August 2021 archive

U.S. Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Are Morally Unacceptable, And Only Further the Cycle of Violence

Media statement from Pax Christi USA in response to the U.S. drone strike in Kabul on Sunday, August 29: “As The Washington Post and other media outlets report on the deaths of at least ten Afghan civilians — including young children — as a result of a second U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Pax Christi …

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Shut Down Creech Killer Drone Base

We want YOU to come to Shut Down Creech  Fall Week of Actions – Dates:  Sun, Sept 26th – Sat, Oct 2nd Shut Down Creech is just a month away!  Veterans For Peace and CODEPINK have been working hard to prepare for an exciting Peace Convergence in the beautiful Nevada desert. This is a growing …

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Climate Change Is Bringing Extreme Heat and Jeopardizing The Lives Of California Farm Workers

California is seen as a nationwide leader in hot weather protections, but its workers are still getting sick and dying from heat. Experts and insiders say climate change and a dysfunctional Cal/OSHA are to blame. By Brian Edwards and Jacob Margolis – Published August 25, 2021 In the summer of 2005, a terrible three-week heatwave …

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Nearly Half the World’s Children at ‘Extremely High Risk’ for Facing Effects of Climate Crisis

Virtually no child’s life will be unaffected by the climate emergency, said the director of UNICEF.   By JULIA CONLEY – August 20, 2021 On Friday, the third anniversary of climate campaigner Greta Thunberg’s lone protest outside the Swedish Parliament, a global report revealed the scale of risks posed by the climate emergency for the world’s children. …

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The U.S. is The Most Tyrannical Regime On Earth

By Caitlin Johnstone August 15, 2021, Information Clearing House – You get a lot of moral clarity when you realize that the U.S. government is the most despotic and corrupt regime on the entire planet by a very wide margin. This clarity informs your perspective in a way that helps you see through a lot of …

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The Church and Colonization

As the Los Angeles Archdiocese begins a Jubilee Year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel founding, we at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker believe it is simply not possible to move “Forward in Mission” as a Church without collectively engaging all the facets of our Mission’s history and legacy. As …

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Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Update

Appeal to be Argued Friday, Aug. 13. Clare Grady Now Released to Home Confinement On Friday, August 13 at 9:30 am EDT, three KBP7 attorneys will be given fifteen minutes combined for oral arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, GA. KBP7 attorney, Bill Quigley, stated, “The appeal challenges the way the …

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John August Swanson In Hospice Care

John August Swanson, 83, longtime social justice and peace activist, friend and supporter of the LACW, whose beautiful art adorns our house and soup kitchen, and appears on the cover of the August 2021 Catholic Agitator (see below), is in hospice care and needs our prayers. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers during …

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Attorney Who Sued Chevron Over Amazon Oil Spills, Marks 2 Years Under House Arrest

This attorney took on Chevron and won the largest human rights and environmental court judgment in history. Then he lost his freedom. by Joshua Flint – The Goodly Lawful Society In 2012, Attorney Steven Donziger, and a team of Ecuadorian lawyers, on behalf of Indigenous and farmer plaintiffs, won the largest human rights and environmental …

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Commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

On Friday, August 6, the LACW, and others, gathered at the front gate of the newly-named Vandenberg Space Force Base (formerly Vandenberg Air Force Base) to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the criminal and immoral U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  We vigiled for nearly two hours, then closed with a prayer service led …

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Resisting Nuclear Weapons in a Climate Crisis

by Brian Terrell On July 21, I was walking in the forests surrounding the German Air Force Base at Büchel in the Eifel Mountains with three Catholic Worker friends, Susan van der Hijden of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Susan Crane of Redwood City, California, and Christiane Danowski of Dortmund, Germany. We were there at the end of …

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Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced

Former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, Daniel Hale, was sentenced to 45 months in prison on July 27 after pleading guilty to leaking several classified government documents with a journalist about the U.S. military’s drone and targeted assassination program. Appearing in an Alexandria, Virginia, courtroom, the 33-year-old Hale told U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady that …

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