Mike Wisniewski

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Fenced Out: Los Angeles Businesses Find New Way To Keep Away Homeless

This LINK is to an excellent article in the Guardian on the latest tactic by the businesses on Skid Row to harass, demean, and make life even more miserable for the houseless human beings living on the streets. The question that begs to be asked: What kind of society are we that continues to allow …

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PRISON STRIKE IN NORTH AMERICA HAS BEGUN

A prison strike has begun to take hold in prisons across North America with reports of sporadic protest action from California and Washington state to the eastern seaboard as far south as Florida and up to Nova Scotia in Canada. Details remain sketchy as information dribbles out through the porous walls of the country’s penitentiaries. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/24/prison-strike-in-north-america-has-begun

Nuclear Hypocrisy

This LINK is to an article that recently appeared in the Santa Barbara Independent concerning ongoing protests at Vandenberg Air Force Base against U.S. nuclear weapons policy. The article is actually a statement formulated and signed by 91 activists who have been arrested while protesting at the base, including LACW community members. The names of …

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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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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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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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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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TWO OF THE SEVEN KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES INTERVIEWED

On Monday July 23, on Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman interviewed Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta, two of the seven 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