military spending

10.05.2013 Waging Nonviolence

New coalitions push to cut the Pentagon

New coalitions push to cut the Pentagon

By Jake Olzen, Waging Nonviolence With polls showing that a majority of the public is war-weary and that there is growing support for cutting military spending, the peace movement finds itself in a rare moment of opportunity. Concentrating efforts on building broad coalitions, there is a renewed energy among peace and economic justice … »

15.04.2013 Mundo sin Guerras y sin Violencia

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Pressenza publishes the press release from the organisation, World without Wars and Violence. Today the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that the year 2012 saw an estimated US$ 1 750 000 000 000 spent on weapons and the military machine. This is in a moment of global financial crisis, … »

14.02.2013 PAX

Dutch banks invest over €1.5 billion in nuclear weapons producers

Dutch banks invest over €1.5 billion in nuclear weapons producers

Today the Dutch Fair Banking guide launched a report showing seven Dutch banks invest more than 1.5 billion Euros in nuclear weapons producers. The report shows that Dutch banks invest more than 1.5 billion Euros in the twenty nuclear weapons producers identified in the report.  Major media attention has … »

10.02.2013 PressTV

Pentagon study questions efficiency of US missile system in Europe

Pentagon study questions efficiency of US missile system in Europe

Secret Pentagon studies have cast serious doubt on the effectiveness of the US-planned multi-billion-dollar missile system in Europe, congressional investigators say. The classified studies by the Missile Defense Agency were summarized in a briefing for lawmakers by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a congressional nonpartisan investigative body. The GAO investigators … »

15.01.2013 Pressenza IPA

Large increase in EU arms exports revealed

Large increase in EU arms exports revealed

The “Fourteenth Annual Report on Control of Exports of Military Technology and Equipment” reveals that in 2011 European Union (EU) countries licensed arms exports valued at €37.5 billion – an increase of almost one fifth on 2010. The largest and fastest growing markets for weapons were in the Middle East … »

09.01.2013 Peace Voice

USA saved from the Fiscal Cliff – An immodest proposal

USA saved from the Fiscal Cliff – An immodest proposal

We are saved —so our politicians tell us —from a plunge off the fiscal cliff. In all reports, however, it is mentioned that President Obama settled for a slice of what he claimed to be after, which was to raise taxes on those whose income is more than a $quarter … »

05.11.2012 TRANSCEND Media Service

Perpetual War

Perpetual War

Because the world spends roughly 1.7 trillion dollars each year on armaments, it follows that very many people make their living from war. This is the reason why it is correct to speak of war as a social, political and economic institution, and also one of the main reasons why … »

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