Mike Wisniewski

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Nov 17 2017

LACW Protests Air Force ROTC Program At Loyola Marymount University

On Thursday, November 16, the 28th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter, at the University of El Salvador by U.S. trained Salvadoran troops, at all Jesuit Universities across the U.S. there were protests against the ROTC programs at each university. The LACW had a presence at Loyola Marymount …

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Nov 14 2017

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (aka Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. However, we will be open on Saturday, November 25. Further, the kitchen will also be closed on Saturday, December 23, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, reopen on Tuesday, December 26. We will also be closed on New Years Eve and …

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Nov 12 2017

Sunday, November 19 is World Day Of The Poor and World Toilet Day

  This LINK details Pope Francis’ call for a “World Day of the Poor” as an opportunity to grow in mercy and charity, and in shaping attitudes toward the poor and needy. This LINK explains the United Nations “World Toilet Day” as a time to take action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Today, 4.5 …

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Nov 10 2017


The article behind this LINK tells a frightening reality that we MUST accept and act without hesitation to force those in power to make the necessary changes to slow this catastrophic future. We can no longer sit and wait hoping everything will work itself out. Our faith requires us to act, our children, grandchildren, indeed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/11/10/the-great-acceleration-death-trap

Nov 07 2017


The article behind this LINK reveals a stunning reality of the U.S. Empire, and its imperial war machine’s reach on the planet. An excerpt: “The uproar about the dead from Niger sparked a debate on the global US military presence, which quickly showed that the hundreds of troops in Niger are just the tip of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/11/07/u-s-empire-and-its-imperial-military-in-nearly-every-nation-on-planet

Nov 06 2017

LACW Participates In Refuse Fascism Rally And March

On Saturday, November 4, LACW community members Mike Wisniewski, Maria Teresa Kamel and Alexandria Addesso (Top left Photo) participated in the Refuse Fascism Rally and March beginning at Pershing Square in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. This event was part of a multi-city national protest against the fascist Trump regime. There were approximately 800 …

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Nov 05 2017

A Baptism is Celebrated at the Wednesday Evening Liturgy

On Wednesday, November 1, at our weekly 6pm Liturgy, our longtime friend and fellow resister, Fr. Chris Ponnet, baptized former community members Alecia Stuchlik and Eddie Pilolla’s two children, Hazel and Jesse. It was a joyous occasion with community members Jesse and Martha Lewis as witnesses/godparents. In the top left photo is the Pilolla family, …

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Nov 04 2017

Día de los Muertos — Day of the Dead 2017

The LACW celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) on November 1 & 2 (All Saints and All Souls Day in the Catholic tradition) to remember, honor, and celebrate the lives of family, friends, and mentors who have gone before us. The altar usually stays up until just …

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Oct 31 2017


This is an enormous week for the Honduran movement and the family of Berta Cáceres. This morning, October 31 2017, COPINH held a press conference to release the report entitled “The Dam of Violence: The Plan That Assassinated Berta Cáceres.” The report explicitly names the authors of the assassination and uncovers ‘a plot against Ms. …

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Oct 31 2017

Happy Halloween–At The Hippie Kitchen

Some LACW community members came to work today dressed for the occasion. Alex Addesso, Matt Harper, Ann Boden, Susan Dietrich, Megan Ramsey, Sarah Fuller and Kaleb Havens. May this All Hallows Eve be joyful and safe for everyone. May you also have a pleasant All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

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Oct 30 2017


Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/30/the-empire-comes-home

Oct 25 2017

L.A. City Hall Toilet Action Day

On Wednesday, October 25, the LACW along with LA CAN, Black Lives Matter LA, and others, gathered on the steps of L.A. City Hall to protest the lack of toilets and hand-washing stations on Skid Row to help combat the Hepatitis A outbreak. While there was a press conference and rally on the outside, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/25/city-hall-toilet-action-day