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Stop Police Militarization. Abolish the 1033 Program.

The Federal 1033 program allows any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency to acquire military weapons from the Pentagon. According to Defense Logistics Agency reports, neither the Corvallis Police Department nor the Benton County Sheriffs Office participate in the … 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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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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Green-washing the military is BS

…or PR. Don’t believe for a minute that the Pentagon is trying to save the planet by using solar panels on roof tops and bio-fuels in their jets.

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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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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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A Memorial Day Message …

… from the late Howard Zinn, once active and now honorary member of Veterans For Peace. Excerpt: “Memorial Day should be a day for putting flowers on graves and planting trees. Also, for destroying the weapons of death that endanger … Continue reading

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Naval Commander Stands Trial for Telling Supercommittee to End the Wars and Tax the Rich

Author:  Michael Levitin, Waging Nonviolence.  Posted at TruthOut. “Consider the story of Leah Bolger, the latest American hero up on trial: She is a young female artist in the Midwest. She joins the Navy at 22, is made commander and … Continue reading

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