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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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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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Veterans For Peace Statement on Election Results

VFP National Office, November 9, 2016 https://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-statement-election-results/ Veterans For Peace calls for all of our members and those who believe peace is possible to remember that peace is not found in elections, it is found in the work we do … Continue reading

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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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GDAMS ! … It’s tax day

For this year’s Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS)… The Linus Pauling Chapter of VFP will join other peace and justice folks in a public information appearance at the Corvallis-Benton County Library on Tax Day, April 15, from 4pm … 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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Nukes are nuts, 2014 edition

Please call your senators and congressperson today. Proposed congressional legislation will help reduce wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and their delivery platforms. The president’s budget request for 2015 shows that his priorities are still dangerously backwards, asking for yet another increase … Continue reading

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“Grand Bargain” neither grand nor a bargain

Critical time to demand Pentagon cuts and preserve social security & veterans benefits…what you can do Two caveats here first… We prefer to post original content here, but this story from Robert Naiman in the April 19 Common Dreams is … Continue reading

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VFP at Corvallis Sustainability Fair

Linus Pauling Chapter calls for shifting Pentagon funds to local sustainability projects. Chapter members staffed an information table at the annual Corvallis Sustainability Coalition “Sustainability Fair” on March 14, 2013. For the past several years, our information pertained to DoD’s … Continue reading

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