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05.04.2016 Pressenza Budapest

World military spending resumes upward course, says SIPRI

World military spending resumes upward course, says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, an increase of 1 per cent in real terms from 2014, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The data is being released to coincide with the start of the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. »

20.09.2015 Pressenza Budapest

NATO expansion strategy and the militarization of Europe

NATO expansion strategy and the militarization of Europe

Pressenza reproduces here the the speech given by Ingeborg Breines, Co-President of the International Peace Bureau, in Helsinki on the 5th of September 2015, at the “NATO and Russia in the Baltic Sea Area” conference organised by the ‘No to war – No to NATO’ campaign group. I would have… »

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… »

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