Newsletter Archive


Newsletter Archive (2004-current)

(The following files are in the pdf format allowing for printing.)

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CURRENT NEWSLETTER

June-July 2017:  “Ban the Bomb” – Peace Camp …Needed now more than ever. – Book Club Report – Fighting for Peace in London – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Discussing: What Next? – Spring 2017 photo page – Concerns for the Earth – A Day in the Life of a Senior Activist – Rise to the Challenge from the Annual Dinner – The Solidarity of “Unyielding Hope” – We The (marginalized) People? – Good Government Efforts in PA – Bits & Pieces

April-May 2017 :  Three Statements about U.S. Military Policy & National Priorities – Peace Camp as Prevention – Book Club – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – ride or Walk or Help with the LEPOCO Peace-A-thon: May 27th – Discussing:  What Next? – Refugees in the Lehigh Valley – Other Efforts Supporting Refugees Locally – Concerns for the Earth – “Reflections from “Finding Martin in Atlanta: The Entanglement of St. Martin de Porres & Martin Luther Jing, Jr. at Atlanta’s Oldest Black Catholic Church” – Wisdom from Delaware – Bits & Pieces

January-February 2017:  “This Is Our Time” – Hoodie Rally Set for February 26th – LEPOCO Annual Dinner – The Pipelines & Our World – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Remembering Berta Caceres – Being Present & Counted – The Economic Crisis in Venezuela – Dancing for Justice & Peace in the Great Darkness – Challenging Trumpism, Wars & Militarism – Book Group – Bits & Pieces.

October-November 2016: Peace Pole Dedication – Veterans for Peace Public Witness – Book Club – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Group Theatre Events – Farewell to Harley Skellregg – Cuba – Tom Hayden – Racism and White Supremacy – Penn East and Dokata Access Pipelines – Peace Camp Photos – Honduras – Haiti – Bits & Pieces. 

August-September 2016: PennEast Pipeline- Peace Pole – Brazil (Guy & Greta) – Berta Caceres – Fairs & Parades – Drones – Peace Camp Report – TPP – Yard Sale – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Bits & Pieces.

June-July 2016: Peace Camp – Democratic National Convention – Ceasefire Lobbying – Staff Updates – Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Fairs and Festivals – Book Review: Why Torture Doesn’t Work – Remembering Hedy Epstein and Fr. Dan Berrigan – May Concert – Peace Posters – Peace Pole Dedication – Drone Opposition – Showing Up for Local Activism – Hiroshima – Troy Spier – Bits & Pieces.

April-May 2016: Concert for Peace – Tax Day – Peace Camp – Drones No! – Peace-a-Thon – Berta Caceres – Annual Dinner – 2015 Financial Report – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Bits & Pieces.

Winter 2016: Annual Dinner – Tax Day – Spring Activism – Remembering Tim Chadwick – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Bits & Pieces.

December 2015: 50th Anniversary Awards Ceremony – Death on Hold – Armistice Day – Annual Dinner – Cuba Panel – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Embracing Lives Ruined by War – Stop the TPP – Workers at Phoebe – Bits & Pieces.

Early Fall 2015: The 50th Year!?! – Iran Nuclear Deal – Slowing Down from Scott Slingerland – The Ongoing Wars – A Review of “This Changes Everything” – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Peace Pilgrimage – Bits & Pieces.

Mid-Summer 2015: The 50th Year!?! – Iran Nuclear Deal: A Chance to Advance Diplomacy & Diminish Chances of War – Fairs & Festivals – Marking 70 Years – Everybody Loves Peace Camp – Peace Camp Photos – A Report from the Brave, Compassionate, Energetic Accompaniers in Colombia – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Wilkes-Barre Award – Veterans for Peace Memorial Day – Bits & Pieces.

June 2015: Vietnam War conference – From War to Peace – Dialogue Center Awards – Hiroshima-Nagasaki Announcement- Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Peace and Planet – Wilkes-Barre Award – Veterans for Peace Memorial Day – The Struggle Shared – Remembering Janet Goloub and Ray Sommerville – Tax Day & Peace-a-Thon – 2014 Financial Report – Bits & Pieces.

April 2015: Photos from Annual Dinner – Peace & Planet – Tax Day – Peace Camp Announcement – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Climate Change Conference – No Fast Track – Said on Global Population – The Struggle Shared – Partying for Peace – Twelve Years Ago , Shock & Awe – Campaign for Change – Bits & Pieces.

February 2015: Annual Dinner Announcement – UFPJ Call for Action – Race, Crime and Justice in L.V.- Climate Conference – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Statement Against PennEast Pipeline – Nonprofit Ride Service – Steering Committee Elections – The Struggle Shared – Government Surveillance – Seeking Justice for those in Prison – Bits & Pieces.

