MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 17, 2011

Call Your Congressman About Ending the War

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:44 am

Call 202-224-3121 and tell yourcongressman to vote with Dennis Kucinich to end the war. Or click here for details.

http://www.pdamerica.org/m/bclqyv4q/html

February 8, 2011

NYT/CBS Poll On Cutting The Deficit

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:16 pm

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/02/04/americans-if-youre-going-to-cut-cut-military-spending-not-safety-nets/

January 13, 2011

Pennsylvania Needs The Money

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:28 am

Our friends at National Priorities have come up with new statistics for 2011,  figures that show how military spending is impacting our domestic programs: education, health, Head Start, libraries, etc.  It is interesting to note that Pennsylvania’s projected 2011 state deficit – $4.1 billion – is almost exactly Pennsylvania’s share of the cost of the war in Afghanistan for 2011.  We have to do something about this.  For more on cutting military spending, look at www.smartsecuritypa.org.  To see how the deficit will affect Pennsylvania, click on the link below.

http://costofwar.com/media/uploads/publications/whats_at_stake/cow_whats_at_stake_PA.pdf

October 14, 2010

Frank/Paul “Dear Collegue Letter” Arrives

Fifty-five members of Congress signed the letter written by Barney Frank and Ron Paul calling on the Catfood Commission to recommend drastic reductions in military spending.  If you recall, when President Obama set up this Alan Simpson-led deficit commission, he said cuts in military spending were off the table.  Frank and Paul say that if there aren’t such cuts, we’ll never pull out of our domestic nosedive.

http://warisacrime.org/content/55-congress-members-urge-military-budget-cuts

October 11, 2010

Clear Days On The Pakistan Scene

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:06 am

It gets harder and harder to tell what’s really going on.

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/10/10/us-drone-strke-kills-eight-in-north-waziristan/

October 7, 2010

The Cost Of Empire? Try $250,000,000,000/year

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:28 am

This happy shopper is in Diego Garcia, a US base in the Indian Ocean essential to our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Of course we had to pick up the natives and move them off island against their will, but that’s a cost of empire.  This article talks about five such sites of empire, among more than 800.

http://www.pdamerica.org/articles/news/2010-10-06-11-45-21-news.php

October 1, 2010

So Who’s In Charge Here?

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:50 am

Michael Moore says Eisenhower was right to be concerned about the military-industrial complex.  Bob Woodward’s new book tells us how the brass presented exactly one option on Afghanistan to Obama: escalate.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/dwight-was-right

September 23, 2010

Great White House Fights

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:26 am

In case you missed it, this is an article in Tuesday’s NY Times about Bob Woodward’s new book.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/world/asia/22policy.html

September 10, 2010

Winning Hearts And Minds

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:05 am

No matter what you think of the Muslim community center near the World Trade Center site or the Southern religious leader’s (30 congregants!) plans to burn the Koran, how’s this for endearing us to the Afghans?  Body parts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/09/12-us-soldiers-charged-wi_n_710409.html

August 19, 2010

Smedley Butler Told Us – War Is A Racket

Filed under: 25% solution — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:54 am

Now our old friend Cindy Sheehan, from her soapbox, repeats the General’s message and talks about Afghanistan, the military industrial complex, and, of course, Casey.

http://campaign.constantcontact.com/render?v=001avab2lDATeNP4pzffJoivoaN3T4ju3rldVEJI9rQ-FxGkMztq5Pp-JAo-rAT-dMSGg5cWgP0pKEskesV3svrMHz1KE5ULW6PzIpalgaA_1jh9nm2VRcr-w%3D%3D

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