Contact them for more info.) Natural Health Group, 326 N. Western Ave. #368, LA, CA 90004. (800) 701-9364, (310) 396-2826. <info@naturalhealthgroup.org>. <naturalhealthgroup.org>. (2013-06)

Vegan Happy Hour
Includes a potluck. Age 21+ only; pay for (optional) drinks. 5-9 PM potluck; social continues after. The Short Stop, 1455 Sunset Blvd. (two blocks E of Echo Park Blvd. at Sutherland, look for red neon “cocktails” sign), Echo Park. Join myspace to access their website & meeting schedule. <myspace.com/veganhappyhour>.


June 13

Conscientious Projector
Usually second Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. (310) 782-4738, (626) 792-4941. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Ave.,  Pasadena. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>, <facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201>. (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)

June  27

Coastal Convergence Society
A free video night last Thursdays monthly. Meet peace & justice neighbors for free food, video & discussion. You can bring your own video. Call for directions. 7 PM. Huntington Beach. (714) 964-2162. <ccshbca@aol.com>.

June 28

Fair Chance Project

A free legal clinic. Usually fourth Saturdays monthly. 1:30-3:30 PM (subject to change; contact them to verify date/time). Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 677-7445. <gerifacts@sbcglobal.net>. <fairchanceproject.org>. (2013-06)



Alternative Radio
Weekly hour-long ongoing series. Featuring speakers like Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Chris Hedges & Howard Zinn. <alternativeradio.org>.

A very good progressive website with original articles and more. <alternet.org>.

One of the prominent progressive Website. With a collection of articles, original articles, videos and news. <commondreams.org>.

Hour media criticism program. Also on Free Speech TV. <fair.org>, click on “listen now.”

Community Progressive Radio. <cprmetro.blogspot.com>.

Democracy Now!
Every weekday hour-long news program. Amy Goodman et al. <democracynow.org>.

Grit TV
With Laura Flanders. Also on Free Speech TV twice daily. <lauraflanders.firedoglake.com>.

l.a. activist LA activism journal. <laactivist.com>.

Left Wing Radio Stations

Making Contact
Weekly half-hour documentary-style radio program. Globalization, civil liberties, prison issues, education, environmental justice, etc. <radioproject.org>.

Progressive AM Talk Radio
Randi Rhodes (<therandirhodesshow.com>), M-F, Noon – 3 PM, KTLK 1150AM. Mike Malloy (<mikemalloy.com>; also <tunein.com>: search for “malloy”) Thom Hartmann (<thomhartmann.com>), radio & TV. (2013-06)

Progressive Podcast
Long time activist and subscriber to Change Links, Jerold Block hosts a popular progressive Podcast. <rational@roadrunner.com>. <therationalradical.com>.

Progressive Radio
From Matt Rothschild of The Progressive magazine. <progressive.org/radioweekly>.

Raza Press & Media Association
“The only Mexican-Raza journalist organization consistently advancing and building revolutionary anti-imperialist media.” <razapressassociation.org/blog>.

Vegan Radio
“Go Vegan with Bob Linden.” Broadcast stations & show times on website (frequent changes). Also archives & podcasts. <bob@goveganradio.com>. <goveganradio.com>.


Voice of Palestine Radio
Vancouver Cooperative Radio since 1987. Programs now only posted on their website. <voiceofpalestine.ca>, click on “show downloads”. [2012-12]


Michael Slate
Fridays, 10-11 AM, KPFK 90.7 FM. <kpfk.org>. (2013-06)

Military & Draft / Military Families Speak Out
MFSO Orange County Chapter Meeting. First Saturdays monthly. 10 AM. <socal.mfso.org/contact-us/>, <mfsooc.org>.(2013-06)

Counter Recruitment
Palisadians for Peace conducts High School campus visits weekly when schools are in session. Usually early morning (onsite about 7 AM). They also canvass other events and distribute information pamphlets in commercial & residential areas offering alternatives and factual information countering relentless military campus recruitment. Volunteers needed. (310) 573-1901. <ulisandra.paz@verizon.net>. (This email address may be bad. 2013-06.)

OC Recruitment Awareness Project
New volunteers urgently needed. If you can spare 90 minutes at 7 A.M. once a month during the new school year, please contact us immediately. (949) 492-0571. <bmartin125@comline.com>. <oc-rap.org>.

