The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence. The next meeting, however, will not be until Oct. 3. Instead there will be a Town Hall meeting on Sept. 26 at 7 PM to strategize to cut military spending. It will be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation,
War Isn’t Over Iraq
By Phyllis Bennis
With so much attention and so many billions of our tax dollars shifting from
There's an awful lot of discussion underway about the supposedly massive Pentagon budget cuts that are looming as part of a new deficit deal. But those potential cuts don't even touch the actual war funding — $48 billion for
Just imagine what we could do with those funds. We could create and fund new middle-class green jobs for 3.4 million workers. Many of the thousands of soldiers we could bring home from those useless wars could get some of those jobs.
Barack Obama, back when he was a presidential candidate, promised he would end the Iraq War. In 2002, he called it "a dumb war." The
Even worse, the Obama administration, following George W. Bush's footsteps, seems committed to keeping
There were loopholes, of course — the agreement said all Pentagon-paid military contractors had to leave too, but didn't mention those paid by the State Department. So guess which agency is taking over the check-writing to pay the thousands of mercenaries preparing to stay in
Of course it's good news that no
But we know some of them. On one day alone, August 15, The New York Times reported 89 Iraqis killed and another 315 injured in apparently coordinated attacks. And on the last day of the month, at least seven Iraqis were killed and 25 wounded. Those are just the ones we heard about.
The Iraq War isn't over, and we still can't afford dumb wars. We need to bring those 50,000 troops and those 50 billion dollars home.
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