Mike Wisniewski

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Feb 24 2018

LACW Kaleb Havens Photo Used With Housing Story In L.A. Times

A Los Angeles Times article in the Thursday, February 22, 2018 print edition highlighted Kaleb’s photo with Emily Alpert Reyes’ article about Los Angeles lawmakers pledging to provide at least 222 housing units for homeless people. See article HERE. Today, Saturday, February 24, is Day 11 of Kaleb’s 46-day hunger strike. He is holding up …

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Feb 21 2018

LACW Kaleb Havens Interviewed By L.A. Times

Los Angeles Times columnist, Steve Lopez, interviewed Kaleb on Tuesday, February 20, and wrote an article dealing with Kaleb’s fast and the homeless crisis. See the video and read the article HERE. An excerpt: “Kaleb Havens could have given up candy, pizza or tacos for the 46 days of Lent. That would have been reasonable, …

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Feb 15 2018

LACW Kaleb Havens Begins 46-Day Hunger Strike

  Beginning on Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day, February 14, L.A. Catholic Worker community member Kaleb Havens began a 46-day water only hunger strike by chaining himself to a fence on 5th St. near Gladys Ave. in Skid Row to protest the way the City and County of Los Angeles have neglected the homeless and housing crises …

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Feb 15 2018

February 2018 Agitator

Here is the February Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Is Property Destruction Violent Or Nonviolent? by Theo Kayser The New Poor People’s Campaign by Dimitri Kadiev Happy Birthday, Tensie We Acted From Our Hearts – An Interview With Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya An Ideological Firestorm by Jeff Dietrich Losing My Trust And My Smile …

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Feb 13 2018


Remembering the Amariyah Shelter Massacre in Iraq by Art Laffin, Dorothy Day House Catholic Worker, Washington, DC Today marks the 27th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of the Amariyah Shelter in Iraq. There is no indication that the U.S. government and military will ever repent for this unspeakable war crime. And it is unlikely few, …

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Feb 07 2018

Super Bowl Party At The LACW

On Super Bowl Sunday, we had 27 friends from downtown at Hennacy House to watch the big game, or just enjoy time away from the streets, and delight in plenty of snacks, including some great guacamole, salsa, nacho cheese, and another dip to have with a variety of chips, peanuts, soda, coffee, ice water, and …

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Feb 05 2018

Happy Birthday, Tensie!

One’s 50th birthday is a milestone for anyone. But Tensie Hernandez’s 50th birthday was not only a milestone for her, but for the L.A. Catholic Worker as well as our network of Sister House communities. In 1987 Tensie, at age 17, was our very first summer intern, and she has been with the movement ever …

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Jan 31 2018


This LINK is to a comprehensive master list of all 57 nations that the U.S. is either guilty of overthrowing or attempting to overthrow since the Second World War. This is yet more evidence of U.S. imperialism at work for those who do not believe that the United States of America is indeed an empire.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/31/u-s-overthrowing-other-peoples-governments

Jan 28 2018


Behind this LINK is a very good interview with the late Howard Zinn who talks on civil disobedience. An excerpt: “You say that our problem is civil obedience, not civil disobedience. ‘Both in war and in the law courts and everywhere else you must do whatever your city and your country command’, states Socrates; and …

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Jan 26 2018

LACW Is Interviewed by U.N. Special Rapporteur On Skid Row Homeless

On Wednesday, January 24, LACW Kaleb Havens was interviewed and video taped by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha. Kaleb gave a brief synopsis of who we are and what services we provide to the homeless on Skid Row. Ms. Farha toured Skid Row, visited our soup kitchen (above right), and interviewed …

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Jan 22 2018


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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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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