The L.A. Catholic Worker, Guadalupe Catholic Worker, and Las Vegas Catholic Worker gathered at the Vandenberg AFB main gate, on California’s central coast, to vigil in commemoration of the 69th anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and August 9, 1945. As a witness against diabolical nuclear weapons and U.S. imperial war-making, five Catholic Workers–Karan Benton, Mike Wisniewski, and Jeff Dietrich from the LACW, Mark Kelso from the Las Vegas CW, and Rev. Steve Kelly, SJ. from Oakland and Redwood City CW were arrested. All were cited for trespassing and released an hour and a half later at Vandenberg Village. Court date pending. See photos HERE.
Aug 11 2014
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Aug 06 2014
KITCHEN CLOSED SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
Our hospitality soup kitchen will be closed Saturday, August 9. The L.A. Catholic Worker will travel to Vandenberg AFB, on the central coast, to commemorate the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, protest against U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and call for an end to U.S. imperial warmaking. We will return to our regular schedule on Tuesday, August 12.
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Aug 04 2014
Here is the August CATHOLIC AGITATOR.
In This Issue:
- 100 Years of Homeless Veterans by Jeff Dietrich
- Dr. Miguel: PhD Cement Mixer and Salad Mixer
- ISIS: U.S. Sponsored Mess by Faustino Cruz
- Doing Small Things With Great Love by Elliot Martin
- I Am Now Serving A 35-Year Sentence by Chelsea Manning
- Stop Domestic Spying And Harassment by Karan Benton & Hamid Khan
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Jul 22 2014
The Columbus Police Dept. has denied Fr. Roy Bourgeois and SOA Watch a permit to hold this year’s 25th Anniversary gathering at the gates of Ft. Benning to close the SOA/ WHINSEC. See stories HERE and HERE. The LACW regularly participates in this gathering, with two LACW community members getting arrested and serving three and six months in federal prison as prisoners of conscience.
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Jul 18 2014
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Jul 16 2014
We warmly welcome our 2014 Summer Interns. (left to right) Kurt Rosenberg (Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Murray (Los Angeles, CA), Elliot Martin (Lancaster, PA), (not in photo–Joel). More photos will be posted in the coming days and weeks. See photos HERE.
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Jul 13 2014
By Ed Pilolla
Throughout the Hippie Kitchen garden the colorful broken tile artwork of former community member and artist Manuel Hernandez is on display. On Saturday, July 12, former community members Alecia Stuchlik and Rebecca Casas led an art project to place more of those tiles on the cement ground where the line for food forms next to the kitchen. In the spring, Rebecca and Alecia retrieved Manuel’s leftover plates from storage at the community house in Boyle Heights and began using them on this project.
After working a full shift at the Hippie Kitchen on Saturday morning, community members Jed Poole and David Hays, along with the summer intern Joel, mixed cement in buckets, providing the heavy-lifting for the tile project in the afternoon. See more photos HERE
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Jul 11 2014
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Jul 04 2014
On July 2, we bid farewell to Ed, Alecia, and Hazel as they begin a new chapter in their life. They will be staying with a friend in the L.A. area for three weeks before heading to Ed’s hometown in Chicago, then to Alecia’s hometown in Kansas, where they will settle for an unspecified time. They will be missed, especially little bright blue-eyed and energetic Hazel. We wish them well on their journey with many blessings, happiness, and joy, and a prayer for their return sometime in the future.
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Jun 27 2014
Karan performs DRIVING THE BODY BACK at ART SHARE L.A., Saturday, July 19, at 4:30 PM – Tickets $7.00
A chair, some photographs, traditional music, and ten stories of life and death create an intimate family journey of Irish – Immigrant struggle in pioneer and modern United States of America.
Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander, Writer/Actor Karan Founds-Benton and Veteran Broadway Director Michael Sokoloff bring to life the critically acclaimed poetic narrative,Driving The Body Back. This one – woman show has received audience and critical acclaim throughout the Midwest and premieres for California audiences as a special benefit for Art Share L.A.
“I could listen and watch this author and performer for many hours.” Lancer, Theatre Mania Online Reviews, Chicago
“Weaves an unbroken series of spells”- Jay Harvey,Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis
“Anyone looking for something a little bit off the beaten …. path, or who has a penchant for the literary side of theatre, really ought to go check out this quiet gem of a show.” – Kansas City Star
“This is a warm and gentle tale – or series of tales – that evoke other times and places beautifully. Skillfully acted (and sung) . . . .” – Minnesota Fringe Audience Review
ART SHARE L.A. is located at 801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles, 90013. There will be lot parking for this event.
Reserve your tickets at: email@example.com or call 213-687-4278
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Jun 24 2014
On Saturday, June 21, a few of us represented the LACW at the protest held at Pershing Square against the threat of another war on Iraq. Approximately 200 people attended the rally, with the organizers taking us into the streets around downtown in what was an unpermitted march. Although LAPD attempted to force us onto the sidewalk, we did not comply, but no arrests were made. See photos HERE.
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