Category: On The Line

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

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

Stand Still for the Apocalypse

This LINK is to an eye-opening and urgent article by Chris Hedges, award-winning journalist, author, and columnist for TruthDig. In this article he deals with the latest report commissioned by the World Bank and the catastrophic consequences of human refusal (specifically the U.S.) to make urgent changes in our lifestyle to avert the pending apocalypse …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/11/26/stand-still-for-the-apocalypse

Father Roy Bourgeois Dismissed From Priesthood

The LACW stands with Father Roy! With great sadness we inform you that the Vatican has dismissed Fr. Roy Bourgeois from the priesthood and from his religious order, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, because of his stand for gender equality in the Catholic Church. Father Roy has served with great courage and commitment for 45 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/11/23/father-roy-bourgeois-dismissed-from-priesthood

Occupy Movement Alive and Well in New York City Relief Efforts

Offshoots of Occupy Wall Street, together with local Catholic and Protestant parishes (not Red Cross, FEMA, or other local/state/federal agencies), lead the way in Sandy relief efforts in hardest-hit areas of New York City. See stories HERE, HERE and HERE and video HERE More and more, in these times of cutbacks and austerity (that mostly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/11/04/occupy-movement-alive-and-well-in-new-york-city-relief-efforts

Heather King Article

Below is a link to a great article by longtime LACW friend and author, Heather King, entitled The Really Dangerous Idea is in the Gospels, which was read during our liturgy at our recent retreat. It is published in Portland, The University of Portland Magazine. Autumn 2012 edition on page 34. Here is a PDF …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/09/30/heather-king-article-2

Help Save Gangjeong Jeju Island (Island of peace).

The U.S. is directly behind the building of a large naval base on Gangjeong, Jeju Island (Island of peace), 50 miles off the coast of South Korea. The island is a paradise of sorts with the world’s largest and most spectacular soft coral forest and other coastal treasures, plus part of the island contains fertile …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/09/02/help-save-gangjeong-jeju-island-island-of-peace

This David Horsey Cartoon (Courtesy of the L.A. Times) Places Matters Into Proper Perspective.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/08/25/this-david-horsey-cartoon-courtesy-of-the-l-a-times-places-matters-into-proper-perspective

Jeff’s Hour Long Radio Interview and L.A. Times Op-Ed Piece

Jeff recently was interviewed on the Blog Talk Radio program “Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom,” where he gave a live description of a day at the kitchen as well as a history of the Catholic Worker movement, the LACW, and his and Catherine’s personal story. Listen or download HERE. Also, in the Monday, August 20 edition …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2012/08/20/jeffs-hour-long-radio-interview-and-l-a-times-op-ed-piece