Category: On The Line

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

Gitmo Is Killing Me

This LINK is to an excellent, but tragic and appalling, article in the New York Times written by Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay prison for over 11 years, who has been on a hunger strike since February 10 and now being force-fed liquids with a tube shoved in his nose …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/19/gitmo-is-killing-me

Some Justice Does Remain In The System

This LINK is to a New York Times article about a U.S. immigration judge’s decision to deport back to El Salvador the General responsible for overseeing torture, and the rape and murder of Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel, the four U.S. churchwomen assassinated in El Salvador in 1980, as well as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/17/some-justice-does-remain-in-the-system

Anti-Drone Protest

The ANSWER Coalition is sponsoring an anti-drone protest this Saturday, April 13, at 1pm, gathering on the West Steps of City Hall (On 1st St. between Spring and Main).

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/11/anti-drone-protest

When Is Enough, Enough? Close Guantanamo NOW!

Over 130 of the 166 men in Guantanamo have joined the hunger strike. According to the military 11 prisoners now are being tortuously force fed. See related article HERE. See other news HERE.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/10/when-is-enough-enough-close-guantanamo-now

Deplorable Drone Casulties

Here is a LINK to a graphic visualisation of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan alone. (Scroll down to Out of Site, Out of Mind and click on link.) Depraved! Diabolical! Criminal! This is just Pakistan. Add Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and what we have is an unaccountable, ruthless, evil, and murderous empire. May God have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/03/deplorable-drone-casulties

Homeless Veterans Abandoned By The Empire They Served

This LINK is to a good article on homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area and the legal battle with the VA and Obama administration for a building across from the VA Hospital in West L.A. donated and intended to house and care for homeless vets, yet has set empty for decades. The article, by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/02/homeless-veterans

Fast In Solidarity With Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

The LACW has joined in the nationwide “HUNGERING FOR JUSTICE” SOLIDARITY FAST with hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoners, which is sponsored by Witness Against Torture. Over 100 Guantanamo prisoners have been on a hunger strike, some for for over 40 days. See: “Over 100 Guantánamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike” and Huge Hunger Strike at Guantanamo, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/03/23/fast-in-solidarity-with-guantanamo-hunger-strikers

War Without End

This LINK is to an excellent article by Kathy Kelly, from Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Kathy is a longtime peace activist–resister–peacemaker, who has spent much time in both Iraq and Afghanistan among many other “hot spots.” Kathy was in Baghdad ten years ago when the U.S. bombed (Shock & Awe) and invaded Iraq. This piece …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/03/21/war-without-end

The Last Letter – A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

This LINK is to very powerful letter written by Tomas Young, a dying Iraq veteran. In it he expresses his deepest emotions to Bush and Chaney, on this tenth anniversary of the bombing and invasion of Iraq. Also, an article on Tomas’ background by Chris Hedges.   Again, MUST READS!

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/03/18/the-last-letter-a-message-to-george-w-bush-and-dick-cheney-from-a-dying-veteran

NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State

Here is a LINK to yet another great Chris Hedges piece on what is at stake with the Hedges v. Obama lawsuit over Section 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA – National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law by President Obama. It is under appeal in the Second Circuit Court, which will render its decision sometime this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/03/18/ndaa-and-the-death-of-the-democratic-state

Pfc. Bradley Manning’s February 28 Court Statement and Chris Hedges Article in Response.

Here is the LINK to Pfc. Bradley Manning’s 35 page court statement read to the military court on February 28, 2013, in which he took full responsibility for disclosing to WikiLeaks all documents that reveal U.S. war crimes and crimes against humanity.   After Bradley read his statement the prosecutor stated he would seek maximum sentencing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/03/06/pfc-bradley-mannings-february-28-court-statement

Fraudclosure

Interesting banner hanging on a fence across from the Federal Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) on Alameda Ave and Commercial St. near downtown.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/02/15/fraudclosure