Tag Archives: war economy

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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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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Red Herring Alert: Defense Cuts Kill Jobs and Wreck Local Economies

Patently False! Remember that quote from President Eisenhower? Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are … Continue reading

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New “War Crimes Times” on the Street

After just finishing the recently published fall 2012 edition of War Crimes Times, I must compliment the crew at VFP Chapter 099 for their increasingly excellent work. See their website to read the latest edition online, or if you’re anywhere … 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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