Mike Wisniewski

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Sep 30 2017

THE CIA: 70 YEARS OF ORGANIZED CRIME

The lengthy article (interview) behind this LINK reveals the revolting, criminal, and horrific practices of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since its inception in 1947. An excerpt: “Everything the CIA does is illegal, which is why the government provides it with an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. While mythographers in the information industry portray America as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/30/the-cia-70-years-of-organized-crime

Sep 25 2017

THE OBFUSCATING AND KILLING OF HISTORY

This LINK and this LINK are excellent articles that expose the producers attempt to whitewash and rewrite history regarding the Vietnam war. Here are excerpts: 1) “In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its “exceptionalism”, Burns’ ‘entirely new’ Vietnam war is presented as ‘epic, historic work.’ Its …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/25/the-obfuscating-and-killing-of-history

Sep 24 2017

A Catholic Anarchist Attempted To Solve Homelessness In Salt Lake City. Here’s What Happened.

Ammon Hennacy, the namesake of the LACW Hospitality House, is featured in an article in The Salt Lake City Tribune. See article HERE. An excerpt: “The neighbors couldn’t leave their houses without getting hit up by panhandlers and homeless men, who had been using both the front and back yards at 1131 S. West Temple …

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Sep 22 2017

THE GREAT NUTRITION COLLAPSE

The article behind this LINK reveals a frightening reality about how our food chain is being affected by climate change. The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. This is very upsetting to say the least. An excerpt: “‘Every leaf and every grass blade on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/22/the-great-nutrition-collapse

Sep 20 2017

THE SILENCING OF DISSENT

The article behind this LINK is a strong testament to the state of our nation, which is a frightening reality. As time moves forward, the time we have to challenge and overturn the status quo diminishes. An excerpt: “No dominant class can long retain control when the credibility of the ideas that justify its existence …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/20/the-silencing-of-dissent

Sep 18 2017

2017 LACW Sister House Retreat

Each year the 13 LACW Sister Houses get together for our annual retreat at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Montecito, near Santa Barbara. This year we gathered from September 15 – 17. There were 42 Catholic Workers from around the nation and Mexico who gathered to listen to presentations from this year’s facilitators, …

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Sep 15 2017

WANT REAL CHANGE? HIT THE STREETS AND BE SCARY

This LINK is to a stimulating article on what direction our actions must take if we want meaningful change that benefits the common good. An excerpt: “Tired of Trump? Congress can impeach him. But they won’t do anything unless you actually do something. Doing something does not mean signing an online petition. Donating to Bernie …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/15/want-real-change-hit-the-streets-and-be-scary

Sep 13 2017

GROWING HOMELESS PROBLEM THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

This LINK is to a distressing article in the San Francisco Chronicle on the dramatic increase in homelessness in rural areas throughout California. An excerpt: “Statewide, The Chronicle’s examination shows, homelessness rose by 15 percent from 2015 to this year. In heavily populated centers such as Los Angeles and the Bay Area, where tent cities …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/13/growing-homeless-problem-throughout-california

Sep 11 2017

Hospitality Kitchen (AKA Hippie Kitchen) Closed Saturday, September 16

Our soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17. The LACW will be attending our annual Sister House Retreat at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, near Santa Barbara. Each year Catholic Workers in our Sister House Network (Catholic Worker Houses founded by former LACW community members) get together for …

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Sep 10 2017

HOW THE NSA CAN BE WATCHING YOU RIGHT NOW

This LINK is to a very informative, yet frightening, article on how the National Security Agency (NSA) continues to monitor everything we do electronically: land line phone, cell phone, internet. An excerpt: “For some time it looked that the storm has passed, and yet – a recent report, issued by the top US intelligence officer …

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Sep 08 2017

AN ALTERNATIVE TO WAR

This LINK is to a PDF of an interesting short book entitled: “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War” – 2016 Edition. It is published by World Beyond War.org. The book describes the “hardware” of creating a peace system, and the “software” — the values and concepts — necessary to operate a peace system …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/08/an-alternative-to-war

Sep 07 2017

Two LACW’s Found Guilty Of Trespassing

L.A. Catholic Workers Karan Founds-Benton and Alexandria Addesso appeared in federal court in Tacoma, WA, on Wednesday, September 6, to stand trial with four other nuclear resisters (known as the PLC 6) for crossing the line at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Silverdale, WA, on March 7, 2017 at the conclusion of the Pacific Life Community’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/07/two-lacws-found-guilty-of-trespassing