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The Link Between US Militarism and the Climate Crisis


Source: Institute for Policy Studies

The link between militarism and the climate crisis is undeniable. The U.S. military is particularly problematic in its energy and fossil fuel consumption.

Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, spoke at Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays, along with Cherri Foytlin, Krystal Two Bulls, Jodie Evans, Ciara Taylor, and Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

Together, they exposed the intricate connection between war, militarism, and the climate crisis, including how the U.S. military has over 800 foreign bases, the U.S. spends more on its military than the next 7 countries combined, and how the CEOs of federal defense contractors pocket millions of taxpayer dollars while propping up the military industrial complex.

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