Mike Wisniewski

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Plowshares Activist Clare Grady Speaks At The LACW

On Wednesday, October 3, the LACW hosted Clare Grady, who is one of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists. Clare, who is from the Ithaca (New York) Catholic Worker, is currently out on bail and on house arrest with an ankle bracelet, but with permission to be in California for family member’s wedding. Clare’s talk …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/10/08/plowshares-activist-clare-grady-speaks-at-the-lacw


KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS PRESENT  RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DEFENSE Attorneys for the seven Kings Bay Plowshares defendants today filed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act Memo in federal court in Brunswick, GA, as their response to the court’s request for supplemental briefings that would justify the defendants’ use of  the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in their defense. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/10/01/kings-bay-plowshares-update-3

October 2018 Agitator

Here Is The OCTOBER Catholic Agitator In This Issue:  Technology: Good or Evil? There Is A Dark Side To The History Of This Innovation by Micah WullschlegerBlasphemous by Theo KayserNew Jersey CW Update by Alexandria AddessoCatholic Clergy Sex Abuse And Cover-Up by Jeff DietrichWe Have Been Duped by Matt HarperInterview With Jesse And Martha Lewis

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This LINK is to a horrific revelation about the reality of what the U.S. Empire is like. Really, how much longer will “we the people” allow the killing and destruction continue in our name and with our tax dollars? Is this how we desire to be remembered in history?  Judgment is certain, as every empire …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/09/19/the-u-s-military-drops-a-bomb-every-12-minutes

Kings Bay Plowshares Activist Clare Grady To Speak At The LACW

The LACW will host Clare Grady, one of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists, and member of the Ithaca (NY) Catholic Worker, as a guest speaker on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 6pm at Hennacy House, 632 N. Brittania St, L.A. 90033. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Potluck dinner follows. Learn more about the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/09/13/kings-bay-plowshares-activist-clare-grady-to-speak-at-the-lacw


David Ernest McReynolds, one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians, a prominent democratic socialist who was twice a candidate for President of the United States, running atop the ticket of the Socialist Party USA in 1980 and 2000. He was also an audacious pacifist antiwar activist and prolific photographer. He described himself as “a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/09/08/david-mcreynolds-antiwar-activist-october-25-1929-august-17-2018


Adam Buckley disappeared from a group home on June 12. He was later misidentified by the L.A. Coroner’s Office as a homicide victim in Lancaster. In the meantime, he was arrested in Torrance on Aug 25 and released on Aug 28. He has health issues and may not know how to call his family for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/30/missing-person-notice

Hospitality/Hippie Kitchen Closed On Saturday, September 8 and 15

Please be advised that the LACW soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, September 8, for a day-long planning meeting. We will be back on our regular schedule on Tuesday, September 11. The kitchen will also be closed on Saturday, September 15, for a Catholic Worker gathering. We will be back on our regular schedule …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/29/hospitality-hippie-kitchen-closed-on-saturday-september-8-and-15


The focus of the short 23 minute documentary behind this LINK is on the deep trauma individuals experience early in their lives which leads them into gangs, violence, and ultimately prison, and the work that Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. does at Homeboy Industries in helping individuals turn their lives around. At Homeboy Industries, career, education, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/25/healing-trauma-beyond-gangs-and-prison

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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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/25/fenced-out-los-angeles-businesses-find-new-way-to-keep-away-homeless


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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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/23/nuclear-hypocrisy