January 2015: MLK Peace Eent – Protest Drones in Harrisburg – SOA gathering Report – Newtown Peace Vigil Report – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Peace Pilgrimage – Jim & Debbie Fine Report – FCNL Conference – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

October-November 2014: People’s Climate March Report – PennEast Pipeline – Thanking robert Daniels for work at LEPOCO – Rewriting Vietnam History – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Jodie Williams speech at Moravian College – Michael Zoughbi speaks on Palestine – Where Should the Birds Fly movie and Program – The Struggle Shared – Thank you to Fran Dreisbach and her many friends – Veterans Day Vigil on Nov 11th – Bits & Pieces.

September 2014: A 90th Birthday Party Honoring Fran Dreisbach! – Locals Attend Climate Lobby – NYC September 21. Be There. Why? – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – LEPOCO Garage Sale – Hearing from a LEPOCO Elder – Condemnation of United States Intervention in Iraq – Peace Camp 2014 – A Few Reports From Peace Camp – The Struggle Shared – Responses to the Slaughter in Gaza, Summer 2014 – Saying NO to the NATO Summit – A Huge Tragedy – The Tragedy of Children Fleeing Violence – Bits & Pieces.

Summer 2014: Gathering to Reflect: Nuclear Risks, Climate Change & More – Peace Camp: Internalizing the Peaceful Process – Memorial Day 2014 – We Want Fair Trade, NOT Free Trade – Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – More on Drones – Report from a Colombian Peace Community – The Struggle Shared – A May Conference on WWI – Fairs & Festivals – Been There… – Bits & Pieces.

April-May 2014: Recognizing the Enemy as Myth – The Struggle Shared – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Observing Armistice Day – Seeking Global Solutions – Book Group – Peace Pics – Remembering 2013: A LEPOCO Year in Review – Bits & Pieces.

March 2014: Be Inspired – Tax Day – Why Mass Incarceration Matters – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Book Group – Steering Committee Nominations – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces – LEPOCO Financial Report 2013 – LEPOCO Annual Dinner – LEPOCO 2014 Art Raffle – LEPOCO Bike/Walkathon 2014 – Peace Camp 2014.

February 2014: Randy Kehler to Speak at Annual Dinner – LEPOCO’s 14th Annual Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Memorial Event – Cuba Today – Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Help Observe Black History Month – Remembering Pete Seeger – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces – LEPOCO 2014 Art Raffle.

January 2014: Numbers Down, But Interest Up at November SOA Watch – Military Charter High School Proposed in Bethlehem – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Veterans For Peace Report – Book Group – Peace Pilgrimage NOT Snowed Out – The Heart of Justice – The Struggle Shared – Drones Around the Globe – War Resisters League Celebrates 90 Years – Bits & Pieces.

November-December 2013: Hedges at Moravian – Farbod at LEPOCO – Holiday Open House – Popcorn & Politics – Peace Pilgrimage: Saturday, December 14 – Book Group – Stand Up & Speak Out at Horsham: November 30 & December 28 – Eleanor Hay: 8 April 1915-9 September 2013 – Responding to Central American Migrants – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

October 2013: No War on Syria – Witness for Peace Speaker to Visit – Gracias Peace Community – Help Close the SOA – Fukushima: More Bad News – Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Horsham & Drones – Peace Pics – The Struggle Shared – The March on Washington at 50: Quotes & Commentary – Bits & Pieces.

August-September 2013: Join Parade Against Drones – LEPOCO Theater Party “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” – Military Charter School Proposed – Popcorn & Politics – Book Group – Fairs & Festivals – Memorial Project for Tommy Booth – The Struggle Shared – Peace Camp 2013 – Peace Camp: Some Reflections – Calling for Multilateralism – Messages for Transform Now Plowshares – Bits & Pieces.

June-July 2013: Death Sky Pilots – Reclaiming Our World For Peace – Lehigh Valley Veterans For Peace – LEPOCO Bike/Walkathon – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – “Let’s Hear From Guy & Greta” – Bits & Pieces – The Struggle Shared.

May 2013: Campaign to Stop Horsham Drone Command Center – Let’s Hear It For Diplomacy – Act to Close Guantanamo – Some Calls for Peace in Syria – Transform Now Plowshares Found Guilty – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – The LEPOCO Book Club – Remembering 2012: A LEPOCO Year in Review – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

April 2013: Annual Dinner: One of the Best Ever – Your Tax Dollars Arm the World – Those Nuns on the Bus – Veterans For Peace Report – Annual Dinner Follow-Up Notes – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – The LEPOCO Book Club – Two Local Talks on the Middle East – Peace Pics – LEPOCO Financial Report 2012 – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

February-March 2013: The “Notorious” M. Benjamin to Speak at Annual Dinner – The Struggle Shared – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Local Peace Week Coming in April – The New Book Club – Steering Committee Nominations – Bits & Pieces.

