U.S. led and backed wars continue to have catastrophic consequences for millions of Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis, Iranians and others across the world.

We know that movement must center the voices of those most affected by war. That’s why we’ve launched a coordinated campaign spanning every type of progressive organization in the United States to mobilize millions into action against wars and the war industry.  

We are progressives, allies, and impacted voices coming together to build a progressive foreign policy vision that isn’t built on profiting from conflict and war, and instead rooted in human dignity, justice, and love.


Climate Justice
Over Borders

Foreign Policy is a Climate Justice Issue

The US military is the largest industrial military in the history of the world, and is also the single biggest polluter on the planet.

The U.S. Department of Defense has a larger annual carbon footprint than most countries on earth. 

The Department of Defense is the world’s largest institutional user of petroleum and correspondingly, the single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world.

Since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the U.S. military is estimated to have emitted a staggering 1.2 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere. For comparison, the entire annual carbon emissions of the United Kingdom is roughly 360 million tons.

Foreign Policy is a Racial Justice Issue

U.S. foreign policy has historically often been driven by white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism. America’s worst foreign policy failures resulted from prioritizing profit over people. Abu Ghraib, the Afghanistan Papers, and violence inflicted as part of the war on terror are all examples of atrocities committed when such ideologies influence foreign policy.

War and the war industry disproportionately harm Black and Brown communities both at home and abroad. U.S. foreign policy such as the War on Terror perpetuated the ‘war at home,’ with a focus on targeting and enforcing policies attacking communities of color and diaspora communities.

An inflated Pentagon budget, war industry, and surplus weaponry resulted in a militarized police. Federal programs providing surplus military equipment, along with departments’ own purchases result in heavily armed police using military-grade weapons against predominantly BIPOC communities in America.


Racial Justice
Over Borders


Economic Justice
Over Borders

Foreign Policy is an Economic Justice Issue.

War and sanctions impact the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Sanctions are a form of economic warfare and impact women in particular. In sanctioned countries, the elite and those most close to the government sector benefit from the black market while poor and working class people are the most harmed by such policies.

In the United States, working class people, impoverished families, and BIPOC communities are most impacted by war and the war industry. Working class people provide labor to the war industry, fight in wars, and live in areas most harmed by the environmental impacts of the industry.

The majority of recruits overwhelmingly come from counties in the South and a scattering of communities at the gates of military bases like Colorado Springs. 40-65% of the country’s JROTC programs are currently found in the southeastern United States.

Multiple generations from the same families are fighting America’s wars. In 2019, 79% of Army recruits reported having a family member who served. For nearly 30%, it was a parent — in a nation where less than 1% of the population serves in the military.

Inflated war budgets take billions of dollars away from resources for education, public health, housing, and infrastructure. Instead, they’re allocated to private military contractors and corporations profiting from war.

Foreign Policy is a Healthcare Justice Issue

The war industry takes resources better spent on healthcare and public health to spend on militarism.

The US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq had profound physical and psychosocial effects on 1.8 million U.S. military personnel deployed since 2001. A lack of resources, benefit, and infrastructure continues to impact generations of veterans.

In other countries, war and sanctions have imposed particular gendered impacts. Women are usually the ones to provide unpaid care work to ensure food, water, and healthcare when social safety nets are decimated.

Sanctions also have disproportionate gendered effects when they target sectors in which women are commonly employed.

In North Korea, one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world, the policy disproportionately impacts women by targeting industries where they are concentrated, such as fisheries and textiles.

Healthcare Justice Over Borders


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