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Code PINK: 10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

Sometime around the 2014 police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, former VFP executive director Michael McPhearson (@MTMcPhearson) helped our organization shift focus slightly and work for “Peace at Home; Peace Abroad.” It’s great to see Code PINK reaffirm … 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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Video Update – Examining the Real Causes of War: Is There a Path to Peace?

December 31, 2019 Update: Our good friend and media wiz, Ash Terry of Uphill Media, recorded this seminar and has produced a really nice video here: Many thanks to Rick Staggenborg and the good folks at Rural Oregon Progressives for … 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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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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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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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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