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28.04.2019

World military spending grows to $1.8 trillion, new SIPRI data

World military spending grows to $1.8 trillion, new SIPRI data

Pressenza republishes here the SIPRI report of military spending for 2018. (Stockholm, 29 April 2019) Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five… »

04.01.2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant strides backwards while passing up endless… »

13.12.2018

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? by Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater for Common Dreams. In the spirit of a new year… »

28.02.2018

Sociopathy Compounded by Stupidity Shows the Way Forward!

Sociopathy Compounded by Stupidity Shows the Way Forward!

By David Swanson The Charlottesville Daily Progress has published a version of an editorial by the Richmond Times Dispatch that points the way to peace and prosperity! It begins: “When it comes to federal defense spending, Virginia ranks No. 1. Defense dollars account for one-third of the state’s economy. That’s why the budget sequestration… »

02.11.2017

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Modernization bill estimated at $400 billion; operations $800 billion Guesstimated future costs discounted for inflation; current-dollar figure much higher On the 31st of October, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 73-page of the future costs of maintaining and modernizing US nuclear weapons, entitled “Approaches for Managing… »

11.07.2017

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

A Freedom of Information request revealed today that spending on two AWE nuclear weapons sites in Berkshire has doubled from a budgeted £2 billion to almost £4 billion. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Spending on Trident is in chaos. Today we learn that the cost of upgrading the nuclear… »

04.07.2017

The militarisation of society: Education for war in Czech Schools

The militarisation of society: Education for war in Czech Schools

In the Czech Republic, since 2013 there has been a Ministry of Defence programme known as POKOS: “Preparing citizens to defend the state”[i]. The main interest is to publicise the activities of the Army in different way.  The Ministry’s website says: “discussions, lectures, seminars, practical exercises, exhibitions, thematic… »

15.06.2017

Reduction of military spending in DiEM25’s New Deal, a contribution from Pressenza

Reduction of military spending in DiEM25’s New Deal, a contribution from Pressenza

As journalists at the international press agency Pressenza and activists of the Humanist association “World without Wars and Violence”, we intend to make a contribution to the debate in DiEM25 and the development of an innovative and courageous platform for the 2018 European elections. The European New… »

24.04.2017

Bolivia calls on the world to repudiate wars and military interventions

Bolivia calls on the world to repudiate wars and military interventions

On Tuesday, Bolivian President Evo Morales called on the whole world to join forces to repudiate the threat of wars and military interventions by some countries that are after natural resources and have no respect for human rights. “From here, I call on the whole world to join forces to… »

24.04.2017

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Military spending in North America saw its first annual increase since 2010, while spending in Western Europe… »

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