Category: On The Line

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

THE GREAT ACCELERATION DEATH TRAP

The article behind this LINK tells a frightening reality that we MUST accept and act without hesitation to force those in power to make the necessary changes to slow this catastrophic future. We can no longer sit and wait hoping everything will work itself out. Our faith requires us to act, our children, grandchildren, indeed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/11/10/the-great-acceleration-death-trap

U.S. EMPIRE AND ITS IMPERIAL MILITARY IN NEARLY EVERY NATION ON PLANET

The article behind this LINK reveals a stunning reality of the U.S. Empire, and its imperial war machine’s reach on the planet. An excerpt: “The uproar about the dead from Niger sparked a debate on the global US military presence, which quickly showed that the hundreds of troops in Niger are just the tip of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/11/07/u-s-empire-and-its-imperial-military-in-nearly-every-nation-on-planet

WHO ORDERED THE MURDER OF HONDURAN ACTIVIST BERTA CACERES?

This is an enormous week for the Honduran movement and the family of Berta Cáceres. This morning, October 31 2017, COPINH held a press conference to release the report entitled “The Dam of Violence: The Plan That Assassinated Berta Cáceres.” The report explicitly names the authors of the assassination and uncovers ‘a plot against Ms. …

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THE EMPIRE COMES HOME

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/30/the-empire-comes-home

A TRUE PROPHETIC VOICE REMEMBERED

Fr. Richard McSorley, SJ, October 2, 1914 – October 17, 2002 Richard McSorley, SJ lead an extraordinary life and became a world renowned peacemaker. He was the second oldest of 15 children. As a Jesuit Scholastic, he, along with other Jesuits, was interred by the Japanese from 1941-1945. As a parish priest in southern Maryland …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/17/a-true-prophetic-voice-remembered

A FAITHFUL RESPONSE TO THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS: REFUGEES AND MINORS

An invitation to sacred resistance of inhumane policies towards refugees on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9am-12:30pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 225 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106. What is happening to refugees and unaccompanied minors under new Executive Orders, quotas, and enforcement priorities? What are the push factors for refugee and asylum seekers in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/16/a-faithful-response-to-the-immigration-crisis-refugees-and-minors

AFGHANISTAN: INSIDE THE CIA’S BLACK SITE TORTURE ROOM

This LINK is to a very disturbing and upsetting article on recently declassified documents pertaining to a particular CIA black site in Afghanistan and the torture that was part of daily routine against the victims held there. The families of a murdered victim and two surviving victims filed a lawsuit against John “Bruce” Jessen and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/09/afghanistan-inside-the-cias-black-site-torture-room

THE END OF EMPIRE

The sobering article behind this LINK has us content with the rapidly collapsing U.S. Empire. Unless “we the people” promptly act to nonviolently overturn this entire system, the outcome scenario is extremely grim. An excerpt: “The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/10/04/the-end-of-empire

THE CIA: 70 YEARS OF ORGANIZED CRIME

The lengthy article (interview) behind this LINK reveals the revolting, criminal, and horrific practices of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since its inception in 1947. An excerpt: “Everything the CIA does is illegal, which is why the government provides it with an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. While mythographers in the information industry portray America as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/30/the-cia-70-years-of-organized-crime

THE OBFUSCATING AND KILLING OF HISTORY

This LINK and this LINK are excellent articles that expose the producers attempt to whitewash and rewrite history regarding the Vietnam war. Here are excerpts: 1) “In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its “exceptionalism”, Burns’ ‘entirely new’ Vietnam war is presented as ‘epic, historic work.’ Its …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/25/the-obfuscating-and-killing-of-history

THE GREAT NUTRITION COLLAPSE

The article behind this LINK reveals a frightening reality about how our food chain is being affected by climate change. The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. This is very upsetting to say the least. An excerpt: “‘Every leaf and every grass blade on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/22/the-great-nutrition-collapse

THE SILENCING OF DISSENT

The article behind this LINK is a strong testament to the state of our nation, which is a frightening reality. As time moves forward, the time we have to challenge and overturn the status quo diminishes. An excerpt: “No dominant class can long retain control when the credibility of the ideas that justify its existence …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/09/20/the-silencing-of-dissent