MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

July 30, 2010

The Clean Air Bill We Need

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:19 am

We know cap-and-trade is not the way to cut air pollution.  At last a bill in the Senate we can all get behind.

http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=3808&issue_id=102

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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

July 20, 2010

We’re Not Ready For Nuclear Power

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:44 am

If you think the Gulf oil spill was bad, wait until you see the next nuclear disaster.  And why not?  Do you have any more faith in the nuke engineers than you do in those great guys from BP and Haliburton?  You’d better read Bob Herbert on this.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/opinion/20herbert.html?_r=2&hp

July 18, 2010

Closing Overseas Bases

This is the letter sent by four congressmen to the Catfood Commission asking them to recommend closing overseas military bases.  How many of those there are is in debate because of the confusing ways they are delineated.  Many in the UK, for instance, are called RAF bases, but they are really USAF bases.  Most people put the number at near 1,000. The picture is of a stream in Vincenza, Italy, home of a giant US base and of Palladio’s famous Villa Rotonda.

http://www.house.gov/frank/letters/official/2010/05-27-10-joint-letter-military-spending.pdf

July 11, 2010

$1,000,000,000,000 And Afghanistan

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:37 pm

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/07/10-4

July 9, 2010

Barney Frank And Ron Paul On The 25% Solution

Filed under: 25% solution — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:58 am

Sustainable Defense Task Force Report

Filed under: 25% solution — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:35 am

Reps.  Ron Paul and Barney Frank organized a Sustainable Defense Task Force to figure out how to drastically cut military spending by the American government.  Click here for the whole 56-page report.  It proposes a saving of one trillion dollars over the next ten years, a cut of 25%.  All the details are here.

http://www.comw.org/pda/fulltext/1006SDTFreport.pdf

July 7, 2010

Obsession And The Body Politic

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:24 am

The President calls our interest in withdrawing from Afghanistan an “obsession.”  We call it sanity.  And more and more members of Congress are joining the demand for a time table.

http://www.truth-out.org/35-house-dems-obsessed-with-afghan-withdrawal-timetable61031

July 6, 2010

“The Usually Sacrosanct Defense Budget”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:27 pm

Columbia Journalism Review talks about The Sustainable Defense Task Force and the shocking story it tells about the lack of audited controls on Pentagon spending and the usual failure of the press to cover it.  This is the investigative group set up by Congressmen Barney Frank and Ron Paul in their efforts to cut military spending.  There is a link in the article to the Task Force’s report, all 56 pages of it.

http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/congress_gives_defense_spending_a_look.php

Frank And Paul For Military Cuts

Filed under: Uncategorized — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:56 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-barney-frank/why-we-must-reduce-milita_b_636051.html

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