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Obama’s Pentagon Strategy: A Leaner, More Efficient Empire

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 9th January, 2012 | No Comments

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens as President Barack Obama speaks on the Defense Strategic Review, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Pentagon. (Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP)  Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/New-defense-strategy-sets-Obama-s-gaze-on-Asia-2445062.php#ixzz1izo5hSkOIn an age when U.S. power can be projected through private mercenary armies and unmanned Predator drones, the U.S. military need no longer rely on massive, conventional ground forces to pursue its imperial agenda, a fact President Barack Obama is now acknowledging. But make no mistake: while the tactics may be changing, the U.S. taxpayer – and poor foreigners abroad – will still be saddled with overblown military budgets and militaristic policies.
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Ten Reasons to Move Cheney’s Book to the Crime Section

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th August, 2011 | No Comments

cheneybookmarkFormer Vice President Dick Cheney was given a multi-million contract to write a book about his political career. According to Cheney’s media hype, the book, called In My Time, will have “heads exploding all over Washington.” The Darth Vader of the Bush administration offers no apologies and feels no remorse. But peace activists around the country are stealthily gearing up to visit bookstores, grab a stack of books, and deposit them where they belong—the Crime Section.
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VIDEO: The Gaza Freedom March

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 5th January, 2011 | No Comments

gazaOn December 27, 2009, on the one-year memorial of the major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, concerned people from around the world met in Cairo to travel to Gaza, despite the siege, for the Gaza Freedom March, calling for an end to the siege of Gaza. Only 100 marchers were allowed into Gaza; protests in Cairo generated international attention. Over 150 solidarity actions occurred around the world including Israel, the West Bank, Switzerland, New York, and Minnesota. Check out the video for more on this.
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Chevron’s Disdain for Human Rights Will Bring Political and Financial Costs

Posted by in Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2010 | No Comments

4640317558_88beeb08d6Through a series of long term regulatory and policy battles we will make it increasingly costly for companies such as Chevron to operate with impunity and simultaneously make renewable alternatives more attractive to investors, the ultimate objective being to bring the power of energy production back into the hands of the people.
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