Issues

A worldwide pandemic does not mean that U.S. militarism has abated. In fact, the Trump administration has added sanctions on Iran since COVID-19 deaths began, causing untold deaths and suffering there; it has speeded up enhancement of nuclear weapons and refused to plan for the renewal of the New START treaty; it has given the green light to Israel’s annexation of settlements in the occupied territories; and incredibly the Pentagon, already with an historically high budget, has had over $10 billion added as part of the pandemic relief bills.