Mary Beaudoin | Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Cost of War

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The budget shifts spending away from public education for all to incentivizing private education. It slashes mass transportation, pollution control, climate and clean energy research, the arts, public broadcasting, the National Health Institute, and more. Yet the new budget includes a 7 percent increase in Homeland Security, in part to pay for the massive border wall sealing out Mexico.   

By Mary Beaudoin  Women Against Military Madness  April 25, 2017

“Do we feel safe yet?” The U.S. spends as much on its military than the next seven largest countries combined. Chart: National Priorities Project  

First let’s be clear–The Department of Defense (DoD) was called the War Department until 1947, a few years after the end of World War II. The Orwellian label “defense” is, for the most part, delusional as the department has continued the function of waging war and flexing military might around the world. But so it’s…

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