MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

April 2, 2011

A Time To Break The Silence

Filed under: Events of Interest — Tags: — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:42 am

Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (April 4, 1968)

Monday, April 4, 2011, at 4:30p.m., ‘A Time to Break the Silence’ – Demonstration Speak Out for Justice, Peace, and The Environment, Independence Mall Visitors Center (lawn area), 6th & Market Sts., Phila., PA

Rain or Shine (dress accordingly, bring an umbrella).

Join us Monday, April 4, outside the Independence Mall Visitors Center, from 4:30p.m. – 6p.m in ‘A Time to the Break Silence’ Demonstration ‘Speak-Out’ for Justice, Peace, and the Environment. Speakers include Celeste Zappala, Gold Star Mother for Peace, music, and the audio broadcast of excerpts of speeches and sermons by Dr. King including excerpts from his ‘Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence’ speech delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, one year to the day before being shot down in Memphis, Tennessee.

In this most prophetic of Dr. King’s speeches, he spoke out dramatically against U.S. policies of war, worldwide militarism, poverty, and social injustice, calling for nonviolent resistance to the “evil triplets of American society: racism, materialism, and militarism”.

(click on link http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm to read and hear the speech in its entirety).

Today, faced by the consequences of a devastating economic meltdown, we must rebuild our society and the world, demanding a new economy not for the greed of Wall Street and corporate elites, not for war-profiteers like Lockheed Martin and Boeing, but for us all and our communities: health care for all, jobs, justice, and peace.

A TIME TO BREAK THE SILENCE…

-End U.S. wars which cost us millions daily; demand Jobs not War$.

-Bring the troops and the war dollars home. End poverty and stop the foreclosures on people’s homes.

-Abolish Nuclear Weapons, once and for all, and the lethal scourge of nuclear power and unconventional gas drilling (Fracking).

-Stop the assaults on our civil liberties.

Celebrate the active legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, as people come together across the nation and proclaim WE ARE ONE in a day devoted to labor rights, justice, peace, and the environment.

For more information: Brandywine Peace Community http://www.brandywinepeace.com, or call 610-544-1818

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Where Does The Money Come From?

Filed under: economics, Medicare, Social Security — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:53 am

This page from the National Priorities Project stresses some important facts.  There is a clear distinction between FICA (Social Security and Medicare) and income tax [though both show up on your pay stub].  Enemies of Social Security like to cloud this difference.   And there’s a difference between debt and deficit.  A quick and valuable read.

http://nationalpriorities.org/publications/2011/taxday-2011/revenues/faq/

April 1, 2011

Is This How How You Want To Spend Your Money?

Filed under: 25% solution, New Priorities — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:49 pm

Members of Main Line Peace Action and DelMont Progressive Democrats of America put together a Power Point presentation on how military spending is screwing around our priorities and our domestic needs.  This has now become an eleven-minute YouTube video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v20Vm33Rx10.  We hope you’ll look at it and forward it on to your friends.

Death Watch Noon Today

Filed under: American Empire, Events of Interest — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:16 am

NEXT DEATH WALK IN CENTER CITY WILL BE SATURDAY, April 2, 2011 FROM 12 NOON TO 1:00. PLEASE JOIN US.

Friends – The United States continues DRONE BOMBINGS IN PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN AND YEMEN, AS WELL. We walk with a picture of drone bomber and hand out leaflets to inform people on the street that this is being done in our names and with our money. We oppose the wars and all bombings.

We will do the DEATH WALK on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 12 – 1:00 p.m., meeting at 12th & Market. Wear BLACK, we will bring plain white masks and we will be sure to have some extra masks but it would be helpful if you rsvp just to be sure. Contact us at Resisters30@gmail.com or reply to e-mail. One person will hold a sign, others will pass out leaflets. They will not wear the mask. We will continue to carry signs opposing U.S. DRONE WARFARE and TERRORISM, which is the killing of civilians.

We are now part of a national campaign against DRONE WARFARE.

We will be walking in the manner of a SILENT DEATH WALK to bring attention to the wars and the victims in Afghanistan , Pakistan . (Possibly expanding ground war there) PLEASE WEAR BLACK OR DRAPE BLACK CLOTH IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPLETE OUTFIT. This is to keep some uniformity. We will also have a drum this time.

Peace, with hope that you will join us and bring friends. Marge VC p.s. It is helpful if you rsvp so we have enough MASKS.

p.s. In case of heavy rain, we will stand under the building at Reading Terminal Market as we did another day.

Six Signs The Revolution May Be Near

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:00 am

We don’t often quote the Wall Street Journal, but here’s Market Watch’s Paul B. Farrell spelling out what we can expect if we don’t start properly taxing the rich.  The situation now promotes widespread economic misery and wealth inequality.  We’re told that the one hundred richest families in America have more money than the bottom 40% combined.  Something’s got to give.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tax-the-super-rich-now-or-face-a-revolution-2011-03-29?pagenumber=1