MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

October 29, 2010

We’re Supporting Child Soldiers!

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:48 am

Amy Goodman last night on “Democracy Now” reported that Obama has waived the restriction on giving military aid to countries who have child soldiers.  That means that arms money will soon be flowing into Chad and Sudan,  among others.  We will continue to research this subject.  Your comments and links to news sources are urgently invited.  It is hard to imagine why this waiver was granted and why we’re supporting regimes that put guns in children’s hands.

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October 28, 2010

Stop The Torturers

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:14 am

A UN Investigator says Obama may have stopped torture but he has not lived up to his promises and global expectations.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/10/27-2

October 27, 2010

Is The NY Times Telling The Whole WikiLeaks Story?

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:57 am

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/10/25/nyt

What Else Is Coming Up With The Fracking Water?

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:36 am

When they pump zillions of gallons of water (and other things) into the Marcellus shale to frack it and release its natural gas, several heavy metals including uranium come to the surface.  Not a good thing.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/10/26/marcellus-shale-fracking-releases-uranium-university-of-buffalo/

October 26, 2010

It’s About Tax Cuts

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:37 pm

How You Can Save The Planet

Filed under: environment — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:37 am

This brilliant piece of graphics talks about what you can do to save the planet when it seems everyone else is out to fry it.  Scroll down on the link for some enlightening stuff.

http://www.frankejames.com/debate/?p=1896

October 22, 2010

The British Budget Cuts And Our Security

Pay close attention to what’s going on in the UK.  The relatively puny cuts in military budgets there will mean larger cuts in domestic programs, and if the Republicans win on November 2, we can expect attacks on Social Security here. And even if the GOP doesn’t win, the Catfood Commission will probably avoid military cuts and endorse cuts to Social Security.  We need the 25% solution. Paul Krugman today in the Times (www.nytimes.com) also talks about the Brits misguided program which seems to be getting its advice directly from Andrew Mellon.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/britains-budget-cuts—wi_b_771570.html?ref=email_share

October 21, 2010

Let’s Talk About Jobs

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:53 am

What the White House would like us to know about jobs and the economy.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/whiteboard?utm_source=email79&utm_medium=image&utm_campaign=economy

October 20, 2010

What Are Local Companies Doing To Us?

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:58 am

This website – Jobtracker – is maintained by the AFL-CIO.  It will give you names of companies in SE Pennsylvania that are firing, getting ready to fire, endangering workers, etc.  You can also look up your own ZIP code.  This is amazing stuff.

http://www.workingamerica.org/jobtracker/?zipCode=19406&Email=ebmeyer6w@verizon.net&join=1&appState=zipSearch&sortToggle=ASC&x=45&y=12

Robert Reich And The Perfect Storm

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:13 am

Batten down the hatches!  Our former Labor Secretary sees real danger ahead.

http://robertreich.org/post/1344561814

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