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850 Empty Combat Boots Stand At Attention In Obama's Front Yard: 09/28/2009

American Friends Service Committee - Common Dreams

WASHINGTON - September 28 - Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), a military family organization opposed to war and The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and non-violence, will host the first ever memorial to the U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians killed since the U.S. invasion ...


Obama Defends Record On Economy: 07/29/2009

Jon Ward - Washington Times

President Obama said during an appearance in North Carolina on Wednesday that the United States may be seeing the "beginning of the end of the recession" as he gave an impassioned defense of his administration's response so far to the economic crisis. Mr. Obama also gave Congress a new deadline ...


National Priorities Project Tallies Cost Of War Through September 30, 2009: 07/16/2009

National Priorities Project - Common Dreams

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - July 16 - Congress has appropriated another $84.8 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the remainder of the 2009 fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009, signed into law by President Obama on June 24, 2009, allocates $45.5 billion for ...


$96 Billion More For War: 05/15/2009

Institute for Public Accuracy - Common Dreams

WASHINGTON - May 15 - The Washington Post reports today, "The House passed a bill yesterday that would provide more than $96 billion in funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through Sept. 30, as President Obama had requested, but a bloc of 51 Democrats opposed it. "Democratic opponents ...


Cost Of War In Afghanistan: Over $178 Billion And Counting: 05/08/2009

ZP Heller - The Huffington Post

Here's something everyone in Congress needs to see as they consider President Obama's $83.4 billion supplemental war funding bill. National Priorities Project (NPP) just released The Cost of War in Afghanistan, a report examining the exorbitant human and economic costs of this rapidly expanding war, which estimates the war has ...


Humboldt County Cities Restrict Military: 04/26/2009

Matthew B. Stannard - San Francisco Chronicle

This picturesque community among the redwoods, once dubbed "the Berkeley of the north" for its reputation for unabashed liberalism, has repeatedly thumbed its nose at the federal government. Over the years, its civic leaders have declared this city a sanctuary for military resisters to the Persian Gulf War and barred ...


Your 2008 Tax Dollar: 37 Cents To Military; 2.8 Cents To Environment And Energy: 04/07/2009

Jo Camerford - Common Dreams

NORTHHAMPTION, Mass. - April 7 - As taxes come due on April 15, taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent each 2008 income tax dollar: 37.3 cents went towards military-related spending, while environment, energy and science-related projects split 2.8 cents, according to a new analysis released by ...


Fashioning Resistance To Militarism: 03/09/2009

Christine Ahn and Gwyn Kirk - Foreign Policy in Focus

In the silver lining to the devastating economic crisis, critiques of excessive military spending are now beginning to echo around Capitol Hill and throughout mainstream media. Federal budget priorities — and the billions of dollars tied up in the military budget — are coming under much wider scrutiny. For years, ...


Where The Money Goes: 02/26/2009

Norman Solomon - San Francisco Chronicle

Early this winter, the PBS "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" interviewed the medical director at a community clinic in Northern California. He recalled the sight of military equipment moving along railroad tracks next to his office. "I've joked with my colleagues," Dr. David Katz said, "if we could just get one ...


Spending '$1 Trillion" Hard To Fathom For Some Lawmakers: 02/08/2009

Jessica Wehman - Dayton Daily News

WASHINGTON — $1 trillion may be the new $1 billion. The economic stimulus bill in the Senate is perilously close to $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office in January projected that this year's budget deficit would be a record $1.2 trillion – about twice the amount of the year before. ...