January-February 2013: Medea Benjamin to Headline Annual Dinner – Heshel-King Festival: Inspiring! – Cut Military Spending! – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – The New Book Club – Letters – Response to December 14th Tragedy – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

December 2012: Hard to Believe?? – An Occupy Update – LEPOCO Steering Committee Nominations Sought – Do the Math: New York City 11/16/12 – Popcorn & Politics – Cut the Military! – The New Book Club – VFP Fall Actions – The Struggle Shared – SOA Watch Vigil at the Gates: November 2012 – Bits & Pieces.

October-November 2012: Hard to Believe?? – The Drones Visit – Death Penalty Again Questioned – Serving Migrants – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Your Support is Needed – The Struggle Shared – Three Messages from Local Veterans For Peace – Bits & Pieces.

September 2012: Know Drones – Peace Caravan Crossing US – Peace Camp 2012: A Reflection – Occupy News – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Peace Camp 2012 Pics – Remembering Tom Lloyd – Veterans For Peace News – Peace Community Turns 15 – The Struggle Shared – Fundraising Update – Shale Gas Outrage 2012 – Inti-Illimani in Concert – Bits & Pieces.

July-August 2012: Living in the Nuclear Age: Doing What is Possible – Festivals: Help Needed – Peace Camp 2012 – The Deadly Drones – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Peace Pics – Fracking in Tioga County – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

May-June 2012: Bike & Walk for Justice & Peace: June 2nd – Lehigh Valley Veterans For Peace Report – Question Taxes – LEPOCO Book Group – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Remembering 2011: A LEPOCO Year in Review – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

April 2012: Ray McGovern “Keep the Pressure On” – Tax Day 2012 – LEPOCO Book Group – Other News from the Annual Dinner – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – 24 Hours in Tioga County – Finding Ways to Occupy Peace – You Are Invited to Sign the Iran Pledge of Resistance! – March: A Month of Inspiration – Peace Pics – LEPOCO Financial Report 2011 – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

February-March 2012: Annual Dinner: A Time For Renewal – Steering Committee Nominations – Bring Troops & Dollars Home – Supporting Delegates to El Salvador – Popcorn & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Symposium on Marcellus Shale Issue – The Struggle Shared – Occupy Spring Thaw – Witness Against Torture in DC – Honoring Bank Transfer Day – Bits & Pieces.

January 2012: Wars Do Not End – CIA Analyst Turned Peace Activist to Speak at Annual Dinner – My Day at SOA – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Veterans For Peace Report – Delaware River Update – Martin Luther King Jr. Observances – Witnessing on the Christmas Peace Pilgrimage – The Struggle Shared – FOR Accompanier to Speak for ASG Group – CeaseFire PA Network Against Violence – Bits & Pieces.

November-December 2011: Occupy Wall Street – Be There! – The Growing Divide – Shut Down the SOA – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Move the Money! – Learn From Prometheus Project – Peace Pics – The Struggle Shared – Other “Occupy” News – Some Other Activist News – Bits & Pieces.

October 2011: Finding Hope After 10 Years of War – October: A Month of Change – Troy Davis, Ray Krone & the Death Penalty – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Stop the Pipeline Action – Stop the Pipeline Action: Part II – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

August-September 2011: The Tar Sands of Canada – Stand Up to Dirty Gas Drilling – Gaza Flotilla Part II – War Voices – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – September 11, 2011: Local Opportunities – History is Knocking: October 2011 – War Dollars & the Deficit Deal – Peace Camp 2011 – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

June-July 2011: Volunteering at Peace Camp – No Hate in Our State – A Geography of Hope – Memorial Day at Cedar Beach – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Manuel Zelaya Returns Home – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

May 2011: Rabbi Gottlieb on Hope in Middle East – Taking Steps and Making Revolutions – Peace Camp July 25-29 – A Whistleblower Against War – Did You Know? – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – A LEPOCO Yard Sale – Harrisburg Capitol Building Taken Over by Anti-Budget Crowds – The Struggle Shared – Witness for Peace Mid-Atlantic Retreat – Ending Militarization in the Americas – Bits & Pieces.

April 2011: Stop Funding War! Fund Our Communities! – Tax Day: Monday, April 18 – Pennsylvania: Abolish the Death Penalty! – A Voice for Peace and Understanding – Haiti After the Earthquake – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – The Geography of Hope – Marcellus Shale Action Needed – A Good Day to Get Arrested – Afghanistan: Focus of Dinner – Arabian Squash Casserole – Crises & Activism – Remembering LEPOCO’s 2010: The Year in Review – The Struggle Shared – LEPOCO Financial Report 2010 – Bits & Pieces.

February-March 2011: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? – March 19: Eight Years of Occupation – A Spring of Action – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Steering Committee Nominations – The Struggle Shared – A Special Peaceful Vacation Opportunity – Bits & Pieces.

