Category: On The Line

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

25 YEARS IN JAIL FOR PROTECTING THE PLANET?

The excellent article behind this LINK was written by Frida Berrigan, daughter of the late Phil Berrigan and longtime anti-nuclear and anti-war activist Liz McAlister, who is currently sitting in the Glynn County Detention Center in Brunswick, Georgia, awaiting trial, along with her six fellow anti-nuclear activists, for the “Kings Bay Plowshares Action” they carried …

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CHRI$TIAN COMPLICITY IN WAR

Below is an article I received in an e-mail from the Center For Prophetic Imagination that provides facts about the U.S. imperial war machine–the idol this nation worships–and how much is spent on the destruction of human lives and God’s creation in its quest for U.S. global hegemony. The article also names the war profiteers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/02/25/chritian-complicity-in-war

THE NATIONAL MORAL CRISIS IS ALREADY HERE

The article behind this LINK is a continuation of the Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis movement that began on Ash Wednesday 2018, and now calling us to the next step in the process to ready ourselves to confront the moral crisis in our nation that is dangerously deepening at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/02/15/the-national-moral-crisis-is-already-here

THE REAL REASON THE U.S. WANTS TO OVERTHROW VENEZUELA’S MADURO

The articles behind this LINK and this LINK provide a very good explanation of the crisis in Venezuela and how the U.S. corporate-controlled media continues to tow the U.S. imperialist line and spread lie upon lie. An excerpt: “Since 1998, the United States of America has tried to overthrow the government of Venezuela. What threatened …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/02/12/the-real-reason-the-u-s-wants-to-overthrow-venezuelas-maduro

FOUR CATHOLIC WORKERS ARRESTED FOR SHUTTING OFF A VALVE ON THE ENBRIDGE OIL PIPELINE

Itasca County, Minnesota – Today, Tuesday, February 5, four people calling themselves the “Four Necessity Valve turners” shut down Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 4 tar sands oil pipelines near Grand Rapids, in northern Minnesota, citing, “imminent and irreversible damage being done to the planet.” The activists entered pipeline service locations and advised Enbridge of …

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THE IMMINENT END OF THE U.S. EMPIRE

The chilling article behind this LINK is a wake-up call to the consequences of yet anther empire following the path of all previous empires in human history. The utter rejection of God, the idolatry, blasphemy, violence, arrogance, greed, injustice, and stupidity of the U.S. empire is now catching up with us as it had previously …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/02/04/the-imminent-end-of-the-u-s-empire

DEFYING WAR AND DEFINING PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

The article behind this LINK offers an alternative view of what is not being discussed in the mainstream corporate media nor at the bargaining table. An excerpt: “As we learn more about the negotiations, it’s important to remember others working toward dialogue and negotiation in Afghanistan. Troublingly, women’s rights leaders have not, thus far, been …

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VENEZUELA: WHAT ACTIVISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE U.S.-LED COUP

In the midst of U.S. imperial actions in Venezuela and the lies being spread by the Trump regime and corporate mainstream media, knowing the truth is essential. We must not believe their lies any longer. The extensive article behind this LINK provides a clear picture of what is really happening. An excerpt: “Two things stand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/01/28/venezuela-what-activists-need-to-know-about-the-u-s-led-coup

ALL HAIL THE REVOLUTIONARY KING: MLK AND THE BLACK REVOLUTIONARY TRADITION

The extensive article behind this LINK completely rejects and dispels the white washing of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the re-imaging the corporate-controlled media and government has carried out since his assassination. An excerpt: “The annual King Day celebrations provide a great opportunity to defend Dr. King’s revolutionary legacy against The System’s efforts …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/01/22/all-hail-the-revolutionary-king-mlk-and-the-black-revolutionary-tradition

IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

The article behind this LINK puts the grave situation this nation now faces in proper perspective and calls each of us to face reality and prepare to act if we want a moral order, the rule of law, and a democracy. An excerpt: “Because Donald Trump appeals to the worst of America. His promotion of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/01/04/it-is-going-to-get-worse-before-it-gets-better

THE TRIUMPH

The following is a reflection from The Way of the Cross, by Virgil Elizondo, as quoted in A Maryknoll Book of Inspiration. Jesus continues to be betrayed, it is true. But it is equally true that Jesus in the person of his disciples, who are willing to go all the way to the Cross with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/12/21/the-triumph

PHILIPPINES’ DUTERTE: “KILL THOSE USELESS BISHOPS”

Philippenes President Rodrigo Duterte called for an all out war against the Catholic Church hierarchy in the Philippines because of their criticism of his failed drug war in the Southeast Asian archipelago. He has allegedly had two priests killed already, and has now publicly  called for the murder of other priests and bishops. Follow this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/12/05/philippines-duterte-kill-those-useless-bishops