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Military Spending

MILITARY SPENDING The $750 billion military budget proposed by the Trump Administration for FY2020 is extraordinarily wasteful. House Democrats have proposed a $733 billion budget reflecting an inflationary increase. Expenditures on health, education and social programs, on which the well-being and development of our nation’s children depend, have again been reduced.  The debt incurred for…

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Palestinian Children

Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, H.R. 2407 On April 30, 2019, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced H.R. 2407, the “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act,” prohibiting U.S. taxpayer funding for the military detention of children by any country, including Israel. The bill…

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End the Israeli Blockade on Gaza

END THE ISRAELI BLOCKADE ON GAZA For nearly 12 years, Israel’s military and economic blockade on Gaza has created a humanitarian disaster for the nearly 2 million Palestinians living there. Israel and Egypt control Gaza’s borders by land, sea, and air, severely limiting travel, trade, and everyday life, and Israel does not allow most residents…

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Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has been raging on for nearly half a decade since Saudi Arabia, along with the help of other Gulf powers and the US and UK, intervened in the political situation of the country. The United States refueled the Saudi bombers on missions to bomb harbors and cities. The US and UK…

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Dialog vs Debate

The Minnesota Peace Project is committed to using dialog rather than debate in its advocacy work with members of Congress. This video is a demonstration of the differences between the techniques of the two communication practices. Arriving at a meeting with a prepared agenda and the intention to vigorously defend our position typically results in…

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