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Could Biden's Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?: 02/22/2021

Ashik Siddique - In These Times

Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.

Rethinking Us Security: 02/05/2021

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?

Warren Blasts 'Unconscionable' $740 Billion Pentagon Budget While Millions Suffer From Poverty, Joblessness, And Covid-19: 02/02/2021

Kenny Stancil - Common Dreams

"A budget is about priorities," said Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren.

Climate Change Can't Be An Excuse For More Militarization: 01/28/2021

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, ...

More Military Money, More Problems: 01/15/2021

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.

‘Doomscrolling’: A Twitter Habit Is The New, High-Tech Way To Slide Into Despair: 12/10/2020

Ben Zimmer - Wall Street Journal

The impulse to constantly check phone screens for bad news only got its name in the last few years

How Biden Can Ensure Every Federal Agency Is Fighting Climate Change: 12/03/2020

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 ...

Congress Is Deadlocked On Covid Relief But Came Together To Fund The Pentagon For $740 Billion: 12/03/2020

Sarah Lazare - In These Times

There is always money for war.

Why Did Democrats Lose Seats They Expected To Win?: 11/30/2020

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? 

Framing Climate Change As A “National Security Priority” Isn’T A Clever Maneuver To Get People To Care — It’S A Centrist Co-Option Strategy To Bloat The Budgets Of Ice And The Pentagon: 11/24/2020

Adam H. Johnson - Medium

Read the fine print before rushing to deem climate change a “national security” threat.