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March 17, 2011
February 8, 2011
January 13, 2011
Our friends at National Priorities have come up with new statistics for 2011, figures that show how military spending is impacting our domestic programs: education, health, Head Start, libraries, etc. It is interesting to note that Pennsylvania’s projected 2011 state deficit – $4.1 billion – is almost exactly Pennsylvania’s share of the cost of the war in Afghanistan for 2011. We have to do something about this. For more on cutting military spending, look at www.smartsecuritypa.org. To see how the deficit will affect Pennsylvania, click on the link below.
October 14, 2010
Fifty-five members of Congress signed the letter written by Barney Frank and Ron Paul calling on the Catfood Commission to recommend drastic reductions in military spending. If you recall, when President Obama set up this Alan Simpson-led deficit commission, he said cuts in military spending were off the table. Frank and Paul say that if there aren’t such cuts, we’ll never pull out of our domestic nosedive.
October 11, 2010
October 7, 2010
This happy shopper is in Diego Garcia, a US base in the Indian Ocean essential to our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course we had to pick up the natives and move them off island against their will, but that’s a cost of empire. This article talks about five such sites of empire, among more than 800.
October 1, 2010
Michael Moore says Eisenhower was right to be concerned about the military-industrial complex. Bob Woodward’s new book tells us how the brass presented exactly one option on Afghanistan to Obama: escalate.
September 23, 2010
September 10, 2010
No matter what you think of the Muslim community center near the World Trade Center site or the Southern religious leader’s (30 congregants!) plans to burn the Koran, how’s this for endearing us to the Afghans? Body parts?