Mike Wisniewski

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LACW Attends Vigils For Julian Assange And Against U.S. Immigration Policy

On Tuesday afternoon, June 19, Jeff, Susan, and Alex attended a “Free Julian Assange” vigil at the British Consulate, in Century City. On Wednesday, June 20, at noon, the LACW vigiled and leafleted by the downtown U.S. Immigration Court, across the street from Pershing Square, in opposition to the evil, immoral, and abominable Family Separation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/20/lacw-attends-vigils-for-julian-assange-and-against-u-s-immigration-policy

LACW Supports SB 1437 – Also Known As The BESTT Practices Act

Mid Friday afternoon, the LACW community gathered to listen to a presentation by Kate Chatfield, from our sister house in San Bruno, who is also a criminal defense attorney and author of SB 1437–also known as the BESTT Practices Act, a bill before the California Legislature that would reform the felony murder rule. The felony …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/18/lacw-supports-sb-1437-also-known-as-the-bestt-practices-act

LACW Hospitality Day for World Cup

On Friday, June 15, we hosted several of our friends from downtown for a World Cup party at Hennacy House. We watched the exciting Spain vs Portugal game, which everyone enjoyed even though it ended in a tie. Everyone had their fill of chips, nacho cheese, salsa, and soda before the game. Theo cooked corn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/17/lacw-hospitality-day-for-world-cup

THE GREATEST NEED TODAY…

This LINK is to a significant, prophetic, and powerful statement, yet it is more than a statement, it is a commitment, a confession of faith in a time of crisis. You can watch a video that explains it or read the document in its entirety or a summary. An excerpt: “We are living through perilous …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/14/the-greatest-need-today

THE RIGHT TO HEALTH AND A HEALTHY PLANET: ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION AND HEALTH CARE

This LINK is to an excellent article by Rev. William Barber, II, from the Poor People’s Campaign. This is news that the mainstream media is NOT covering. An excerpt: “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. These are the unalienable rights guaranteed to us by our Creator and by the founders of this country, yet …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/13/the-right-to-health-and-a-healthy-planet-ecological-devastation-and-health-care

THE NIGHTMARE OF NEO-LIBERAL FASCISM

This LINK is to an excellent interview with Henry A. Giroux, author, scholar, and cultural critic in the U.S. and Canada. He is well-known for his explorations of critical pedagogy, neo-liberalism and the condition of young people. An excerpt: “The Trump administration may not replicate all the features of Germany and Italy in the 1930s, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/12/the-nightmare-of-neo-liberal-fascism

Hospitality/Hippie Kitchen Closed On Saturday, June 23

Please be advised that the LACW soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, June 23, for a day-long planning meeting to discern the LACW’s future direction. We will be back on our regular schedule on Tuesday, June 26. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/09/hospitality-hippie-kitchen-closed-on-saturday-june-23

KING’S BAY PLOWSHARES UPDATE

Thank you for supporting the Kings Bay Plowshares. Please know that the trial and jail witness are a powerful and important part of the work for nuclear disarmament. Here is where the Kings Bay Plowshare are now in that process. In early May, the Kings Bay Plowshares were indicted in the Southern District of Georgia, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/08/kings-bay-plowshares-update-2

June 2018 Agitator

Here is the JUNE Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Book Review: At Play In The Lions’ Den by Jeff Dietrich The Golden Rule Sails Again by Helen Jaccard Kings Bay Plowshares: Interview with Frida Berrigan Building A Gospel-Based Community by Sarah Fuller Confronting White Supremacy by Matt Harper Better Know a Volunteer by Theo Kayser …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/06/june-2018-agitator

WHAT IS ISRAEL DOING IN ALASKA?

The U.S Imperial War Department and Israel have joined together to develop and test the Arrow-3 Anti-Missile/Anti-Satellite “Defense” System in Kodiak Alaska. This system will be used by Israel partly at U.S. taxpayers expense. No U.S. mainstream media has covered this story. Watch the video behind this LINK to learn more.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/05/what-is-israel-doing-in-alaska

U.N.’s REALITY CHECK ON U.S. POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

In December 2017, United Nation’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, toured the U.S., beginning in California, on Skid Row in Los Angeles, investigating poverty and inequality in the U.S. The article behind this LINK is the scathing results of his report. An excerpt: “Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/04/u-n-s-reality-check-on-u-s-poverty-and-inequality

TRADITIONAL DISOBEDIENCE: RENEWING THE LEGACY OF CATHOLIC ACTIVISM

This LINK is to a lengthy good article in Commonweal magazine on Catholics growing involvement in nonviolent direct action and the need for more activism in these perilous times. An excerpt: “When forty Catholics holding rosaries were handcuffed and led away by police at the U.S. Capitol in late February during a protest to show …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/01/traditional-disobedience-renewing-the-legacy-of-catholic-activism