Category: On The Line

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

WILL WE STAND UP TO THE OLIGARCHY?

In Chris Hedges’ latest piece, he challenges us to stop being submissive to the oligarchic state of affairs that is poised to not only take our nation down, but the rest of the world as well. The oligarchs continue to establish a brutal corporate fascist state to keep the masses forcibly enslaved. “They are building …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/10/25/will-we-stand-up-to-the-oligarchy

ON SYRIA: WE MUST USE A MORAL COMPASS TO GUIDE OUR MORAL OUTRAGE

This LINK is to a Jim Wallis (Sojourners) piece that is well worth reading.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/09/09/what-were-missing-on-syria

A Frightening Reality – Must Read.

This LINK is to a Chris Hedges article written immediately after the 35 year sentence was handed down to Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning. Please take a few moments to read and contemplate.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/08/25/a-frightening-reality-must-read

Six L.A. Catholic Workers Arrested At Vandenberg AFB On Nagasaki Day

The LACW community traveled to Vandenberg AFB on Friday, August 9, for the culmination of the 2013 summer intern program, as well as to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and call for the abolition of nuclear weapons, an end to missile testing, and an end to war. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/08/11/six-l-a-catholic-workers-arrested-at-vandenberg-on-nagasaki-day

PFC. BRADLEY MANNING VERDICT

Pfc. Bradley was found not guilty on the most serious charge of “Aiding the Enemy,” but found guilty on most other charges. Still faces life in prison if maximum sentence is applied to all counts. See stories HERE and HERE.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/07/30/pfc-bradley-manning-verdict

INDEFINITE DETENTION NOW LAW

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit cast away a case Wednesday brought by journalist Chris Hedges and other prominent civil rights proponents that sought to render the indefinite detention of American citizens, made possible by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, unconstitutional. Calling it a “black day for for those who …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/07/19/indefinite-detention-now-law

LOCKING OUT THE VOICES OF DISSENT

This LINK is to yet another eye-opening article by Chris Hedges on the corporate tyranny engulfing our nation.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/07/16/locking-out-the-voices-of-dissent

EXCELLENT PIECE ON EDWARD SNOWDEN AND THE NSA.

Here is a LINK to an excellent article by Whistleblower Peter Van Buren, on what Edward Snowden probably is going through and why he leaked the NSA documents.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/07/07/excellent-piece-on-edward-snowden-and-the-nsa

EXCELLENT PIECE ON SKID ROW AND FORMER MAYOR

Here is a LINK to a excellent piece on Skid Row and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa by longtime friend Ed Pilolla.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/07/01/excellent-piece-on-skid-row-and-former-mayor

STATEMENT FROM EDWARD SNOWDEN

Here is a LINK to a statement from NSA Whistleblower, Edward Snowden, on his status as of Monday, July 1.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/07/01/letter-from-edward-snowden

The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning

Here is the LINK to another excellent Chris Hedges piece on how Pfc. Bradley Manning is being railroaded and silenced as other prophetic-type persons who dared stand against empire were. A must read.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/06/10/the-judicial-lynching-of-bradley-manning

Dennis Apel Case Goes To Supreme Court

On June 3, Dennis Apel, from the Guadalupe Catholic Worker, received a notice from his attorney, Constitutional specialist Erwin Chemerinsky, informing him that the Supreme Court decided to hear his case, 12-1038 USA v John Dennis Apel. The case involves the easement and ban and bar issues. Vandenberg AFB officials said anyone with a Ban …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/06/04/dennis-apel-case-goes-to-supreme-court