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REMEMBERING THE PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY

https://heartlandradical.blogspot.com/2018/11/remembering-permanent-war-economy.html Written nearly 10 years ago… In the Beginning After suffering the greatest economic depression in United States history, this country participated in a war-time coalition with Great Britain and the former Soviet Union to defeat fascism in Europe and … Continue reading

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How America’s War-Financing Strategies Increase Social Inequality in the U.S.

alternet.org By Stephanie Savell / Tom Dispatch In the name of the fight against terrorism, the United States is currently waging “credit-card wars” in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. Never before has this country relied so heavily on deficit spending … Continue reading

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Divest From War Campaign

img.alternet.org Congress Keeps Funding a War Machine That the Public Should Divest From By Medea Benjamin, Elliot Swain / AlterNet 5-6 minutes Photo Credit: specnaz / Shutterstock.com In recent budget negotiations, Senate Democrats agreed to a boost in military spending … Continue reading

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Medea Benjamin: 10 Good Things About 2017

When I recently asked a prominent activist how she was doing, she took my hands, looked me in the eyes and said, “Everything I’ve been working on for 50 years has gone down the toilet.” With so many good people … Continue reading

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