Tag Archives: military budget

Chris Hedges Sums Up Our Collective Predicament and the Solution

Commentary on gloomy Chris Hedges: Feel good industry denies reality of situation of planet earth, economic inequality and militarization of our culture. Predatory systems that effect all of us globally. CP Editor  Counterpunch  Media of the Day  January 31, 2018  More articles by:CP EDITOR

Kathy Kelly | At Every Door

We can push the Senate to pass the same provisions as the House by focusing on progress made, publicizing the House votes on social media, and pushing for a House roll call vote on the Davidson-Nolan prohibitions on Defense Appropriation

Accounting, or not, for the cost of war by Adam Johnson

Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.

Ann Wright and Marie Braun speak on KFAI Radio: Military Madness, Ban Nuclear Weapons

 Peace activists Ann Wright and Marie Braun are featured on Northern Sun News with Don Olson on KFAI Radio. PLAYLIST TRACKS: Listen Now Download Guest: Marie Braun Title: Peace Activist Topics: Report on peace movement, questions  for Sen Amy Klobuchar, update on local peace activities Guest: Ann Wright Title: US Army Cool (Ret) former US Foreign Service Officer […]

Evergreene Digest | How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability: The burst-height compensating super-fuze

Trump’s Proposed Increase in U.S. Defense Spending Would Be 80 Percent of Russia’s Entire Military Budget

Joseph Gerson | The Peace Movement and Resistance in Dark Times

Our responsibility is to resist, resist and transform.

Jason Ditz | Congress Wants Another $1 Trillion To ‘Reboot’ The Military

This trillion dollars easily breaks the budget on already prohibitively high military spending, and it’s just one of many schemes likely to be adopted.

Polly Mann: Where Will All the Money Go in 2016?

The United States could put an end to poverty in this country by a substantial reduction in its enormous military budget. To do this would require a well-funded campaign, and how could the peace movement begin to amass funds sufficient to challenge those provided lobbyists by the military-industrial complex? Lobbyists, in turn, use whatever means are legal (usually, that is) to influence the lawmakers to enact legislation benefiting the arms makers.

Mark Fiore: Death & Destruction, Inc (animated cartoon)

Fiore: It’s nothing new that the United States is the biggest arms dealer in the world, I just think it’s worth noting that we have a hand in nearly every war currently under way. What looks like crazy countries battling over religion, politics or resources far away from our shores, is closer to home when you peel back the layers to find out who is supplying those weapons.

Cost Of Military Jet Could House Every Homeless Person In U.S. With $600,000 Home

 According to data provided by the Office of Management and Budget, the federal government spent roughly 19 times more on defense and international security assistance than it did on education in 2013. By Robbie Couch  The Huffington Post | 7/11/2014 8:40 am EDT Updated: 07/11/2014 8:59 am EDT It’s no news that a large portion of our […]

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Norman Pollack: Fascist Trifecta

From All Sides, Warning Signals Freedom of thought should NEVER be a Left-Right issue. It’s too important for that.   Editor’s Note: I am publishing three articles in tandem because each reflects a side of the same problems in American culture. Norman Pollack’s scathing critique (in “Fascist Trifecta”) of mainstream corporate media (The New York Times) and […]

Kathy Kelly: We Don’t Want You to Swim in the River

In early April, 2014, the U.S. Navy unveiled its Mach 7 Magnetic Mangler, “a railgun straight out of Star Trek that can take out targets at 100 miles with a projectile flying at nearly 7,000 feet per second.”     By Kathy Kelly  Truthout.org | Op-Ed April 18, 2014 (Photo: USS Missouri Battleship at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii via Shutterstock) So […]

Evergreene Digest: The Pentagon’s Vision of Covert and Endless War

Make no mistake. The Pentagon’s proposal to transform the military is a smoke and mirrors plan. It does not represent a dismantling of the military-industrial complex but a chilling morphing of it, and will advance American imperial power and further enrich war profiteers even as it cuts out the troops.  How Washington plans to screw […]

John LaForge> The Weapons Oligarchy

Federal Taxes Reward 8-Figure Pentagon Fraud Spree by JOHN LaFORGE  WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 26-28, 2013  Counterpunch.org With the Pentagon having secured its annual 47 percent of the April 15 federal tax haul ($1,335 billion out of a total of $2,890 billion) it’s a good time to consider the mountains of money being wasted on useless […]

Of Sequester, Squander, and How Congress Sold Out the People

Of Sequester, Squander, and How Congress Sold Out the People Congress would like to have us believe that there’s no money to pay for those programs, even though the Senate unanimously approved a $700 billion military budget in December on a 98-0 vote.  Carl Gibson  Saturday 2 March 2013  NationofChange.org Occupy.com/OpEd Back in the days […]

Polly Mann> Building Peace out of the World of War

Building Peace out of the World of War Just how would you go about changing the environment of this country from its present military bias to one promoting peace? By Polly Mann  WorldwideWamm.org  December 2012/January 2013 The following are some suggestions for demilitarizing in both the U.S. and foreign countries. Other people and organizations will, […]

Misty Rowan> On Military Drones (and tearing them to pieces)

Make Art, Not War On Military Drones (and tearing them to pieces) by Misty Rowan Saturday, December 8, 2012  Human Rights Day March It’s the arms race of the future, really, except this time Sputnik’s ganna be an unmanned plane. And if the vessel is unmanned, doesn’t that make the killing automatically inhumane? It’s odd […]

Reps. Mulvaney, Frank find common ground in trimming defense

Reps. Mulvaney, Frank find common ground in trimming defense By Jamie Self – jself@heraldonline.com    July 27, 2012   Lake Wylie Pilot Forging a partnership with a leading House Democrat, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land and his temporary ally propelled an effort to freeze federal defense spending to passage in the U.S. House last week […]

U.S. military spends over $20 billion a year . . .

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Video> Robert Reich> Four Super Principles to Revamp the Economy

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