Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Bryan Bender - Politico
“At a minimum,” the defense budget should be reduced “by cutting war spending and unnecessary weapons and service contracts,” says Lindsay Koshgarian, program director of the National Priorities Project.
Maliya Ellis - New Haven Independent
Dozens of New Haveners turned out to a virtual public hearing, invoking two new crises to press lawmakers for support for an older cause, with a referendum that calls upon U.S. Congress to reallocate military funding to address city-level priorities, including education, employment, and sustainability.
John Nichols - The Nation
Progressive democrats look to reduce the defense budget.
Sarah Lazare - In These Times
A confrontational U.S. posture towards China, no matter who is in the White House, has dire implications. "If China and the United States get into an arms race, we will be taking those resources away from any other response to climate change,” says Lindsay Koshgarian.
Lorah Steichen - Inkstick Media
COVID-19 is a dress rehearsal for the climate crisis, and right now we're failing.
Kate Yoder - Grist
The Pentagon has been talking about the dangers of climate change for decades, much more candidly than Congress or the White House, said Lorah Steichen, coauthor of the new report from National Priorities Project. When it comes to taking on climate change, however, the military is mainly concerned with improving its own ...
Katrina vanden Heuvel - The Washington Post
Mobilizing around a call for moral revival, the Poor People’s Campaign has built more than 40 state committees, bringing together poor and low-income people — many now called “essential” workers, faith leaders and citizens of conscience. The group put forth a Poor People’s Moral Budget laying out sensible priorities at the national level.
Steve Horn - The Real News
A new report by the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, released on Earth Day, has pointed to something seldom acknowledged within the U.S. climate movement: Put simply, war does not just kill people, but it is also killing the planet by worsening the climate crisis.
Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams
"The COVID-19 crisis has made clearer than ever the flaws in our system, one that prioritizes military spending and global instability over the well-being of our people."
Sonali Kolhatkar - Rising Up With Sonali
FEATURING LINDSAY KOSHGARIAN – As the world is consumed with the coronavirus, carbon emissions have finally dropped as a result of massive lockdowns and quarantines. But the pause in emissions is likely temporary. A new report makes the link between militarism and the climate. The report, No Warming, No War, ...