Mike W

Author's details

Name: Mike Wisniewski
Date registered: July 4, 2012
URL: http://lacatholicworker.org

Latest posts

  1. LACW Bids Farewell To Dr. Gayle Wood, DDS — February 21, 2017
  2. LACW Stands With Standing Rock — February 19, 2017
  4. LACW Supports Measure S On The Los Angeles March 7 Ballot — February 15, 2017
  5. Legal Team Available For Immigration Issues — February 13, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Skid Row Art — 4 comments
  2. February 2016 Agitator — 3 comments
  3. Arnal Kennedy Back at the Sink — 3 comments
  4. Jeff’s Recent Op-Ed Piece In The L.A. Times — 3 comments
  5. Bride and Bridesmaids — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan 27 2017


This LINK is to an article on the new definition of a “terrorist” in our nation and the criminalization of dissent in the 21st century. An excerpt: “General safety and openness, for much of the American public, feels permanent. For most Americans, there is an illusion that our safety, comfort, and freedoms rest on a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/27/the-criminalization-of-u-s-dissent

Jan 25 2017


This LINK is to an interesting piece by Rob Urie who, within modern history, traces resistance movements in this nation and how psychological manipulation by capitalist entities affected them. An excerpt: “In 1929 Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud and creator of the term ‘propaganda,’ paid a group of young and fashionable women to smoke …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/25/resistance

Jan 22 2017

LACW Participates In J20 Trump Protests

On Friday, January 20, Inauguration Day, the LACW went out in the rain and participated in two Trump protests – one at the downtown Federal Building, then later joined the Mariachi Plaza March from Boyle Heights to City Hall where two other marches from other parts of the city ended where approximately 3000 gathered for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/22/lacw-participates-in-j20-trump-protests

Jan 20 2017

Karan’s Day In Federal Court

LACW Karan Benton appeared in Federal Court in Santa Barbara on Thursday, January 19, to plead not guilty for the citation she received for a “ban and bar” violation at Vandenberg AFB last August 6 (see HERE). To her surprise, Magistrate Judge Louise LaMonthe decided to dismiss the charges because Karan is battling cancer. Karan …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/20/karans-day-in-federal-court

Jan 18 2017

Close Guantanamo Now

On Wednesday, January 11, the 15th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison and the human rights violations it represents, the LACW joined other groups at the downtown Federal Building for the annual rally to protest Obama’s failed promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and to demand that it be closed NOW! Speakers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/18/close-guantanamo-now-3

Jan 17 2017


This LINK is to the article describing President Obama’s decision to commute most of whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence. She still has to serve another four months, but will be released on May 17, after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence. This LINK is to an article describing Russia’s decision to extend whistleblower Ed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/17/obama-commutes-chelsea-mannings-sentence

Jan 15 2017

Allison Archives LACW Basement

Back in October, former LACW community members Sam Yergler and Allison McGillivray returned for a three month visit after being on the road for several years. While at the LACW, both rolled up their sleeves and went to work on house projects that were either in need of repair or simply cleaned up and organized. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/15/allison-archives-lacw-basement

Jan 14 2017

We Welcome Back Our “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team

Each January, for two weeks, five to seven beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to care for the feet of the Skid Row poor and homeless. This week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am until noon. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/14/we-welcome-back-our-washington-clippers-foot-care-team

Jan 09 2017

Jed Has Been Released From Federal Prison

LACW Jed Poole is now home after serving a thirty day sentence for his nonviolent witness at Vandenberg AFB last August 6. Jed was arrested for trespassing while protesting against U.S. war-making and U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We welcome him home and thank him for his witness.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/09/jed-has-been-released-from-federal-prison

Jan 06 2017


This LINK is to an excellent reflection on the historical past, current state of affairs, and where we are heading. The author references a recent Paul Krugman column in the New York Times, reflects back on her family roots and her own life, and on many events over the decades that slowly shaped our present. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/06/on-watching-a-democracy-die

Jan 06 2017


This LINK is to an article which documents the deployment of 2000 U.S. tanks being repositioned from Germany to Poland and other Eastern Europe locations on Russia’s border including 4000 troops with the 4th Infantry Division. This is part of the ongoing “Operation Atlantic Resolve” being conducted with thousands of U.S. and NATO forces and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/06/will-obama-go-to-war-with-russia-before-leaving-office

Jan 06 2017

LACW Sister House In San Bruno Advocates For Tiny Houses

This LINK is to an article in the Mercury News about Peter Stiehler, former LACW and co-founder along with his wife Kate of our sister house in San Bruno, California (San Francisco Bay Area), who is attempting to convince local authorities to allow “tiny houses” to be distributed to the homeless in the Bay Area …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/06/lacw-sister-house-in-san-bruno-advocates-for-tiny-houses

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