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Time to 'Reinvest in People' and 'Cut Weapons of War': Barbara Lee Unveils Plan to Cut Up to $350 Billion From Pentagon
"Redundant nuclear weapons, off-books spending accounts, and endless wars in the Middle East don't keep us safe."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) News
Pressley, Omar, Bass, and Lee Introduce Resolution to Condemn Police Brutality and Demand Nationwide Reforms
"For too long, black and brown bodies have been profiled, surveilled, policed, lynched, choked, brutalized, and murdered at the hands of police officers."
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U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on January 1, 2020. (Photo: Capt. Robyn Haake / US ARMY / AFP via Getty Images) News
'More Testing, Not More Bombs': 29 House Democrats Demand Cuts to Pentagon Budget Amid Pandemic
"America needs a coronavirus cure, not more war."
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"We Demand a People's Bailout." News
500+ Groups Demand 'People's Bailout' to Counter Push for Wall Street-Friendly Coronavirus Response
"Lawmakers must respond to this pandemic in a way that yanks us back from the abyss and actually prevents future catastrophes."
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US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar sign a peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on February 29, 2020. - The United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war. Pompeo called on the Taliban to honour its commitments to sever ties with jihadist groups as Washington s News
"So-Called ‪'Peace Deal' Is Anything But": Critics Warn US-Taliban Deal Exposes Fallacies of Endless War Paradigm
The agreement, warned Rep. Barbara Lee, "leaves thousands of troops in Afghanistan and lacks the critical investments in peacebuilding, human-centered development, or governance reform needed to rebuild Afghan society."
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'Historic Step': House Votes to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF Trump Used to Justify Soleimani Assassination
"Trump's claim that the 2002 AUMF can authorize his attacks against Iran has no basis in reality, underscoring the need for immediate action."
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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) speaks during the "No War With Iran" Rally for Moveon.org at the U.S. Capitol on January 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
'Huge': House to Consider Lee- and Khanna-Backed Measures to Stop Trump's March to War With Iran
The Congressional Progressive Caucus said the two bills are "our best chance to avoid future conflict."
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Wednesday night's call will set up the strategy for Thursday's marches against war with Iran. News
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Ro Khanna, and Barbara Lee to Join 12,000 Activists on No War With Iran Strategy Call
The call, in advance of Thursday's planned anti-war marches, begins at 8pm EST.
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House Progressive Caucus members Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) listen during a House hearing on October 22. News
Because Trump Acting Like 'Both an Arsonist and a Fireman' on Iran, Congress Must Act, Say House Progressives
"Congress must reassert our Constitutional authority by passing a strong War Powers Resolution to ensure Congressional authorization for any military action."
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Anti-war activist protest in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2020. Demonstrators are protesting the US drone attack which killed Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq on January 3, a dramatic escalation in spiralling tensions between Iran and the US, which pledged to send thousands more troops to the region. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/via Getty Images) News
Calling Soleimani Assassination an 'Act of War' Without Authorization, Omar and Lee Announce War Powers Resolution to Stop Trump
"Trump's reckless military actions, without Congressional approval or authorization, have caused this crisis," said Rep. Barbara Lee. "We have been down this dangerous path before in Iraq, and we cannot afford another ill-advised, destructive, and costly war in the Middle East."
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