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

A Perspective on Privilege and COVID-19

"Author unknown" Thanks to Susana Hurlich <delfines8@nauta.cu> for sending it. "If anyone knows who wrote this, please let us know so we can give credit."   There are no bombs raining on our heads. I am not a prisoner held in solitary confinement, as millions are. I am not a refugee trying to escape with my life. I am not standing in line waiting to fill a pot of water. I have access to fresh food and I'm not starving. I have hot running water. My country [...]

Communities of Color Demand a New Normal

Beyond Covid-19: Communities of color demand a new normal https://socialism.com/statement/beyond-covid-19-communities-of-color-demand-a-new-normal/ A common question heard during the Covid crisis is this: “When will things go back to normal?” But people of color don’t want to return to what is “normal”: daily racist violence by police, children in ICE cages, homelessness, mass incarceration, distressed schools, job and food insecurity, and lack of healthcare.   This is the same nightmarish “normal” that led to the tragic death of Rana Zoe Mungin of Brooklyn, New York, a 30-year-old teacher with asthma. [...]

Fight the virus with permanent supportive public housing.

by End Homelessness Now-LA   An April article in the  LA Times, “Affordable housing can cost $1 million per apartment in California. Coronavirus could make it worse,” provides a powerful argument for creating and operating permanent public housing for low income and very low income members of our community.   As the COVID-19 pandemic has brutally revealed, a system based on every fat cat out to make the highest possible profit is categorically incapable of meeting human needs.  Just as we need a universal, public healthcare system [...]

Healthy Nutrition for Your Pet

by Bella De Soto <bella@bellads.info> I recently researched this site for pets' health benefits, and was impressed, but you can check it out for yourself. You could also blend the long list of items yourself, but it could take time. However, if you do not want to spend the money thru this site, do it yourself, and just refrigerate to serve fresh.  Your pet(s) will thank you. Various elements of Western medicine combined with nutritional therapy to improve health and longevity for pets (dogs and cats) has [...]

By |2020-05-31T23:44:56-05:00May 31st, 2020|Bella De Soto, Food, Health, Special Guides|0 Comments

LA City Health Services Tips on Staying Safe During COVID-19

Compiled by Bella De Soto Watch for weekly texts & short videos: https://bit.ly/2zuRFQt Questions about face covers? Watch this COVID-19 video from LA Health Services https://bit.ly/2T3miDj Watch for weekly texts & short videos: https://bit.ly/2zuRFQt For other services like meal delivery for the elderly (over 55), contact your local/nearby Senior Center, and register, if you are in need of this and other services. You can reach out by calling the City of LA at the number for most services --  311: The 311 Call Center provides various options [...]

A LOS ANGELES COVID-19 DIARY:

CURFEWS & QUARANTINES IN CITY OF LOS ANGELES PANDEMIC SHELTERS by Greg Foisie Greg’s Coronavirus Diary – Episode 1 – One Sanctuary from COVID-19 – Meet the Heroes at Green Meadows Shelter in Los Angeles - 04-19-2020 [UPDATED 05-12-2020] [My name is Greg Foisie.  I am a sociology student at California State University Los Angeles.  Having lived in my car in the City of Los Angeles for a number of years to facilitate going to school, I was denied basic living amenities and effective access to the [...]

By |2020-05-20T03:19:26-05:00May 20th, 2020|Activism|0 Comments

May 2020 Community Calendar of Events

Change Links cannot publish without your support. Send events, articles or poetry to changelinks2@gmail.com or via http://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 |2020-05-31T14:53:14-05:00May 20th, 2020|Activism, Calendar|0 Comments

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Capitalism, and Nation-States

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Capitalism, and Nation-States by Saladdin Ahmed http://social-ecology.org/wp/2020/04/the-pandemic-capitalism-and-nation-states/   I. State officials habitually analogize the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to a war. In addition to the typical deficiency of imagination of policy makers, the analogy exposes something characteristic of nation states, namely, their antagonistic origin and aggressive nature. The irony is that precisely because this is not a war but the very opposite of a war, governments across the world have dumfounded themselves. If it were a war, nation-states would know exactly what to do. Historically, [...]

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

Mumia Abu-Jamal: “Locked Up & Locked Down”

LOCKED UP AND LOCKED DOWN! (col. writ. 4/10/20)  ©2020 by Mumia Abu-Jamal   For nearly a month now, all prisoners in PA State prisons, over 40 thousand men and women, have been locked down. What does locked down mean?   When I was on Death Row, all of us were locked down, as the saying went “23 & 1”: or for twenty-three hours a day, with one hour for out-of-cell exercise - in a cage.  After over a decade, it went to “22 & 2”. But this [...]