Paul’s Perambulations

May 19, 2018

Demand the Ban (on sale of assault weapons)

Filed under: Peace,Politics — admin @ 10:22 am

Fran and I participated in the May 16 Demand the Ban (on the sale of assault weapons) nonviolent direct action outside Senator Toomey’s office in Philla. First an assault weapon was melted and re-forged into a garden tool, which we carried (more…)

January 31, 2018

Occupy PECO for green energy and local jobs

Filed under: Nature,Politics,Religion — admin @ 8:36 am

Forty of us occupied PECO headquarters yesterday as part of an EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team) campaign for solar energy and green jobs. After an hour of Quaker Meeting in their lobby, we left as planned when threatened with arrest.

 

October 29, 2017

West Point Ethics of War and Peace conference

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics — admin @ 5:55 pm

Plenary session

This weekend I attended a three-day conference entitled Ethics of War and Peace, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. I’m feeling both exhausted and energized/empowered to have once again been the sole pacifist at this annual conference co-sponsored by Villanova University. (more…)

June 12, 2017

Are liberals still relevant? If not, is reform possible? What is the role for peaceful revolutionaries?

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 9:17 am

My published Comment on NYTimes article telling supposed liberal readers to  ‘Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich‘: “I agree with others who are surprised at the resistance and animosity shown to this article. I think it’s the word “rich” that can drive NYTimes “liberals” into a frenzy. Readers complain about working 60 hours a week (good point, welcome to the club) and their debts and costs that eat away at an income of 200,000 or 300,000. So they claim they are really just middle class and not part of the economic problem. Ridiculous.

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April 17, 2017

War Tax Resistance letter to IRS explaining why they aren’t receiving the full amount we owe.

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April 15, 2017
To the Internal Revenue Service:

We support our country in all its peaceful endeavors, but for reasons of conscience and religious faith we do not support our country in its preparation for war and in war making.   We are deeply troubled by the fact that about half of the federal income tax that we owe the government is budgeted for military-related expenditures, (more…)

April 15, 2017

Confronting the face of war

Filed under: Love,Peace,Politics — admin @ 8:20 am

Yesterday (Good Friday), in the spirit of Rabbi Jesus, a group of us assembled once again in front of Lockheed Martin (the world’s largest war profiteer and nuclear weapons contractor) in King of Prussia, PA, to confront the current face of war.  Seven of us proceeded (more…)

August 9, 2016

Nagasaki Day — Paul is NOT arrested (this time)

Filed under: Love,Peace,Politics — admin @ 7:39 pm

Today (Nagasaki Day) we did an arrestable action of blocking the entrance to Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer and nuclear weapons contractor.  But we were not arrested this time. Usually what we do (more…)

May 23, 2016

National War Tax Resistance Conference at Lansdowne Meeting

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Lansdowne Friends Meeting and Lansdowne Friends School hosted a national conference of conscientious war tax resisters the weekend of May 13-15.  There were about 30 attendees – 20 from around the country and 10 local. The conference included (more…)

April 6, 2015

Faithfulness on Good Friday.

Filed under: Love,Peace,Politics — admin @ 12:46 pm

In the paddy wagon again

Good Friday is significant for me as I see the teachings and life of the inspired Jesus culminating at this time. The day is particularly meaningful for me through my attendance at the annual Good Friday demonstrations at Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer (more…)

February 14, 2015

“What would you do?” Building alternative communities, including chickens and bees.

Filed under: Education,Nature,Peace,Politics — admin @ 2:51 pm
Bee-built comb from one of our top bar hives.

Bee-built comb from one of our top bar hives.

Much of this blog is concerned with criticism of national and international events. One might ask “Well, what do you propose?”  If I could answer that to people’s satisfaction, I’d be at the White House and UN, not typing this post.  On the other hand, it is a reasonable question and I have some ideas that I am testing. I am working toward (more…)

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