Federal Budget Analysis

No Warming, No War: How Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis—and Vice Versa

April 22, 2020

Climate change and militarism intersect in a variety of alarming ways: Recognizing that the impacts of climate change will dramatically increase instability around the globe, this paper examines the role of militarism in a climate-changed world. 

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Fact Sheet: Wall Funding vs. Coronavirus

March 2, 2020

President Trump’s cruel immigration initiatives could instead fund a rational response to Coronavirus


The Toll of Poverty

March 2, 2020


Three Big Ideas for Reducing Military Spending

March 2, 2020

The time has come for an end to the United States ill-conceived wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the moment is ripe for a new peace dividend. Today’s threats are mostly non-military in nature: climate change, global economic inequality, and rising nationalism all do not have military solutions.



Fact Sheet: Defund Militarism in the United States

March 2, 2020

Militarism and violence are the hallmarks of U.S. policy at home and abroad. From war to mass incarceration and beyond, these policies amplify poverty, racism and environmental degradation. They can and must change.


Poor People’s Campaign State Fact Sheets

Feb. 20, 2020

Learn more about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism/the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism in your state!


President Trump's 2021 Budget Prioritizes the Pentagon

Feb. 10, 2020

President Trump released his fourth budget proposal today, and the priorities are crystal clear. Just four agencies rate spending increases in the Trump 2021 budget: the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Treasury Department. From Agriculture to Education, and from Commerce to State, every other federal agency would face cuts under the president’s proposal. Across the board, the Trump budget prioritizes brute force and military solutions over humanitarian and diplomatic ones.


A Unified Budget to Demilitarize America, At Home and Abroad

Jan. 7, 2020

NPP's Ashik Siddique addresses the Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit to explain how we could safely shift as much as $350 billion per year away from the Pentagon by ending the endless wars, closing 60% of foreign bases, cutting unnecessary weapons, and much more.


Five Ways Congress should invest $9.74 billion instead of Trump's immigration policy

Nov. 15, 2019

At least $9.74 billion of our tax dollars could be used to lift up our children and communities instead of tearing families apart.