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We Need $2 Trillion/Year For Other Things (detail)

We Need $2 Trillion/Year For Other Things (detail)

It would cost about $30 billion per year to end starvation and hunger around the world.  That sounds like a lot of money to you or me.  But if we had $2 trillion it wouldn’t.  And we do. It would cost about $11 […]

We Need $2 Trillion/Year For Other Things (resources)

We Need $2 Trillion/Year For Other Things (resources)

Video and Audio: The Three Tenors: War Is Over David Vine on Talk Nation Radio Calculator of Trade Offs: CostofWar.com Articles: A Global Marshall Plan A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection? By Jeremy Brecher A Global Rescue Plan: Excerpt from […]

War Impoverishes Us (resources)

War Impoverishes Us (resources)

Videos: Tax Dollars at Work Graphics: National Priorities Project: Discretionary Spending 2014 Articles: Tomgram: Chris Hellman, $1.2 Trillion for National Security The Telegraph: Cost to US of Iraq and Afghan Wars Could Hit $6 Trillion  The U.S. Employment Effects of […]

War Impoverishes Us (detail)

War Impoverishes Us (detail)

Direct Expenses: War has a huge direct financial cost, the vast majority of which is in funds spent on the preparation for war — or what’s thought of as ordinary, non-war military spending. Very roughly, the world spends $2 trillion […]

War Erodes Our Liberties (resources)

War Erodes Our Liberties (resources)

Video and Audio: Robert Parry on Talk Nation Radio John Whitehead on Talk Nation Radio Gregory D. Foster on Talk Nation Radio Shahid Buttar on Talk Nation Radio Articles: What We’ve Forgotten: Excerpt from “When the World Outlawed War” by […]

War Erodes Our Liberties (detail)

War Erodes Our Liberties (detail)

We’re often told that wars are fought for “freedom.” But when a wealthy nation fights a war against a poor (if often resource-rich) nation halfway around the globe, among the goals is not actually to prevent that poor nation from […]

War Threatens Our Environment (resources)

War Threatens Our Environment (resources)

Speeches: David Swanson at People’s Climate March 2017. Projects: The Flame Tree Project: PDF Flyers: Flyer: PDF Infographic cards from WILPF Video: Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War Audio: Curing the Twin Crises of War and […]

War Threatens Our Environment (detail)

War Threatens Our Environment (detail)

The banished thrush, the homeless rook Share now the human exile’s woe. Mourns not that forest felled, which took Three hundred years to grow? —S. Gertrude Ford A major motivation behind some wars is the desire to control resources that […]

War Endangers Us (detail)

War Endangers Us (detail)

There are more effective tools than war for protection. War planning leads to wars. War making provokes danger. And war’s weapons risk intentional or accidental apocalypse. War planning leads to wars. “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” said Theodore Roosevelt, who […]

War Endangers Us (resources)

War Endangers Us (resources)

Video and Audio: Rooj Alwazir on Talk Nation Radio Alice Slater on Talk Nation Radio Bruce Gagnon on Talk Nation Radio Articles: Even the Warriors Say the Wars Make Us Less Safe by Fred Branfman What’s Worse Than a Nuclear […]

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