Tag: military spending

Hundreds Arrested Nationwide as Poor People’s Campaign Demands ‘End to the War Economy’

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Hundreds Arrested Nationwide as Poor People’s Campaign Demands ‘End to the War Economy’

Hoisting signs that read “The War Economy Is Immoral” and “Ban Killer Drones,” demonstrators gathered at the capitol buildings of New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and several other states to denounce a militaristic system that profits “every time a bomb is dropped on innocent people.” Hundreds have been arrested.

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The Average American Taxpayer Sent $3,456 to the Pentagon Last Year for Military

Posted by on April 18, 2018 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
The Average American Taxpayer Sent $3,456 to the Pentagon Last Year for Military

As Americans rushed to pay their taxes on Tuesday before the official deadline, peace groups reminded the public of the uncomfortable fact that an “astronomical amount” of the money sent to the IRS each year goes not to funding education or a single-payer healthcare system the U.S. supposedly can’t afford, but straight into the bloated coffers of the Pentagon.

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Ron Paul: Let’s Demand Peace in 2016!

Posted by on December 29, 2015 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Ron Paul: Let’s Demand Peace in 2016!

None of this trillion dollars taken from us is spent to keep us safe, despite what politicians say. In fact, this great rip-off actually makes us less safe and more vulnerable to a terrorist attack thanks to resentment overseas at our interventions and to the blowback it produces.

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James Corbett: No, War Doesn’t Help the Economy

Posted by on June 18, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
James Corbett: No, War Doesn’t Help the Economy

The idea that the Great Depression was finally brought to an end by the onset of WWII has been a staple of history textbooks, documentaries and various war propaganda for decades. This myth continues to be perpetuated to the present day.

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