Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Lyn Thomas - Tropic Post
Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, said that Japan, not the U.S., takes priority over other nations when it comes to mining his country's new found vast mineral deposits."Morally Afghanistan should give access as a priority to those countries that have helped Afghanistan massively in the past few years," said Karzai. He ...
- DC Up Close
Bruce Bartlett - Fiscal Times
Concerns about budget deficits and rising debt levels are leading to fractures in the heretofore unified conservative support for ever-higher defense spending. At least a few Republicans are now openly suggesting significant cuts in the defense budget, raising concerns among conservatives primarily concerned about national security. I believe that ultimately ...
Hank Kalet - Populist.com
We are killing the planet. There is no other way to say it. Our greed and arrogance have prevented us from taking the necessary steps to ensure that the planet we will pass along to our descendents is livable. We believe cheap oil is our birthright and that cracking down ...
Joseph Nevins - truthout
As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, just one of many manifestations of perilous ecological degradation across the planet, the need to challenge war and militarism - especially in terms of the United States - becomes ever-more pressing. The U.S. military is the world's single biggest consumer ...
- C-SPAN Video Library
The Sustainable Defense Task Force presented the findings of its report on the Pentagon's possible contribution to deficit reduction. They focused on recommendations for areas in which budget cuts could be made without degrading national security, military preparedness, or the sustainability of key programs.
Vijay Prashad - Counter Punch
n May 30, at 10:06am, the United States exchequer turned over its trillionth dollar to the U. S. armed forces for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A trillion dollars is a lot of money. As my friends at the National Priorities Project put it, if I made a $1 ...
Roxana Tiron - The Hill: Congress Blog
A panel commissioned by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is recommending nearly $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon's budget during the next 10 years.
- The Voices of Russia in New York City
The cost of the United States' wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost taxpayers more than one trillion dollars as of June 1, according to a report published by a nonprofit organization "National Priorities Project".
- RTT News
RTTNews) - A report by a non-profit organization which tracks American military spending says the total cost of the US military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan has crossed $1 trillion.