Archive for December, 2010

December 2010 Newsletter

Newsletter Vol. 2 p. 1

Welcome to the second issue of our Global Day of Action on Military Spending newsletter. More and more groups around the world are signing up to hold actions on April 12, our global day of action. This edition concentrates on East Asia, which has been the focus of military tensions in the last several months. These tensions are propelling governments in the region – Japan, China, S. Korea – to boost military spending. (The US, another key regional player, is already the world’s military giant). But peace groups in the region are also working hard to counter these trends. Read on to find out what’s happening in this critical region.

The Big (Military) Taboo

We face wrenching budget cutting in the years ahead, but there’s one huge area of government spending that Democrats and Republicans alike have so far treated as sacrosanct.

It’s the military/security world, and it’s time to bust that taboo.

Video: Go Figure – What Would It Cost to Save the World?

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