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.
Here's an excellent article on saving women with bombs and bags of money. Our friend, John Grant, discusses the imperialist DNA still in our diplomatic and military policies. Anyone who thinks that imperialism is a 19th or 20th century phenomenon has only to look at the national borders of African nations. We finally fixed Sudan but at the cost of thousands of innocent lives. The map of Mali is a joke. Is this an area where we can help, maybe with bags of money but certainly not with bombs.