The cities of Connecticut are running on empty. State government is desperate for funds. The greatest wealth gap in the nation is in Connecticut – one of the richest states in the richest country in human history.
What’s going on here?
At one time Connecticut had a hugely diverse manufacturing base. It now depends on manufacturing handouts from the Pentagon. Today, 69% of the Federal discretionary budget – what Congress votes on every year – now goes to weapons and war. That...
By Medea Benjamin The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues—and their solutions—are intertwined.
1. The US military protects Big Oil and other extractive industries.
The US military has...
My name is Fred Linck, I am a member of 350CT, and the Connecticut Peace and Solidarity Coalition
The Antiwar movement and the climate movement are unequivocally linked, there is no way to stop climate change without shutting down America’s imperialism. When corporations make billions off a war that the Government Lied to get us into, solely to control a resource that is killing us, we know we must shut down this insane system that profits from death and destruction.
Over 700,000 Iraqis...
By Jennifer Brown
I bought Snowden's book the first day it was for sale at a local bookstore. Interesting that is was not on display at all with the memoirs of Michele Obama and Hillary Clinton. Rather the Snowden book was undisplayed behind the cash register counter of the bookstore and you had to ask for it. It felt a little bit like going to the corner store and asking for a pack of smokes or the pharmacy and asking for some Sudafed.
I asked how many copies they had. Three, replied the...
Richard Duffee, October 2019
The short essay below, “Crowd Control,” is the first in a series concerning the histories and impacts of broad legal issues on concerns of the peace movement —global warming, disarmament, authoritarianism, ideas of truthfulness, imperialism, and so on. Twenty years ago teaching the philosophy of law in two Indian law schools gave me the chance to learn the social origins of legal traditions rarely taught because legal institutions have a vested interest in...
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