Veterans for Peace
Monthly meetings at the LA Peace Center or the Arlington West Memorial, Santa Monica Beach. Contact them for time & location. Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., LA. (323) 934-3451, (310) 398-0056, (310) 339-1770. <veteransforpeacela.org>. Other chapters: <veteransforpeace.org>, click on “Contact Us.” (2013-06)



June 12

Suzy Williams
Suzy Williams & Her Solid Senders play live swing jazz and jump blues. Second Wednesdays monthly. 7-10 PM. Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward, Venice, free. More dates on the website. (310) 450-6052, (310) 306-7330. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. laughtears.com

Mother Natures Army 
Eco-freak rock, punk americana spreading truth. People & music have the power. Viva la revolución! Contact them for dates & locations. mothernaturesarmy.com or “Mother Natures Army” on Facebook. (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)


Dates are usually the opening date or the earliest date in the month. Many plays run from Thu-Sun. Times are for the evening performances. Call for Sunday times. Listed costs are usually the lowest.

June 16

LA Café Plays
“Fastest Theater in Town.” Five short plays go from conception to execution in just 10-½ hours. Continuing third Sundays monthly. 7:30 & 9 PM. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica. $15. (310) 397-3244. <ruskingrouptheatre.com>, <facebook.com/ruskingrouptheatre>. (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)

Theatricum Botanicum
Summer Repertory Season. Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor setting. Jun 1 – Oct 25. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3723. <theatricum.com> (2013-06)


June 6

Sociedad de Escritores
Sociedad de Escritores y Poetas Latinoamericanos. Reuniones Todos los Jueves. (Thursdays.) Contact them to check info. 7:30 PM. McDonald’s, 500 N. Central Ave., Glendale. (213) 230-4868. <bohemia2000@webtv.net>. <poesiasymas.com>. (2013-06)

June 20

Fightin Words
Open Mic to Stop Police Brutality. Hosted by Oct. 22 Coalition. Third Thursdays monthly. Call to be sure its happening. 8-11 PM. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (323) 235-4243 , (323) 446-7459. <youth4justice.org>. (2013-06)

Beyond Baroque
Long running arts and poetry venue with numerous events. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <richard@beyondbaroque.org>. <beyondbaroque.org>. BB & other arts and non-profit venues such as LATW remain at risk due to fiscal austerity. Subsidy cuts would stop nonprofits from running cultural facilities. Even if a venue appears to be safe, this can change rapidly in response to economic & political mandates. Continuing updates on <artsforla.org>, search for “lease subsidy” and for “la cultural centers.” (2013-06)


Police Issues:

June 10

Three Strikes
Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes (FACTS). Second & fourth Mondays monthly. Help them amend Three Strikes to apply to violent felonies only. 7 PM. Other chapters on the website. Chico’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (213) 746-4844. <facts1.net>. (2013-06)

June 25

Police Victims Support

Have you or a family member been brutalized by the police? SPIRIT (Support & Partnership In Respect & In Trust). Regular meetings last Tuesdays monthly. 7-9 PM. Contact them to verify info. (This event is no longer on the venue’s public calendar.) Youth Justice Coalition/ Chuco s Justice Center, 253 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., LA. (323) 369-9662 or (323) 235-4243. <kruti222@yahoo.com>. (2013-06)


Political Action/Meetings:

Vigils, Meetings & Demonstrations:

Check all locations, dates & times— these may change frequently especially during holidays. And dates may have changed since the last time we were able to check. Due to space constraints we cannot list all recurring vigils, meetings & demonstrations in our print edition. However, they are on our website at <change-links.org> under archives/web only calendar. Please let us know of any updates to these listings.

June 1

Military Families Speak Out
MFSO Chapter Meeting. First Saturdays monthly. 10 AM. Contact them for location, etc. (562) 833-8035. <mfsooc.org>.

Tongva Indians Vigil
Monthly demonstration to stop development/desecration of a Native American sacred site dating back about 9000 years BCE. First Saturdays monthly. 10 AM – 1 PM. Bolsa Chica Rd. & Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. (562) 743-8698. <facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001152962949>. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

SF Valley Socialists
Meetings usually first Saturdays monthly. 3–5 PM. Room 268, Sierra Hall, west side of CSU Northridge. <ccrittenden@csun.edu>.

