Category: On The Line

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

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

Rise Up Or Die

Here is a LINK to another excellent Chris Hedges article on the state of affairs in this nation that few are seeing within the fascist corporate police state now in control.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/05/25/rise-up-or-die

LACW Remembers Guantanamo Prisoners

Friday, May 17, marked day 100 of the over 130 Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike till death. In support of Guantanamo’s closure, an end to torture, and release of the 84 prisoners cleared for release over 5 years ago, yet remain indefinitely detained. The LACW went to our usual vigil spot on Alameda St. and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/05/19/lacw-remembers-guantanamo-prisoners

Transform Now Plowshares Activists Found Guilty

On Wednesday evening, May 8, the jury ended deliberation with a guilty verdict on both charges, Vandalism and Sabotage. A bond hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning. They now face up to 20 years in prison. A literal death sentence. This LINK is to the story and video prior to the verdict. This LINK is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/05/08/transform-now-plowshares-activists-found-guilty

Transform Now Plowshares Activists Interviewed On CNN

Here is a LINK to a short 3 minute interview on CNN with Greg Bortge-Obed, 57, Sr. Megan Rice, 83, and Mike Wali, 63, the three Plowshares activists who broke into the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex and now face what amounts to a life sentence in federal prison for their act of peacemaking. Their trial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/05/06/transform-now-plowshares-activists-interviewed-on-cnn

In Celebration of the Catholic Worker Movement’s 80th Anniversary

This LINK is to a very good article by Frida Berrigan, daughter of Phil Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, of Jonah House, who spent seven months at Mary House, part of the New York Catholic Worker. It is a reflection of her life and the CW movement, and its founders Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/05/06/in-celebration-of-the-catholic-worker-movements-80th-anniversary

Transform Now Plowshares Pre-Trial Hearing

Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark was allowed to testify on behalf of the Transform Now Plowshares peacemakers at a April 23 pre-trial hearing in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee. For over one and one-half hours, Clark captivated the court with his testimony. Read an abridged transcript of his amazing and brilliant testimony that named the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/24/transform-now-plowshares-pre-trial-hearing

Drones, Sanctions, and the Prison Industrial Complex

This LINK is to a reflection by Brian Terrell, longtime Catholic Worker from the CW Farm in Maloy, Iowa, who has spent the past five months in a federal prison for protesting drone warfare at Whiteman AFB in Missouri. (Photo is of Brian just before his arrest on April 15, 2012)

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/24/drones-sanctions-and-the-prison-industrial-complex

Court Rules SOA/ WHINSEC Graduates Names Must Be Released

In a major victory for SOA Watch, United States District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton, from the Northern District of California, ordered the Pentagon to release the names of who trains and teaches at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC). This victory was nearly a decade in the making. Read story HERE.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/23/court-rules-soa-whinsec-graduates-names-must-be-released

Orwellian Doublethink

Below are two articles that deal with weapons of terror, more sophisticated than the crude “pressure cooker” used in Boston. This article deals with the U.S. Warfare State of Carnage and “DOUBLETHINK.” This article deals with the 277 Million Boston Bombings (with cluster bomblets) for which the U.S. is responsible in Vietnam and Laos between …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2013/04/23/orwellian-doublethink