Mike Wisniewski

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LACW Upcoming Holiday Schedule and Policy Reminder

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (aka: Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, we will be open on Saturday, November 30. Further, the kitchen also will be closed on Christmas Day, and Thursday, December 26, and New Years Day and January 2, but will be open on Saturday, December 28, and Saturday, January 4.. …

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Join The LACW At The Annual Vigil To Close The SOA/WHINSEC

Each year for the past 24 years, thousands of people converge at the gates of Fort Benning, in Columbus, Georgia, to demand the closure of the School of Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute For Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC), a school where Latin American military and police are trained in counter-insurgency tactics (i.e. torture). Many graduates have been responsible …

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U.S. Bishops Invited To Catholic Worker Dinner For Peace

As the U.S. Catholic Bishops gather in Baltimore, Maryland, for their annual meeting this week, they have been invited to have a “Catholic Worker simple dinner for peace and roundtable discussion” on Tuesday, November 12, since they have taken up the cause of sainthood for Dorothy Day. Will they accept the invitation? Read story HERE.

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Yet another Chris Hedges article that challenges the reader into reality, a scary reality indeed. Read it HERE.

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Charges Dropped!

As with the Vandenberg action (post below), the same federal prosecutor requested all charges be dropped against Jeff Dietrich and Barbara Robinson for the action at the downtown Federal Building in protest against the 35 year prison sentence given to Pvt. Chelsea Manning. It is a travesty of justice that Manning has not been granted …

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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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Charges Dropped!

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 Gets Ten Hours Community Service

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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LACW Sister House Retreat

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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October 2013 Agitator

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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LACW Joins In Protest Against Vatican Policy

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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