Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, June 24, 2018 Remarks at Peace Resource Center of San Diego, June 23, 2018. There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism. First, the military budget. The U.S. military budget, including all things military in various departments, is roughly 60% of federal discretionary spending,[…]

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South Korean Progressives to Washington: Support Peace Talks and Halt the War Exercises

by Zoom In Korea staff, published on Zoom In Korea, March 27, 2018 Kim Jong-hoon, a member of South Korea’s National Assembly and co-chair of the progressive Minjung Party, led a delegation to Washington on March 20-21 to appeal to U.S. lawmakers about supporting efforts for peace on the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. Congress and Senate should not just watch[…]

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Peace Should Be Integral to the Women’s March

In Upstate NY, Women hold up signs for love and peace.   by Rick Sterling and Cindy Sheehan, published on Counterpunch.org There is one thing missing from  the upcoming Women’s March publicity and philosophy: the urgent need for Peace not War! The March will speak out against hate, discrimination and exploitation. That’s good. The March will also speak out strongly in[…]

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