Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Mass incarceration is leading to some of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the United States.
U.S. budgets are characterized by a prioritization of militarization over human life and needs. It's time to defund.
Local governments have a revenue problem, while America has a policing problem. There’s a simple solution.
The Black Lives Matter protest movement shows again why America needs to defund bloated and militarized police departments.
It has become crystal clear during this pandemic that working people fuel this economy, but they’re the ones bearing the cost.
In the very near future, countries are going to have to choose whether they make guns or vaccines.
The largest industrial military in the world is also one of the biggest polluters. Maintaining a massive military requires significant investment in carbon-intensive infrastructure and gas-guzzling equipment. The carbon footprint of the military is tremendous. So why isn’t “greening the military” a good solution?
The United States was the biggest driver of this growth, with its $732 billion in 2019 accounting for a full 38% of global military spending. That's more than the next 10 countries combined, a marked increase from the previous year when it was merely larger than the next seven combined.
Today, on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the National Priorities Project is proud to release No Warming, No War: How Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis - and Vice Versa.
If civilian production can be shifted to be useful right now against the coronavirus, so should military production. This is an excellent time to invoke the Defense Production Act to redirect the industrial capacity of military contractors.