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Military Spending Grows While States Struggle To Fund Essential Needs

The atmosphere of fear, distrust, anger, and, for some, celebration, permeates our present and obscures clear thinking.  We  lose sight of truths that are right in front of our nose.  The bipartisan addiction to military spending is one of those … Continue reading

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Enduring War Vs. Enduring Peace

by Ed Flaherty The word “enduring” has entered the conversation on US military policy in the past few weeks. Its most notable mention was in President Obama’s February 11th request for additional war authority. The proposed AUMF (Authorization for the … Continue reading

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Fundraiser In Iowa City Today For Veterans For Peace

If you live in or near Iowa City, and you’re eating out on Monday, December 3rd, consider Thai Flavors. The restaurant will be donating a percentage of all proceeds that day to Veterans For Peace Chapter #161. VFP members will … Continue reading

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It's Time For Fiscal Accountability at the Pentagon

It’s time for fiscal accountability in all parts of government, but particularly with military spending. In FY 2000 the Pentagon budget was $295 billion, the national debt was $5.62 trillion, and unemployment was 4 percent. In FY 2012, the Pentagon … Continue reading

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Tell Senators Harkin And Grassley To Vote No On Pentagon Spending Bill

The House of Representatives approved HR 5856 on July 19th, appropriating $606 billion for the Pentagon. This includes $88 billion for our 11-year war in Afghanistan, but does not include other war-related expenses, like VA services for 400,000 PTSD-afflicted veterans … Continue reading

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