Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, it remains a cautionary tale for how distorted budget priorities can result in militaristic, rather than humanitarian, disaster response.
A little-known federal program dumps military equipment on local police forces. We need to end it.
Under the Trump administration, the military-industrial revolving door has only spun faster, as more private sector executives make the jump to the public sector with little government or military experience. But the influence-peddling of the defense industry isn't new, and it's hardly partisan.
Military recruiters deliberately exploit the financial and social insecurities of teenagers to enlist more soldiers.
Humanitarian aid is the form of foreign spending that we need to prioritize for a safer future, instead of ever-flowing military aid. But the US is weaponizing it.
With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.
With military spending at historically high levels, and with additional increases under President Trump, a 10% cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget. Here's how we could spend that $74 billion instead.
It is tragically impossible to revert time to save a hundred thousand people from death, yet it is still possible for all of us to support and help kickstart the transformation of the U.S. federal budget to a just and equitable one.
Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.
Pentagon contractors like Lockheed Martin exploit their political connections to maintain a system that generates huge corporate profits and executive pay at taxpayer expense.