Military Spending

Bloated military spending is out of control. We need to re-prioritize.

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Author/Conscientious Objector Signed New Book on Veterans Day

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This Veterans Day Haymarket Books celebrated the release of Rory Fanning's Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Worth-Fighting-For Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30pm In These Times 2040 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago …

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Obama Orders More Troops, Gunships, and Drones to Iraq

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In addition to earlier troop deployments, the Pentagon on Monday confirmed that President Obama has ordered additional U.S. soldiers to Iraq as well as more helicopters and armed Predator drones. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said approximately 300 new …

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The U.S. is No. 1 – But in WHAT?

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American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim? Well, yes. When it comes to violence and preparations for violence, the United States …

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Republicans Budget More for NonProliferation than Obama

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In March of this year, US President Barack Obama told a group of campaign donors that “loose nukes” were the main thing keeping him up at night. This sentiment is consistent with his administration’s stated policy, which is to keep …

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The Three-War Doctrine

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Hyping threats from Russia, China, and the rest of the world, the U.S. War Party is gearing up to reassert American power. By John Feffer – Foreign Policy in Focus     U.S. troops have left Iraq and are leaving Afghanistan. The …

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Letter Sent to all House LA – Please Rein in Uncapped Pentagon Spending

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Chicago Area Peace Action is a signatory to this letter. We are writing you today as organizations with a wide variety of priorities to express our shared disappointment at the continued use of the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account as …

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Peace Walk to Michigan Drones Center

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Voices for Creative Nonviolence is making preparations to set off on a 160-mile protest walk from Chicago to Michigan Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek between June 3 and 14, 2014. Read the full description here, and contact VCNV …

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How the F-35 Nearly Doubled in Price (And Why You Didn’t Know)

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On June 14 — Flag Day, of all days — the Government Accountability Office released a new oversight report on the F-35: Joint Strike Fighter: DOD Actions Needed to Further Enhance Restructuring and Address Affordability Risks. As usual, it contained …

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Ann Wright at the Heartland Café Compliments of CAPA

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Well-Attended FRIDAY PREVIEW of ANNUAL DINNER TALK at HEARTLAND CAFE in ROGERS PARK! Ann Wright knows so many people in Chicago and across the globe! (CAPA Annual Dinner in Wilmette Saturday November 2nd; tickets for program portion (no meal) still …

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