Last year, the Centers for Disease Control budget was only $7 billion, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon budget, showing where our priorities have been misguided.
INACTIVE – As a constituent, now is the time to tell your representative and senators: The Pentagon does not need more money.
Dr. Ira Helfand discusses the Back from the Brink campaign with the KPFA Evening News.
INACTIVE – We need masks, not missiles. We need to put people over the Pentagon. We need real human security.
On June 22, in a virtual event, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie issued a proclamation in honor of the Back from the Brink initiative.
As the Trump administration continues to pursue talks including Russia and China, administration officials are considering new nuclear weapons tests as a negotiating tool.
Despite bipartisan support in Congress, the current administration has essentially not lifted a finger to save the treaty. PSR is backing bipartisan legislation in support of extending New START.
In the midst of a pandemic and a call for global ceasefire, the Trump administration is reportedly considering bringing back nuclear weapons testing. PSR is deeply disturbed by this news.
Urge your senators to keep additional Pentagon funding out of the next stimulus bill.
Op-ed in Common Dreams co-authored by Dr. Cornelia van der Ziel, Greater Boston PSR.