From: Planet Earth To: Donald Trump; the Kochs; the Waltons; Ted Cruz; Ben Carson; execs of Wall St., Monsanto and the oil companies; et cetera; on the occasion of the COP21 Paris Agreement Dear The Donald et al., I'm pretty forgiving about most things, because I know someone only really learns something when they realize it and choose to change for their own sake, so I've let you continue with some rather large delusions for some time, in the hopes that the natural consequences piling up from [...]
by Bethany Khan BKhan@CulinaryUnion226.org After two days of voting in a National Labor Relations Board election, a majority of workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas have voted YES to be represented by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165 of UNITE HERE. Over 500 employees of the hotel are in the union's bargaining units and were eligible to vote. Trump Las Vegas workers voted in the NLRB election on December 4 and 5 at their hotel. This victory for workers [...]
Badge of the Rapist-Racist © 2015 by Mumia Abu-Jamal [12/14/15] As the first phase of the trial of police officer Daniel Holdzclaw comes to a close, one is forced to take stock of what the trial and its (lack of) coverage means. Holdzclaw, a 28- year old white Oklahoma cop, was recently convicted of 18 charges of sexual assault, rape, sodomy and related offenses, the targeting and raping of some 13 Black women, from teens to a woman in her 50s! An Oklahoma jury recommended the man [...]
Los Angeles Community and Activist Calendar for March 2015.
Malcolm X Black Power Conference sponsored by National Black United Front 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X/El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Fri, Feb 20, 6p - Sun, Feb 22, 6p (EST) Blackburn Center, Howard Univ., Washington, D.C. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/malcolm-x-black-power-conference-tickets-14206773843 nationalblackunitedfront.org firstname.lastname@example.org 301-836-1826 Feb 1 - Sun: Change-Links Distribution/Planning: Date changed from Jan 25. Normally last Sun 11a, Culver City. Feb 22, Mar 29. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place, adjacent to I-405). Dial "22" for entry. Thomas Merton Day: 12n-6p. Love, [...]
by Charles Fredricks This year 20,000,000 people were displaced by climate events; more than by war (that's from the UN). In a few years, without prompt action, that number will increase tenfold, and from there the news will only get worse. This needs to remain a top-priority focus, educating the public and discussing steps that must be taken now to avert greater damage. To me Arun Gupta's article fails in this respect. It is rife with political targets, and short on solutions. There are carbon pricing schemes [...]
Change Links Community Calendar for September 2014.
By Paul Krehbiel Workers in Southern California and across the country are fighting to defend their wages, standard of living and rights against the three-decade-long corporate assault on working people and our unions. The giant corporations are unrelenting, but we're fighting back. Technical and professional workers at Boeing in southern California have just won a 14-year fight to recover lost wages and benefits, totaling $47 million. They are members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, Local 2001. In July, Los Angeles port truck drivers [...]
Do you think any American official is going to tell you the truth? by William Blum During Cold War One those of us in the left were often placed in the position where we had to defend the Soviet Union because the US government was using that country as a battering ram against us. Now we sometimes have to defend Russia because it may be the last best hope of stopping TETATW (The Empire That Ate The World). Yes, during Cold War One we knew about Stalin, [...]
Change-Links Activist Community Calendar for February 2014.
November 2013 Calendar Change-Links needs a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR to assist John in bringing together people to determine the necessary resources for continuing CL with the permanent, reliable status it enjoyed for over 20 years. The VC will also gather volunteers to provide for monthly newspaper production, delivery & subscriptions, computer assistance for John, and development & fundraising. Hours will depend on need & availability and part of the job is to find a new VC replacement before leaving the position. The VC and all other positions [...]
Volunteer NEEDED for Change-Links Change-Links needs a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR to assist John in bringing together people to determine the necessary resources for continuing CL with the permanent, reliable status it enjoyed for over 20 years. The VC will also gather volunteers to provide for monthly newspaper production, delivery & subscriptions, computer assistance for John, and development & fundraising. Hours will depend on need & availability and part of the job is to find a new VC replacement before leaving the position. The VC and all other [...]