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Canadian fighter jets

Decision On New Canadian Warplanes To Be Made In “Several Months”: CBC News

By Brent Patterson, July 31, 2020 From Peacebuilders International Canada Today, July 31, is the deadline set by the Canadian government for three transnational corporations to submit their bids to manufacture 88 new warplanes for use by the Royal Canadian […]

F-35A Lightning II fighter

No, Canada Doesn’t Need To Spend $19 Billion On Jet Fighters

By Bianca Mugyenyi, July 23, 2020 From The Tyee Canada should not be buying expensive, carbon-intensive, destructive fighter jets. Protests are being held Friday at more than 15 MPs’ offices across the country demanding the federal government cancel its planned purchase […]

The Pentagon’s Apples

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 26, 2020 This video is from this year’s Peacestock:

Aldergrove resident Marilyn Konstapel is co-organizing a Langley protest against the federal government’s planned procurement of 88 new fighter jets for around $19 million. (Marilyn Konstapel/Special to the Star)

‘Medicine Not Missiles’: Langley Protestors Call On Federal Government To Cancel $19B Fighter Jet Procurement

By Sarah Growchowski, July 23, 2020 From Aldergrove Star Concerned residents of Langley, British Columbia, Canada plan to protest in front of Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta’s constituency office on Friday – demanding that the federal government cancel its costly […]

Helen Peacock

Collingwood Peace Group Wants National Fighter Jet Contract Cancelled

by Erika Engel, July 22, 2020 From Collingwood Today Local pacifists are adding their voices to a petition calling for the cancellation of a $19 billion competition for new Canadian fighter jets. Helen Peacock, the founding member of Pivot2Peace, is hoping a […]

US Congress Rep. Mark Pocan

The American People Agree: Cut The Pentagon’s Budget

From Data For Progress, July 20, 2020 $740 billion. That’s how much Congress is on track to approve for the defense budget in 2021. In the middle of a pandemic, as millions of Americans face unemployment, evictions, and a broken […]

The U.S. Island

By David Swanson, July 19,2020 Remarks at Peacestock 2020 Imagine you’re stranded on a barren rock in the middle of the ocean, nothing in sight but the endless sea. And you’ve got a basket of apples, nothing else. It’s a […]

David Swanson’s World BEYOND War

MediaSanctuary · Swanson World Beyond War 9’52 Peace 7-15-2020 By Steffi Santos, July 17, 2020 From Hudson Mohawk Radio Network David Swanson is the founder of World Beyond War. He discusses Congressperson Lee’s proposal to cut $350 billion from the […]

Pentagon building

“Our Military Budget Is Out Of Control”: Open Letter to the US Senate

July 15, 2021 “Our militarism budget is out of control. In 2019, the United States spent more money on our military than the next nine countries combined”, with more than half going to expensive and non-competitive military contractors.? The Department […]

Militarized Police

10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

By Medea Benjamin and Zoltán Grossman, July 14, 2020 Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against Black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against […]