January 2011: Annual Dinner to Feature Expert on Peace in Afghanistan – Honoring the Peace Message – Deluxe But Dusty? – What’s In Your Pocket? – Popcorn & Politics – Calling All Fractivists – Democracy School – Bring Us “Democracy Now!” – An Impressive Gathering – Honduran Lawyer Speaks at P&P – For-Profit Detention Center Loses Locally – 51st Peace Pilgrimage Report – Lehigh Valley Jobs Rally – Veterans (and others) For Peace Protest U.S. Wars at White House – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

November-December 2010: Calling Forth the Life & Work – Earth and Energy – News from Veterans For Peace – Popcorn & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Walk the Road of Peace – Looking Forward – 25% Solution is the Solution – Speaker on Honduras – Fundraiser fo LEPOCO – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

October 2010: Reduce Military Spending: Fund Our Communities – Afghanistan: The 10th Year of War – Local Peace Activists Have Been Busy – Popcorn & Politics – An Extraordinary Moment – LEPOCO Book Group – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

September 2010: Honoring the Work & Life – The 25% Solution – No Tomorrow: A Film on the Death Penalty – Remembering Bob Thompson – Popcorn & Politics – LEPOCO Book Group – Hiroshima-Nagasaki in the Lehigh Valley – Afghanistan: At Nine Years – Ann Wright in Bethlehem to Speak about Gaza Flotilla – How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Peace Camp 2010 – Peace Camp 2010 Remembered – The Struggle Shared – Marching for the DREAM Act – Attention High School Students – Fairs & Festivals – The Iraq Debacle: The Legacy of Seven Years of War – Marching for Peace – Bits & Pieces.

July-August 2010: Sweet Disarmament Summer – Ann Wright to Speak on July 21 – Remembering Art Landis: May 17, 1933 – June 8, 2010 – Popcorn & Politics – Afghanistan: Our War Continues – Visiting El Salvador and Honoring Joe DeRaymond – Statement from LEPOCO Steering Committee, June 1, 2010, Emergency Meeting about the Attack by the Government of Israel on the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza – Peace Camp is Full!!! – LEPOCO Book Group – Memorial Day at Cedar Beach – Listening to the Water – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

May-June 2010: Memorial Day Observance & Other Veterans For Peace Activities – The One Thing I Can Do For Peace Is… – A Weekend of Peacebuilding – Tax Day 2010 – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Honduras: The Continuing Resistance – LEPOCO Book Group – Protesting Nuclear Weapons: 65 Years and Counting – The Peace Walkers – A People’s Conference – A Very International March – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

April 2010: Disarm Now! Anti-Nuclear Conference & Protest in NYC – Tax Day 2010: Thursday, April 15 – International Peace Walk to Visit the Lehigh Valley – Seven Years of War – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Peace Camp – LEPOCO Book Group – Join Us: Bikers & Walkers – Dinner with Wild Bill – Lobby Day a Success! – Earth Day 2010 – Gas Drilling – Coal Ash – LEPOCO Financial Report 2009 – Solidarity with Honduras – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

March 2010: The Annual Dinner is Coming! – Why is the U.S. Supporting a Coup Government – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – The Milestones of Our Wars – The Struggle Shared – Remembering LEPOCO’s 2009: The Year in Review – Delegates to El Salvador – Bits & Pieces.

January-February 2010: “Lifting the ‘Peace-a-lujah’ Voice” at the Annual Dinner: March 6 – “Get on the Path” – Responding to Haiti – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Get Active – Steering Committee Nominations – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

December 2009: Afghanistan – Afghanistan: Local Action – 50 Years of Walking the Talk – Peace Pilgrimage 2009 – Gaza One Year Later – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Other M.L. King Birthday Events – January: A Month of Peace Action in DC – Returning to Protest the SOA – Storm Clouds Gather – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

November 2009: Hope Rises from the Ashes of My Lai – Get on the Path & Stay on the Path – Afghanistan: Another Anniversary – Activism For Real Health Care – Forced From Home: Global Refugees – Popcorn & Politics – LEPOCO Phonathon Now In Progress – LEPOCO’s Holiday Open House – Reporting From Honduras – Trade Policy & Immigration – Walking & Organizing to Save the Grandchildren – Other Climate Protection Action – Book Group Forming – Community or Empire? – Report From the Veterans For Peace Thomas Paine Chapter 152 – Anti-War Alert!! Eight Years of War. No More!! – Pak-Afghan Talk Held in October – Joe DeRaymond: Presente! – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

September-October 2009: The Pak-Afghan Dilemma – Yard Sale: October 3 – Health Care Discussions Continue – Advocating One-Payer Health Care – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – Teach-In on Troy Davis – A Program About the Refugee Crisis – Calling All Earthlings! Calling All Earthlings! – National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) Conference – Veterans For Peace – Peace Camp 2009 – The Inspiration of Peace Camp – LEPOCO Constitution Business – A Theater Party in the Making – Evening for Peace & Nonviolence – “Living With War” Exhibit at Muhlenberg Starting October 7 – Protesting the War in Afghanistan at Eight Years – G-20 Summit & Peoples’ Gatherings in Pittsburgh – Glen Beck and the State Theater – Honduras Coup: Who’s Hypocritical? – Fairs & Festivals – Meeting with Representative Dent – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

