Time to Build a Movement to Cut Runaway Military Spending

Statement by US Peace Council, August 3, 2020 For many decades, the US antiwar movement has been calling on Congress to cut the Pentagon budget, now officially at $740 billion. These demands were almost always ignored by Congress where the great majority of Republicans and Democrats have long been in the grip of the military-industrial complex. Every year Congress would[…]

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Deadly New Sanctions on Syria

by Judith Bello On May 20, President Trump signed into law the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.   Embedded in this bill, a housekeeping bill of sorts where yearly “defense” appropriations and priorities are spelled out, was the basic text of the 2019 Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act.  Perhaps they were buried here because they didn’t have bipartisan support, but there[…]

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