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Kennebunkport, Maine: August 25 Rally And March For Peace: 08/16/2007

- Common Dreams

KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE - AUGUST 16 - Up to 10,000 activists and ordinary citizens will converge at Kennebunkport Saturday, August 25, at 10 a.m. to call for an immediate withdraw of United States troops from Iraq. The Kennebunks Peace Department?s August 25 Rally and March for Peace will feature speakers from ...

Guns Versus Butter -- Our Real Economic Challenge: 08/13/2007

Jonathan Tasini - The Huffington Post

Guns versus butter. It's the classic debate that really tells us a lot about our priorities that we set for the kind of society we can expect to live in -- how much money a country spends on the military versus how much money is expended on non-military, domestic needs. ...

Military Widens Door For Dropouts: 08/09/2007

Kimberly Hefling - USA Today

So the National Guard ran her through a program it started this year in Pennsylvania for privates who drop out of high school after having joined the military. In an old barracks at Fort Indiantown Gap, the 18-year-old Cleveland woman and other dropouts spent three intensive weeks in class this ...

Analysis: Bush's Failed Mideast Policy: 07/18/2007

Claude Salhani - United Press International

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush hopes to convene an international conference next autumn to pave the way forward for the stalled Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Well, at least with half the Palestinians, as the administration will not talk to Hamas, ...

Acting Locally: 06/28/2007

- The Nation

News Hour With Jim Lehrer: 05/22/2007

- National Priorities Project

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Are Iraq War Costs Spinning Out Of Control?: 05/07/2007

David R. Francis - Christian Science Monitor

The invasion of Iraq was launched four years ago with a "shock and awe" display of American military might. As bombs fell, Baghdad's skyline lit up. Today, United States taxpayers are faced with a bill for the war that could also inspire shock and awe. Through Sunday, the war's cost ...

What Does $456 Billion Buy?: 05/05/2007

- The Boston Globe

While there is some disagreement on the idea of troop deadlines for US soldiers in Iraq, all sides seem to be on board with the amount included in the bill to fund the war. Including the $124.2 billion bill, the total cost of the Iraq war may reach $456 billion ...

How Uncle Sam Spends Your Tax Money: 04/13/2007

Moira Herbst - Business Week

Tax time may be the least pleasant harbinger of spring for Americans. Wading through the math of a Form 1040—built atop the rules of an exceedingly complex tax code—can take weeks of preparation and calculation. After all that, do you ever wonder how—specifically—your money is being spent? Here are a ...

War And Taxes: With 40% Of Irs Revenue Going To Military, Resisters Prepare To Withhold Taxes To Protest War: 04/12/2007

- Democracy Now

Tax day is this Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service is expected to take in over $2 trillion dollars this year. Nearly 40 percent of that total will go to military related expenses. Tax resisters across the country are planning to withhold part or all of their taxes to protest the ...