Archive for May, 2011

John Feffer Talks Robert Gates and Defense Cuts on RT

PSPD Joint Statement on Military Spending

“We deeply concern that considerable numbers of matters critical for human lives are ignored and pushed back on the priority list of budget expenditure, while military spending is always overspent. Global warming, poverty, unemployment, education, housing, disease and energy policies relying on nuclear power are highly urgent tasks not only for South Korea, but the whole world. An analysis shows that even only 20% of the global military spending can achieve the Millenum Development Goals(MDG) that the United Nations has set to eradicate global poverty. Therefore, it is the right time to ask what is the most urgent threat of our lives.”

Read the whole statement here.

Visitor email: “How I spent the Global Day of Action on Military Spending”

From a reader:

I’m all for immediate, practical action. So I don’t have much patience with pleading for members of Congress to stop pouring money into the military when I can just stop it myself. That’s why I became a war tax resister. I haven’t paid any federal income tax since 2003.

I spent the Global Day of Action on Military Spending helping to plan the upcoming national conference of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee which is coming up next month (and is open to the public — see http://nwtrcc.org/meetings.php).

Cartoon: U.S. Federal Budget

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