U.S. Wars & Militarism

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After the September 11 attacks, the U.S. shifted to a national security policy rooted in fear, leading to violations of civil liberties and civil rights. That mindset has bled into domestic policy, leading to dramatic militarization both at home and abroad. Whether at home or abroad, the U.S. relies too heavily on force and violence to solve problems. Not only do these strategies backfire, but policies that compromise civil liberties and violate international law, are misguided and wrong.


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Update This Week with North Korea 

Tensions with North Korea escalated dramatically this week. President Trump threatened "fire and fury" against North Korea, while North Korea boasted of plans to splash missiles in the waters around Guam, a U.S. territory home to more than 162,000 people.

Update Minute By Baltimore Yearly Meeting as to Consideration of U.S. Renewed Military Action Against North Korea 

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (“BYM”) of the Religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”) urges U.S. leaders to resist any temptation to a military strike against North Korea.

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In the midst of tough votes on Pentagon spending, the health care victory this week shows the power of constituent action -- and hope for a way forward.

Action Alert Vote This Week on More Money for War 

The House passed the military "minibus" 235-192 in a nearly party-line vote.

Legislative Ask Reject More Money for War, Cuts in Security at Home 

In September, Congress will make some of the most important and potentially most dangerous decisions about budget priorities and spending that our country has seen in decades.

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