MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

January 25, 2011

A Look At Global Militarization

Filed under: 25% solution, American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 4:48 pm
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January 17, 2011

Write A Letter!

Filed under: American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:13 am

Op-ed opportunity: January 17, Martin Luther King Day, is also the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower’s “military industrial complex” speech. What a moment for a letter to the editor or op-ed! The wars are dragging on; our states and cities are screaming for economic relief; the Secretary of Defense just proposed “cuts” that will feed the military industrial complex… We’ll stop here and let you write your own letter. 
Go to http://publishaletter.com/writealetter.jsp.  It couldn’t be easier.

 

 

December 13, 2010

Where Did “Military-Industrial Complex” Come From ?

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 1:44 pm

It’s entered our language, but it’s a phrase first crafted for President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address.  The phrase is still with us, and the Military-Industrial Complex most certainly is.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/us/politics/11eisenhower.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

October 1, 2010

So Who’s In Charge Here?

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:50 am

Michael Moore says Eisenhower was right to be concerned about the military-industrial complex.  Bob Woodward’s new book tells us how the brass presented exactly one option on Afghanistan to Obama: escalate.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/dwight-was-right

August 19, 2010

Chalmers Johnson On The End Of Empire

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:50 am

This article is about the impending end of the Empire.  Johnson fans are invited to look into Johnson’s new book, “Dismantling the Empire,” available for $16.50 from Amazon.

http://www.alternet.org/world/147880

August 12, 2010

Afghanistan Now Is Like Iraq In 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:17 am

A Republican Congressman has called for a blue-ribbon commission to study how the war is going and what we can do to find more success.  The direction the war and American opinion is running is contrary to the Military-Industrial Complex’s gospel, contrary to what Andrew Bacevich calls “Washington Rules.”

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/11

August 3, 2010

Where Will People Work If Not For The Military-Industrial Complex?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 1:56 pm

Many people today make their living in the MIC – as soldiers or sailors or airmen or as employees of companies that manufacture weapons or provide outsourced services to the military.  What will happen to them if we cut war spending by 25%?  It’s easy enough to talk about retraining, but too many people, many with advanced degrees, have undergone retraining and find themselves at the end of a long line of job-seekers.  This is an important article to read.

http://www.livableincome.org/peace.htm