August 2009: Remembering Hiroshima: Saying No More Nuclear Weapons – Reflections from a Visit to the War Zone That Is Gaza – Is Single-Payer Health Care Coming Soon to Pennsylvania? A Forum on a Common Sense Solution to the Healthcare Crisis – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – I’ll Drink to That!! – The “Mimi’s 70!” Dance for Peace Party – Perspective on Iran – Veterans For Peace, Lehigh Valley Thomas Paine Chapter Report – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

June-July 2009: Cindy Sheehan to Speak – War is Not a Game – What About the Economic Crisis? – A Peaceful Gathering – Veterans For Peace, Lehigh Valley Thomas Paine Chapter Report – Popcorn/Potluck & Politics – A Chance for Expanded Discussion – El Salvador’s Mauricio Funes: A New President, A New Path – The Struggle Shared – Condemning Torture – A “Mimi’s 70!” Party – The Need for Counter-Recruiting – Tabling in Jim Thorpe – Help Support Local Women’s Center – Statement of the Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO) in Condemnation of Torture – LEPOCO Financial Report 2008 – Bits & Pieces.

April-May 2009: “Voices of Experience” Tour to Visit Easton – Youth Peacemaker Training: Saturday, April 25 – Veterans For Peace, Lehigh Valley Thomas Paine Chapter Report – Visiting the Army Experience Center – Popcorn & Politics – Tax Day 2009: War is Not Over – Veteran to Speak on Middle East – Celebrating a Legacy of Care & Concern – Help Make Holidays Fairer – Acting to Stop War & Terror – The Death Penalty as Torture – An Ordinary Man – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

February-March 2009: Annual Dinner Will Be Saturday March 14th – National Conference Held in the Death Penalty Capital of the North – This Space “For Rent” – Popcorn & Politics – Tolling Bells & Standing For Peace – Tax Day: Supporting Peace Not War – “Beyond War” on April 4th – Steering Committee Nominations – 2008: The Year In Review – Afghanistan: Saving the U.S. from Quagmire – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

January 2009: Honor King: End Poverty, Racism & War – Human Rights Activist to Speak at LEPOCO Dinner – Making Strides Toward Peace: Christmas Walk 2008 – Popcorn & Politics – Calling All Concerned Parents! – A Persistent Peace – The Struggle Shared – Terror Training in the Americas – Our Current Crises – Bits & Pieces.

December 2008: National Anti-Death Penalty Conference in Harrisburg – Support Peace Singers – 100 Days to Close Guantanamo – The War Comes Home with You – Popcorn & Politics – 49th Annual Christmas Peace Pilgrimage: Saturday December 13 – Holiday Open House: Sunday December 7 – A Close Look at Free Trade with Colombia – Big Brother is Watching Bethlehem? – LEPOCO Phonathon in Progress – United for Peace & Justice Assembly – New Orleans Activists to be Honored – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

October-November 2008: Freddy Caicedo Speaking on Colombia “Free” Trade – Build Your Own School – Solidarity with the Americas – Popcorn & Politics – Military Resister to Speak in Lehigh Valley – Veterans For Peace Local Report – Veterans For Peace Annual Convention 2008 – Veterans Call for Citizens Arrest – Close the SOA: November 19-21 – Youth and Militarism Report – John Dear Speaking at Lafayette – A lot of Work to Do – Pura Vida in Costa Rica – Potluck & Politics Held on Iran – Nuclear Nugget – Small Victory on Iran Legislation – Voter Purges Studied – How About a Surge in Diplomacy? – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

August-September 2008: Peace Activism: Fall of 2008 – Yard Sale: September 27 – Communication Breakdown – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Fairs & Festivals – Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki – A Persistent Peace – Peace Camp 2008: A Brief Report – The Struggle Shared – Veterans For Peace Report – Ghosts of Iraq War Update – Fighting Free Trade in Colombia – “Economic Free Fall?” in The Nation – It’s Eastern Europe & Russia Again – Bits & Pieces.

