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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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Missile Defense: Schumer’s push for program in New York is off-target

Beyond a New York or east coast issue, the ballistic missile defense system appears alive and well…if we allow it. The Buffalo News — May 23, 2013.  By William D. Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center … Continue reading

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Do your budget priorities match the Pentagon’s?

War versus domestic programs.  You decide. We found the numbers in this Bloomberg report on the war costs in Afghanistan stunning. Let’s grab just a few to make a point. Since we invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, the U.S. has spent $468.5 billion or … 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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How much do I work for the Pentagon?

by Bart Bolger, Linus Pauling Chapter 132, Veterans For Peace The Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), a.k.a. “tax day,” is approaching and I have to work that day.  So I began wondering just how much of my … Continue reading

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