Category: War Spending

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David Swanson: Intersection of Mistakes With Misdeeds

The problem is not just that we’re paving the planet rather than saving lives. And it’s not just that paving one’s way out of traffic predictably generates more traffic. It’s also that we’re destroying the planet’s climate in the process

James Petras: The Pentagon and Big Oil: Militarism and Capital Accumulation

There is no question that, in the immediate aftermath, following U.S. military conquests, wars, occupations, and sanctions, U.S. multinational corporations (MNC) lost out on profitable sites for investments.

Erica Weiland: You Have Already Been Drafted

Rich and powerful people will always find a way to profit from, rather than pay in any manner for, wars. Furthermore, I want to point out that we are already making great sacrifices for our current war. We have already been drafted and we are already paying war taxes. According to the War Resisters League, for the 2015 fiscal year, approximately 45 percent of every income tax dollar paid to the U.S. government will end up being spent on war

David Vine: The Bases of War in the Middle East

From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 years of building bases and sowing disaster

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David Swanson: Free College or Another New War

What does the United States spend its money on that these other countries do not?

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Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to Escalate

The Phantasmagoric World of Washington

Alex Doherty: Climate Change and the Pentagon

The US military is already having to devote significant resources to coping with the effects of major weather events

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Medea Benjamin: Don’t Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes. It won’t tell.

Congress, thankfully, did give the Pentagon a deadline to get itself in better financial shape — 25 years ago

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Bill Berkowitz: Bamboozling the Public in the Name of the Troops

One of the group’s earliest activities had little to do with supporting the troops. Move America Forward tried to prevent theater owners from showing Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.

David Wearing: Israel proves that British arms export safeguards are worthless

For years, anti-arms trade campaigners have been told by government ministers of all political parties that Britain has a tough and rigorous arms control regime

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