Mike Wisniewski

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LACW Joins With Occupy ICE-L.A.

On Wednesday, June 27, the LACW joined with the growing encampment of Occupy ICE – L.A., at the downtown Federal Building/Metropolitan Detention Center on the corner of Alameda and Arcadia, in protest against the fascist Trump regime’s immigration policy. The small but growing community is blocking one of the exits where Homeland Security buses leave …

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AT WHAT COST TO OUR SOUL

This LINK is to an excellent article on our Christian responsibility to stand against the horrific and abominable policies of our government., An excerpt: “In moments of moral crisis, certain issues break through the clutter and cacophony of the daily headlines. The U.S. government’s horrific separation of children from their parents at the border is …

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WHY ARE WE PRETENDING THESE REFUGEES ARE NOT A RESULT OF U.S. ACTIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA?

This LINK is to a summary of a very detailed and informative report on U.S. imperial intervention in Central America dating back to the 1950s. The U.S. imperial war machine has intervened 56 times throughout Latin America, which caused massive amounts of destruction, unrest, instability, poverty, and much more. READ THE FULL REPORT!

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/22/why-are-we-pretending-these-refugees-are-not-a-result-of-u-s-actions-in-central-america

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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