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COVID Shrank the Global Economy, but U.S. Military Spending is Still More Than Next 11 Countries Combined

The world spent almost $2 trillion on militaries in 2020, according to the latest data on global military expenditures compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). That's a military spending increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms since 2019, even as global gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 4.4% Continue Reading


Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic

At $753 billion, President Biden's requested Pentagon budget increase continues the dangerous and short-sighted path of ballooning military spending set by President Trump, and fails to recognize the reality that our most critical challenges don't have military solutions. Continue Reading


U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Start of Pandemic

Since the pandemic & economic crisis took off in March, 651 U.S. billionaires have gained $1 trillion in new wealth—double the estimated budget gap of all state and local governments, which is at least $500 billion. Continue Reading


Poverty Amidst Pandemic Explainer

How have the 140 million poor and low-income people in the U.S. fared during the global coronavirus pandemic? Continue Reading


Is Pandemic Preparedness A Matter of National Security?

Congress allocates hundreds of billions of dollars to the Pentagon and militarized policing and immigration systems in the name of security, while underinvesting in public health & programs that could keep us safe during this crisis. Continue Reading


President Trump’s Immigration Initiatives Could Fund a Real Coronavirus Response

President Trump’s cruel & unnecessary immigration policies would cost $11.5 billion this year. That’s more than enough to an emergency funding package to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Continue Reading


A Unified Budget to Demilitarize America, At Home and Abroad

NPP's Ashik Siddique addresses the Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit to explain how we could safely shift as much as $350 billion per year away from the Pentagon. Continue Reading


The Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

They say we can’t afford to solve our most pressing problems. Here's how we fight the interlocking crises of poverty, racism, militarism, & ecological devastation. Continue Reading


It's time to put people over Pentagon & slash $200 billion from the military budget

We're joining a coalition to urge 2020 candidates to cut military funds enough to free $2 trillion or more over the next decade for big, bold, urgent people-first priorities. Continue Reading


The United States and Saudi Arabia Take the Top Two Spots in World Military Spending Per Person

Last week, the Stockholm International Peace Institute released their annual look at world military spending. Once again, the United States is on top. Continue Reading