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Progress – really? Really

On 8 October the 10th edition of my State of the World Atlas is published. It’s a big picture book with graphic presentation of statistics and trends worldwide. 809 more words

Climate Change

COVID-19, Pentagon Spending, and the Lie of Biden

There was a fantastic article I saw today about how the Pentagon has decided to spend money that was given to the military as part of COVID-19 relief.  1,118 more words

Politics

Washington Post: Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor

Washington Post: Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor. “A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build up the country’s supplies of medical equipment has instead been mostly funneled to defense contractors and used to make things such as jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms. 32 more words

Geoff Tansey: 'It's time to turn swords into ploughshares, bombs into bread, and soldiers into good Samaritans'

The work of Geoff Tansey, a Hebden Bridge Friend, first came to my attention in the ’80s when the World Development Movement published his paper, 784 more words

Justice

Tomgram: Mandy Smithberger, Ending the Pentagon's Pandemic of Spending

The spread of Covid-19 has created one of the most significant crises of our time, but it’s also provided far greater clarity about just how misplaced the priorities of Washington have been all these years. 185 more words

Militarism

Bridge the Gap?

Photo by Ragnar Vorel on Unsplash

September 6, 2020

by Steve Stofka

What issues are your priorities this election? For more than thirty years Pew Research has surveyed people about their priorities. 750 more words

Social Security

Why 'defund the military' could be next

*Note: This essay was published in the Colorado Springs Gazette print edition on August 2, 2020. An image of the column is included below, as well as the text of the essay. 729 more words

Colorado Springs Gazette