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The F35 is just a bad deal | War Costs

screen shot of the video showing an f-35 in flight

As Congress continues to make budget decisions that favor military spending over human needs, Brave New Films and a politically diverse group of organizations have come together as a coalition to shine a light on this poster child of Pentagon waste.

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New coalitions push to cut the Pentagon | Waging Nonviolence

With polls showing that a majority of the public is war-weary and that there is growing support for cutting military spending, the peace movement finds itself in a rare moment of opportunity. Concentrating efforts on building broad coalitions, there is a renewed energy among peace and economic justice groups to radically influence the Pentagon’s budget, which has more than doubled ...

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Global Day of Action on Military Spending April 15 | demilitarize.org

In 2011, global military spending surged to US $1.74 trillion. Given the numerous crises facing the planet — economic, environmental, health, diplomatic — it is imperative that we create a global movement to shift this money to human needs. We know that there are thousands of organizations and millions of individuals who support this point of view – what is ...

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World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises | SIPRI

(Stockholm, 15 April 2013) World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).* The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at www.sipri.org. Read this press release in Swedish (PDF). The fall—the ...

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Vigil in Front of Rosa DeLauro’s Office to Support New Haven Referendum Issue 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, 59 Elm Street, New Haven, CT

Help inform the electorate of the referendum on Nov. 6 in support of reducing federal military spending in order to increase funds available for education, infrastructure, and job creation. Contact Henry Lowendorf, grnhpeacecouncil@gmail.com, 203-389-9547 Sponsored by the Greater New Haven Peace Council

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Defense a big winner in spending talks | The Washington Post

By Walter Pincus, Published: September 12 A first step to deal with the nation’s budgetary problems began Tuesday with the introduction of a bipartisan fiscal 2013 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, which would provide funds to continue running the government at least through March 27. The Republican-run House is expected to debate and vote on the continuing resolution — CR — by ...

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