Prez hopeful Stein (G) calls on Obama to veto Defense Authorization as “expensive, un-American”

Jill Stein said today that if she were president she would veto the pending National Defense Authorization Bill as needlessly expensive and because it violates civil liberties by restricting the constitutional right to a fair trial.  Jill Stein also supports major cuts in the “massive, bloated military budget.” Stein is running for president as a Green […]

Ready to rumble for jobs, not war and more weapons? (via Peace Action Blog)

By Judith Le Blanc Something is missing in the swirl of news reporting on the debt ceiling deal struck on August 2 by the Congress and the President for close to $1 trillion in cuts in discretionary programs over the next decade. Will the 58% of  discretionary spending that goes to the Pentagon take a […]

Missing the Mark on Deficits by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

Who are on these deficit commissions? Nader says: “There are self-styled centrists, moderates, conservatives and liberals. There are no paradigm-busters, few challengers of assumptions, no backgrounds from unorganized labor, elderly or youth activists. Even Trade Unions advocates are rare…” …It is true that both panels do include very modest cuts in the vast bloated military […]

Green Party New York: Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Says the Green Campaign Continues

“We won the ballot line. Now we aim to win our Green New Deal policies for New York State,” Howie Hawkins said Friday, reflecting on the next steps for the Green Party after it passed the 50,000 votes for Governor threshold needed to secure a ballot line in New York for the next four years. […]