Archive for the ‘Fact Sheets’ Category

Militarism Watch: Building Research Skills for Demilitarization Activism

“Militarism Watch increases the capacity in social change movements and academia for research that serves activism & campaigns against U.S. militarization. Militarism Watch responds to the need for skills to research the many aspects of U.S. militarism, to inform our choices and work on emerging issues, and to increase our effectiveness in advocacy and media outreach.” Read more…

Make Jobs, Not Wars

“A new round of federal budget cuts (in the US) is slated to start on March 1.  If nothing is done, the cuts will deny food to young children, turn low-income families out of their homes, and reduce funds for education and training.  These indiscriminate across-the-board cuts (called “sequestration”) come on top of an average […]

Asian Demand Pushes Increase in Arms Transfers

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released its report on arms transfers with updated data from 2011. SIPRI’s final report on global military spending will be released on April 17th, as we respond with the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). Remember, arms imports go to countries without munitions industries of their own. Check out the report!

The Elephant in the Room: Military Spending and Development

Check out this exhaustive document released by our partner Org. Pax Christi. It’s a great resource on development, including on the estimated costs of the Millennium Development Goals, and on why development only seems so out of reach because of the elephant in the room: Military Spending.