January 2017 archive

LACW Participates In J20 Trump Protests

On Friday, January 20, Inauguration Day, the LACW went out in the rain and participated in two Trump protests – one at the downtown Federal Building, then later joined the Mariachi Plaza March from Boyle Heights to City Hall where two other marches from other parts of the city ended where approximately 3000 gathered for …

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Karan’s Day In Federal Court

LACW Karan Benton appeared in Federal Court in Santa Barbara on Thursday, January 19, to plead not guilty for the citation she received for a “ban and bar” violation at Vandenberg AFB last August 6 (see HERE). To her surprise, Magistrate Judge Louise LaMonthe decided to dismiss the charges because Karan is battling cancer. Karan …

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Close Guantanamo Now

On Wednesday, January 11, the 15th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison and the human rights violations it represents, the LACW joined other groups at the downtown Federal Building for the annual rally to protest Obama’s failed promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and to demand that it be closed NOW! Speakers …

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Allison Archives LACW Basement

Back in October, former LACW community members Sam Yergler and Allison McGillivray returned for a three month visit after being on the road for several years. While at the LACW, both rolled up their sleeves and went to work on house projects that were either in need of repair or simply cleaned up and organized. …

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We Welcome Back Our “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team

Each January, for two weeks, five to seven beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to care for the feet of the Skid Row poor and homeless. This week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am until noon. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2017/01/14/we-welcome-back-our-washington-clippers-foot-care-team/

Jed Has Been Released From Federal Prison

LACW Jed Poole is now home after serving a thirty day sentence for his nonviolent witness at Vandenberg AFB last August 6. Jed was arrested for trespassing while protesting against U.S. war-making and U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We welcome him home and thank him for his witness.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2017/01/09/jed-has-been-released-from-federal-prison/

LACW Sister House In San Bruno Advocates For Tiny Houses

This LINK is to an article in the Mercury News about Peter Stiehler, former LACW and co-founder along with his wife Kate of our sister house in San Bruno, California (San Francisco Bay Area), who is attempting to convince local authorities to allow “tiny houses” to be distributed to the homeless in the Bay Area …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2017/01/06/lacw-sister-house-in-san-bruno-advocates-for-tiny-houses/

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