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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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FAITH MATTERS: Stand against selfish secular power | The New Haven Register

As a Roman Catholic, Ryan’s positions are in stark contrast to those of the Conference of U.S. Catholic Bishops, which advocates for “the needs of the hungry, the homeless and the unemployed first, and whether they reflect the shared responsibility of government and other institutions to promote the common good of all.” Programs such as Medicare and SNAP — Supplemental ...

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