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Biden’S New Pentagon Budget Prioritizes War And Militarization Over Human Need: 04/06/2022

Melinda Tuhus - Between the Lines

Interview with Lindsay Koshgarian, program director of the National Priorities Project, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

How Biden’S Budget Prioritizes War Over People’S Needs: 03/31/2022

Sonali Kolhatkar - Rising Up With Sonali

President Joe Biden has announced a $5.8 trillion federal budget whose key priorities are out of line with his campaign platform. His budget includes significant increases in military and police spending.

Biden Requests Record Defense Budget Even Before Congress Boosts It: 03/29/2022

David Moore - Sludge

The Biden White House unveiled a budget request for Fiscal Year 2023 that continues the trend of sharply rising defense spending by proposing a record $813.3 billion in military spending—an increase of $31 billion, about four percent, over this year.

Biden Wants To Give 163 Times More To Us Military Than To Global Pandemic Response: 03/29/2022

Kenny Stancil - Common Dreams

"Failing to fund the global fight against Covid-19 is a choice to extend the pandemic," said one public health expert.

Biden Is Using The Ukraine Crisis To Justify Dangerous Investments In Nuclear Weapons: 03/28/2022

Sarah Lazare - In These Times

The president’s budget calls for $50.9 billion in nuclear weapons spending.

Our Skyrocketing Military Spending Helps Pentagon Contractors—Not Ukraine: 03/28/2022

Lindsay Koshgarian - Newsweek

Like the rest of the world, I've looked on in horror at Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It's heartbreaking to watch Ukrainians flee their homes as their cities are mercilessly bombarded. And yet as bad as this situation is, none of it justifies the $782 billion military budget just passed by Congress and ...

After Yanking Covid Relief, House Approves Package With $782 Billion For Us Military: 03/10/2022

Jake Johnson - Common Dreams

"This is the definition of prioritizing the Pentagon (militarism and war) over the people," said one advocacy group.

Is Super-Polluting Pentagon’S Climate Plan Just ‘Military-Grade Greenwash’?: 03/10/2022

Iffah Kitchlew - The Guardian

US military aims for net zero by 2050 but with a carbon footprint greater than some 140 countries critics say it needs radical change

'Holy Hell': Dem Leadership Pulls Covid Relief From Spending Bill: 03/10/2022

Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams

"Yet somehow, we can afford to throw $782 BILLION to the Pentagon," says Public Citizen. "It doesn't have to be this way."

The Existential Danger Of Using The Ukraine Invasion To Ramp Up Fossil Fuel Production: 03/07/2022

Sarah Lazare - In These Times

Just as scientists warn we must drastically shift away from fossil fuel extraction, the Biden administration is pressing for more oil production.