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

April 1, 2011

Death Watch Noon Today

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


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 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.

March 25, 2011

Important Meeting April 16

Chart a Course for New Priorities That Begins with Bringing the War Dollar$ Home

FEDERAL BUDGET CRISIS: WHY IT MATTERS, SAT., APRIL 16, 10A.M.(9:30A.M. – 1:00P.M.)Tabernacle Church 3700 CHESTNUT STREET, Phila., PA (corner of 37th & Chestnut St., enter on 37th)   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Federal Budget Crisis & Its Impact on Local CommunitiesPlan to Participate in a Workshop & Program with: Jo Comerford, executive director National Priorities Project ( Be Part of A Provocative ‘RoundTable’: The Federal Budget Crisis… & The Assault on Public Service Unions…How Militarism Distorts Government Here and Around the World.

Challenge War and Rising Military Spending at the Expense of Human Needs and Justice at Home

Sponsors: Brandywine Peace Community, BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action, Catholic Peace Fellowship, DelRiver Area CodePINK, DelMont and PA PDA (Progressive Democrats of America), Phila. Jobs With Justice, PA Smart Security , Main Line Peace Action, Granny Peace Brigade Phila., Healthcare NOW, Veterans for Peace, Chapter #31 (list in formation).

RSVP Your Attendance by e-mailing For more information call: Brandywine Peace Community, 610-544-1818.

February 27, 2011

Events Of Interest

Filed under: Events of Interest — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:31 am

All events are free and open to the public unless tagged otherwise.

April 4 – Monday – 4:30pm.  Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.  Independence Hall (6th and Market) rain or shine.

April 4 – Monday – 6:30pm.  Monthly vigil for peace.  Corner of Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Avenues, Bryn Mawr.  7pm planning meeting in Community Center behind Ludington Library.

April 16 – Saturday – 9:30am-1pm. Domestic effects of pentagon spending and spending cuts.  Jo Comerford, National Priorities Project.  Roundtable.  Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut Street (enter 37th street side).

February 9, 2011

Disarmageddon April 8

Filed under: Events of Interest — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:21 am