Friday, July 3, 2020

Tag: military

Bernie: Cut Pentagon by 10% to invest in education, health care,...

“And when we talk about real change it is incredible to me the degree to which Congress continues to ignore our bloated $740 billion defense budget—which has gone up by over $100 billion since Trump has been in office.”

Trump goes full fascist in using military to clear out protesters...

It seems like a long shot, but absent mass opposition at this point, it’s hard to see what else is standing in Trump’s way than the military deciding to honor their oaths to defend the Constitution.

How the US southern border became a militarized zone

We want our tax dollars spent on health care, education, and other vital social programs—not lining the pockets of military contractors, perpetuating endless wars, and militarizing borders and immigration agents.

We have met the enemy and it’s a tiny virus

Hundreds of billions of bucks for arms, nothing for hospital beds, medical tests, masks and ventilators.

Why coronavirus is humanity’s wake-up call

As we respond to the coronavirus emergency and the immediate needs of the people and communities impacted by it, let us also keep in view the systemic needs and possibilities that crisis exposes.

Ending the myth that Trump is ending the wars

Trump has sent more new troops to the Middle East than he’s bringing home from Afghanistan.

The paradox of America’s endless wars

A staggering (and still rising) Pentagon budget only ensures that there will be more war—with more wounded veterans.

‘These are the bad times’: Trump to deploy heavily armed border...

"Trump is using military-style tactics because he has a political beef with cities whose policies he doesn't like."

The military cost of protecting oil with a case study of...

The primary motive of the war is to control Iraqi’s oil production to sustain the global oil flows and to keep a check on prices.

National Guard kicks out two men with ties to white supremacy

The investigation was launched after online activists published a report linking the two men to a religious sect identified as a hate group.

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The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.