Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: military budget

81 senators vote to override Trump veto of NDAA as GOP...

It is the first veto override of Trump's presidency.

Rejecting Michèle Flournoy, progressives demand Biden pick Pentagon chief ‘untethered’ from...

"The power progressives hold must be wielded now before it's too late, before Flournoy is crowned and the U.S. slips further into decline..."

The Pentagon budget still rising, 40 years later

The rationale for spending more than $700 billion a year on the Pentagon—and well over $1.2 trillion for national security writ large—simply does not exist.

‘Atrocious’: 188 Democrats join GOP to hand Trump $738 billion military...

"Every member of Congress who voted to give the most corrupt, unhinged, and unstable president in history $738 billion to fight endless wars...must never tell us that we cannot afford Medicare for All or a Green New Deal."

Bestselling pentagon fiction

Caltech receives $750 million from bottled water industry billionaires  For the Pentagon, happy days are here again (if...

Bernie Sanders: Democrats need to rein in our out-of-control military spending

Democrats must challenge unnecessary spending and interventions—beginning with the war in Yemen.

Exclusive: The Pentagon’s massive accounting fraud exposed

How U.S. military spending keeps rising even as the Pentagon flunks its audits.

How pro-war Democrats use Russiagate to bloat the military – and why...

Russia became the bipartisan justification for an $716 billion defense budget and nuclear build-up.

40 Democrats join Republicans and vote for $717 billion military spending...

The NDAA will hit Donald Trump's desk today and is "on track to become law before the start of the fiscal year for the first time since the fiscal 1997 bill."

How the war industry corrupts the US Congress

Join us in building an economy that is not dependent on killing and maiming people to boost the profits of weapons manufacturers.

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Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."