Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Ashik Siddique - In These Times
Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.
Donna Park - Counterpunch
Most Americans who either support or accept the large amount of money spent on the U.S. military probably do so because they think it makes our nation secure. But does it really?
Kenny Stancil - Common Dreams
"A budget is about priorities," said Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren.
Dharna Noor - Gizmodo
President Joe Biden signed a suite of executive orders on climate policy, including one that enshrines climate change as a key consideration for American foreign policy and national security. That's a step forward—but teeing it up as a national security issue could lead to a militarized response to the climate crisis, ...
Ashik Siddique - Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
An organized left must take stock of strategic cleavages to push for military spending cuts in the near term, and lay the groundwork for major long-term transformation of U.S. policies away from militarism and imperial domination of the rest of the world, and toward social and ecological repair.
Ben Zimmer - Wall Street Journal
The impulse to constantly check phone screens for bad news only got its name in the last few years
Brian Kahn & Dharna Noor - Gizmodo
President-elect Joe Biden has an unprecedented opportunity to walk the U.S.—and perhaps the world—back from the brink on climate change. After four years of harmful deregulation, his work is cut out for him. Here is an agency-by-agency along with other facets of the executive branch breakdown of how to reimagine the ...
Sarah Lazare - In These Times
There is always money for war.
Rose Aguilar & Malihe Razahan - KALW Public Radio
Democrats lost several state legislative races, which could impact redistricting, Medicaid expansion, climate action, and voting rights. Why did Democrats lose seats they expected to win? Where is the reckoning?
Adam H. Johnson - Medium
Read the fine print before rushing to deem climate change a “national security” threat.