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

January 15, 2011

Petraeus For President!

Filed under: American Empire, elections — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:45 am

Here’s a little something David Swanson cooked up.

http://warisacrime.org/asskissinglittlechickenshit

January 5, 2011

It’s Great To Be An Amurrikan!

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:08 am

There are those (like your brother-in-law) who will tell you that this is the greatest country in the world.  Despite all the whining about infant mortality, life expectancy, reading levels, infrastructure, healthcare, etc., we are the best! This article suggests some responses to such talk.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/03-4

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

December 19, 2010

Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, and W.H. Auden At The White House

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 4:32 pm

There they stood on December 16 in the snow and got arrested for peace and democracy.  We should have all been there.  This is an interview with Chris Hedges and a video about the White House demonstration.  Asked why he wanted to get arrested, Hedges said “because that’s all we have left.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/untitled-chris-hedges-interview/

December 13, 2010

The Hidden Cost Of War

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:39 am

Bush administration estimates of the cost of war weren’t even close.  This video talks about the real cost. The New Priorities Network and Smart Security PA want drastic cuts in military spending to save our communities.  For more on this, go to http://smartsecuritypa.org

November 29, 2010

Okinawa Wants Our Base Out

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 12:19 pm

Approximately 25,000 American troops are based in the most populous part of Okinawa.  The US has offered to move them to a quieter area, but the Okinawans want them gone, and they have elected a Governor who has promised to get rid of them.  The usefulness of this base and its many troops, dependents, and civilian hangers-on is questionable even as North Korea flexes its muscles.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/asia/29okinawa.html?_r=1&ref=world

November 17, 2010

How Do You Hide 1,000 Bases?

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:10 am

As the article says, the Press and most Americans know nothing and care less about the American Empire – 1000 overseas bases that make us no friends and cost us a fortune.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175321

Do We Need A Base In Aviano?

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:52 am

We have more than 700 overseas bases, possibly as many as a thousand, and their enormous cost is a target for budget-cutters.

http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/washington/archives/overseas-bases-in-budget-crosshairs.html

November 1, 2010

The Terrorists Among Us

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:08 am

The Pennsylvania Department of Homeland Security hired an Israeli consulting firm to identify terrorist organizations in the Commonwealth.  Their list turned out to be over 400 organizations long, but we made it!  Main Line Peace Action and DelMont PDA are both listed as threats to domestic tranquility.  We are proud.  We will also attend two responses to this information.

Wednesday, November 10, 11am-1pm, there will be a rally at Philadelphia City Hall west side (15th & Market) to demand that the governor-elect commit to protecting our free speech rights.

Wednesday, November 10, 6:30pm there will be a Town Hall on the subject of Dissent at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia with speakers from ACLU and people with experience with the FBI.

Please join us.

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