June 2

Arlington West Memorial
Volunteers desperately needed to keep the memorial going. Continuing every Sunday. Santa Monica. 6 AM – 4 PM. (323) 934-3451. <larry@arlingtonwestsantamonica.org>. <arlingtonwestsantamonica.org>.

OC Greens
Regular meeting. Normally first Sundays monthly. Contact them to verify whether this meeting is happening. 2-4 PM. Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. (949) 559-7336. <mrl@greens.org>. <ocgreens.org>.

Occupy Fights Foreclosures
Tuesdays (Spanish only) 7-9 PM, Thursdays 7-9 PM, Sundays 2-6 PM. Denny’s behind Union Station (across Vignes), 530 Ramirez St., LA. (323) 696-0596. <o.f.f.homedefense@gmail.com>. <occupyfightsforeclosures.org>, <facebook.com/OccupyFightsForeclosures>.

June 4

Occupy Venice
General Assembly. Continuing every Tuesday & Thursday. 7 PM. 1354 Abbot Kinney (on the back patio), Venice. <facebook.com/occupyveniceca>, <twitter.com/occupyvenice>.

June 5

Monthly meeting of Democracy for America Orange County. June speaker: Brenna Norton, Food and Water Watch, on the dangers of fracking and the proposed Delta Tunnels Project. Speaker info: <foodandwaterwatch.org>. Normally First Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. Karl Strauss Brewery, Metropointe Shopping Center, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa. <sckopicki@gmail.com> or contact form on website. <meetup.com/dfa-oc>.

June  6

GA Drone Demonstrations
Weekly demonstrations at General Atomics in Poway.  GA makes the Predator Drone. Contact them to verify details. San Diego Veterans For Peace. Thursdays. 4–6 PM. Poway CA. (760) 207-9139. <dpatterson998@yahoo.com>.

Long Beach Greens
First Thursdays monthly. A local group of activists working for a fair economy, a just society & a sustainable future. 7 PM. It’s a Grind Coffeehouse, 2162 E. Willow St. (east of Cherry), Long Beach. <longbeach@greens.org>. <cagreens.org/longbeach>.

San Gabriel Valley Peace Vigil
San Gabriel Neighbors for Peace and Justice. Thursdays. 7-8:30 PM. Alhambra at Main & Garfield. (626) 281-8741.

ACLU Orange County
Normally first Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. (714) 956-5037. Call for location. <quetzalcoatl38@aol.com>.

June 7

Costa Mesa Peace Vigil
Bring your kids & dogs and join an Orange County peace celebration. Continuing every Friday. 5-7 PM. South Coast Plaza entrance, Bristol & Anton, Costa Mesa. (714) 956-5037.

Glendale Peace Vigil
Vigil for peace & social justice. Continuing every Friday. 5-7 PM. Broadway & Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 242-4320. <glendalepeacevigil.org>.

[2012-07: corrections per Nancy Kent’s instructions; 2012-12: website possibly not updated since 2011-07 but it’s back online.]

Long Beach Peace Vigil
Wear your T-shirts and bring signs. Supported by MFSO. Continuing every Friday. 7-9 PM. Public Awareness Table in front of Washington Mutual Bank. Second St. & Nieto, Belmont Shore.

June 10

Laguna Woods Peace Action
People for Peace ad hoc committee. Second Mondays monthly. 4:30-6 PM. El Toro and Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Woods. <margaretpearlma@yahoo.com>.

SF Valley Greens
Second Mondays monthly. 7 PM. Free. 8847 Penfield, Northridge. (818) 380-1252, (818) 515-8541.

June 13

Long Beach Peace Vigil
Long Beach Area Peace Network organizing to stop the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan and to promote social justice in our community. Second Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. Catalyst Meeting Space, 430 E. First St., Long Beach. <naidatushnet62@verizon.net>.

Bikesanas del Valle
Self-sustained cyclist collective providing a not for profit service to the community by promoting cycle mechanics and awareness as well as social justice and autonomous living. Second & fourth Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. El Hormiguero, 12545 Terra Bella Street, Pacoima.

June 15

Jericho Amnesty Movement
Jericho works for recognition that political prisoners exist inside the US (despite government denial) and to win amnesty & freedom for them. Normally third Saturdays monthly. Contact them for meeting info. (310) 495-0299. <jerichoamnestylosangeles@gmail.com>. <thejerichomovement.com>.

