On Tax Day, Consider the Hidden Costs of War

On Tax Day, Consider the Hidden Costs of War

April 15 isn’t just Tax Day. It’s also known as the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. People around the world mark the occasion by protesting the vast resources allocated to militaries, often at the cost of human needs. According to a new report...

Death and Taxes

Military spending combines the two certainties in life: death and taxes. U.S. taxpayers are paying more than anyone else on Earth to support an industry devoted to death. Tuesday, Tax Day, Americans were treated to the news that our nation has increased its overall...

April 17: Global Day of Reckoning

Cross-posted from OpEdNews. On Tuesday, April 17, the International Peace Bureau and the Institute for Policy Studies will kick off its second annual “Global Day of Action on Military Spending.” The event seeks to bring public, political, and media...

Worshiping the Sacred Pig

Washington is a slaughterhouse these days, as politicians from across the political spectrum take their knives to the budget. Going under the blade are dozens of social programs that provide food for low-income women and children, energy assistance to folks who...

How the U.S. is like North Korea

The international community is rightly aghast at North Korea for spending a fortune on its military when its populace is suffering. Nearly one quarter of North Korea’s population is either starving or at risk of starvation, according to a recent UN report, yet...

A Better Way to Balance the Budget

As Washington hurtles closer to a government shutdown, extremist proposals that would benefit the rich and deepen the suffering of the poorest Americans are becoming alarmingly common. At the Institute for Policy Studies, we’re offering far more practical...
Take Part in the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, April 12

Take Part in the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, April 12

On Tuesday, April 12, people in more than 35 countries, as well as Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City and dozens of other cities throughout the United States will participate in the first Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Actions will include a protest in front of...

Proposal: A Global Day of Action on Military Spending

“I think we have started an adult conversation” about the federal deficit, mused Deficit Commission co-chairman Erskine Bowles last year. Well then. Let’s have it. By now, the commission’s more regressive recommendations have been sufficiently excoriated that we can...