Mike Wisniewski

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Homeless Veterans Abandoned By The Empire They Served

This LINK is to a good article on homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area and the legal battle with the VA and Obama administration for a building across from the VA Hospital in West L.A. donated and intended to house and care for homeless vets, yet has set empty for decades. The article, by …

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Photos From Good Friday 2013 Anti-War Stations of the Cross

HERE are photos from this year’s Anti-War Stations of the Cross. This year had an added theme of: “Free Guantanamo Prisoners.” The weather was perfect; more than 100 people joined with us; and Donald Nollar did an EXCELLENT job on this year’s script. We thank all who attended. For everyone who could not attend this …

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Fast In Solidarity With Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

The LACW has joined in the nationwide “HUNGERING FOR JUSTICE” SOLIDARITY FAST with hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoners, which is sponsored by Witness Against Torture. Over 100 Guantanamo prisoners have been on a hunger strike, some for for over 40 days. See: “Over 100 Guantánamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike” and Huge Hunger Strike at Guantanamo, and …

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War Without End

This LINK is to an excellent article by Kathy Kelly, from Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Kathy is a longtime peace activist–resister–peacemaker, who has spent much time in both Iraq and Afghanistan among many other “hot spots.” Kathy was in Baghdad ten years ago when the U.S. bombed (Shock & Awe) and invaded Iraq. This piece …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/03/21/war-without-end

Former LACW Community Members Celebrate New Life

Former LACW community members Alecia Stuchlik [far left] (with husband Ed Pilolla) and Rev. Elizabeth Griswold [left] (with Husband Rabbi Seth Castleman) recently gave birth to beautiful daughters. Alecia and Ed gave birth to “Hazel Flora” on February 27, who came into the world weighing slightly over 6 pounds, while Elizabeth and Seth gave birth …

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JOIN US AT OUR ANNUAL SPRING EVENTS

Here is the LINK to view the photos from last year’s Stations of the Cross. And the LINK for last year’s Seder of Liberation.

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The Last Letter – A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

This LINK is to very powerful letter written by Tomas Young, a dying Iraq veteran. In it he expresses his deepest emotions to Bush and Chaney, on this tenth anniversary of the bombing and invasion of Iraq. Also, an article on Tomas’ background by Chris Hedges.   Again, MUST READS!

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/03/18/the-last-letter-a-message-to-george-w-bush-and-dick-cheney-from-a-dying-veteran

NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State

Here is a LINK to yet another great Chris Hedges piece on what is at stake with the Hedges v. Obama lawsuit over Section 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA – National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law by President Obama. It is under appeal in the Second Circuit Court, which will render its decision sometime this …

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LACW Members Attend 2013 Pacific Life Community Faith and Resistance Retreat Near Tacoma, WA

LACW community members Mike Wisniewski and Nicole Linsmeier traveled by train (along with several other California Catholic Workers) to Tacoma, Washington to attend the 2013 Pacific Life Community (PLC) Faith and Resistance retreat and nonviolent direct action at Kitsap-Bangor Naval Base, in Silverdale, Washington, home to the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the U.S. …

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Pfc. Bradley Manning’s February 28 Court Statement and Chris Hedges Article in Response.

Here is the LINK to Pfc. Bradley Manning’s 35 page court statement read to the military court on February 28, 2013, in which he took full responsibility for disclosing to WikiLeaks all documents that reveal U.S. war crimes and crimes against humanity.   After Bradley read his statement the prosecutor stated he would seek maximum sentencing …

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Theo Sentenced

On Thursday, February 21, Theo appeared in Federal Court in Santa Barbara and pleaded guilty to the trespass charge for his October 22 witness at Vandenberg AFB whereby immediately he was sentenced to 10 days in federal custody. He will self surrender on Friday, February 22, at 3pm at the downtown Federal Building. It is …

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Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

The LACW has a booth (#482) at the L.A. Archdiocese Religious Education Congress held at the Anaheim Convention Center on February 22, 23 & 24. We will debut a new T-shirt and hand out a free beautiful color bookmark quoting Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day: “Don’t Call Me a Saint. I Don’t Want to be …

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