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In fiscal year 2015, Pentagon and related spending will total $598 billion, accounting for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending. That's roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Internationalist Vision is More Crucial Than Ever

Ashik Siddique |

Over 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., said of the United States in his crucial “Beyond Vietnam” speech that: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” If we take King’s words seriously...

A $778 Billion Pentagon Budget is Our Lump of Coal

Lindsay Koshgarian |

What if you wanted less child poverty, better health care, more help with child care and elder care, and at least a gesture toward a solution to the climate crisis? And what if instead you got a $778 billion check for war profiteering?

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A Moral Budget vs. A War Budget

Lindsay Koshgarian

These two bills represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?

National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies Condemns Passage of a $778 Billion Pentagon bill, Celebrates Lawmakers Who Opposed

Lindsay Koshgarian

The House of Representatives yesterday voted to approve a $768 billion Pentagon bill. National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies released the following statement.

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