Category Archive: On The Line

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

Jan 27 2017

THE CRIMINALIZATION OF U.S. DISSENT

This LINK is to an article on the new definition of a “terrorist” in our nation and the criminalization of dissent in the 21st century. An excerpt: “General safety and openness, for much of the American public, feels permanent. For most Americans, there is an illusion that our safety, comfort, and freedoms rest on a …

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Jan 25 2017

RESISTANCE

This LINK is to an interesting piece by Rob Urie who, within modern history, traces resistance movements in this nation and how psychological manipulation by capitalist entities affected them. An excerpt: “In 1929 Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud and creator of the term ‘propaganda,’ paid a group of young and fashionable women to smoke …

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Jan 17 2017

OBAMA COMMUTES CHELSEA MANNING’S SENTENCE – ED SNOWDEN ALLOWED TO STAY IN RUSSIA

This LINK is to the article describing President Obama’s decision to commute most of whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence. She still has to serve another four months, but will be released on May 17, after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence. This LINK is to an article describing Russia’s decision to extend whistleblower Ed …

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Jan 06 2017

ON WATCHING A DEMOCRACY DIE

This LINK is to an excellent reflection on the historical past, current state of affairs, and where we are heading. The author references a recent Paul Krugman column in the New York Times, reflects back on her family roots and her own life, and on many events over the decades that slowly shaped our present. …

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Jan 06 2017

WILL OBAMA GO TO WAR WITH RUSSIA BEFORE LEAVING OFFICE?

This LINK is to an article which documents the deployment of 2000 U.S. tanks being repositioned from Germany to Poland and other Eastern Europe locations on Russia’s border including 4000 troops with the 4th Infantry Division. This is part of the ongoing “Operation Atlantic Resolve” being conducted with thousands of U.S. and NATO forces and …

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Jan 05 2017

DEFYING DONALD TRUMP’S KLEPTOCRACY

This LINK is to yet another probable scenario of the coming Trump rule by corrupt billionaire thieves. An excerpt: “The final stages of capitalism, Karl Marx predicted, would be marked by global capital being unable to expand and generate profits at former levels. Capitalists would begin to consume the government along with the physical and …

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Dec 31 2016

THE COMING WAR ON CHINA

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2016/12/31/the-coming-war-on-china

Dec 28 2016

IN THE TIME OF TRUMP, ALL WE HAVE IS EACH OTHER

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2016/12/28/in-the-time-of-trump-all-we-have-is-each-other

Dec 27 2016

A SURPRISE IN SENTENCING RADICAL PACIFISTS

This LINK is to an interesting article about a federal judge who could have sentenced convicted anti-nuclear protesters to ten years, but rather chose to admonish the federal government and federal prosecutors for U.S. nuclear weapons policy. An excerpt: “On August 10, 1984, Barb Katt and I did more than $36,000 damage to launch-control computers …

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Dec 16 2016

POPE FRANCIS STATEMENT ON NONVIOLENCE – FIRST EVER IN THE CHURCH

This LINK is to an overview of Pope Francis’ statement in support of nonviolence as a way of life. The first time such a statement has come out of the Catholic Church. Very encouraging. An excerpt: “We need to make ‘active nonviolence our way of life,’ Francis writes at the start, and suggests nonviolence become …

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Dec 15 2016

DEMAGOGUE-IN-CHIEF

This LINK is to a distressing and disconcerting article on how Trump, as a demagogue, will likely rule this nation. It does not look promising. An excerpt: “For Donald Trump, the presidency will be a vast stage for accommodating his megalomania and insatiable appetite for money. Those who mock, defy or anger him will feel …

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Dec 03 2016

THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY ON EARTH

    This LINK is to a very thought-provoking piece by Tom Engelhardt, who poses some interesting yet unsettling comparisons between the recent “election” and past CIA activity in other nations. The scenario the author poses appears very plausible–and frightening if true. An excerpt: “For decades, Washington had a habit of using the Central Intelligence …

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