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Sncc's 50th: Thoughts From Sue Thrasher: 05/10/2010

smkotch - Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement

Many thanks to activist, writer, and educator Sue Thrasher for sharing these thoughts on the recent SNCC conference. We have posted them with some photos taken by historian Patrick D. Jones. Take a look at Patrick's album of SNCC reunion photos here. The site also has a great list of ...

Gates: We Can Cut Military Spending: 05/10/2010

William Hartung - Huffington Post

Well, he didn't exactly say that. But in his speech last Saturday at the Eisenhower Library, Obama Secretary of Defense Robert Gates acknowledged that the United States has such a huge lead in conventional military power that we can afford to do without a few ships here, a few planes ...

The Folly Of Nation-Building: 05/09/2010

Austin Raynor - The Libertarian Solution

Since 9-11, American foreign policy has become markedly interventionist and excessively costly. According to the National Priorities Project, Congress to date has allocated $747.3 billion to the war in Iraq and $299 billion to the war in Afghanistan. American military expenditures are as great as the military expenditures of the ...

Afghanistan And Central Asian Oil: 05/07/2010

John CK Daly - ISA Intel

Operation Enduring Freedom on 7 October began its ninth year. At $4 billion per month, a National Priorities Project has determined that the total cost of military operations in Afghanistan by the end of the year will be almost $200 billion. Thoughtful American taxpayers may ask why the Obama administration ...

Rpt-Factox-A Look At Costs Of Afghan War To U.S. Taxpayers: 05/06/2010

Susan Cornwell - Reuters

President Barack Obama's request in February for more money to pay for the war in Afghanistan is still snarled in Congress as lawmakers work on other priorities and deal with scarce budget resources.

Mushrooms Keep Sprouting: 05/04/2010

Alan Singer - The Huffington Post

Anthropologist Margaret Mead is credited with the statement, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Mead supposedly said it at a cocktail party and although she was a prolific author, she never wrote it ...

Jobs And Budget Crises Data: Local Impacts And Federal Initiatives: 05/04/2010

Sarah VonEsch - Aggressive Progressive

The economy may be turning around for some, but in many states across the country, unemployment is well above ten percent. Most of us can probably point to situations where people are losing their jobs and homes, small businesses are closing, social services are being cut and families are forced ...

The Politics Of Unemployment As It Turns Out: 05/03/2010

Marylin Olds - Kingston Community News

We all know someone who is out of work. If you don't, then drop by the local food banks or St. Olaf's on St. Vincent's utility bill aid days or the unemployment office.

Its Time To Rethink The Cost Of Wars: 05/01/2010

Tracy Emblem - PDA

The National Priorities Project estimates that it cost the U.S. taxpayers $1.05 trillion dollars to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through the end of Fiscal Year 2010. In March, the administration appeared again on Capital Hill to ask for another $33 billion to support the "surge" in Afghanistan.

High-Speed Rail A National Security Priority: 04/30/2010

Paul Scaglia - CT Post

By Paul Scaglia