One of the best ways to reduce the deficit is to put people back to work. It’s time to invest in our people, and our communities. Let’s create stable jobs at living wages, rehabilitate our nation’s infrastructure and invest in programs that serve the needs of people and […]
So I admit that headline could cover a lot of ground, but I’ll just touch on a few ludicrous developments of the nuclear weapons enterprise in this post, and a few good news antidotes to the insanity. First up, while this gets scant attention, the United States still […]
25,000 U.S. Troops to Remain in Afghanistan for a Decade After the Supposed “End of the War” in 2014?
Well, we still have tens of thousands of troops, and dozens of bases, in Germany, Japan and South Korea, don’t we? Last spring, when President Obama announced a “Strategic Partnership Agreement” with the government of Afghanistan (which he claimed needed no congressional approval), he also announced the security […]
This week the House takes up the Defense Appropriations bill with votes on amendments coming as early as today or tomorrow. Call your Representative today! 202-224-3121 Tell her or him to support all amendments to reduce the Defense Appropriations bill and in particular Barbara Lee’s Amendment to cut […]
When the lights went out at our Silver Spring home last Friday evening I got to thinking about how our tax dollars are constantly being squandered on war and militarism instead of our communities’ real priorities. And, I had plenty of time to think about that as the […]
Paul Olson, former board chair of our affiliate in Nebraska, Nebraskans for Peace, had a refreshingly straight-forward op-ed on the otherwise arcane topic of nuclear nonproliferation published in yesterday’s Lincoln Journal Star. It’s not surprising Paul could pull it off, he’s a longtime scholar/activist/writer and Peace Action supporter! The piece […]
Not only is the U.S. military the largest consumer of fossil fuels and the largest polluter in the world, it knows the climate crisis is real and can drive future military conflict. Tim Rinne, State Coordinator of Nebraskans for Peace (a Peace Action affiliate) nails the issue in […]