Category: On The Line

Articles and photos not directly related to the LACW community, yet are highly noteworthy and recommended.

THE U.S. MILITARY DROPS A BOMB EVERY 12 MINUTES

This LINK is to a horrific revelation about the reality of what the U.S. Empire is like. Really, how much longer will “we the people” allow the killing and destruction continue in our name and with our tax dollars? Is this how we desire to be remembered in history?  Judgment is certain, as every empire …

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DAVID McREYNOLDS, ANTIWAR ACTIVIST: OCTOBER 25, 1929 – August 17, 2018

David Ernest McReynolds, one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians, a prominent democratic socialist who was twice a candidate for President of the United States, running atop the ticket of the Socialist Party USA in 1980 and 2000. He was also an audacious pacifist antiwar activist and prolific photographer. He described himself as “a …

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MISSING PERSON NOTICE

Adam Buckley disappeared from a group home on June 12. He was later misidentified by the L.A. Coroner’s Office as a homicide victim in Lancaster. In the meantime, he was arrested in Torrance on Aug 25 and released on Aug 28. He has health issues and may not know how to call his family for …

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HEALING TRAUMA: BEYOND GANGS AND PRISON

The focus of the short 23 minute documentary behind this LINK is on the deep trauma individuals experience early in their lives which leads them into gangs, violence, and ultimately prison, and the work that Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. does at Homeboy Industries in helping individuals turn their lives around. At Homeboy Industries, career, education, …

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PRISON STRIKE IN NORTH AMERICA HAS BEGUN

A prison strike has begun to take hold in prisons across North America with reports of sporadic protest action from California and Washington state to the eastern seaboard as far south as Florida and up to Nova Scotia in Canada. Details remain sketchy as information dribbles out through the porous walls of the country’s penitentiaries. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/08/24/prison-strike-in-north-america-has-begun

FASCISM IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

This LINK is to a very powerful yet alarming talk by Chris Hedges. It certainly makes one pause, observe reality, and find like-minded people, build solidarity and act to bring sanity in the midst of evil and insanity. Our nation, and planet, are at stake.

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FREE IMMIGRATION LEGAL ASSISTANCE

If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance for an immigration issue, there is free assistance available from the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic at Dolores Mission Church, 171 S. Gless Street, in Boyle Heights, 90033. The attorneys are present every first and third Thursday of the month from 9am to 4pm. …

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PLEASE SIGN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS SEEKING HELP FOR JULIAN ASSANGE WHO IS IN IMMINENT DANGER

The below letter to Pope Francis was started by Ciaron O’Reilly, of the London Catholic Worker, who for years, has been a strong supporter of Julian Assange. Recent news indicates that Julian Assange’s transfer to U.K. authorities may be imminent. If this transpires, he will undoubtedly be extradited to the U.S. to face a life …

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TWO OF THE SEVEN KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES INTERVIEWED

On Monday July 23, on Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman interviewed Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta, two of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists. Watch or listen to this excellent interview or read the transcript HERE. An excerpt: “We look at the resistance against nuclear weapons here in the United States. On April 4, 2018—-the 50th …

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PEACE ACTIVISTS GAIN ENTRY TO GERMAN AIR BASE WHICH DEPLOYS U.S. NUCLEAR BOMBS

Susan Crane, a member of the Redwood City (CA) Catholic Worker, was among 18 peace activists who entered Büchel Air Force Base, home to 20 US nuclear weapons known as “B61s” in protest of U.S. nuclear weapons that are stored there. See story at this LINK. An excerpt: On July 15, “In bright sunshine around …

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HELSINKI MEETING WAS…CLARIFYING

This LINK is to an excellent piece by Jim Wallis of Sojouners Magazine on Trump’s summit with Putin. Wallis calls us to view this, and other Trump incidents, from the perspective of our Christian Faith: “So, let’s go back to the Reclaiming Jesus Declaration. Where does this leave us, as Christians? What can we do? …

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AT WHAT COST TO OUR SOUL

This LINK is to an excellent article on our Christian responsibility to stand against the horrific and abominable policies of our government., An excerpt: “In moments of moral crisis, certain issues break through the clutter and cacophony of the daily headlines. The U.S. government’s horrific separation of children from their parents at the border is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/06/27/at-what-cost-to-our-soul