Category: On The Line

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

REMEMBERING THE AMARIYAH SHELTER MASSACRE IN IRAQ

Remembering the Amariyah Shelter Massacre in Iraq by Art Laffin, Dorothy Day House Catholic Worker, Washington, DC Today marks the 27th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of the Amariyah Shelter in Iraq. There is no indication that the U.S. government and military will ever repent for this unspeakable war crime. And it is unlikely few, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/02/13/remembering-the-amariyah-shelter-massacre-in-iraq

U.S. OVERTHROWING OTHER PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENTS

This LINK is to a comprehensive master list of all 57 nations that the U.S. is either guilty of overthrowing or attempting to overthrow since the Second World War. This is yet more evidence of U.S. imperialism at work for those who do not believe that the United States of America is indeed an empire.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/31/u-s-overthrowing-other-peoples-governments

HOWARD ZINN ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Behind this LINK is a very good interview with the late Howard Zinn who talks on civil disobedience. An excerpt: “You say that our problem is civil obedience, not civil disobedience. ‘Both in war and in the law courts and everywhere else you must do whatever your city and your country command’, states Socrates; and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/28/howard-zinn-on-civil-disobedience

ORANGE COUNTY OFFICIALS EVICT HUNDREDS OF HOMELESS FROM ENCAMPMENTS

Orange County, one of the state’s wealthiest, has mercilessly targeted as many as 1,000 people along the Santa Ana Riverbed near Disneyland, despite having just 250 shelter spaces. This is nothing less than an abomination. See story behind this LINK. An excerpt: “One of the richest counties in California has started evicting hundreds of its …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/22/orange-county-officials-evict-hundreds-of-homeless-from-encampments

IS WHISTLEBLOWING WORTH PRISON OR A LIFE IN EXILE? : EDWARD SNOWDEN TALKS TO DANIEL ELLSBERG

This LINK is to an excellent article relating to the two most famous whistleblowers in modern history who discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they would advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. An excerpt: “The Post …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/19/is-whistleblowing-worth-prison-or-a-life-in-exile-edward-snowden-talks-to-daniel-ellsberg

TWELVE ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR FEEDING THE HOMELESS

Twelve people in El Cajon, California, near San Diego, were feeding the homeless in a local park and were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for violating a city ordinance that forbids sharing food in a city park. See story HERE. An excerpt: “In El Cajon on Sunday, a volunteer organization named Break the Ban …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/16/twelve-arrested-and-charged-for-feeding-the-homeless

U.S. LOOSENS NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONSTRAINTS TO DEVELOP MORE ‘USABLE’ WARHEADS

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/14/u-s-loosens-nuclear-weapons-constraints-to-develop-more-usable-warheads

41 HEARTS BEATING IN GUANTANAMO

by Kathy Kelly – January 13, 2018 January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in Washington D.C., convened by Witness Against Torture, (WAT), for a weeklong fast intended to close Guantanamo and abolish torture …

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RESPONSE TO TOM CORNELL’S ARTICLE ON CHRISTIAN NONVIOLENCE

Since Tom Cornell’s article on Christian Nonviolence: Theory and Practice (PDF) was originally published in the New York City Catholic Worker newspaper–The Catholic Worker–there has been a strong response from Catholic Workers around the world who disagree with Tom’s position. Below are seven (7) PDFs of each response thus far. More will be added when …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/03/response-to-tom-cornells-article-on-christian-nonviolence

JOIN THE NEW POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN – IT IS TIME TO RISE UP!

If you have yet to hear about the New Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, rooted in a moral analysis based on our deepest religious and constitutional values that demand justice for all. Moral revival is necessary to save the heart and soul of our nation. Its founder and Co-Chair is Bishop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/12/28/join-the-new-poor-peoples-campaign-it-is-time-to-rise-up

CHRISTIAN NONVIOLENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE

“Christian Nonviolence: Theory and Practice” — an essay by Tom Cornell. Tom Cornell is a longtime editor of The Catholic Worker newspaper and former co-founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship. In a slightly different form his essay was published in the December 2017 issue of The Catholic Worker. With Jim Forest and Robert Ellsberg, he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/12/22/christian-nonviolence-theory-and-practice

TOP TEN LARGEST CORPORATIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM U.S. WARS

This video is a very informative, yet sickening, eight minute video by THE PEACE REPORT and VETERANS FOR PEACE on the top ten largest weapons contractors who most benefit from U.S. imperial wars that keep the “war machine” going non stop full steam ahead.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/12/19/top-ten-largest-corporations-that-benefit-from-u-s-wars