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25/09/2013
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How We Could Transform Our War Economy into a Green Energy Renaissance, in Spite of the Major Political Hurdles

War, the military-industrial complex, and the national security state that go with it cost in every sense an arm and a leg. And that, in the twenty-first century, has been where so many American tax dollars have gone.…Here’s what no one is talking about: maintaining that staggering level of military funding would mean squandering a once-in-a-generation opportunity. That’s because right now is a rare moment when two pieces of bad news Americans are accustomed to hearing could be converted into one piece of very good news. Continue reading

25/09/2013
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The Perfect Alternative to Wall Street Banks

An NIB would provide a means to channel public funds into regional and national projects identified by political and community leaders across the country to keep the economy healthy. It could issue bonds, back public-private partnerships and guarantee long-term, low-interest loans to states and investment groups willing to rebuild our schools, hospitals, airports and energy grids. An NIB with $10 billion in capital could leverage hundreds of billions in investments. Continue reading

12/09/2013
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Women Escape War Only to Suffer Sexual Trauma and Be Denied Proper Help

As The Center for Public Integrity reports, the military is immensely failing women who serve. Not only are the rampant rates of rape and sexual assault not being treated as a serious problem, but also the VA is doing an inadequate job of assisting the women once they return to civilian life and are still suffering from trauma. Continue reading

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