Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

The Military Elephant in the Room Will Lead to An Unjust Transition

by Pippa Bartolotti, published on the International Peace Bureau, December 2, 2023 Post-review of NATO Climate Killer Part 2: Climate Crossfire Webinar, recorded on December 2nd, 2023, during COP 28 As we navigate COP 28, this webinar addressed the pertinent issues of military spending and its environmental ramifications. Ably introduced by the Canadian policy analyst IPB Vice President Steven Staples,[…]

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The Climate Costs of the U.S. Military Machine

by Pippa Bartolotti published on, November 27, 2023 The Department of Defense budget comprises more than half of all federal discretionary spending every year. Just 11% of the military budget could fund renewable energy for every US home. A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies calculates that the cost of U.S. militarization in the last 20 years[…]

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Countering the “China Threat”–At What Price?

by Koohan Paik-Mander, published on Organizing Notes (Space4Peace), June 26, 2021 This is really quite sickening.  My first thought was a line from the old Joni Mitchell song, “Big Yellow Taxi“, “Pave Paradise. Put up a parking lot.”  But, of course, it is far worse than that.  They are turning “Paradise” into “Hell”.  And we are paying  our tax dollars, […]

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