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National Security


     Take action to reign in the U.S. National Security State and redirect funding to much needed program to help meet human needs such as green energy, curbing pollution, housing, education, job training, health care, Head Start, cancer research, food assistance, etc.

      The official Pentagon budget request for 2015 was recently released, and in addition to nearly $500 billion in its base budget, there are lots of other hidden national security related expenditures. Examples include the Pentagon’s $79.4 billion estimate for the Overseas Contingency Operations budget which amounts to a multi-billion dollar military slush fund.  (Since 2001 more than $1 trillion dollars has been spent by the Pentagon in this special “Overseas Contingency Operations budget” to fund multiple wars.)

    Here are some other hidden national security budget items in the 2015 budget:

  • DOE Nuclear weapons activity                                                                                                                                $19.4 billion

  • International FBI activities, Selective Service, the National

    Defense Stockpile and other miscellaneous defense-related  activities.                                                                                                 $36 billion

  • Military retirement programs                                                                                                                                          $37.8 billion

  • Veterans Affairs                                                                                                                                                                  $161.2 billion

  • International Affairs                                                                                                                                                          $ 39 billion

  • Homeland Security                                                                                                                                                            $ 52.1 billion

  • Share of Interest on the defense related Debt                                                                                                     $ 82.7 billion

  • Misc. DOD Retiree Health Care Fund Costs                                                                                                                  $ .1 billion

        GRAND TOTAL U.S. National Security State Budget                                                                                                         $ 1,000 + billion

Source: http://truth-out.org/news/item/22495-americas-1-trillion-national-security-budget

The petition to Congress reads:
“Congress should rein in military spending and stop the Pentagon from using the Overseas Contingency Operations account as a slush fund to avoid much-needed spending cuts. We already spend far too much on our military and the Pentagon’s wasteful weapons programs.”
Sign petition here

Cut Military Spending! Fund Human Needs!

The best security for all is building a just, peaceful world!

1.Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc. 
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622Email ja@malu-aina.org   http://www.malu-aina.org

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