This BBC INTERVIEW with British comedian Russel Brand places matters into proper perspective. The 38-year-old Brand points at the futility of voting in a corrupt democratic system determined to serve the interests of the oligarchy and not only predicts, but guarantees, that the “disenfranchised, disillusioned underclass” created by the current economic and political system—both in …
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In Chris Hedges’ latest piece, he challenges us to stop being submissive to the oligarchic state of affairs that is poised to not only take our nation down, but the rest of the world as well. The oligarchs continue to establish a brutal corporate fascist state to keep the masses forcibly enslaved. “They are building …
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Five of six Catholic Workers arrested on Nagasaki Day, August 9, appeared for arraignment in Santa Barbara Federal Court today and received a pleasant surprise…the federal prosecutor told the judge that we are not worth the time and cost to the government and recommended that the charges be dropped. The visiting judge complied. This is …
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David Omondi (left) appeared in federal court today for sentencing for the August 28 action in protest against the 30-year sentence of Whistleblower Chelsea Manning. At his October 2 arraignment, David pleaded guilty to two charges: Failing to comply, and Obstructing a door. David walked away with 10 hours community service to be served at …
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Forty-eight Catholic Workers from our sister house network gathered From September 27 – 29, at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, for our annual retreat. This year’s facilitator/presenter was Elizabeth McAlister, from Jonah House, in Baltimore, MD. Liz is the widow of the late Phil Berrigan. She offered us much …
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Here is the October Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Harming The National Defense by Jeff Dietrich In Nairobi, Kenya New Catholic Worker by David Omondi Interview With Terrorist Nun by Jeff Dietrich Seven Sacred Works For Young Activists For The Love Of Justice by Lydia Wyllie-Kellermann A Swift And Brutal Verdict by Chris Hedges In …
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On Wednesday, September 25, the LACW joined with Call to Action and other groups at Our Lady Queen of Angels Cathedral, downtown Los Angeles, in a protest against the planned meeting in Rome with the Pope and all Catholic bishops. The laity are not included in this meeting, which will set priorities and a new …
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On Sunday, September 15, Narong and Virginia Tanaunora hosted our farewell party for David Omondi. See photos HERE. David plans to return to his native Kenya in early November to begin a Catholic Worker to serve the impoverished of Nairobi. If you would like to help David in his venture, please consider sending a donation …
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This LINK is to a Jim Wallis (Sojourners) piece that is well worth reading.
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This LINK is to a Chris Hedges article written immediately after the 35 year sentence was handed down to Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning. Please take a few moments to read and contemplate.
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On Wednesday, the LACW gathered at the Federal Courthouse at 321 Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles to protest the travesty of justice with the 35 year sentence given to Pfc. Bradley Manning for telling the truth. More photos HERE.
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