Military Budget

Opinion: This Budget Cutting Math Doesn’t Add Up

By Robin Aura Kanegis

It’s simple math: A military budget that has doubled in twelve years + worries about the resulting deficit = deep cuts to military spending. 

Chomsky and Sarwar - Days of Hope and Challenge: Understanding the Middle East and South/Central Asia

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening with renowned social analyst Noam Chomsky and Pakistani journalist
and human rights leader Beena Sarwar.

A Benefit Program for AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security Program.

Talk: 7-8:30
Suggested Contribution: $10
Students: $5

Reception with speakers: 8:30-10
$50 Suggested Contribution

$1 Trillion, A Brighter Future

IHTD videos

IHTD Video contest feature: This is a video made by 7th and 8th grade students at E. P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy in New Orleans, LA. They wanted to show how the money the the US Government has spent on the war could be used to help the people of their own city.

See the other entries on YouTube

If I Had a Trillion Dollars — Amplify Media

IHTD videos

IHTD Video contest feature:
The money that is being spent on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reached $1 trillion on May 30, 2010. If placed the hands of youth what would it be spent on? Amplifyme's media watch team has some ideas.
See the other entries on YouTube

The Trillion Dollar Question-Students from The Village of Arts and Humanities

IHTD videos

Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  students from The Village of Arts and Humanities
See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

If I Had a Trillion Dollars — AFSC Portland

IHTD videos

Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  a piece by the youth working with the AFSC Portland Truth in Recruitment program.
See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

Our Education. America's Hope.

IHTD videos

Today's IHTD Video contest feature:  "Our Education. America's Hope" is a short video directed by Donald Ung calling out to everyone to spread the word that the trillions of dollars used for the Iraq and Afganistan war could instead be used to fund America's future, which is our education. Filming students, a teacher, and a supervisor of a student treatment center, this video aims to empower viewers to be informed, to act, to realize that we are strong as long as we don't give up hope.

See the other entries at:  http://www.youtube.com/user/IHTDVideos

Information to support cutting the military budget, and not human needs.

Budget deficits were a big topic of discussion during the 2010 fall elections, with polls showing that a majority of Americans think reducing the deficit is more important than stimulus spending even though economists like Ben Bernake,

One Nation Lobby Day

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lobby members of Congress on Peace and Justice issues the day before the One Nation Mobilization

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