24 October 2016. Over the next 10 years, governments will spend a staggering $1 trillion on nuclear weapons globally. That’s $100 billion annually. Against the backdrop of increasing austerity and cuts in social spending, such allocations appear not only exorbitant, but also counter to the economic and social needs of the nuclear-armed States. Anti-nuclear activists and other civil society leaders need to join forces with progressive legislators and anti-nuclear governments to reduce the lobbying power of the nuclear weapons corporations, and to ‘move the nuclear money’ to social and environmental programs. This handbook provides ideas, examples and resources for legislators and civil society in order to realise this aim. It focuses primarily on national/federal legislators, who decide on national budgets, but also includes resources for working with legislators at local and regional levels, and with other key institutions, such as banks and investment companies.
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The press release is available HERE.