Category: On The Line

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

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

WHY ARE WE PRETENDING THESE REFUGEES ARE NOT A RESULT OF U.S. ACTIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA?

This LINK is to a summary of a very detailed and informative report on U.S. imperial intervention in Central America dating back to the 1950s. The U.S. imperial war machine has intervened 56 times throughout Latin America, which caused massive amounts of destruction, unrest, instability, poverty, and much more. READ THE FULL REPORT!

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THE GREATEST NEED TODAY…

This LINK is to a significant, prophetic, and powerful statement, yet it is more than a statement, it is a commitment, a confession of faith in a time of crisis. You can watch a video that explains it or read the document in its entirety or a summary. An excerpt: “We are living through perilous …

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THE RIGHT TO HEALTH AND A HEALTHY PLANET: ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION AND HEALTH CARE

This LINK is to an excellent article by Rev. William Barber, II, from the Poor People’s Campaign. This is news that the mainstream media is NOT covering. An excerpt: “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. These are the unalienable rights guaranteed to us by our Creator and by the founders of this country, yet …

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THE NIGHTMARE OF NEO-LIBERAL FASCISM

This LINK is to an excellent interview with Henry A. Giroux, author, scholar, and cultural critic in the U.S. and Canada. He is well-known for his explorations of critical pedagogy, neo-liberalism and the condition of young people. An excerpt: “The Trump administration may not replicate all the features of Germany and Italy in the 1930s, …

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KING’S BAY PLOWSHARES UPDATE

Thank you for supporting the Kings Bay Plowshares. Please know that the trial and jail witness are a powerful and important part of the work for nuclear disarmament. Here is where the Kings Bay Plowshare are now in that process. In early May, the Kings Bay Plowshares were indicted in the Southern District of Georgia, …

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WHAT IS ISRAEL DOING IN ALASKA?

The U.S Imperial War Department and Israel have joined together to develop and test the Arrow-3 Anti-Missile/Anti-Satellite “Defense” System in Kodiak Alaska. This system will be used by Israel partly at U.S. taxpayers expense. No U.S. mainstream media has covered this story. Watch the video behind this LINK to learn more.

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U.N.’s REALITY CHECK ON U.S. POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

In December 2017, United Nation’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, toured the U.S., beginning in California, on Skid Row in Los Angeles, investigating poverty and inequality in the U.S. The article behind this LINK is the scathing results of his report. An excerpt: “Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty …

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TRADITIONAL DISOBEDIENCE: RENEWING THE LEGACY OF CATHOLIC ACTIVISM

This LINK is to a lengthy good article in Commonweal magazine on Catholics growing involvement in nonviolent direct action and the need for more activism in these perilous times. An excerpt: “When forty Catholics holding rosaries were handcuffed and led away by police at the U.S. Capitol in late February during a protest to show …

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