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Morning Defense: Sasc Begins Ndaa Markup Today: 06/08/2020

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.

Peace Referendum Advances: 06/02/2020

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. 

‘America Needs A Coronavirus Cure, Not More War’: 05/27/2020

John Nichols - The Nation

Progressive democrats look to reduce the defense budget.

Asian-American Groups Demand Biden Take Down His ‘Anti-China’ Ad: 05/20/2020

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.

First In Military Spending, Last In Our Covid-19 Response: 05/08/2020

Lorah Steichen - Inkstick Media

COVID-19 is a dress rehearsal for the climate crisis, and right now we're failing.

Spending Trillions On ‘Defense’ Left America Unprepared For Real Disasters: 05/06/2020

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 ...

The Pandemic Has Made The Poor People’S Campaign Virtual — And Vital: 05/05/2020

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.

Climate Crisis: Kxl Legal Precedent, War And Climate, Slow Streets: 05/05/2020

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.

'Halt This Madness': Us Drove Last Year's Over $1.9 Trillion In Global Military Spending: 04/27/2020

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."

How Militarism Fuels The Climate Crisis – And Vice Versa: 04/24/2020

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, ...