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. [...]

What Does WWII Have To Do With Military Spending

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy. -

“I’m going to perform a magic trick by reading your mind,” I tell a class of students or an auditorium or video call full of people. I write something down. “Name a war that was justified,” I [...]

Ending The Pentagon’s Pandemic Of Spending

By Mandy Smithberger, Tom Dispatch. -

The inadequate response of both the federal and state governments to the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the United States, creating what could only be called a national [...]

Overfunding The Military Drives Climate Crisis And White Supremacist Culture

By Jack Delaney, Peace Data. -

As the U.S. now approaches the third month since protests erupted following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless Black Americans calls to defund and abolish the [...]

Anti-China Hysteria Drives Record 2021 US Defense Spending

By the Qiao Collective. -

Anti-China hysteria has emerged as the central ‘threat’ designed to justify endless U.S. military spending and adventurism in the Asia-Pacific. The 2021 Department of Defense spending bill has [...]

What Programs A 10% Cut In Military Spending Could Buy

By Gabe Murphy, East Bay Times. -

For millions of Californians, times are tough, and the future looks tougher still. So far, California has seen over 325,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 7,000 deaths. In the economic [...]