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Report Outlining How to Cut $1 Trillion From Defense Budget Is Just a Start

Mandy Smithberger & William D. Hartung TomDispatch
New report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has outlined three different ways to cut $1 trillion in Department of Defense spending over the next decade. The options in the budget watchdog’s new report are anything but radical.

New Bill Says: Cut Pentagon, Fund Global Vaccines

Jake Johnson Common Dreams
"We can't bomb our way out of a global pandemic. Shifting funds from weaponry and military contractors to producing Covid vaccines will save hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of lives around the world."

A Washington Echo Chamber for a New Cold War

Cassandra Stimpson and Holly Zhang TomDispatch
demonstrator with protest sign A Rising China Lifts All Boats (Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, and Surface Ships), Not to Speak of Fighter Planes, in the Military-Industrial Complex.

The Pentagon Took Money for PPE and Bought Weapons

Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus
sewing a mask The military says that the “health” of the defense industry is crucial to national security. But the CARES Act money was specifically allocated to protect the health of the people of this country — not the companies that build weapons.

National (In)Security and the Pentagon Budget

Mandy Smithberger TomDispatch
A Post-Coronavirus economy can no longer afford to put the Pentagon first. As it turns out, creating jobs through Pentagon spending is among the least effective ways to rebuild the economy.

Tidbits - July 16, 2020 - Reader Comments: Protests Work, #BLM, Standing Rock, Teachers Respond to School Reopening; Pulling Down Statutes; Labor and Black Lives; NLRB Attack on Worker Protections; Pentagon Budget; BDS; Concert for Cuba this weekend; more

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Reader Comments: Protests Work, #BlackLivesMatter, Standing Rock, Teachers Response to School Reopening; Pulling Down Statutes; Labor and Black Lives; NLRB Attack on Worker Protections; Cut Pentagon Budget; BDS; Concert for Cuba this weekend; more..
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