June-July 2008: Mentoring at Peace Camp – Art Landis: Thirty Days in County Prison – Military Helicopter Lands at Local College – Bike/Walk Held During Heat Wave – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Steering Committee Musical Chairs – The Value of Counter Recruiting – The Czechs Stand Up to Star Wars – Youth Peacemaker Training 2008 – LEPOCO Statement on the Protection of the Rights of Immigrants and the Links to the U.S. Economic and Military Policy: May 2008 – Fairs and Festivals – Join/Form a T-Shirt Embedding Brigade – LEPOCO Financial Report 2006/2007 – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

April-May 2008: Art Landis: At It Again – 4000 U.S. Dead Remembered In Solemn Peace March – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – A LEPOCO Theatre Party – Peacenik Outdoor Celebration – Exit Strategy: After 5 Years of War – Some Good Peace Activist News – Swords Into Plowshares – LEPOCO Art Raffle 2008 – “Home…Home…Home” – Bright Morning Star Rocked Our Spirits – Boycotting War Taxes – Rebates For Peace – Tax Day 2008 – Death Penalty Conference – Local Anti-Death Penalty Activism in April – Nuclear Nugget – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

February-March 2008: LEPOCO Annual Dinner: A Community Event – Five Years Too Many – The United States of America vs. Arthur R. Landis – Singing Out For Peace – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – The How & Why of the War Tax Boycott – Nuclear Nugget – Steering Committee Nominations – Cluster Bombs Keep On Killing – Veterans For Peace Active in February – LEPOCO 2007 Highlights – The Struggle Shared – M.L. King Peace Witness – Voices of Hope, Agents of Change – Action Meeting Update – Bits & Pieces.

January 2008: Annual Dinner Speaker: Bruce Gagnon – Remembering the Peace Witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Bill O’Reilly at the State Theatre – Nuclear Nugget – Popcorn & Politics – Together We Can Defund the War: A Workshop on the 2008 War Tax Boycott – LEPOCO Steering Committee – Potluck & Discussion on the Devastation Caused by Cluster Bombs – Art Landis on Trial January 28th – The Struggle Shared – Stand Up for the Constitution – Seniors Get Involved! – A “Sicko” Surprise – Support Malalai Joya in Afghanistan – Bits & Pieces.

December 2007: The Sun Came Out for Peace – Protesting the School of the Americas – Popcorn & Politics – Death Penalty to End in New Jersey? – Martin Luther King Peace Witness – 2008 War Tax Boycott – LEPOCO Raises Membership Dues – Melville and Mische Speak in Harrisburg – Iraq Veteran at Northampton Community College – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces – Nuclear Nugget – Listen to Dr. Bach.

October 2007: Raed Jarrar: Crisis in Iraq: Politics, Oil, and Refugees – Proposal to Raise LEPOCO Membership Dues – A September of Protest – 2007 Bike/Walkathon: The Final Report – Popcorn & Politics – Join Us at Action Meetings – Nuclear Nugget Action Alert – A Picnic of Food, Games, Music & Fun – Eyes Wide Open – Acts to Support American Bar Association Report – Nuclear Nugget II – Veterans for Peace at the Great Allentown Fair – 40 Years of Occupation: Assessing the Prospects for Peace – Take a Stand – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

September 2007: Ending the War – Raed Jarrar to Speak Oct. 15.

August-September 2007: Iraq Summer – Cindy Sheehan Inspires Valley’s Peace Community – Eyes Wide Open Across PA – Veterans For Peace Active This Summer – Popcorn & Politics – A Nuclear Update – Hiroshima-Nagasaki 2007 – Town Meeting with the Senator – Peace Camp 2007 Was a Success! – United for Peace & Justice National Assembly – Nader Speaks to Greens in Reading – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

June-July 2007: Its Not Over – A Nation Fleeing Itself – Youth Peacemaker Training: Youth Discussing Issues That Matter to Them – Snake Witness – Popcorn & Politics – Witnessing for Peace Camp – Sharing The Ground Truth – The Funny Fickle Turning Tides of Justice (???) – Nuclear Nugget for June/July – People Petitioned Representative Dent – Veterans Acting For Peace – Iraq Summer Has Arrived – United for Peace & Justice National Assembly – The Struggle Shared – The Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis in the World – Strategizing for Peace – Global Warming Activism in the Lehigh Valley – Francis Goldin Spoke in Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal – Bits & Pieces.

April 2007: Kathy Kelly Honors the Dreams of Other Lands – Declare Peace 14 Trial – Seeking Black & White Solidarity – Popcorn & Politics – Can You Join? – Art Contest Party – Nuclear Nugget for April – Protecting Student Rights – The True Duty of Patriots – Frida Berrigan’s Visit – LEPOCO 2006 In Review – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

March 2007: Other Lands Have Dreams – Have You Planted 10 Trees? – Acting to Protect Students – Popcorn & Politics – 2007 Steering Committee Nominations – Witnessing, Marching for Peace – Marching to Iraq Lobby Day: January 29 on Capitol Hill – Dual Escalations: Iraq & Iran – The Struggle Shared – LEPOCO Art Raffle 2007 – Nuclear Nugget for March – Bits & Pieces.

January-February 2007: Frida Berrigan to Speak on Nuclear Weapons and Guantanamo – Pennsylvania Delegation to Examine the Causes of Migration – Help End the Death Penalty – Exxon-Mobil and Global Warming – Popcorn & Politics – New Veterans for Peace Chapter Forming – Theater Party: “Iraq in Fragments” – Association of Students Advocating Peace (ASAP) – “We must find new ways to speak for peace” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – The Struggle Shared – Looking Back at the Pilgrimage – Bits & Pieces.