June 18

OC Code Pink Vigil
Third Tuesdays monthly. 5:30-7 PM. Plaza Square Park, Traffic Circle at Glassell & Chapman, Orange. (562) 833-8035. <mfso-oc@earthlink.net>. <mfsooc.org>.

June 19

LA Greens
Third Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St, LA. (323) 651-5539. <losangelesgreens.org>.

June 20

Peace & Freedom Party
Open to all Peace & Freedom Party registrants. Normally third Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. 2617 S. Hauser Blvd, L.A. (323) 960-5036. <pfplosangeles (at) peaceandfreedom.org>. <peaceandfreedom.org>.

June 23

LA Atheists United
Fourth Sundays monthly (Jun 23), 11 AM – 3 PM, Center for Inquiry West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 666-9797, <jimu@cfiwest.org>. Also: SFV Atheists, usually third Thursdays monthly (Jun 20), 6:30 PM, Kountry Folks Restaurant, 8501 Sepulveda Blvd., North Hills, (818) 988-2806 (after 5 PM), <atheistsunited.org>. Also: West Valley Secular Humanists, usually last Sundays monthly (Jun 30), Daphne’s Greek Café, 5780 Canoga Ave. Unit B, Woodland Hills, <meetup.com/secularhumanism-17>. Also other chapters. (866) GOD-LESS, (323) 666-4258. <atheistsunited.org>.

June 25

OC Peace Coalition
Non-partisan but supporting anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping US militarization. Last Tuesdays monthly. Spires Restaurant, 13030 Goldenwest Ave. (immediately south of the 22 freeway), Westminster. <ocpeace.org>.

June 26

Seniors for Peace Vigil
Senior Patriots Against the War invites you to join them in a demonstration for Peace. Signs and banners provided. Last Wednesdays monthly. 5-6:30 PM. World Globe at Leisure World, Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden Rain Rd. Between I-405 & Westminster. (562) 430-7509 or (562) 430-1047.

June 28

Center for Inquiry Dinners
Atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, skeptics, nonbelievers, agnostics & inquiring minds welcome. Hosted by Rachel Sene and Jay Johnson. Fourth Fridays monthly (NEVER 5th Fridays). 6:30 PM dinner; 7:30 PM discussion followed by unstructured socializing. WLA Grill (formerly Dolores), 11407 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA. (310) 780-7363 or (310)-488-7431. (If you have a restricted number please dial *82 before our number if you want a callback.) <cfiwest.org>.

Coalition for World Peace
Keeping Congress aware of what the people voted for. Bring snacks. Next meeting date TBA. Contact them to verify date, location, etc. Korean Resource Center, LA. 900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., LA. <staff@coalitionforworldpeace.org>. <coalitionforworldpeace.org>. (2013-06: Their website appears to be out of date.)

Women Organizing for Justice
A leadership development program seeking to increase the participation of formerly incarcerated and other women in the struggle for social justice. Focusing on criminal justice reform. (323) 563-3575. <susan@anewwayoflife.org>, <info@anewwayoflife.org>. anewwayoflife.org (*no* “www” in the address), click on “leadership,’ then on “women organizing for justice.”


Seeking poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed, protest, activism, and opportunity. Formal and free-verse, mail art, and collage poetry. Submissions or queries: <submissions (at) occupypoetry.org>. <occupypoetry.org>. (2013-06)

Looking for first-hand accounts of writers’ experiences with the Occupy Wall Street protests. Submit a short statement that captures the movement from a personal perspective. Prose, poem, comic, story, vignette, anything goes. <occupywriters.submissions@gmail.com>. <occupywriters.com>. (2013-06)

Ongoing submissions. A poetry journal entirely devoted to new poetry that tackles human rights issues worldwide. Website & email lists provide information about persecuted writers with sample letters of protest. Email list: <write (at) protestpoems.org> with “SUBSCRIBE” in your subject line. <protestpoems.org>.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Food Not Bombs
Food Not Bombs (FNB) shares free vegan food with the homeless and all others in need in protest against the effects of capitalism & military spending. All FNB collectives need volunteers. Global directories: <foodnotbombs.net> (click on “find your local chapter”). Group updates may be sent to: <menu@foodnotbombs.net> and the worldwide listserve (subscribe at: <lists.riseup.net/www/info/fnbnetwork>). Always verify that FNB serving listings are up to date (2013-06).

