Mike Wisniewski

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Five Catholic Workers Arrested on Hiroshima Day 2012

As part of our summer program we travel to Vandenberg AFB to vigil against the horrific activities conducted at Vandenberg and in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and demand NEVER AGAIN! This year five Catholic Workers were arrested: Theo Kayser; Barbara Robinson; Rebecca Casas and David Omondi from the LACW, and …

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Sheba, the Queen of Skid Row R.I.P.

The June issue of the Catholic Agitator contains a story about Sheba, the Queen of Skid Row, the dog that spent at least 15 years on Skid Row, cared for over the years by various owners. As reported in the August issue of the Agitator, Sheba was hit by a car and died on June …

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August 2012 Agitator

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PLC 13 – Charges Dropped

The 13 people arrested at the March, 19, 2012 PLC “Occupy Vandenberg” action, including four LACW’s (Mike Wisniewski, David Omondi, Rebecca Casas, Theo Kayser), received a surprise mid afternoon, Wednesday, July 18, the day before their arraignment appearance: all were notified that the trespass charges were dropped on recommendation of the Vandenberg AFB Legal Dept. …

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Our 2012 Summer Interns Have Arrived

Our 2012 summer interns have arrived and they have expressed excitement for spending the next six weeks with us and learning about life on Skid Row and the many injustices that create and perpetuate poverty and oppression in the lives of so many of God’s people.This year’s interns include (from left to right) Celsiana Warwick, …

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New Genesis Apartments Protest

On Tuesday, June 26, The LACW joined with Alice Callaghan, LA Can, and Occupy Skid Row to protest the opening of the New Genesis Apartments, which is the former Genesis Hotel renovated by Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT). Originally the renovation project was to include low income units to accommodate some of the Skid Row …

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2012 Volunteer Thank You Party

On June 24, 2012, Tom & Anne Smet (Jeff’s brother in-law and sister) hosted our 2012 Volunteer Thank You Party. It was a great time with good conversations, good food, plenty of sunshine and a variety of refreshments, and good music for dancing. All had a wonderful time. Thank you volunteers, without you the “Hippie …

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Statewide Education, Organizing, Strategy and Resistance Conference. Hope For The 21st Century Challenging Robotic Weapons & Social Control Technologies Awareness, Sanctuary and Effective Civil Resistance at the Edge of the Robotic/Biotech/Nanotech Age and the Brink of the Iran World War October 22: Backcountry Nonviolent Resistance Action to Occupy/Disrupt the Pentagon’s Global Drone & Missile Targeting Nerve-Center — Vandenberg …

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LACW in Solidarity With Occupy and LA CAN – Five Arrested

On Thursday, May 31, Occupy L.A., Occupy Skid Row, Occupy the Hood, and L.A. Community Action Network (LA CAN), began an ongoing protest and an occupation in front of the Central City Association (CCA) offices to voice opposition to CCA and LAPD policy of constantly harassing the Skid Row poor and homeless. On day four …

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June 2012 Agitator

Here is the June CATHOLIC AGITATOR In This Issue: The Great Shopping Cart War by Jeff Dietrich We Need Money For Shopping Carts by Jeff Dietrich Sheba, The Queen Of Skid Row by Ed Pilolla Papal Critique Of Women: An Interview With Lenore Dowling, IHM Thank You Sisters! by Eric DeBode Thousands Protest At NATO …

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Skid Row Walk The Talk Parades

On May 26, 27 & 28, 2012, the LAPD (L.A. Poverty Department) sponsored and coordinated three different parades honoring 36 Skid Row Visionaries. For three hours on each of three days people gathered, and with a brass band paraded around Skid Row, stopping at various sights to hear the history of people and places that …

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Jeff’s Book Signing

Jeff will appear at the following location to read from his book and sign copies. If you live near, please stop by to say hello…and buy his book. Sunday, June 3, from 9 am to 1 pm after all Masses (8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:15 am, and 12:45 pm) – Holy Family Catholic Church – …

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