Mike Wisniewski

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FASCISM IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

This LINK is to a very powerful yet alarming talk by Chris Hedges. It certainly makes one pause, observe reality, and find like-minded people, build solidarity and act to bring sanity in the midst of evil and insanity. Our nation, and planet, are at stake.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/15/fascism-in-the-age-of-trump

FREE IMMIGRATION LEGAL ASSISTANCE

If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance for an immigration issue, there is free assistance available from the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic at Dolores Mission Church, 171 S. Gless Street, in Boyle Heights, 90033. The attorneys are present every first and third Thursday of the month from 9am to 4pm. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/10/free-immigration-legal-assistance

August 2018 Agitator

Here is the AUGUST Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Immigration by Karan Founds-Benton Statement of Detainees New LACW Sister House in New Jersey by Alexandria Addesso My Great-Great Grandfather Came by Steamship by Micah Wullschleger Fences and Borders For Skid Row Poor by Matt Harper Radical Act of Hospitality by Theo Kayser Poor Peoples Campaign …

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Hippie Kitchen Closed Tuesday, August 7

We Remember August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 Never forget that the U.S. imperial war machine is the ONLY nation in human history to use nuclear weapons, killing more than 200,000 human beings created in God’s image and likeness, primarily women, children, and the elderly, and leaving countless more to suffer from cancer and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/02/hippie-kitchen-closed-tuesday-august-7

PLEASE SIGN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS SEEKING HELP FOR JULIAN ASSANGE WHO IS IN IMMINENT DANGER

The below letter to Pope Francis was started by Ciaron O’Reilly, of the London Catholic Worker, who for years, has been a strong supporter of Julian Assange. Recent news indicates that Julian Assange’s transfer to U.K. authorities may be imminent. If this transpires, he will undoubtedly be extradited to the U.S. to face a life …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/07/29/please-sign-letter-to-pope-francis-seeking-help-for-julian-assange-who-is-in-imminent-danger

Happy Birthday, Bill Hoard!

One of our very first guests to eat at the Hippie Kitchen 48 years ago, and longtime friend, Bill Hoard, recently celebrated his 77th birthday. Jeff and Alex picked him up at the convalescent home where he lives and took him to Hollywood to visit his favorite cartoon character’s star (Snoopy), then took him to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/07/25/happy-birthday-bill-hoard

TWO OF THE FIVE KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES INTERVIEWED

On Monday July 23, on Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman interviewed Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta, two of the five Kings Bay Plowshares activists. Watch or listen to this excellent interview or read the transcript HERE. An excerpt: “We look at the resistance against nuclear weapons here in the United States. On April 4, 2018—-the 50th …

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PEACE ACTIVISTS GAIN ENTRY TO GERMAN AIR BASE WHICH DEPLOYS U.S. NUCLEAR BOMBS

Susan Crane, a member of the Redwood City (CA) Catholic Worker, was among 18 peace activists who entered Büchel Air Force Base, home to 20 US nuclear weapons known as “B61s” in protest of U.S. nuclear weapons that are stored there. See story at this LINK. An excerpt: On July 15, “In bright sunshine around …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/07/21/peace-activists-gain-entry-to-german-air-base-which-deploys-u-s-nuclear-bombs

HELSINKI MEETING WAS…CLARIFYING

This LINK is to an excellent piece by Jim Wallis of Sojouners Magazine on Trump’s summit with Putin. Wallis calls us to view this, and other Trump incidents, from the perspective of our Christian Faith: “So, let’s go back to the Reclaiming Jesus Declaration. Where does this leave us, as Christians? What can we do? …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/07/19/helsinki-meeting-was-clarifying

LACW Has Major Plumbing Issues

                          The LACW has serious issues with the plumbing in our 131 year old Victorian house. Some of our community members and interns have, for days, in the heat and with much sweat, been manually digging 12 foot deep holes for the plumbers …

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Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns

Our Summer Interns have arrived. Each has displayed an eagerness to learn more about our work and the Catholic Worker movement, and get to know us, our house guests, and our soup kitchen guests. In photo from left to right are: Romario Quijano (Austin, TX), Mayer Cook-Tonkin (Castlemaine, Australia), Benny Mattis (Townsend, MA), Angelica Brown …

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LACW Attends Families Belong Together March

On Saturday, June 30, after the kitchen closed, a few LACWs joined with more than 70,000 others for the Families Belong Together March/Rally. Although we missed the march itself, we were able to make it for the final 25 minutes of the rally outside the Federal Metropolitan Detention Center, where immigrants are held. See photos …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/07/02/lacw-attends-families-belong-together-march