Category: On The Line

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

Jan 19 2018

IS WHISTLEBLOWING WORTH PRISON OR A LIFE IN EXILE? : EDWARD SNOWDEN TALKS TO DANIEL ELLSBERG

This LINK is to an excellent article relating to the two most famous whistleblowers in modern history who discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they would advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. An excerpt: “The Post …

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Jan 16 2018

TWELVE ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR FEEDING THE HOMELESS

Twelve people in El Cajon, California, near San Diego, were feeding the homeless in a local park and were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for violating a city ordinance that forbids sharing food in a city park. See story HERE. An excerpt: “In El Cajon on Sunday, a volunteer organization named Break the Ban …

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Jan 14 2018

U.S. LOOSENS NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONSTRAINTS TO DEVELOP MORE ‘USABLE’ WARHEADS

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Jan 13 2018

41 HEARTS BEATING IN GUANTANAMO

by Kathy Kelly – January 13, 2018 January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in Washington D.C., convened by Witness Against Torture, (WAT), for a weeklong fast intended to close Guantanamo and abolish torture …

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Dec 28 2017

JOIN THE NEW POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN – IT IS TIME TO RISE UP!

If you have yet to hear about the New Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, rooted in a moral analysis based on our deepest religious and constitutional values that demand justice for all. Moral revival is necessary to save the heart and soul of our nation. Its founder and Co-Chair is Bishop …

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Dec 19 2017

TOP TEN LARGEST CORPORATIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM U.S. WARS

This video is a very informative, yet sickening, eight minute video by THE PEACE REPORT and VETERANS FOR PEACE on the top ten largest weapons contractors who most benefit from U.S. imperial wars that keep the “war machine” going non stop full steam ahead.

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Dec 14 2017

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IS POSSIBLE IF WE HAVE FAITH AND ACT ON IT

The article behind this LINK is an excellent commentary by Art Laffin, of the Washington, DC Catholic Worker, and is based on Pope Francis’ recent statement condemning the possession of nuclear weapons, tracing prominent Catholics committed to nuclear disarmament and how, as Christians, the gospel calls each of us to act in whatever way the …

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Dec 06 2017

CALLS FOR ACTION AFTER POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

In the article behind this LINK, retired Catholic Bishop Tom Gumbleton, who was on the committee that formed the 1983 Catholic Bishop’s Peace Pastoral Letter, The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response, has stated that the U.S. bishops must begin challenging the government to disarm in light of Pope Francis’ November 10 statement …

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Dec 03 2017

THE HOLY TRADITION OF GOING TO JAIL FOR OUR OUR FAITH

This LINK is a good article on the call for Christians to participate in civil disobedience as a faith witness. An excerpt: “There are a lot of ways to change the world. Going to jail isn’t the only way to do it. But it is one way. Some of the great movers and shakers of …

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Nov 22 2017

FIGHT THE DISEASE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS

The article behind this LINK places matters in proper perspective as it points to the real issue that sits before us. An excerpt: “The disease of globalized corporate capitalism has the same effects across the planet. It weakens or destroys democratic institutions, making them subservient to corporate and oligarchic power. It forces domestic governments to …

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Nov 20 2017

THE COST OF RESISTANCE

This LINK is to an excellent piece on what it means to be a resister in this nation. Are we ready to stand for what is right, for the common good, that there may be a livable future in this nation and on the planet? There is a maxim that clearly articulates, “Freedom is NOT free.” …

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Nov 20 2017

POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

  Pope Francis, during a recent conference on nuclear disarmament, condemned the possession of nuclear weapons by ALL nations. This, in light of a U.S. commitment to spend $1 trillion to upgrade its nuclear arsenal, and the Trump regime’s dangerous talk threatening to use nuclear weapons against North Korea, is a welcomed wake up call …

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