Occupy Foreclosures
Get connected with families willing to have Occupiers in their yards to fight foreclosure. <occupyfightsforeclosures.nationbuilder.com/volunteers>. [2012-04]

Sharing Food
Michael Hubman and others run “Right to Share Food” bringing food & water to the folks living on LA’s Skid Row. (714) 227-2217. <waterman@watercorps.net>. <righttosharefood.org>, <watercorps.net>.

Recruiter Abuse Hotline
(877) 688-6881. <afsc.org>, search for “Military Recruiter Abuse Hotline.”

Resisters Website  <tomjoad.org>.

Underground War Resisters
House a soldier / resister on the way to Canada. The War Resisters Support Campaign has been inundated with requests considering emigration. (416) 598-1222, (647) 393-3096. <resisters@sympatico.ca>.


Police & Migrant Issues:

Checkpoint Response
To report a checkpoint from local news or your observation, or to receive text alerts, please email: / Para divulgar un punto de comprobación de noticias locales o de su observación, o recibir alarmas del texto, envíe por correo electrónico por favor: <noretenes@gmail.com>. Also see: <facebook.com/policeretencheckpoint>.

Useful for people who have been brutalized, harassed, or had family members murdered by the police. (877) 4-LA1992, (877) 8NO – COPS. Look on their website for a police activity and ICE raids mobile phone alert service. Report a Cop and Copwatch LA Radio online; also text alerts. Many other features. <copwatchla@riseup.net>. <copwatchla.org>, <copwatchlosangeles.blogspot.com>. Also RTF National Mobile Cop Watch Network; info: <raisethefist.com/copwatch>. [2012-12: sites may be inactive. If this continues, delete before 2013-03 issue.]

DREAMers Support Fund
Help eligible young migrants offset the fees in their requests for Deferred Action. <publicinterestprojects.org>, search for “fund for dreamers”.

Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook
Provided by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the National Lawyers’ Guild (NLG). <jailhouselaw.org>.

Police Brutality
CopWatch LA: see above. October 22 Coalition LA, <tiahstarr@hotmail.com> or NY Central office at <mediocremustard@optonline.net> and ask for a referral to Oct 22 LA. CAHRO (California Association of Human Relations Organizations), 320 West Temple St., #1184, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 974-7601, <cahro.org>. LA County Human Relations Commission, (213) 737-7463. Idris Stelley Foundation (ISF, SF Bay area) 24 HR Bilingual Crisis line at (415) 595-8251 for referrals, <mysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/idrissstelleyfoundation>, <myspace.com/isfoundation>. (Sites on myspace may require membership.)

Security Culture for Activists
A free e-book provided by the Ruckus Society. <ruckus.org/article.php?id=789l>.

Slavery & Trafficking
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), 5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586, LA CA 90036. (213) 365-1906. <castla.org>. (2013-06)

Southern California Immigration Coalition
A coalition of over 30 organizations covering diverse sectors, such as labor, students, teachers, community-based organization working with immigrants rights, etc. denouncing ICE raids & demanding FULL legalization. (323) 602-3480. <immigrationcoalition.org>, <facebook.com/SCIC.Info>. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

Undocumented Students
Student Rights: <maldef.org>, click on education, public policy then AB540. Scholarships: Association of Raza Educators (ARE) sponsors a continuing project (donations & applications, <razaeducators.org>, click on “scholarship donate.” <razaeducators@yahoo.com>).

Political Action:

Activist Letter Writing
A national cooperative letter-writing service. Use letters prepared by the collective or propose letters, volunteer to help write, edit, proofread or handle computer problems, etc. Free and voluntary participation, non-tax deductible donations accepted. <progressivesecretary.org>. (2013-06)

Urgent Action Network
Members call, fax, write or email others for emergency political actions. Office of the Americas, 8124 W. Third St., Ste. 202, Los Angeles, California 90048. (323) 852-9808. <ooa@igc.org>. <officeoftheamericas.org>.

Needing Support:

Unión del Barrio
On behalf of Unión del Barrio we would like to thank you for your continued support of the Centro Cultural Francisco Villa. As you may already know, the Centro Cultural has played a very important role in the struggle for social justice in our communities. The Centro Cultural Francisco Villa provides the South Central community with a space for organizational meetings, cultural events, film screenings, press conferences, youth organizing and has become


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