December 2006: Unexpected Problems – Let’s Tell Congress: Bring the Troops Home! – Election Reflections – Popcorn & Politics – Special Print Available – Counterman Released – Sister Helen Prejean Converses with 200 – Peace Pilgrims in 47th Year – Colombia Exhibition Closes – The Struggle Shared – Fort Benning At Last – Seeking a Just Foreign Policy in Iraq & Iran – Bits & Pieces.

November 2006: How to Stop Perpetual War for Peace? – Taking the Costs of War to the Door of Congress – Join Thousands Protesting the School of the Americas – Opening Eyes to Resistance Unarmed – November’s Nuclear Nugget – Popcorn & Politics – Step Up! – Eyes Wide Open Touches Our Hearts – Renewable Energy Festival – The Struggle Shared – Transforming September 11th & Ourselves – Bits & Pieces.

October 2006: 128 Lives Lost – Bringing the Cost of War to the Local Door of Congress – The Phonathon Cometh – Sr. Prejean to Speak Nov. 1st – Popcorn & Politics – Candidates’ Nights – LOOK UP! – The Santorum 14 – Dent 9 Update – The Struggle Shared – Be All You Can Be: Stop JROTC – “Resistance Unarmed” Speaker – LEPOCO Yard Sale: Part II – Bits & Pieces.

September 2006: Resistance Unarmed – Hiroshima Remembrance – Peace Picnic – Popcorn & Politics – LEPOCO Yard Sale – Dent 9 Get Steep Fine – Time to Declare Peace – Eyes Wide Open Across PA – Securing the Realm – A Hidden Prison Nation – A Thank You & A Welcome – Rally to Defend Constitution – JROTC Still an Issue in Easton – Responses to War – Peace Camp 2006 – The Struggle Shared – Financial Report 2005 – Bits & Pieces.

June-July 2006: Scott Ritter & Ray McGovern to Speak Here! – Peace Campers Still Needed – JROTC Takes Off Again – Bike/Walkathon Sets Record – Bring the PA Guard Home – Popcorn & Politics – Thousands March in Support of Cuba and Venezuela – Visualizing the Human Cost of War: “Eyes Wide Open” – Meeting Dent on Colombia – Joe DeRaymond & Prison – Barbara Lloyd Nonviolent Resistance Fund – Dent Nine Update – The Resurrection of the Religious Left – Activists: Relax – The Struggle Shared – Voting Integrity Campaign – Bits & Pieces.

May 2006: Join the Fun-Filled LEPOCO Bike/Walkathon – Looking Forward to Peace Camp 2006 – Joe DeRaymond: Witnessing for Peace from Prison (Four Weeks & Counting) – Iran in the Cross Hairs – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Dent 9 Update – Michael Berg & Michael Hoffman Speak Against the War – Doug Rokke Inspires Many – Being Peace in NYC – A Reflection on the Thursday Vigil – Youth Peacemaker Training – The Struggle Shared – Rally to Stop Genocide in Darfur – Ellsberg’s Call to Action – Bits & Pieces.

April 2006Doug Rokke to Speak on Depleted Uranium Dangers – March for Peace in New York on April 29 – Ray Krone’s Story Brought to Local Schools – Department of Peace – Youth Peacemaker Training 2006 – Joe DeRaymond to Begin Three Month Prison Term – Join Us on the “Paths to Peace” this July – Noam Chomsky in Bethlehem – An Evening with Two Michaels Committed to Ending This War – Popcorn & Politics – A LEPOCO Celebration! – Does JROTC Belong in Our High Schools? – War Hurts Us All! End the U.S. Occupation of Iraq! – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

February 2006: Peace Activism in a Time of Imperial Ambition – Death Penalty News – LEPOCO Art Raffle 2006 – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – I May Not Get There With You – Gandhian Legacy Tour: One Year Later – In Tribute: Joe DeRaymond – We Shall Not Be Moved – LEPOCO Steering Committee Nominations – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.

January 2006: Joe DeRaymond Among 40 Arrested at School of the Americas Protest – Dr. Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Birthday Celebration – Theater Party! – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Annual Meeting to Recall Forty Years of Peacemaking – A National Call for Nonviolent Resistance – Ray Krone to Speak Locally – Youth and Militarism Update – Bring the Guard Home! – Taking it to the Courts – 46 Years of Walking for Peace – The Struggle Shared – Remembering Arlene Wallach – Bits & Pieces.

November-December 2005: White House 300+ Update – Remembering the 2000 & 30,000+ to Say “Stop the War” – Renato Arieza and the Peace Communities of Columbia – Close SOA/WHINSEC – Steering Committee Changes – Potluck & Politics – Counter-Recruitment Leafletters – Costumed Leafletters – Phonathon Thanks – In the Belly of Jonah and St. Patrick – The Stuggle Shared – Summer in Botswana – High School Students Protest – Bits & Pieces.

