Category Archives: War Economy

Proliferation begins at home…The $1 Trillion Train Wreck

From the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, April 2016 Proliferation begins at home. That has never been clearer than now, as the United States embarks on what many scientists at its nuclear weapons laboratories are calling “the second nuclear age.” The … Continue reading

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The Trillion Dollar Question the Media Have Neglected to Ask Presidential Candidates

The American people will be footing the bill — but, by and large, they haven’t heard much about our country’s planned trillion-dollar nuclear weapons upgrade. BY LAWRENCE WITTNER | MARCH 21, 2016 [Source: http://billmoyers.com/story/the-trillion-dollar-question-the-media-have-neglected-to-ask-presidential-candidates/%5D originally appeared at History News Network. … Continue reading

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Pivot to Asia…Pivot to Eastern Europe…

Our heads are spinning as our pockets are picked. [SecDef] Ash Carter said he would ask for spending on US military forces in Europe to be quadrupled in the light of “Russian aggression”. The allocation for combating Islamic State, in … Continue reading

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Spoiling the Pentagon

William Astore, LtCol, USAF, Ret.; from tomdispatch.com The U.S. Military Suffers from Affluenza  Showering the Pentagon with Money and Praise  By William J. Astore The word “affluenza” is much in vogue. Lately, it’s been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan … Continue reading

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Labor says: WI must shift from military spending to sustainable economy

Originally posted on PEACE ACTION'S GROUNDSWELL:
By Judith Le Blanc, Peace Action Field Director A great way to end the year is to toast yet another step forward in the Move the Money Campaign. Peace Action, national and WI…

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VFP Linus Pauling Chapter joins World Beyond War

Why work to oppose only the “wrong” wars? Why not go after the whole enchilada?  Why not oppose ALL wars? VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is proud to have joined a rapidly growing coalition called World Beyond War, due to roll out … Continue reading

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Linus Pauling VFP Chapter in Armistice (Vets) Day Parade

Veterans For Peace reclaims Nov. 11 as Armistice Day Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter, Corvallis will be joined by other peace and justice groups for our entry in the annual Armistice (Veterans) Day Parade in Albany, Oregon on November … Continue reading

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Cut Pentagon Spending – Save Jobs – Save the Planet

Too Good to be True??? Mattea Kramer, of the National Priorities Project and Miriam Pemberton, from the Institute for Policy Studies recently penned an excellent article explaining how defense industry infrastructure could be “civilianized” and converted to “green” projects. Here, … Continue reading

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War is good for business

Our guest blogger is Rachel Ozretich, co-founder of the Corvallis Area Move to Amend. In her short piece below, first published as a letter to the editor in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Rachel makes clear the connection between US militarism abroad … Continue reading

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Nukes Are Nuts

Honor the victims of US nuclear attacks – Think about our nuclear future. As we approach the anniversaries of the horrific and needless attacks on the innocent civilians of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we should all ponder the “need” to maintain … Continue reading

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