Congress Mulls Iran Nuclear Pact

Congress Mulls Iran Nuclear Pact

IPS’s Phyllis Bennis joins a roundtable discussion hosted by Progressive Democrats of America to discuss the role the military-industrial complex has played, both in past and present, as Congress debates the Iran nuclear agreement. Watch below (begins at...
Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate

Fund Our Communities, Bring the War Dollars Home is a coalition of community groups in Maryland. It is part of a growing nationwide movement to cut military spending and fund domestic needs. Help fix the crisis of priorities in Washington and Annapolis. The U.S. has...
Lessons From Iraq: Maryland Reading

Lessons From Iraq: Maryland Reading

If the Iraq War disaster has an upside, it’s this: the conflict should permanently discredit many awful policies and practices, allowing the nation to declare them off-limits for the future. Preventive war. Politicized intelligence. Coalitions of the coerced....

Invitation to Steal: War Profiteering in Iraq

[Note: This essay was drawn from FPIF’s latest book, Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War, published by Paradigm Publishers.] The heavy reliance on private contractors to do everything from serving meals and doing laundry to protecting oil pipelines and...

Emphasis Should Be On Shared Sacrifice, Not Personal Gain

When it comes to war profiteering, it should not matter whether you’re a war supporter or a war resister. It should not matter whether you live in a red or blue state. Or whether you drive a Hummer or a hybrid. Everyone should be outraged when corporate...

Executive Excess 2006

This 13th annual study of executive compensation focuses on the two corporate sectors where excessive pay may be the most inexcusable: the defense industry and the oil industry. In both these sectors, windfalls from war are driving executive pay to record levels. READ...

Executive Excess: Close Loopholes that Permit War Profiteering

By nearly any measure, the party David H. Brooks threw recently for his daughter’s bat mitzvah was absurdly over the top. The New York businessman flew in musical mega stars Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry (from Aerosmith), 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Kenny G. and a gaggle...

Top Defense CEOs Cashing In On The War?

“I don’t want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this world disaster.” – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1940 If he were alive today, the commander in chief of the “Great War” would be...

Executive Excess 2005

This 12th annual study of executive compensation devotes a special section to pay among top defense contractors, illuminating the inequality of sacrifice in the Iraq War. The report also reviews and updates some of the most harmful pay trends of the past decade and a...