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What Makes Us Safe?  What Doesn’t?

April 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

Originally published in the Dorchester People for Peace Update, April 3, 2020 Two news items from this week partly answer those questions. More than 3,000 have died in U.S., surpassing 9/11 death toll, the Washington Post reported. Of course, most news outlets failed to mention that the attackers did …

A Nationwide GDAMS Briefing Call with Bill Hartung and Lindsay Koshgarian Join Lindsay Koshgarian of the Institute for Policy Studies and Bill Hartung of the Center for International Policy for the first of two national calls on Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS).     …

The politics of defense spending: Defense R&D

January 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

Third of a series of three sessions on The politics of defense spending: science, profits, and endless wars Subrata Ghoshroy, MIT Research Affiliate After the end of World War II, U.S. embarked upon a policy to spend large sums of money for defense. It was …

AI: Hype and Reality — Yarden Katz

January 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

Second of a series of three sessions on The politics of defense spending: science, profits, and endless wars Subrata Ghoshroy, MIT Research Affiliate After the end of World War II, U.S. embarked upon a policy to spend large sums of money for defense. It was …

First of a series of three sessions on The politics of defense spending: science, profits, and endless wars Subrata Ghoshroy, MIT Research Affiliate The US federal government spends billions each year on highly questionable warfare and unncessary anti-missile systems that don’t work. Join us for …

Invest in Minds Not Missiles

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

The clearest expression of the nation’s values and priorities are embodied in the federal budget. The growth of higher education and university-based scientific research in the U.S. after WWII has been critically dependent on federal investments, voted annually as part of the Congressional discretionary budget. …

It’s the House of Representatives’ turn to vote on important war and peace issues as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) comes to the floor this week. This must-pass bill allows us to attach language that prevents a potential war with Iran and advances peace …

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