October 2005: Peace Community Leader from Columbia to Speak Here – Mass Demonstration at Ft. Benning – Nonviolence Training Builds Counter-Recruitment Team! – Popcorn & Politics – Annual Phonathon – Death Penalty Talk – Counter-Recruitment Talk – School of the Americas Program – Craft Fair – Two Green Thumbs Up – Come Out of Empire – God Erupting on 9/24 – Other Words About the War – The Struggle Shared – The Crisis in Haiti – Bits & Pieces.

September 2005: Coming to South Bethlehem: LEPOCO’s Annual Yard Sale – The Nevada Desert Protest – Popcorn & Politics: October 7 – Counter-Recruiters Active – Meeting with Representative Dent – The Hurricane: A Few Responses – Shadows on the Rock: August 4 – The Nuclear Cafe – Peace Camp 2005 – The Struggle Shared – Mayors for Peace Visits – Bits & Pieces.

July-August 2005: Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembered After 60 Years – Coalition Mobilizes Against the USA PATRIOT Act – Americas Solidarity Group Has Active Spring & Summer – Help Expand Counter-Recruitment Effort – Help Students “Opt Out” – Gandhian Legacy Tour: Part Two – The Struggle Shared – Anger’s Prison – Bits & Pieces.

June 2005: Peace Camp: Planning & Recruiting Underway – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – Military Resisters and “I Will Not Kill” – Youth Peacemaker Training Report – Gandhian Legacy Tour: Part One – Preserving Checks and Balances: The Future of the USA PATRIOT Act – The Horror in Haiti – Christian Peacemaker Team Reports from Palestine & Iraq – The Struggle Shared – Biking and Walking on June 4th – Bits & Pieces.

May 2005: Counting the Cost in Iraq – Marx in Strong Demand – Some Briefs… – Peace Camp 2005 – Potluck/Popcorn & Politics – BikeWalkathon: June 4 – Peace, Justice, Inspiration, and Dance at April 9th Conference – Paul Robeson Celebrated at Lafayette – Revisiting the Nuclear Weapons Issue – Land Use Draws Attention – Nonviolence in the Age of Terrorism – Sunburned, Footsore, and Empowered! – Don’t We Have a Right to Vote? – The Struggle Shared – Clergy & Laity Concerned Gather in New York City – Bits & Pieces.

March-April 2005: Witnessing for Peace on March 19th – 2005 Annual Dinner – Peace Conference April 9th – Popcorn & Politics – Youth Peace Conference – LEPOCO Theatre Party: Working – Get Your Peace Tax Return for 2004 – Taking the AntiWar Movement to a New Level – Highlights of 2004 – Will U.S. Help Protect Peace Communities? – The Struggle Shared – Colombian Civil Society Leaders Speak in Bally – Bits & Pieces.

February-March 2005: Breaking the Cycle of Violence – LEPOCO Art Raffle 2005 – Oral History Project on LEPOCO’s 40th Anniversary – Inauguration Day 2005 – A Memorial – Steering Committee Nominees 2005 – Bits & Pieces – Popcorn & Politics.

January 2005: The King Peace Witness – Bill of Rights Defense Action in Bethlehem – Michael Hoffman of Iraq Veterans Against the War at Emmaus High School – Ways to Protest the Inaugural – Popcorn & Politics First Friday Film – Responses to the Tsunami – Two Minutes for Peace Pledge – We Are the Leaders We Have Been Waiting For – Dr. Helen Caldicott Speaks in Quakertown – Honoring Martin Luther King and Learning from the Dream – LEPOCO Honored by NAACP – Report from Conference on Gandhian Nonviolence – The Struggle Shared – Huge Increase in Size of November SOA/WHINSEC Protest at Fort Benning – Post Election Discussion – Bits & Pieces.

December 2004: A Reprieve For Now – Two Minutes for Peace – Visiting Colombia Part III – Potluck & Politics on Haiti – Bill of Rights Day – NAACP Acknowledgement – Local Alternative Media – 40th Anniversary March – LEPOCO to Commemorate 40 Years of Working for Peace and Justice – Post Election Discussion – Media Conference Depresses & Inspires – The Struggle Shared – Women in Black – The War Continues – Prisoners for Peace – Bits & Pieces.

October-November 2004: More Work Needed to Close SOA/WHINSEC – Nobel Laureate Helen Caldicott to Speak – Visiting Colombia: Part II – Retrial Postponed – Phonathon Starts Soon – Flood Relief for Haiti – Barbara Schultz (1940-2004) – Edward Said Remembered – To Mourn the Dead… – Project ELF Closes! – Popcorn & Politics: First Friday Film – “Marx in Soho”: A Treat – James Forbes Calls for Renewed Vision – The Struggle Shared – Bits & Pieces.