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New Study: Militarizing the Police Doesn’t Reduce Crime

Brad Polumbo Foundation for Economic Education
A federal program created by Congress more than 30 years ago transferred 80,000 rifles, 12,000 bayonets, 4,000 combat knives, nearly 500 ‘bomb detonator robots,’ 50 airplanes, ‘night-vision sniper scopes,’ and more to local police.

Okinawa: Will the Pandemic Transform U.S. Military Bases?

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
demonstrators in Okinawa Japanese media reported 100 cases of COVID-19 among U.S. military personnel following “reports of troops taking part in parties in downtown areas and beaches around July 4 to celebrate Independence Day.”

Another Uprising That Made a Difference: Travis Air Force Base 1971

Jon Knowles Organizing Upgrade
This is not the first time that an uprising against anti-Black racism has opened the door to significant change. There’s the little known rebellion of Black Air Force personnel at Travis Air Force Base in California in May 1971.

Veterans Go to Washington: So What?

Nan Levinson TomDispatch
What, then, has been the actual influence of the military veterans now in Congress on this country's war policy?
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