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Morning Call: 04/03/18 Bethlehem march, D.C. rally to mark half-century since Martin Luther King’s assassination

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-mlk-assassination-commemorations-20180403-story.html  Bethlehem march, D.C. rally to mark half-century since Martin Luther King’s assassination A photo of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy touring riot-stricken Washington after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. stands on a easel in the same area today. King was murdered 50 years ago Wednesday. Many African-Americans say […]


Morning Call: 03/09/18 – Kathy Kelly

In the Morning Call: March 9, 2018 http://enewspaper.mcall.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=bff26228-9d12-4c81-83d6-246decb12adc ABOUT THE VALLEY She has said it for decades: Give peace a chance Kathy Kelly, shown addressing a rally, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lepoco dinner March 17. She has spent at least four decades as a peace activist. […]


Berta Cáceres ¡Presente!

Berta Cáceres ¡Presente! March 4, 1973 – March 3, 2016 Berta Cáceres, a hero for Indigenous Communities worldwide, was assassinated in 2016 by U.S.-funded Honduran military or corporate hitmen.  She organized a successful campaign to stop the construction of a large dam in Honduras.  Please support HR 1299: The Berta […]


“Why is U.S. backing flawed election in Honduras?”

“Why is U.S. backing flawed election in Honduras?” By Nancy Tate – Published in the Express Times, January 2, 2018 and on LehighValleylive.com, December 28, 2017. The year 2009 is deeply etched in my memory. My mother died in May, a long-time activist friend and my father-in-law, both died in […]


“Annual Pilgrimage an Enduring Plea for Peace”

“Annual Pilgrimage an Enduring Plea for Peace,” By Mimi Lang, Dec. 7 2017 – Lehigh Valley Live and Express Times “War is not the answer” is a moral statement and also a serious observation of what doesn’t work. In this season of light, we find the U.S. engaged in war […]


Lessons learned from Peace Camp

Letter to the Editor by Debra Orben, LEPOCO member republished from The Morning Call I recently had the privilege of spending time with about 100 beautiful, kind and creative people in Allentown at the 27th year of Peace Camp. Some were between the ages of 5 and 14 and some […]


A Party for Peace

Any outsider who dropped in on LEPOCO’s 49th annual dinner last month would think peace advocates really know how to party. To paraphrase Emma Goldman (even if she didn’t really say it): “If I can’t party, I’m not joining your revolution!” Given the hard work that peace activists do, who […]