Budget Matters Blog

Category: Military & Security


Muzzling Dissent: How Militarized Police & Fossil Fuel Corporations Are Criminalizing Protest

A new Institute for Policy Studies report exposes the troubling link between new laws criminalizing protesters and the fossil fuel industry’s deep influence over elected officials. 


Overhauling U.S Foreign Policy: The Bitter Fights Ahead

After Election Day, we can’t just go back to the status quo. On foreign policy especially, movements need to be ready to push a new administration hard.


Indigenous Peoples Day and the Years of Repair

The Years of Repair shows how we can transform moments of urgent global crisis into catalysts for demanding and achieving a restorative, progressive vision for the future.


The Pentagon Took COVID-19 Money for PPE and Bought Weapons Instead

Make no mistake: The Trump administration’s heartlessness and militarism are costing lives.


Trump's Shout-Out to Proud Boys Has an Antidote: End Violent Policies that Uphold White Supremacy

As long as violence is the primary policy solution, white supremacy will keep its grip on our nation and world.


The Pentagon Blew $1 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds on Military Equipment

The Pentagon misused much of $1 billion in congressionally appropriated COVID-19 relief funding, funneling it mostly to military contractors and using the money to make things like jet engine parts, body armor, and dress uniforms. What could that have paid for instead?


It’s Time to End the Nuclear Age

2020 has been hard enough. The last thing the world needs this year is nuclear weapons.


To Achieve Climate Justice, Demilitarize the Border

Immigrant justice is climate justice. Demilitarization is core to achieving both. 


The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ Has Displaced At Least 37 Million People


It’s a Pandemic. Military Spending Hikes Should Be Off the Table.