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 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.


-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, or call 610-544-1818

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.