Congress Responded To 9/11 By Giving The White House A Blank Check

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

The authorization for military use of force (AUMF), which gave President George W. Bush’s administration a blank check for war after the September 11th attacks, still has not been repealed. On [...]

Report: State Of Insecurity – The Cost Of Militarization Since 9/11

By Lindsay Koshgarian, Ashik Siddique, And Lorah Steichen, IPS. -

Twenty years after 9/11, the war on terror has remade the U.S. into a far more militarized actor, both around the world and at home. The human costs of this evolution are many — including mass [...]

What Ending A War Could Look Like

By David Swanson, World Beyond War. -

When you imagine ending a war, do you imagine the U.S. President lamenting the human cost of the war’s financial expense while simultaneously demanding that Congress increase military spending — [...]

Afghanistan And The US Imperial Project

On August 16, 2021 President Biden addressed the nation to explain why the US military is pulling out of Afghanistan. To a lesser extent, he also tried to explain why the Afghan government and [...]

Squad And Company Must Unite As A Bloc To Downsize Biden’s Military Budget

By Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd, Popular Resistance. -

Imagine this scenario:  A month before the vote on the federal budget, progressives in Congress declared, “We’ve studied President Biden’s proposed $753 billion military budget, an increase of [...]

Earth Day Was Peace Day

By Zshekinah Collier, New Haven Independent. -

New Haven, CT - At the direction of local musician Freddy B, New Haveners marked Earth Day by singing, clapping and waving posters to the chorus of the anti-war classic “Give Peace A [...]

We Need Jobs And Healthcare, Not More Money For Bombs And Bullets.

Today, the Biden Administration released their budget proposal for Federal discretionary spending in Fiscal Year 2022. This included a proposal for a $753,000,000,000 Pentagon budget, an increase [...]

The Real Danger Of The Pentagon’s New Indo-Pacific Plan

By Simone Chun, Counterpunch. -

The Pentagon recently asked Congress for an astronomical $27 billion budget increase to support a massive military buildup in Asia  as part of its new Indo-Pacific plan, which calls for a [...]

Congress Given Specific Path To Cut Pentagon Budget By $80 Billion

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

A coalition of more than 25 groups representing a range of political perspectives sent a letter Wednesday to key congressional committees with specific suggestions for slashing the Pentagon's [...]

Starve The Pentagon, Feed The People

By Tristan Guyette, Commondreams. -

The budget for 2021 clocked in at more than $740 billion. Passed during the throes of the pandemic in mid-2020, Congress awarded $130 billion more than requested for the nuclear-armed Columbia [...]

Nine Ways Drawing Down Overseas Bases Will Improve US Security

By Andrew J. Bacevich and David Vine, Responsible Statecraft. -

For every State Department embassy, consulate, and mission there are nearly three U.S. military bases overseas. The disparity between the 277 U.S. diplomatic installations and the estimated 800 [...]

2020 Exposed The Myth Of American “Security”

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

If there’s one cen­tral les­son to take from 2020, it’s that the coun­try with the most well-fund­ed ​“secu­ri­ty state” in the world is also one of the least secure places on Earth. Fac­ing [...]

In Mainstream Media, Capitalism’s Failures Are Always Your Fault

By Taya Graham, The Real News. -

Just a quick note: This show is about an existential threat to humanity - the growing gulf between the rich and the rest of us. But why do we need a show solely about the topic of inequality? [...]

Congress Is Deadlocked On COVID-19 Relief

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

The annu­al approval of the gar­gan­tu­an U.S. mil­i­tary bud­get is one of the most reli­able rit­u­als in Con­gress. It is so ordi­nary and over­whelm­ing­ly bipar­ti­san, it’s bare­ly [...]

Framing Climate Change as a “National Security Priority” Isn’t A Clever Maneuver To Get People To Care

By Adam H. Johnson, Medium. -

On November 23, President-elect Joe Biden announced that former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as special envoy on climate and have a seat on the National Security Council. [...]

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