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MILITARISM:

MILITARISM (Begin with Living Justice & Peace: pages 296-297)

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Structural Analysis Why we fight 2/4, 4:53, 18 minutes Institutions Laws policies

General Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Presidential Address :

General Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Presidential Address (video embed)

Impacts & Dangers:

Impacts & Dangers

Military Industrial complex   :

Military Industrial complex + Lobbyists

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A Structural Problem: Undue Influence of Lobbyists :

A Structural Problem: Undue Influence of Lobbyists 1970 ’ s: 3% of retiring congress members became lobbysists 2009: 30%+ Starting lobbyist salary for former capitol or White House staffers: $500,000 Aftershock, Richard Reich, Knopf, 2010; From Hired Guns to Hired Hands: 'Reverse Revolvers' in the 111th and 112th Congresses; A Center for Responsive Politics Report. By Sarah McKinnon Bryner, Lobbying and Revolving Door Researcher, July 20111 Percent increase in lobbyists-turned staffers 111 th Congress to 112 th

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What about money for our SOLDIERS, both in combat (e.g., protective armor) and back at home (diagnosis and counseling for PTSD)?:

What about money for our SOLDIERS , both in combat (e.g., protective armor) and back at home ( diagnosis and counseling for PTSD) ?

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Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of US Speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953

What about funding SOCIAL SERVICES, SCHOOLS, & our DECAYING INFRASTRUCTURE?:

What about funding SOCIAL SERVICES , SCHOOLS , & our DECAYING INFRASTRUCTURE?

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