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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.

Blog Posts

This Martin Luther King Day, Militarism, Racism and Poverty are Still With Us

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Is the United States doomed to keep making the same mistakes?

Death and Taxes: Trump's Tax Bill and the National Defense Authorization Act

Lindsay Koshgarian |

The priorities in Congress this week are clear: a $700 billion authorization for military spending in FY 2018, and a $1.5 trillion tax plan that bestows untold wealth upon the already jaw-droppingly wealthy.

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Recent Publications

The Souls of Poor Folk: A Preliminary Report

Lindsay Koshgarian

To support this modern-day Poor People’s Campaign, the Institute for Policy Studies has produced an analysis of the campaign’s four core issues: racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, and ecological destruction.

Protecting Our Communities: A State's Guide to Demilitarizing for a Brighter Future

Lindsay Koshgarian

U.S. military spending, with its major focus on exerting U.S. influence and dominance overseas, has an analog here at home: spending on policing, incarceration, and immigration enforcement.

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