military budget

The Link Between Immigration and the Military Budget

August 10, 2018

IPS’s Khuri Peterson-Smith joins Marc Steiner to talk about the connection between the new US military budget and its direct connection to the the immigration crisis and Trump’s policies in both areas

Defense Stocks Soar as Trump Wages War on Syria

April 17, 2018

Defense company stocks, such as those of Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, and Boeing, rose to unprecedented levels since the beginning of the year because of Tomahawk strikes on Syria and massive arms sales to the Middle East and to the Pentagon. Bill Black talks about the the companies and their profits

Trump Tells Russia to Stop ‘Destabilizing’ Ukraine, But What’s Really Going On?

July 7, 2017

Western powers fuel the Ukrainian conflict — and wider tensions with Russia — by treating Ukraine as a strategic prize, says Nicolai Petro, Silvia-Chandley professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of Rhode Island

Canada

June 13, 2017
Boosting Canada’s military spending is “a way of enhancing the American empire… done under the guise of lessening Canadian dependence on the U.S.,” says author and activist Yves Engler

Palestinian Authority Budget 28% for Security Forces – Funded by US

April 8, 2013

Shir Hever: US funds to the PA are earmarked for security forces that control militant opposition to Israel’s occupation

Sequestration – Fourth Austerity Shoe Drops

March 4, 2013

Bill Black: Both parties have conspired to bring us a disaster; Obama’s sequestration plan gives cuts without blame

Obama and GOP Shared Austerity Vision Will Deepen Recession

March 1, 2013

Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The massive sequester cuts to government spending are a disaster – what’s needed is a wage led recovery

US Economy Contracts – More Cuts Will Mean Even Less Growth

January 31, 2013

John Weeks: The idea that smaller government leads to more private sector investment is a fairy tale

America has an Industrial Policy – It’s Run by the Pentagon

June 3, 2012

TRNN Replay: Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military