Category: Weapons & Disarmament

Ellen Taylor: The US Military Has Its Knee on the Throat of the World

We must vanquish this shape-shifting, Orwellian spectre with which our overlords ensnare us, with their lies of “they hate our freedoms”. Defund the Pentagon

Norman Solomon: Defying “the Madness of Militarism”

Co-chairs of California’s huge delegation, Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee, have an opportunity to directly challenge the Democratic Party’s default embrace of what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism”

Alex Emmons: Progressives Plan to Push Big Cuts to Defense Spending

“In the midst of the worst public health crisis in over 100 years and the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, we do not need to authorize $740.5 billion in bombs, weapons, fighter jets and endless wars.”

Conn Hallinan: Tipping the Nuclear Dominos

If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced “duck and cover”

Jake Johnson: Time to ‘Reinvest in People’ and ‘Cut Weapons of War’

Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut Up to $350 Billion From Pentagon

Lawrence Wittner: Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump’s Bizarre Arms Race

The price tag for this enormous nuclear buildup, which will occur over the next three decades, has been estimated as at least $1.5 trillion

Richard Falk: Arms Control & Disarmament: A Failed Marriage

The linkages between contagious disease and climate change is too evident to ignore

Tom H. Hastings: Memorial Day rethought

Memorial Day will always be a peace holiday. It should commemorate the hundreds of millions who did not die from thermonuclear warfare this year. May we be so lucky until next Memorial Day

Mandy Smithberger: Beware the Pentagon’s Pandemic Profiteers

Hasn’t the Military-Industrial Complex Taken Enough of Our Money?

George Monbiot: Let’s Nuke the Virus

The UK dismissed early warnings about coronavirus – spending billions on the arms industry while ignoring real threats

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