We spend how much?

The United States leads the world in defense spending, something that Republicans and Democrats alike have contributed to over the years.  Just how much does our government spend? Military spending is projected to come close to $600 billion in the 2015 fiscal year, which is by far the most of any country in the world.…

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Colombian advocates in Washington

Ahead of the Mennonite World Conference in Harrisburg, PA this week, a number of MCC partners are taking advantage of their time in the U.S. to do some advocacy in Washington D.C. We were delighted to host colleagues from Justapaz and Mencoldes last week. We met with many different offices to talk about the current…

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Vote no on war authorization

Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress are considering the president’s proposal and could eventually move to a vote on final legislation in both the…

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Stand in solidarity with Susiya

Stand in solidarity with the people of Susiya, a village in the West Bank that is facing imminent demolition. Background: The burden of the decades-long Israeli occupation of Palestinian land is felt from Gaza where one year after a devastating war the tiny enclave still lies in ruins, to the village of Susiya, in the…

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