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Federal Money, Everyone's Morals: 10/01/2010

H. Patricia Hynes - Daily Hampshire Gazette

"... Budgets are moral documents," states Congresswoman Barbara Lee, but "they don't lend themselves to a moral reading." She adds that increases in military spending are made at the expense of federal investment in affordable housing, home care, childcare and education; yet, no budget documentation acknowledges this trade-off.


One Nation, Saving The American Dream: 10/01/2010

Maureen Aumand - Albany Times Union

Saturday, tens of thousands of citizens will converge on Washington for a historic march.


Framingham Workshop To Tackle War And Schools.: 10/01/2010

Staff - MetroWest Daily News

FRAMINGHAM — A panel discussion and workshop Saturday will weigh the cost of our national military budget and local education."Saving Our Schools: Balancing Books and Bombs'' will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Parish in Framingham, 24 Vernon St.Sponsored by MetroWest Peace Action, the discussion will focus ...


Npp, Afsc Reach Out To Kids: 09/28/2010

Maureen Turner - Valley Advocate

By the end of this month, the U.S. will have spent $1.05 trillion to fight the wars in Iraq ($747.3 billion) and Afghanistan ($299 billion), according to the Northampton-based National Priorities Project.It doesn't take a lot of imagination to come up with a long list of ways that money could ...


Us Sulks Due To Potential Loss Of British Bff: 09/27/2010

Carol Still - The Mount Holyoke News

By now we all know that the Conservative Party (read Republican) won big time in the United Kingdom's elections this past May, ending the Labour (read Democrat) Party's 13 years in power. We also know that the economy around the world is not doing so hot, and, given our knowledge ...


Around Town: Activist Brings 'War Dollars' Measure To Town Meeting: 09/24/2010

Scott Merzbach - Amherst Bulletin

A campaign to have money going toward war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan be returned for domestic priorities instead will be presented to fall Town Meeting.Town Meeting member Ruth Hooke this week said the "Bring the War Dollars Home" petition is part of a nationwide effort that recently met with ...


Pickens Warns Against Buying 'Enemy' Oil: 09/23/2010

Shaun Polczer - Calgary Herald

Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said Wednesday that the United States' dependence on oil from the Middle East is indirectly funding the war in Afghanistan and leading to the deaths of American and Canadian soldiers while raising his nation's government debt. Speaking to a chamber of commerce audience in ...


Amherst Town Meeting To Consider 'War Dollars' Measure That Would Bring Money Back Home, Away From Iraq And Afghanistan: 09/22/2010

SCOTT MERZBACH - Daily Hampshire Gazette

AMHERST - Town Meeting members will be asked to endorse a resolution aimed at pressuring national leaders to bring the money now being spent on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan back to local communities. Ruth Hooke, a Town Meeting member, said Tuesday that the "Bring the War Dollars Home" petition ...


Who Will Face The Music For Iraq's Future? : A Sad Sotry Of The Biggest Unilateral Undertaking: 09/20/2010

Georgiy Voloshin - Foreign Policy Journal

US President Barack Obama's August 31 speech, in which he announced the long-awaited drawdown of US combat troops in Iraq in line with his previous statements made all throughout his presidential campaign, came about as a logical outcome of what has been the electoral promise and a great hope. Looking ...


Who Are The 81 Socialists In Congress?: 09/20/2010

- The Mountain

Before we answer the question posed above, it is vitally important to understand that those within the radical left wing movement in America today no longer call themselves "socialists" or "communists" (or even "liberals" in some cases).