“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 […]
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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!
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.
Official SIPRI calculations for global military spending in 2010. More info at www.sipri.org.