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Action alert: we need the truth about drones

By Rebecca Griffin on Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:33:02

When the CIA says there aren't that many civilians being killed in drone strikes, we should trust them--right Wrong.We've seen far too many examples lately of the government not being straight with Congress and the public. There are independent groups that document the casualties from drone strikes, but the government is keeping their own information in […]Read More

Action alert: A raise for nukes

By Katie Heald on Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:33:21

Join the National Call-in Day Two new bills give Congress an opportunity to step up and make cuts to nuclear weapons. The president’s budget request for 2015 shows that his priorities are still dangerously backwards, asking for yet another increase for nuclear weapons while crucial domestic spending continues to be slashed. Our allies in Congress […]Read More

Action alert: don’t believe the hype

By Rebecca Griffin on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:35:09

The annual ritual of raising alarms and tearing out hair over the tiny size of the Pentagon budget has started again, but don't believe the hype.  There's still tons of money in the Pentagon budget, and if we don't act, they'll find a way to add even more. Take action to stop the Pentagon slush fund. The proposed Pentagon budget for […]Read More

The Pentagon’s lavish budget

By Rebecca Griffin on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:48:29

There are a lot of myths flying around about the Pentagon’s budget released last week. Democrats and Republicans alike are lamenting supposed spending reductions–a story we’ve heard before. Despite the fact that all the hyperbole about the impacts of Pentagon spending cuts in sequestration has been disproven by the lack of catastrophe in the past […]Read More

Action alert: we need your voice now

By Rebecca Griffin on Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:38:48

Congress needs to hear from you now. Today, the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has 10,000--yes,10,000--supporters on Capitol Hill pushing a hawkish, misinformed position on Iran diplomacy. Don't let this be a one-sided debate. Tell Congress not to undermine talks with Iran. AIPAC has been the main proponent of the dangerous Senate sanctions bill that President […]Read More

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