Paul’s Perambulations

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.

 

January 15, 2018

MLK holy obedience at world’s largest war profiteer

Filed under: Peace,Religion — admin @ 8:53 am

Martin Luther King 2018  action at Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest nuclear weapons contractor and war profiteer. Chilly, but a warm spirit in the group. I do this in a spirit of faithfulness to peacemaking and modeling a civil disobedience that may become increasingly called upon should our world become increasingly chaotic.

 

April 17, 2017

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

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 10:43 am

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…)

May 23, 2016

National War Tax Resistance Conference at Lansdowne Meeting

Filed under: Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 5:04 pm

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…)

October 14, 2015

“Is that a drone on that car?”

Filed under: Education,Peace,Religion — admin @ 3:47 pm

I have a drone model on the roof of my car when I am at Villanova.  I park in front of the monastery, next to the chapel.  This is a busy spot for students, and it is on the tour route for prospective students.  As the picture shows, my drone gets attention.  Signs in the windows read “Stop drone killing” and “Money for education, not war.”

August 6, 2014

Hiroshima Day Civil Disobedience, 2014

Filed under: Love,Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 2:36 pm

Today was the usual Hiroshima Day demonstration at Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer and nuclear weapons’ manufacturer. Did my usual Civil Disobedience, although a bit different this time. FIRST, instead of (more…)

April 5, 2014

Ethics of War conference at Villanova (and Paul speaks out)

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 10:58 pm

The United States Military Academy at West Point and Villanova University jointly sponsored this two-day Ethics of War conference. The largest group in attendance were West Point cadets.

There were a number of presentations, followed by Q&As. After one presentation in which a cadet said that she had freely given up her autonomous rights when she promised to serve the military in an instrumental capacity, I questioned whether a promise to serve means that you can never change your mind, even if you gain new insights. I noted that military personnel can apply for conscientious objector status, even though  (more…)

February 21, 2014

Conscientious Objectors and soldiers both can die in wartime.

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Both Conscientious Objectors and soldiers die in wartime. I believe that COs’ sacrifice is the more meaningful. I respect the memory of the many COs I have known,  (more…)

August 6, 2013

Arrested at Lockheed Martin today (Hiroshima Day, 2013).

Filed under: Peace,Politics,Religion,Work — admin @ 3:41 pm

Today I walked onto the grounds of Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer, in order to ask employees to reconsider their working on nuclear-related systems, including drones that (more…)

March 29, 2013

Good Friday arrest in the service of a peaceful world

Filed under: Love,Peace,Religion — admin @ 4:11 pm

For several years I have joined members of the Brandywine Peace Community at Good Friday demonstrations outside the Lockheed Martin facility in King of Prussia, PA. Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest war profiteer and nuclear weapons manufacturer. (more…)

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