- Reports & Working Papers
- Explanations of the Campaign: FAQs
- Events Planning Tools: Media tips & Tools
- Thunderclaps & Selfie Campaigns
- Info Graphics – Samples
- GDAMS U.S / Tax Day 2015 Resources
- 10.1 Thunderclap
- 10.2 Local Press Release Template
- 10.3 Flyer Templates
- 10.4 Webinars Series
- 10.5 Resources & Tools
1. REPORTS & WORKING PAPERS
- Report 25: Inercia, despilfarro y engaño en el gasto militar. Análisis del presupuesto de Defensa español del año 2015
Authors: Pere Ortega and Jordi Calvo Rufanges. Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau (Soon in Catalan and English)
- The Austrian branch of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (Versöhnungsbund) have published in the March 2015 edition of their magazine ‘Spinnrad‘ an article by our Secretary-General Colin Archer : « Move the Money: Die globale Kampagne zu Militärausgaben » (The Global Campaign on Military Spending).
- For a mass of mainly US-oriented resources
- 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.
- 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 by Tamara Lorincz/ International Peace Bureau, September 2014 (Draft working paper)
- Report 19: The dark side of military expenditure. The 2014 military budget. Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau
- Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau also manages and coordinates contents of the website for GDAMS campaign in Spain ‘Cut military spending’.
http://www.recortemoselgastomilitar.org/ (Spanish version)
http://www.retallemladespesamilitar.org/ (Catalan version)
and promotes the campaign for promotion of military expenditure tax objection in Catalunya http://objecciofiscal.org
- Don’t Bank on the Bomb: A Global Report on the Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers – Produced by PAX and ICAN, 2014
- Truth and lies in the Spanish military budget for 2013 Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau
- Report about the Spanish military industrial complex: The military industrial complex. A parasite on Spanish economy (2012) Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau
- Opportunity Costs: Military Spending and the UN Development Agenda – By Colin Archer and Annette Willi, 2012
- New book on the Spanish military industrial lobby (Espanol/Catalan) by Pere Ortega “El lobby de la industria militar española: adónde van nuestros impuestos“
- The SIPRI Military Expenditure Database
- Understanding the Pentagon budget “The Pentagon Labyrinth” . See various chapters in this helpful volume, especially “Essay 7: Follow the Money” – Andrew Cockburn & “Essay 8: Decoding the Defense Budget” – Winslow T. Wheeler
- Report 25: Inercia, despilfarro y engaño en el gasto militar. Análisis del presupuesto de Defensa español del año 2015
3. EXPLANATIONS OF THE CAMPAIGN: FAQs
- FAQs: How to tackle terrorism? Are there non-violent alternatives? — etc
- ‘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.
4. EVENTS PLANNING TOOLS: Media Tips & Tools
6. THUNDERCLAPS & SELFIE CAMPAIGNS
- GDAMS 2015 : #MoveTheMoney! Thunderclap
- ‘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
7. 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.
8. VIDEOS & BANNER
- 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)
- Get the BIG BANNER here for printing on cloth, tarpaulin or canvas (big file)
9. INFO GRAPHICS – SAMPLES
- Why is Spending for the Military Prioritised Over Climate Spending? – International Peace Bureau, 2014
- Move the Money! From Warfare to Welfare – 2014
10. GDAMS U.S. /Tax Day 2015 Resources
10.2 Local Press Release Template
10.3 Flyer Templates
– National Priorities Project Webinar: Competing Visions, Tuesday, March 31 @ 2 pm ET
The four budget proposals presented by members of Congress represent starkly different approaches to the issues Americans consistently identify as top priorities: education, Social Security, health care, food assistance, and other domestic investments, as well as reforming the tax code. In this webinar, National Priorities Project Research Analyst Jasmine Tucker will explain the differences between the budgets originally proposed by the House, Senate, President Obama, and Congressional Progressive Caucus, and review the outcome of the budget votes held the week of March 23rd. You’ll learn what the budget proposals mean for policy priorities in Congress — and how they stack up against what Americans say they want.
– National Priorities Project Tax Day webinar, 4/14 @ 2 pm ET.
