What’s War Got to Do With It? Fund Human Need Not Pentagon Greed
Mon November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
This webinar will address the widening “guns v. butter” trade-off. Considered will be the ways in military and national security state spending undercuts domestic social program funding and detracts from meeting already underserved human needs. As then-President Eisenhower famously expressed it in 1953: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies…a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed…”. Emphasis will be placed on the significance of these expenditures with regard to contemporary poverty, inequity, and deprivation in the United States.
Presentation speakers will be Sandy Eaton of CCDS and the Massachusetts Care Single-Payer Network and Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director for the Coalition of Funding Human Needs.
Sandy Eaton, RN, has spent a lifetime at the bedside, working to build workers’ power through 1199 and the Massachusetts Nurses Association. A former chair of National Nurses United’s Legislative Council, he is currently active with Mass-Care, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer and the Fund Health Care Not Warfare working group of Massachusetts Peace Action. From the anti-war and anti-draft movements of the ‘60s to today’s effort to curb NATO and block nuclear and environmental disaster, Sandy currently hosts CCDS’s quarterly Medicare for All Update.
Deborah Weinstein has served as the executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs since June 2003. Prior to coming to CHN, Weinstein served for nine years as director of the Family Income division of the Children’s Defense Fund, where she worked to lift children and their families out of poverty, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child support, jobs and wages, housing, nutrition, unemployment insurance, and equitable tax policy. From 1983 to 1993 Weinstein was executive director of the Massachusetts Human Services Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy organization focusing on people’s needs, especially those with limited income.
There will be opportunity at the end of the presentations for questions and answers.
Sponsored by the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) Peace and Solidarity Committee Move the Money Task Force. Co-sponsors include: CCDS Socialist Education Project, Massachusetts Peace Action, Wisconsin Peace Action, and the Online University of the Left.