Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Katrina vanden Heuvel - The Washington Post
The Pentagon is not likely to escape the growing imperative of change. And thanks to amendments to this year's NDAA, including demands for a 10 percent cut to the military budget, legislators won’t be able to hide what side of history they are on.
William Hartung - The Nation
Any effort to reduce police spending and focus on social programs should include massive cuts to the Pentagon’s bloated budget.
Joe Cirincione & Erica Fein - Defense One
Even before the pandemic, it was clear that more money didn’t mean more real security.
John Nichols - The Nation
The California representative is calling for reallocation from military budgets to meet human needs. And she’s got allies like Bernie Sanders.
Jonathan Tasini - Working Life Podcast
Ashik Siddique, research analyst at the National Priorities Project, talks about where the Pentagon could be cut—and how the slashing could go far, far deeper.
Savannah Wooten - The National Interest
The U.S. government’s refusal to prepare for the coronavirus is exposing the sham of American “exceptionalism” in real-time.
Meg Gio - Medium
US war profiteering is taking taxpayer dollars away from critical domestic social services.
Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis - CNN
Whenever we demand what we know is necessary for all people to thrive, politicians who have accommodated themselves to America's inequality ask, "But how would we pay for it?" The Poor People's Campaign worked with some of the nation's best economists to find the money.
Rev. Liz Theoharis - Open Democracy
To create real security, we must slash the Pentagon budget and invest in meeting everyone’s basic human needs.
Bryan Bender - Politico
Lee’s nonbinding resolution calls for reductions of up to $350 billion in the defense budget and recommends, among other options, winding down long-running wars and shuttering 60 percent of overseas bases to save money.