Category: On The Line

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

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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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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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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Former Des Moines Catholic Worker Sentenced

Jessica Reznicek one of two former Des Moines Catholic Workers responsible for millions of dollars in damage to the Dakota Access pipeline was sentenced in Iowa federal court on June 30 to eight years in prison. Climate activists Jessica Reznicek, 39, and Ruby Montoya, 31, were indicted on nine federal charges each in September 2019, including charges for damaging …

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Art Laffin – The Risk of the Cross – New Edition

Art Laffin, the founder, and member of the D.C. Catholic Worker, has a new edition of his book, The Risk of the Cross, now available! 144 PAGES •  $16.95 SPIRITUALITY/PEACEMAKING ISBN: 9781627855402 “The Risk of the Cross is an excellent resource for courageous groups and individuals seeking to learn about the danger presented by nuclear weapons, to pray …

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BLASE BONPANE – R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we announce that longtime LACW friend, activist, educator, organizer, author, truth-teller, and former radio program host, Blase Bonpane, joined the Heavenly Cloud of Witnesses today, April 8. He was 89 years young. Blase, a former Catholic priest, and his wife Theresa, a former Catholic nun, founded, in 1983, the …

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FOUR CATHOLIC WORKERS ARRESTED FOR SHUTTING OFF A VALVE ON THE ENBRIDGE OIL PIPELINE

Itasca County, Minnesota – Today, Tuesday, February 5, four people calling themselves the “Four Necessity Valve turners” shut down Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 4 tar sands oil pipelines near Grand Rapids, in northern Minnesota, citing, “imminent and irreversible damage being done to the planet.” The activists entered pipeline service locations and advised Enbridge of …

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KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES UPDATE

KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS PRESENT  RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DEFENSE Attorneys for the seven Kings Bay Plowshares defendants today filed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act Memo in federal court in Brunswick, GA, as their response to the court’s request for supplemental briefings that would justify the defendants’ use of  the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in their defense. The …

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DAVID McREYNOLDS, ANTIWAR ACTIVIST: OCTOBER 25, 1929 – August 17, 2018

David Ernest McReynolds, one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians, a prominent democratic socialist who was twice a candidate for President of the United States, running atop the ticket of the Socialist Party USA in 1980 and 2000. He was also an audacious pacifist antiwar activist and prolific photographer. He described himself as “a …

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TWO OF THE SEVEN KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES INTERVIEWED

On Monday July 23, on Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman interviewed Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta, two of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists. Watch or listen to this excellent interview or read the transcript HERE. An excerpt: “We look at the resistance against nuclear weapons here in the United States. On April 4, 2018—-the 50th …

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PEACE ACTIVISTS GAIN ENTRY TO GERMAN AIR BASE WHICH DEPLOYS U.S. NUCLEAR BOMBS

Susan Crane, a member of the Redwood City (CA) Catholic Worker, was among 18 peace activists who entered Büchel Air Force Base, home to 20 US nuclear weapons known as “B61s” in protest of U.S. nuclear weapons that are stored there. See story at this LINK. An excerpt: On July 15, “In bright sunshine around …

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