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South Africans should resist increased military spending

The Ceasefire Campaign once again joins hundreds of organizations representing literally millions world-wide commemorating the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. South Africa’s allocations to defense spending appear low in comparison to amounts allocated to education, social services, health and other more pressing needs.  However, this does not take into account the ongoing costs […]

‘Involve civil society in military budget’

Governments must give priority to strengthening national and international security through the promotion of human rights On the occasion of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, calls upon all governments to proactively inform the public […]

GDAMS: In Italy, the Global Day of Action will take place on 25 April at the Arena for Peace and Disarmament

Giornata globale di azione contro le spese militari: in Italia sarà celebrata il 25 aprile all’Arena di Pace e Disarmo di Verona Praticamente immutate nel 2013 le spese militari mondiali: circa 1750 miliardi di dollari investiti in eserciti ed armamenti. Anche l’esperto delle Nazioni Unite Alfred De Zayas sottolinea come sia urgente che gli Stati […]

One hundred billion dollars for nuclear weapons; one billion people in extreme poverty

GENEVA– Nine states spend over US$100 billion per year on their nuclear weapons, while projections indicate that by 2015 about one billion people will be living on an income of less than US$1.25 per day, the World Bank’s measure of extreme poverty. The use of those weapons would wreak havoc to the global economy, undermine […]