|Janice Sevre Duszynska ARCWP witnesses for peace|
Last week, Feb. 21st, after our regular Tuesday night witness at John Hopkins University, we held our banner outside the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall where retired General Martin Dempsey was speaking. We were there to say that war is not an entertainment exercise. Our government is engaged in war in at least seven countries, yet, there is no discussion and Trump wants to increase the military budget, which is now approximately 50 per cent of the discretionary federal budget. (Since then, he has requested $54 billion from the discretionary budget, a 10 percent increase. That money would be taken from the Domestic Budget, possibly from Arts and Education).
Ellen Barfield, who stood alongside Max, is a consummate activist from Veterans for Peace. We were visited by Dr. Margaret Flowers. In the last election she was running as the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland.