Mike Wisniewski

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Jan 22 2018

ORANGE COUNTY OFFICIALS EVICT HUNDREDS OF HOMELESS FROM ENCAMPMENTS

Orange County, one of the state’s wealthiest, has mercilessly targeted as many as 1,000 people along the Santa Ana Riverbed near Disneyland, despite having just 250 shelter spaces. This is nothing less than an abomination. See story behind this LINK. An excerpt: “One of the richest counties in California has started evicting hundreds of its …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/22/orange-county-officials-evict-hundreds-of-homeless-from-encampments

Jan 19 2018

What If L.A.’s Homeless Population Were A City? Temporary Trailers for 67 Persons As A Short Term Solution? Homeless Deaths Doubled–All Pitiful.

   This LINK is to an excellent Op-Ed piece that appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, January 16. An excerpt: “Fifty-seven thousand eight hundred. That’s approximately how many people are homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night. If they all came together, they would constitute a city the size of (suburban) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/19/what-if-l-a-s-homeless-population-were-a-city

Jan 19 2018

IS WHISTLEBLOWING WORTH PRISON OR A LIFE IN EXILE? : EDWARD SNOWDEN TALKS TO DANIEL ELLSBERG

This LINK is to an excellent article relating to the two most famous whistleblowers in modern history who discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they would advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. An excerpt: “The Post …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/19/is-whistleblowing-worth-prison-or-a-life-in-exile-edward-snowden-talks-to-daniel-ellsberg

Jan 16 2018

TWELVE ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR FEEDING THE HOMELESS

Twelve people in El Cajon, California, near San Diego, were feeding the homeless in a local park and were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for violating a city ordinance that forbids sharing food in a city park. See story HERE. An excerpt: “In El Cajon on Sunday, a volunteer organization named Break the Ban …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/16/twelve-arrested-and-charged-for-feeding-the-homeless

Jan 14 2018

U.S. LOOSENS NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONSTRAINTS TO DEVELOP MORE ‘USABLE’ WARHEADS

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/14/u-s-loosens-nuclear-weapons-constraints-to-develop-more-usable-warheads

Jan 13 2018

41 HEARTS BEATING IN GUANTANAMO

by Kathy Kelly – January 13, 2018 January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in Washington D.C., convened by Witness Against Torture, (WAT), for a weeklong fast intended to close Guantanamo and abolish torture …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/13/41-hearts-beating-in-guantanamo

Jan 12 2018

We Welcome Back our “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team

Each January, for two weeks, four to six beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to care for the feet of the Skid Row poor and homeless. This week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am until noon. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/12/we-welcome-back-our-washington-clippers-foot-care-team-2

Jan 04 2018

2018 Summer Intern Program Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2018 LACW Summer Intern Program are now being accepted. This year’s summer program will begin on Monday, July 2 and end on Saturday, August 11. To learn more about our Summer Program see our INTERN OPPORTUNITIES page. You can download an application HERE or e-mail info@lacatholicworker.org or call 323-267-8789 to request one …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/04/2018-summer-intern-program-applications-now-available

Jan 03 2018

Response To Tom Cornell’s Article on Christian Nonviolence

Since Tom Cornell’s article on Christian Nonviolence: Theory and Practice (PDF) was originally published in the New York City Catholic Worker newspaper–The Catholic Worker–there has been a strong response from Catholic Workers around the world who disagree with Tom’s position. Below are seven (7) PDFs of each response thus far. More will be added when …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/03/response-to-tom-cornells-article-on-christian-nonviolence

Dec 28 2017

JOIN THE NEW POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN – IT IS TIME TO RISE UP!

If you have yet to hear about the New Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, rooted in a moral analysis based on our deepest religious and constitutional values that demand justice for all. Moral revival is necessary to save the heart and soul of our nation. Its founder and Co-Chair is Bishop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/12/28/join-the-new-poor-peoples-campaign-it-is-time-to-rise-up

Dec 22 2017

Christian Nonviolence: Theory and Practice

“Christian Nonviolence: Theory and Practice” — an essay by Tom Cornell. Tom Cornell is a longtime editor of The Catholic Worker newspaper and former co-founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship. In a slightly different form his essay was published in the December 2017 issue of The Catholic Worker. With Jim Forest and Robert Ellsberg, he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/12/22/christian-nonviolence-theory-and-practice

Dec 19 2017

United Nations Rapportuer Recently Toured Los Angeles’ Skid Row – Gives A Scathing Report

This LINK and this LINK are to two Los Angeles Times articles on the U.N. monitor on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, who recently toured Skid Row, and in his preliminary report gave harsh criticism on the conditions human beings are forced to live in on the streets of Los Angeles. In above …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/12/19/united-nations-rapportuer-recently-toured-los-angeles-skid-row-gives-a-scathing-report