– ReThink Media webinar, date and time TBA Media tips for organizers.
– Recent webinars that have been recorded:
You Get What You Pay For: Security and Our Investments for the Future
AFSC’s Director of the Office of Public Policy and Advocacy and USAction’s Campaign Coordinator Cynthia Ward Wikstrom explore different ways of approaching security in our interconnected world, concrete examples of what works and what doesn’t in the face of violent extremism, and new narratives we can all use in our work to help shift the current debate and lopsided priorities in our federal budget.
Link to WAND webinar with Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation,
which reviewed the federal budget process and the details of the Pentagon budget in the FY2016 Budget Request
Religious Action Group, Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs webinar
Decoding the Federal Budget featuring Amelia Kegan from Bread for the World, Raed Jaraar from AFSC, Kathy Saile from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Tila Neguse from FCNL, and Melanie Fineman from Religious Action Center on Reform Judaism.
Link to WAND Webinar: Get Ready to Lobby!
WAND’s Senior Policy Director Kathy Robinson and Nuclear Weapons Policy Officer Erica Fein will help you prepare for communicating with federal policymakers about these important issues and review best practices for meetings during the upcoming congressional recess March 30-April 10.
10.5 Resources & Tools
– Resources: Below are materials for local organizers, for public education and social media activity leading up to and for use on April 13 and 15.
- Competing Visions: how do new budget proposals stack up against Americans’ priorities — National Priorities Project
- The Plane that Ate the Budget – AFSC
- A tax receipt for individuals to see how each personally contributed to programs ranging from WIC to nuclear weapons – National Priorities Project
- An all-new versionof Trade-Offs tool to see how much taxpayers in each city or town paid in 2012 toward a variety of federal programs – and what else that money could buy – National Priorities Project
- Seven Things You Should Know About Taxes — National Priorities Project
- Want to issue an “Onion” style parody or “Mockery Newspaper” for your event? Download a 4 page newspaper (pages 1-2 & 3-4), add your organization and local info to bring a smile or a howl. The “Mockery Newspaper” was created by Montgomery County, MD Peace Action which has been locked in battle with the greedy Lockheed Martin defense contractor. Enjoy!
- Alternatives to War postcards postcards from WAND
– Fact Sheets
- Seven things you must know about taxes – National Priorities Project
- Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes: U.S. Federal Budget 2015 Fiscal Year– Courtesy of War Resisters League
- Op-ed published by WAND Education Fund Chair and Ohio State Senator Charleta B. Tavares.
- Op-ed by AFSC staff Aura Kanegis and Kerri Kennedy
- Op-ed by NPP Research Director Lindsay Koshgarian
- 2015 WiLL Budget Letter to Congress for women state legislators
- USAction sign on letter for national and local organizations
10.6 Event Planning Tools
– Media Tips & Tools
– Training Materials
Peace Action and the National Priorities Project (NPP) Move the Money curriculum resources include: Training Curriculum: provides a detailed blueprint for conducting the training; Fact sheets and backgrounders on broad range of topics.
The President’s Budget Toolkit: Get the facts about how the president proposes to spend your tax dollars in 2016 —National Priorities Project: Top 5 Things to Know About the President’s Budget Proposal, including the highest Pentagon base budget ever and Recorded Webinar: Understanding President Obama’s Budget Proposal and President’s Budget 2016 in Pictures
20 foot US Federal Budget banner – AFSC: Shows the US discretionary federal budget and the more than 50% that goes to the military. Order one for your public events or display on your building.
- Rolling Out the Budget(AFSC) Where are your tax dollars going?
- F35: The Jet that Ate the Pentagon
- 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.
- If Paychecks Could Talk because if they could, they’d explain that the taxes we pay fund programs like clean water, health care, and roads and bridges
US endorsing organizations, list in formation:
Alliance for Global Justice, American Friends Service Committee, CODEPINK, Foreign Policy in Focus, Friends Committee on National Legislation, National Priorities Project, National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, Peace Action, USAction, USLAW, War Resisters League, Win Without War, Women’s Action for New Directions & Women’s Legislators’ Lobby.