Category: On The Line

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

KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN MOVED

On Monday, May 7, the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists – Liz McAlister, Steve Kelly, Carmen Trotta, Mark Colville, Martha Hennessy, Clare Grady, and Patrick O’Neill were moved to the Glynn County Detention Center, in Brunswick, Georgia. On May 10 they will appear in federal court in Brunswick. Last week, an indictment was filed by …

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KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES UPDATE

Press Release May 4, 2018 For more information contact: Jessica Stewart: 207.266.0919 Paul Magno: 202.321.6650 Brian Hynes: 718. 838.2636 Kings Bay Plowshares Indicted in Southern District of Georgia Federal Court On April 4, 2018, the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Liz McAlister, 78, Stephen Kelly S.J., 70, Martha …

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PRISON REFLECTION BY FR. STEVE KELLY, S.J.

Reflection from the Camden County Detention Facility, by Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J., Kings Bay Plowshares “Do you swear/affirm to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you [God]?”, Dennis Apel was asked as he took the stand in Federal court for his witness at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Dennis …

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A PRAYER FROM PRISON

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CATONSVILLE NINE 50th ANNIVERSARY

On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists (who became known as the Catonsville Nine) went into the Selective Services Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, removed 378 draft files, took them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them on the ground, poured homemade napalm over them (an incendiary used extensively by the U.S. military in …

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CONSPIRACY THEORIES: RISE UP!

The insightful and dynamic reflection/sermon behind this LINK is based on John’s Gospel, chapter 20:19-31, which was the Gospel used on Sunday, April 8, from the Revised Common Lectionary, and deals with the “doubting Thomas” story and conspiracy theories. The author urges us to rethink the meaning of “doubting Thomas.” NOTE: Although this reflection dates …

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A PILGRIMAGE OF BELOVEDNESS

Although MLK Day is passed, I came across this REFLECTION that I believe worthy of sharing. An excerpt: “Contemporary Christian Music and overt white supremacy aren’t the only principalities that refuse to die. The real pain and suffering are inflicted by stubborn structural issues that come with a predictable disclaimer in suburbia: But that doesn’t …

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KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES UPDATE

If you are interested in writing to the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists, here is information about sending them mail. 1. They can only receive plain white postcards with the pre-printed stamp (available for purchase at the post office). Please do not use regular, stick on stamps. 2. The address is: Camden County Detention Facility, …

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MAY DAY EVENT

Join members of the the LACW at the Boyle Heights MAY DAY MARCH – Tuesday, May 1, 2pm. Meet at Cesar Chavez and Matthews. The focus is immigration, police killings, and public education. For more info see the CENTRO CSO Facebook page.

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THE GOLDEN RULE PROJECT PEACE SAILBOAT IN LOS ANGELES

The Golden Rule Project aims to advance Veterans For Peace opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion. The Project has recovered and restored the original peace boat, the Golden Rule, that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, and which inspired many peacemakers and …

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SEVEN PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS ARRESTED INSIDE TRIDENT NUCLEAR SUBMARINE BASE

PRESS RELEASE Paul Magno 202-321-6650 Jessica Stewart 207-266-0919 Brian Hynes 718-838-2636 Kingsbayplowshares on facebook Kings Bay Plowshares Seven Catholic plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning at the Kings Bay Naval Base St. Mary’s Georgia. Calling themselves Kings Bay Plowshares, they entered on Wednesday night April 4 and went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s …

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ARE WE LIVING UNDER A MILITARY COUP?

The lengthy article behind this LINK poses an interesting, yet frightening scenario. The author leads the reader through the past 85 years of U.S. history, providing many incidents and facts that make it very difficult to disagree that this nation has indeed experienced a coup. An excerpt: “The part of this improbable administration that’s not …

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