military spending

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…

Let Trump Golf, Let the Public Draft the Budget

One idea behind a representative government is to approximate what the public as a whole would do if it had the time to sit down and consider each matter itself. Of course the entire U.S. public does not have that…

Bernie Sanders responds forcefully to Trump’s speech

In his Facebook page Bernie Sanders criticizes the huge increase in military spending proposed by Trump and his comments about the health care system. “President Trump will propose raising military spending by $54 billion — a nearly 10% increase —…

As Trump Pushes for Historic $54B Military Spending Hike, Which Programs Will He Cut to Pay for War?

President Trump is heading to Capitol Hill tonight and is expected to outline part of his budget plan before a joint session of Congress. On Monday, Trump proposed increasing the military budget to just over $600 billion—a 10 percent increase—while…

The Choice Trump’s Budget Creates

Trump proposes to increase U.S. military spending by $54 billion, and to take that $54 billion out of the other portions of the above budget, including in particular, he says, foreign aid. If you can’t find foreign aid on the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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