Defense and Peace, Domestic & International
Shifting resources from an offensive military approach, to a peace oriented one, and investing in economic olive branches instead of saber rattling, sanctions.
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Check out this collection of videos and podcast episodes focused on peace and justice at the local level and globally.
Macro n Cheese Podcast Ep. 39 - Trade, Foreign Exchange and Modern Monetary Theory: A Field Guide with Bill Mitchell
Bill begins by addressing a criticism of MMT that has confronted him since the 1990s: "it only applies to the large, closed economy of the US." He explains MMT’s relevance to his home country of Australia - a small, open economy - as well as to developing nations. Material conditions and availability of resources will differ, affecting the balance of imports vs exports, and their respective standards of living reflect these realities. Regardless, the insights afforded by MMT are just as legitimate.
Stop the Suffering and Death of Immigrant Detainees!!!
COVID-19 has spread in ICE detention centers, where social distancing is impossible. In response to this, activists are demanding their release. Today we discuss actions with 2 organizers, Tess George and Sebastian Fuentes, who have brought community members together for weekly car protests at one of these detention centers.
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A collection of peer-reviewed white papers and working papers from our friends in the MMT academic community.
Envisioning Provisioning: Forgiveness and the Possibility of Peace
Through democratically organized demands and actions for change, money can be applied to display to the world that we the people of the United States of America still maintain and declare our values of independence, that all human beings are created equal and that we are not afraid to take in your sick, your poor, and your huddled masses yearning to breathe free!
Preventing Extremism in Fragile States: A New Approach
Final Report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, Tuesday, February 26, 2019. This Task Force was established in response to a request from the U.S. Congress in 2017. The Task Force claims it has developed a new strategy representing the "insightful and bipartisan foreign policy thinking of 15 leading former policy makers, legislators and other experts on how to empower fragile states to resist extremism on their own.
S.1727 - Partnership Fund for Peace Act of 2019
To establish the Partnership Fund for Peace to promote joint economic development and finance ventures between Palestinian entrepreneurs and companies and those in the United States and Israel to improve economic cooperation and people-to-people peacebuilding programs, and to further shared community building, peaceful coexistence, dialogue, and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
Links to progressive bills and proposals currently making their way through the United States Congress
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