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First In Military Spending, Last In Our Covid-19 Response: 05/08/2020

Lorah Steichen - Inkstick Media

COVID-19 is a dress rehearsal for the climate crisis, and right now we're failing.

Spending Trillions On ‘Defense’ Left America Unprepared For Real Disasters: 05/06/2020

Kate Yoder - Grist

The Pentagon has been talking about the dangers of climate change for decades, much more candidly than Congress or the White House, said Lorah Steichen, coauthor of the new report from National Priorities Project. When it comes to taking on climate change, however, the military is mainly concerned with improving its own ...

The Pandemic Has Made The Poor People’S Campaign Virtual — And Vital: 05/05/2020

Katrina vanden Heuvel - The Washington Post

Mobilizing around a call for moral revival, the Poor People’s Campaign has built more than 40 state committees, bringing together poor and low-income people — many now called “essential” workers, faith leaders and citizens of conscience. The group put forth a Poor People’s Moral Budget laying out sensible priorities at the national level.

Climate Crisis: Kxl Legal Precedent, War And Climate, Slow Streets: 05/05/2020

Steve Horn - The Real News

A new report by the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, released on Earth Day, has pointed to something seldom acknowledged within the U.S. climate movement: Put simply, war does not just kill people, but it is also killing the planet by worsening the climate crisis.

'Halt This Madness': Us Drove Last Year's Over $1.9 Trillion In Global Military Spending: 04/27/2020

Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams

"The COVID-19 crisis has made clearer than ever the flaws in our system, one that prioritizes military spending and global instability over the well-being of our people."

How Militarism Fuels The Climate Crisis – And Vice Versa: 04/24/2020

Sonali Kolhatkar - Rising Up With Sonali

FEATURING LINDSAY KOSHGARIAN – As the world is consumed with the coronavirus, carbon emissions have finally dropped as a result of massive lockdowns and quarantines. But the pause in emissions is likely temporary. A new report makes the link between militarism and the climate.  The report, No Warming, No War, ...

'No Warming, No War': Report Details How Us Militarism And Climate Crisis Are Deeply Interwoven: 04/23/2020

Jessica Corbett - Common Dreams

A new report examining the federal budget illuminates the deep connections between the climate emergency and the U.S. military, arguing that the shift to a green economy requires a just transition away from both fossil fuels and endless war. The report, entitled No Warming, No War: How Militarism Fuels the ...

We Can’T Rely On Just The Military: 04/08/2020

Uri Friedman - The Atlantic

It might seem like the Pentagon can act as some sort of savior in confronting the coronavirus, but that’s unlikely.

'Lot Of Fear': Coronavirus Pandemic Compounds Dire Situation For Poor Americans: 03/27/2020

Bill Hutchinson - ABC News

An audit by the Poor People’s Campaign in partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies shows that even before the coronavirus crisis, there were 140 million poor to low-wealth Americans who could not afford a $400 economic emergency.

Weekly Jobless Claims Skyrocket To 3.28 Million, Breaking All Records: 03/26/2020

Mark Gruenberg - People's World

“We need a stimulus that puts people over profit,” declared Lorah Steichen of the National Priorities Project.