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Robert Greenwald and Jeff Santos Discuss the Deficit Committee and War Costs

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Published: Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Robert Greenwald joins The Jeff Santos Show to discuss Brave New Foundation’s War Costs investigation and the real opportunities ahead for the deficit committee.


Salon: Deficit-cutting Democrats depend on Pentagon contractors, data shows

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Published: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Members face choice between hurting their donors or cutting your entitlements by Nick Turse at Salon.com Arizona’s Republican Sen. Jon Kyl wasted little time. A member of the bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions, he did his best to forestall even discussion of cuts to the Pentagon’s budget. “When we [...]


AlterNet: Will Ties to Pentagon Contractors Push ‘Supercommittee’ Democrats to Cut Entitlements?

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Published: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

by Nick Turse at AlterNet AlterNet teams up with Salon and Brave New Foundation to document how Dems on the Congressional “supercommittee” get far more military campaign money and contracts than the GOP. Arizona’s Republican Senator Jon Kyl wasted little time. A member of the bipartisan Congressional “supercommittee” charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions, [...]


CBS: Facing huge potential cuts, defense industry goes on offense

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Published: Friday, September 16th, 2011

by Stephanie Condon at CBSNews.com Some opposed to the United States’ ongoing military operations are concerned Congress is listening a little too closely. The liberal group Brave New Foundation, which earlier launched the initiative “Rethink Afghanistan,” launched a new campaign this week called War Costs to counter the AIA’s “Second to None” campaign. The deficit discussion in Congress [...]


Why Military Spending Costs Jobs: Robert Greenwald and Thom Hartmann Discuss

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Published: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Robert Greenwald joins the third hour of Thom Hartmann Radio to discuss Brave New Foundation’s new campaign, War Costs, and why the Super Committee has an ideal opportunity to focus on budget changes that have a chance of getting people back to work.


RTTV: Derrick Crowe Discusses the Recent Attacks in Kabul and the US Military Strategy

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Published: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The increase of foreign troops in Afghanistan that has taken place during Obama’s administration has been followed by a corresponding increase in Afghan insurgency. “The US needs to let go of the military strategy and instead get serious about negotiations with the Taliban,” said Derrick Crowe on RTTV. “Throwing hundreds of thousands of troops and [...]


UK Guardian: Declaring war on the military contractors’ invasion of Washington

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Published: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

by Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe at UK Guardian Comment is Free The new deficit commission held its first substantive meeting on 13 September, and the military contractors were out in force to protect their profits. They’ll be working to cash in on hundreds millions of dollars in campaign donations and lobbying spending, and they [...]


Huffington Post: Military Spending Costs Jobs, Doesn’t Create Them, Anti-War Group Says

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Published: Monday, September 12th, 2011

by Dan Froomkin at Huffington Post The nation’s biggest military contractors are descending on Capitol Hill this week to lobby against potential defense spending cuts they warn would produce “devastating job losses“. But military spending is one of the least efficient ways the government can create jobs, according to a campaign the antiwar group Brave New Foundation launched on Monday. [...]


AlterNet: Despite Hefty Propaganda Campaign, Maintaining the War Industry Actually Costs America Jobs

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Published: Monday, September 12th, 2011

by  Ida Hartmann at Alternet “Every $1 billion spent on war costs us at least 3,200 jobs,” reads an ad by Brave New Foundation (BNF) in today’s print edition of Politico. Part of a new consciousness raising campaign called WarCosts, the ad was launched to put Second to None, an association of military contractors, on the defense [...]


  

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