The first Cold War made trillions for the war industry. Profiteers know a new Cold War with China would make many more.
The yearly defense spending authorized by Congress “comes at the cost of our security,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Progressives are sparring with moderates to reduce the Pentagon’s budget as the U.S. exits one of its longest wars.
A new analysis shows that a large portion of $14 trillion in Pentagon contracts has gone to just five companies.
The U.S. pledge amounted to about 10 percent of the UN’s original request on Monday.
“Now is the time to shift our investments away from endless wars,” says Rep. Barbara Lee.
Boris Johnson’s government seems to want to reach for military solutions even against recent allies.
David Swanson discusses how the U.S. is a corrupt oligarchy, reforming impeachment and the power of public assemblies.
Defense firms have spent about $127 million a year on lobbyists, and $25 million per election on campaign donations.
With most Democrats in favor of reducing military spending, there’s a chance to shift the focus of federal expenditures.