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VIDEO: Bradford’s ‘knit-in’ protesters take action on nuclear weapons

Knitters and crocheters from across the region descended on Bradford’s Centenary Square yesterday to stage a ‘knit-in’ in protest against spending on nuclear weapons. The Bradford demonstration was one of hundreds taking place across the globe as part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending. The group handed out leaflets and spoke to […]

‘Most capable destroyer in history’ — with $4 billion price tag — to be christened Saturday at Bath Iron Works

The U.S. Navy will enter a new age Saturday when the first DDG 1000, the USS Zumwalt — “the most capable destroyer in history” — is christened at Bath Iron Works. The $4 billion guided missile destroyer, designed to provide missile and gun support for troops ashore, boasts advanced technology and the ability to accommodate […]

Security researchers, watchdog groups call for military spending transparency in Turkey

A global security research organization has added its voice to a collection of government budget watchdog groups in calling for Turkey to make its military budget smaller and more transparent. In a report authored by Nurhan Yenturk, a scholar at Istanbul Bilgi University, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) showed that as of 2012 […]

Mary Zerkel (USA) on Endless War or Investment for the Future

Mary Zerkel’s Truthout article,  “Dollars for Endless War or Investment in a New Era” highlights that the Obama budget is only slight better, failing to meet our society’s urgent needs while increasing military spending another 5%. Read below the complete article. Dollars for Endless War or Investment in a New Era? The children of my […]