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“Scenarios of perpetual war haunt my thoughts. For a healthy democracy, there should be few things more unthinkable than never-ending conflict, that steady drip-drip of death and destruction that drives militarism, reinforces authoritarianism, and facilitates disaster capitalism.”
In our short existence, it has been a priority of March on the Pentagon to effectively communicate that we are also against the bipartisan war machine and all of the war, all of the imperialism, and all of the ways each and every one of us is affected. WAMM board members Carol Walker, Sarah Martin, […]
“Trump’s impeachment battle is part of the wider historical and global struggle taking place over democracy.”
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
Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]