Scroll down and you will find a rich treasure trove of campaign tools from 4 editions of the Global Day: reports, posters, banners, logos, flyers – even special masks! Remember to check out the GDAMS U.S/Tax Day and GDAMS-UK pages as well. All of these can be adapted to local circumstances and styles. Please feel free to use them!
Kindly send an email to the IPB GDAMS Team in case you encounter any difficulty in downloading any of these tools.
GDAMS 2015 : #MoveTheMoney! Thunderclap – please support it
Leaflets and brochures
- ‘Give peace a budget’ leaflet
- Quotations and scripture resources exploring the vision and practice of non-military security – a resource directed to Christian organizations and individuals mentioning different biblical references. Complied by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Northern Friends Peace Board and Pax Christi.
- GDAMS 2013 International Flyer – International Peace Bureau
Reports and Working Papers
- Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization: Reducing Militarism and Military Expenditures to Invest in the UN Green Climate Fund and to Create Low-Carbon Economies and Resilient Communities – Tamara Lorincz/International Peace Bureau, September 2014
- Global Zero: The Cost of Nukes – Approximately US$100 billion per year is spent on nuclear weapons and their delivery systems. These resources are sorely needed for education, health, job creation, environmental protection (including preventing climate change) and supporting sustainable development. Nuclear weapons spending thus impacts negatively on all countries and the world as a whole – not only the ones with nuclear weapons programs.
- Don’t Bank on the Bomb: A Global Report on the Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers – Produced by PAX and ICAN, 2014
- Opportunity Costs: Military Spending and the UN Development Agenda – By Colin Archer and Annette Willi, 2012
Event Planning Tools: Media Tips and Tools
Thunderclaps & selfie campaigns
- ‘Our Tax $ should go to the programs we need, not to Pentagon waste.’ (reach: 213,071) – initiated by The National Priorities Project, the American Friends Service Committee, Coalition on Human Needs, USAction, War Resisters League and Toolbox for Education & Social Action and Peace Action, 2014
- ‘GDAMS-Move the money: cut military spending–fund human needs’ 2014 (reach: 143,480) – by International Peace Bureau
- ‘If I had $1.75 trillion, I would #movethemoney to…’ selfie campaign 2014, launched on Facebook
Webinars – you may organize and invite people to join or you may join other people’s webinars. Read more about the GDAMS/U.S. Tax Day webinar series.
- 7 Miles of Pinkness: The Scarf That Won A Stroud Film Festival Award – ‘Ben Hedley, Philip Booth and Steve Hurrell were the three behind a new 5 minute film that covers the story of Stroud’s Jaine Rose who inspired thousands to first knit, then to unroll 7 miles of pink scarf on Nagasaki Day, 9th August 2014 between two nuclear bomb factories.’
- Move the Money – Transformers video – American Friends Service Committee (2014)
- F-35: Better Ways to Spend A Trillion Dollars – by World Peace Foundation, (2014)
- F-35, The Jet That Ate the Pentagon – Brave New Films, (2014)
- Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) 2014 onboard Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage – by Peace Boat
- Will the Pacific Teletubbies Keep the Pacific Pacific? – The People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) created this short flm urging the North and South Korea and other stakeholders to end the threat of war as another war would destroy the people and solely benefit military weapon manufacturers. (2013)
- Rolling Out the Budget (AFSC) Where are your tax dollars going? (2013)
- Play The Budget Right – Using a game show format, the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) showed that while ‘public services face drastic cuts, the UK government cannot continue to spend more than almost every other country in the world on weapons and war.’ (2013)
- If I Had A Trillion Dollars (IHTD) Youth Film Festival – AFSC and NPP. The IHTD festival includes short films made by youth speaking out about where their communities would rather spend the $1 trillion spent on war or the Pentagon budget. (2013)
- Give Peace a Budget Seven Ways to Spend $1.7 Trillion Dollars – by Pax Christi (2013)
- ‘The World is Overarmed and Peace is Underfunded’ – International Peace Bureau (2013)
Infographics – samples
- Why is Spending for the Military Prioritised Over Climate Spending? – International Peace Bureau, 2014
- Move the Money! From Warfare to Welfare – 2014
GDAMS logos and banners
Get the BIG BANNER here for printing on cloth, tarpaulin or canvas (big file)
Masks and Headbands
IPB fashionistas making a statement with do-it-yourself masks and headbands.
How to make the masks:
1. Print the masks on A4 size board paper and cut along the dotted lines.
2. Make eye and ear holes.
3. Insert and tie a string in the ear holes. The string should be long enough to secure the mask around your head.
How to assemble the headbands:
1. Print tank and slogans on A4 board paper. Cut the tank and strips along the dotted lines.
2. Print the strips of paper with the slogan “Cut Military Spending, Fund Human Needs”. Cut along the dotted lines.
3. Glue together –a tank on a strip with slogan and a plain strip of paper. Wrap it around your head and secure with scotch tape or paper clips.