Category Archives: Pentagon Budget

MLK’s act of faith on health care

An commentary piece from our Linus Pauling VFP Chapter President, Rick Staggenborg, which appeared in the Dec. 16 edition of the Corvallis Gazette-Times. My two passions are working to oppose war through Veterans For Peace and promoting universal health care … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: AFRICOM & Human Rights in Africa

When: Friday, December 4 at 11 am (PST). The program will run about two hours. Register: For more information, including bios of the panelists, and to register (click here). AFRICOM is the acronym for “Africa Command” and is one of … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept): How Congress Maintains Endless War (Video)

We thought we had a pretty good handle on the ”inside baseball” of Congressional support for a virtually unlimited Pentagon budget, despite public demands, especially now, for domestic spending on e.g., health care, education, etc. But this analysis by Glenn … Continue reading

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The Opportunity Costs of Nuclear Weapons

“…the nine nuclear-armed countries spent $72.9 billion on … nuclear weapons in 2019, equalling $138,699 every minute….” So, we can’t afford M4A, GND, UBI, medical research & stockpiles, etc? Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending 2020 In its report … Continue reading

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New World Beyond War online course coming in April

The course will be taught April 13 to May 24, 2020. Leah Bolger, David Swanson, Kathy Kelly among the instructors. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/war-abolition-201-building-the-alternative-global-security-system

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Endless war is a disastrous (but profitable) enterprise

This story first appeared in Responsible Statecraft, January 20, 2020. By Lawrence Wilkerson, Col., USA, Ret. “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement … Continue reading

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Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

Please visit this page, sign, and share:NoForeignBases.orgUNITY STATEMENT ENDORSEMENT FORMPlease Click Here to Add Your Signature SEE THE LIST OF ENDORSERS  Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military BasesUnity StatementWe, the undersigned peace, justice and environmental organizations, and individuals, endorse the following … Continue reading

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What good comes from military spending?

Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter member, Joel Inman, wrote the following letter to the Corvallis Gazette-Times editor. It was published May 7, 2017. We believe Joel presents a case that would appeal to fiscal conservatives and libertarians as well. … Continue reading

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Tomgram: William Hartung, Trump for the Defense

Originally posted at TomDispatch.com, November 22, 2016 Introduction by Tom Engelhardt It couldn’t be stranger when you think about it (which few here care to do).  In the latter part of the twentieth century and the first years of this … Continue reading

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Defense contractor lobbyists start 2016 strong

From the April 21, 2016 Politico Morning Defense email: <<LOBBYING TALE OF THE TAPE – NORTHROP TOPS DEFENSE FIRMS: Northrop Grumman topped defense contractors in lobbying spending for the first three months of this year, jumping ahead of Boeing for … Continue reading

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