Mike Wisniewski

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Occupy the Banks

On Friday, November 9, The L.A. Catholic Worker joined with Occupy LA, Occupy the Hood, Occupy Skid Row, and Occupy Foreclosures in a march from Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles to the Financial District, where we stopped at each major bank and called for an end to home foreclosures and other immoral and illegal …

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Day of the Dead Altar 2012

Each year, from the end of October to just before Thanksgiving, the LACW celebrates the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which coincides with All Souls Day (November 2). These PHOTOS are of our Day of the Dead altar. All skeletal figures were hand made and painted by former community …

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Occupy Movement Alive and Well in New York City Relief Efforts

Offshoots of Occupy Wall Street, together with local Catholic and Protestant parishes (not Red Cross, FEMA, or other local/state/federal agencies), lead the way in Sandy relief efforts in hardest-hit areas of New York City. See stories HERE, HERE and HERE and video HERE More and more, in these times of cutbacks and austerity (that mostly …

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Upcoming Holiday Schedule and Policy Reminder

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, we will be open on Saturday, November 24. Further, the kitchen also will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. Also, we do not accept volunteers working for school service requirements or other forms of community service hours from Thanksgiving …

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Three Arrested in Vandenberg Backcountry Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2012 Contact: tierralinda@live.com Nonviolent Backcountry Resisters Cause Disruptive Breach of Vandenberg Air Force Base Security Zones. For the first time in nearly a decade, nonviolent civil resisters caused a disruptive breach of the backcountry security zones at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban …

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Fines For Hiroshima Day Resisters

Three of the five Hiroshima Day resisters (Theo Kayser, David Omondi, and Tensie Hernandez-Apel) appeared in Santa Barbara federal court on Thursday, October 18, pleaded guilty, whereby each received a $150 fine plus court costs. All three stated that paying a fine and court costs is not acceptable and stated their refusal to pay. No …

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Successful Art Fair/Book Sale Event

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, The LACW hosted an Art Fair and Book Sale to benefit our Sister House, Casa Colibri, in Hostotipaquillo, Jalisco, Mexico. Former LACW community member Manuel Hernandez offered a large selection of his amazing art work, including pottery, quilts, handmade pillows, large and small papel picado, photo frames, T-shirts, and more. …

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Christmas-Only Offer

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Art Fair/Book Sale

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Heather King Article

Below is a link to a great article by longtime LACW friend and author, Heather King, entitled The Really Dangerous Idea is in the Gospels, which was read during our liturgy at our recent retreat. It is published in Portland, The University of Portland Magazine. Autumn 2012 edition on page 34. Here is a PDF …

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October 2012 Agitator

Here is the October CATHOLIC AGITATOR In This Issue: In California: Ending the Death Penalty by Eric DeBode Catholic Worker Christmas Gifts Interview With Murphy Davis on the Death Penalty Sr. Anne Montgomery – R.I.P. The Great Shopping Cart Victory Parade by Jeff Dietrich Wikileaks – Coming To Light by Theo Kayser Colombia Embattled by …

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Sister House Retreat 2012

Each year the LACW joins with our sister houses for a retreat at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Montecito, near Santa Barbara. This year’s facilitator was Frank Cordaro, from the Des Moines Catholic Worker. Frank is founder of the Des Moines Worker, where he has remained for the past 36 years. He is …

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