The idea that we have to either support military action and sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, or “do nothing,” is a false binary.
The spending priorities Biden listed in his State of the Union speech don’t match reality. It’s time to invest in the people of this country.
There’s no “national interest” worth risking nuclear conflict. But urgent diplomacy and humanitarian aid — and Russia’s own antiwar movement — could stop the suffering.
Guard members have stepped up heroically during the pandemic. If we invested in more than just the military, maybe they wouldn’t have to.
U.S. actions are raising tensions with Russia rather than resolving them.
While the U.S. sends quick weapons shipments and maneuvers troops, other urgent problems go unsolved.
Changing our budget priorities is key to repairing these harms.
Congress just passed a $778 billion military budget, and failed to pass the Build Back Better plan that costs less than a quarter of that annually.
Here’s what Washington, Moscow, and Kyiv can do to avoid the next world war.
National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies Condemns Passage of a $778 Billion Pentagon bill, Celebrates Lawmakers Who Opposed
“Stop lavishing money on the Pentagon while skimping on everything else,” said National Priorities Project director Lindsay Koshgarian.
The Pentagon now claims no wrongdoing in a parting drone attack that killed seven children. International law and basic morality demands real accountability.
Phyllis Bennis joins a War on Terror Film Festival panel discussion for the film, We Are Many.
Democrats are slashing the Build Back Better bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion over ten years. Meanwhile, Pentagon contractors have received $3.4 trillion over the past decade.
The president’s $3.5 trillion human-needs plan is facing severe cuts from key members of Congress. So why does the military get $7.5 trillion, no questions asked?
More than 140 historians ranked past American presidents. If not for Trump, Bush’s ranking would have nosedived.