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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands for Green New Deal

The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, January 8, 2019 A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their […]

Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget

By David Swanson Bernie Sanders has added the existence of foreign policy onto the bottom of emails like the one below, after having posted a video of himself quoting the usual Eisenhower quotes on military spending. These changes match the […]

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A Point of Holiday Agreement: Stop Wasting Money on the Pentagon

By Lindsay Koshgarian From Other Words, December 24, 2018 In this season of (hoped for) peace and goodwill, it’s worth looking for things our divided country can agree on. And since all of us want to be able to trust government […]

Talk Nation Radio: Dave Lindorff on the Pentagon’s Fictional Budget

Dave Lindorff is an investigative reporter who writes for the Nation, London Review of Books, Salon and Tarbell.org. He is founder of the collectively run journalists’ news site thiscantbehappening.net. Lindorff has just published an articled called “Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting […]

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Something We Can Agree On: Close Some Overseas Bases

By Miriam Pemberton, November 28, 2018 From Defense One This moment, after the midterm elections and before the partisan wars get fully back into gear, is the right time to take note of efforts to reach across America’s political divide. […]

Talk Nation Radio with Nicolas Davies

Talk Nation Radio: Nicolas Davies on War Profiteers

October 23, 2018 by David Swanson Nicolas J. S. Davies writes about U.S. foreign policy, war and militarism for Consortium News and other outlets. He has been working as a researcher with CODEPINK, and co-authored its report on “War Profiteers: […]

Military-Friendly: Zooming Into the State-Level War Machine

By Eleanor, ArtKillingApathy It’s a pretty boring drive. My friends in Sweden always engage their rose-colored paradigms when I talk about driving in the US. They think it’s like Thelma and Louise or that Johnny Depp commercial where he’s driving […]