We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
The people who run (and own) Bahrain treat its citizens with contempt. They drown the people in tear gas - gas that comes from Pennsylvania. Arms are now one of our major exports. But what does it do to the reputation of the United States to be associated with such a government and such weapons? Nicolas Kristof knows.