Current Emergency: Resources #1
Given a multi-faceted crisis with deep roots in American public policy, we have compiled some suggested articles and simple initiatives –which might be particularly helpful for students and/or community groups.
Mismanagement of the Virus:
“The US Was Beset by Denial and Dysfunction as the Coronavirus Raged” Washington Post
Military spending vs. Domestic Needs:
Gareth Porter, “The National security State Left US Defenseless Against Coronovirus.
Danny David, “Coronavirus Means No More Money for Forever Wars.
Against a Global Coronavirus Outbreak, Trump Budget Keeps Militarizing America,"
Catherine Lutz and Neta Crawford of the Brown Costs of War Project: https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/489733-fighting-a-virus-with-the-wrong-tools
Chris Preble, “How Will Covid-19 Change National Security Strategy?”
William Hartung, "To Save Lives, Shift Pentagon Spending to Public Health" — https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhartung/2020/03/05/to-save-lives-shift-pentagon-spending-to-public-health/#2e69c68653e3
Petitions on Easing Iran Sanctions
To Members of Congress
To President Trump:
Iran Sanctions Articles:
Daniel Larison. “The Ghoulish Opposition to Sanctions Relief for Iran” https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2020/03/26/the-ghoulish-opposition-to-sanctions-relief-for-iran/
Richard Eskow, “Iran Sanctions Are Biological Warfare Against Civilians.”
Max Turfah, “Coronavirus is an Urgent Reminder that Gaza Siege is a Death Sentence”
Michael Arria, “Warren, Van Hollen Lead Senators in the demand that the Trump Administration Send Aid to Palestine Amid Covid-19 Crisis, “
Bill Fletcher “ Time to Drop the Sanctions Against Iran and the Palestinians”
COSVED-19 and Climate Change
Michael Klare, “What Planet Are We on?”
Anatol Lieven,”The Pandemic and International Competion: How the US Can Save Itself with a Green New Deal,”
Check Out People’s Bailout for Resources :
Josh Bivens, Celine McNicholas, Heidi Shierholz, “What Phase Four Stimulus Package Must Provide”
Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg