MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 17, 2011

Who’s In Charge Here?

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:36 am

The people of Afghanistan have to wonder.  The Afghan government is heavily laced with Western, non-native advisors and contractors, and probably will be until 2025 at an annual cost of $6-8 billion. 

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/08/v-print/110004/afghans-rely-heavily-on-foreign.html

March 15, 2011

Be Very Afraid

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:05 am

Did you know that Westinghouse, that good old American company picked to build nuclear power plants on the Texas gulf coast, is now Westinghouse-Toshiba, the very people who are bringing us the Japanese meltdown?  There are Japanese cities that could end up like Chernobyl, and someday it could happen in Texas.  This is an article worth reading.  Paste the link to your browser.

http://www.truth-out.org/tokyo-electric-build-us-nuclear-plants-the-no-bs-info-japans-disastrous-nuclear-operators68457

Take Action!

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:40 am

Join Friends Committee on National Legislation to Call the Senate: Your phone calls to senate offices now could help persuade senators to make significant cuts in Pentagon spending that would free up money for other priorities. 
Call your senators toll-free at 800-530-1748. Ask them to find ways to cut Pentagon spending by at least $100 billion this year. Script and background info is available on FCNL’s website http://www.fcnl.org/index.htm

   
Inspiring stories of local organizing
Thinking of organizing a day of action on military spending? How about a month of actions? The New Haven Peace Council and kindred organizations are making war spending visible every day from March 15 to April 15, Tax Day. Union, church, and immigrant rights groups are in on the project, which is saying “end the war and fund human needs.” See their online calendar at http://bit.ly/hAOAbU.

Start organizing now!
April 4 WE ARE ONE Day of Action initiated by Communication Workers of America and organized by AFL-CIO . On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers fighting for their rights. Join labor in solidarity with working families in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where well-funded, right wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for. Find out more about the local actions at  http://www.we-r-1.org/
 
April 12 Global Day of Action on Military Spending and April 18 Tax Day
The media will be looking for new stories about tax day. Let’s get them to cover community and peace groups calling for moving our tax dollars from wars and the Pentagon to fund our communities. Press release to come at www.demilitarize.org.
 
Who’s organizing near you?
Contact Jobs with Justice chapters in your area: http://www.jwj.org/coalitions/index.html — to find out about local campaigns for economic justice.
 
Resources for your work
Two great leaflets from USLAW:
http://uslaboragainstwar.org/downloads/MoveTheMoney.WiscSolidarity.pdf
http://uslaboragainstwar.org/downloads/MoveTheMoney.pdf
 
Our Taxes Are Off to War – 2011 Edition
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/23/947675/-Our-Taxes-are-Off-to-War—2011-Edition
 
SAVE report on alternatives to federal budget cuts: http://www.chn.org/BetterBudgetforAll.html

March 14, 2011

What Does Libya Give Us?

Filed under: economics — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:57 pm

Badger Spirit Comes To Harrisburg

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:47 pm

Late last week 250 protesters sat in at Tom Ridge’s Marcellus Shale lobbying company in Harrisburg to demand a tax on gas extraction.  Watch the 2-minute video.  Daylin Leach is in it.  There will be more visits to Harrisburg.  Get ready to march.

The Osprey Still Lives

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:46 am

The Osprey is built by Boeing right down the road in Ridley Park.  Would that they were making wind turbines!

http://www.truth-out.org/one-creature-that-deserves-extinction-the-v-22-osprey68419

March 13, 2011

Unnecessary And Unworkable Weapons Systems

Filed under: 25% solution, New Priorities — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:00 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/opinion/20100313_Pentagonsboondoggles.html?ref=opinion

The Scene In Madison – A Slide Show

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:34 pm

http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=U0&Dato=20110312&Kategori=WIS01&Lopenr=103120808&Ref=PH

Look Out For The Grannies!

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:49 am

March 12, 2011

Rep. Tim Briggs Tells It Like It Is

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:34 pm

Upper Merion state representative Tim Briggs wrote this opinion piece.  There’s a lot of truth in it.

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20110308_Pa__budget_showdown__Waging_middle-class_warfare.html

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