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09.08.2016

Poetry against arms

Poetry against arms

“… and while we sleep bloody wars are fought, and when we wish to wake up death strikes our door.” This quote can be heard in the tragically accurate video, but said with a clear and gentle voice.  It’s the same contrast that this campaign suggests by its very name:… »

05.04.2016

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. »

21.09.2015

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

From the 25th to the 27th of September this year the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 will take place in New York. The event will cover the new agenda to replace the 8 Millennium Development Goals designed to be reached by 2015. The working document carries the title “Transforming… »

20.09.2015

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… »

13.04.2015

US military spending falls, increases in eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia says SIPRI

US military spending falls, increases in eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled $1.8 trillion in 2014, a fall of 0.4 per cent in real terms since 2013, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at www.sipri.org. World military… »

10.05.2013

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

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,… »

15.04.2013

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, says SIPRI

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, says SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).* The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at… »

14.02.2013

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

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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