MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. On War

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:33 am

December 20, 2010

The Meat In The Sandwich

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:45 am

John Grant on Defense Secretary Gate’s characterization of the Pashtun homeland as “the meat in the sandwich” and his recollections of the December 16 demonstration at the White House.

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/355

October 11, 2010

Aristophanes Is Trying To Tell Us

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:36 pm

Chris Hedges reaches out to Aristophanes, author of Lysistrata and The Birds, who warned Athens and warns us about plutocracy and endless war.

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/how_democracy_dies_lessons_from_a_master_20101011/

September 14, 2010

Yes, Smedley, War Is Still A Racket

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:59 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marjorie-cohn/business-as-usual-in-iraq_b_714134.html

August 16, 2010

Gates Tries To Head Off 25% Cuts

Filed under: 25% solution — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:09 am

This article suggests that Gates is doing the old “bait and switch”  – cutting budget a tiny bit to distract the critics.  But Lefcourt points out that if this is a “dangerous world,” most of our “defense” spending won’t do any good.  A woman I know said “How can we leave Afghanistan and abandon all those poor women?”  Building some schools will do far more good than missile submarines and another battalion or three of Marines.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Secretary-of-Defense-Gates-by-Dave-Lefcourt-100814-599.html

July 25, 2010

Things To Know About Afghanistan

David Swanson spells out six things about the Afghanistan war that war supporters should know.  They are six excellent reasons to bring the troops home, save lives, and make a start toward reducing war spending by one trillion dollars over the next ten years.  The vote in Congress to increase funding may come up this week.  Our strategy must be to delay that vote into September, because by then the push for it may go away.  Call your congressman at 202-224-3121 and tell him you don’t want more money going to the Afghanistan War.

http://www.pdamerica.org/articles/news/2010-07-25-01-51-05-news.php

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