This year’s Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) will take place from April 13 to May 12, 2022. These dates include: – April 13: Opening Webinar – April 18: Tax Day in the U.S. – April 21: Launch of the report ‘Common Security 2022’ – April 25: GDAMS press conferences and social media storm on the occasion of SIPRI’s release of data on military spending for the year 2021 – May 9: Europe’s Day of Peace – Actions against the militarization of the European Union. – May 10 to 12: Actions against AUKUS and the militarization of the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region
GDAMS 2021 Actions
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Milwaukee Protest - April 10: 43.035000, -87.922500
Barcelona Press Conference - April 26: 41.379700, 2.166100
Webinar - Demilitarize the Budget! Budget Advocacy Training: 38.894900, -77.036600
IPP Press Conference: 52.508197, 13.407303
IPB - webinar on military expenditures: 52.518728, 13.372421
Webinar May 5th: Gastos Militares para Gastos Sociales: 37.183100, -3.602190
Fast to Stop the Jets: 45.421100, -75.690300
Seoul - Press conference: 37.566700, 126.978000
Press conference 26th April: 4.598080, -74.076000
Webinar - A Tax Day Like No Other – April 15, 7pm: 42.333271, -71.029633
24h bicycle-marathon around the Air Base: 49.440800, 7.595270
Action - NYC War Resisters league: 40.712700, -74.006000
Taxes for Peace Not War • Don\'t Pay War Taxes: 40.834801, -73.959824
Webinar on May 7th: 14.604200, 120.982000
War Tax Resistance Online Gathering and Coordinating Committee Meeting (online): 43.042798, -88.143311
Redirection ceremony - The People’s Life Fund: 37.870800, -122.273000
Tax Day Action at the Border: Move our Money from Death to Life: 32.717400, -117.163000
Online social media messaging on U.S. taxes and military spending: 41.875600, -87.624400
webinar - A Tax Day Like No Other: Teach In: 42.470476, -71.117798
Vigil outside Federal Building at Jefferson and Main: 41.683400, -86.250000
TBA Redirection Ceremony by New England War Tax Resistance NEWTR Alternative Fund: 42.295494, -71.121918
Vigil at IRS Building - Thursday April 15, 12noon- 2pm: 38.598305, -90.272736
Vigil and leafleting outside the IRS office: 40.828566, -73.885117
Webinar - War Tax Resister Frida Berrigan will discuss Dr. King’s words about racism militarism and excessive materialism: 41.505200, -81.693400
Vigil at the Farmers Market: 44.125155, -123.092194
Time TBA Vigil at IRS office: 44.050500, -123.095000
Vigil at the Farmers Market: 44.064400, -123.209198
Vigil at IRS office: 44.041107, -122.949921
Sign-holding on Portland bridges: 45.520200, -122.674000
Zoom “Service of Lament & Dedication.”: 40.156800, -76.202200
Zoom with Attorney Peter Goldberger: 40.140040, -76.082108
Vigil to protest federal tax dollars for war and environmental harm: 43.005852, -88.009552
War Tax Resistance: 42.850900, -72.557900
Webinar as part of the Voices of Conscientious Objection series.: 51.507300, -0.127647
Press conference: 37.566700, 126.978000
DMZ Forum Peace Movement Session - 21 May 2021: 37.444335, 126.694336
Press conference: 3.928310, 11.521700
Campaign activists demand a moratorium on new weapons’ expenditure in 2021: 41.811141, 12.414413
MILEX Observatory: 41.948358, 12.554214
Peace Movement Aotearoa - Press release and online activism: -41.288800, 174.777000
Stop funding war and militarism—and invest in our communities!: 39.952700, -75.163500
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) Appeal: 51.511221, -0.006317
Online talk and Q&A: An introduction to STWR\'s campaign for Article 25: 51.499938, -0.214508
Engage your Parliamentary Representatives: 55.952100, -3.188990
Webinar: 26th of April - Peace Union of Finland: 61.891366, 24.257813
Campanya de Centres Educatius Objectors (Campaign of objectors against Educational Centers): 41.450344, 2.023407
Demonstration at Menwith Hill US spybase 30th April: 54.014200, -1.710190
GDAMS UK: Press Conference: 53.959100, -1.081540
LE MOUVEMENT DE LA PAIX supports GDAMS Appeal: 48.907000, 2.332930
- New York - Taxes for Peace Not War • Don't Pay War Taxes
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Noon - 1 pm Vigil and leaflet at the IRS 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 Bring your own sign or use one of ours
- “Masked Not Silent”, Tax day event, 17th May
Maine, Brunswick on the Green at NOON More info here
- Akron, Pennsylvania, Zoom “Service of Lament & Dedication.”
Wednesday, April 14, 7:30pm Eastern. Zoom “Service of Lament & Dedication.” Participants will lament the portion of federal taxes that support the military and dedicate to God letters of dissent to the U.S. government as well as conscientious objector contributions to peacebuilding organizations (perhaps in lieu of paying that portion, or symbolic amount, of the current federal tax levy that underwrites war and militarism). Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85245131803?pwd=UTdibTNtckV3SmpUNUpqTW5WUHBoUT09 Meeting ID: 852 4513 1803 Passcode: 758202 One tap mobile: +19292056099
- Akron, Pennsylvania, Zoom with Attorney Peter Goldberger
Wednesday, May 12, 9:30a Eastern. Zoom. Attorney Peter Goldberger will explore the current feasibility of taking war tax resistance/redirection through the courts given what appears to be a more conservative judicial system that might be more amenable to religious freedom issues. 1040 for Peace sees this session as a continuation of his November 8, 2014 “What Does the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Mean for War Tax Resisters?” which was presented at one of NWTRCC’s national conferences. Zoom info: TBA Meeting ID: TBA Passcode: TBA One tap mobile: +19292056099
- Boston, TBA Redirection Ceremony by New England War Tax Resistance NEWTR Alternative Fund
For more information contact Craig Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brattleboro, Vermont, War Tax Resistance
Monday, May 17, 10am-6pm. WTR information table outside the Brattleboro Food Coop, 2 Main Street. Sponsored by Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance. For more information, contact Daniel Sicken at 802-387-2798 or email@example.com
- Cleveland, Webinar, War Tax Resister Frida Berrigan will discuss Dr. King’s words about racism militarism and excessive materialism
Saturday, April 10, 7:00pm Eastern (Zoom). War Tax Resister Frida Berrigan will discuss Dr. King’s words about racism militarism and excessive materialism. This event is cosponsored by the Cleveland Nonviolence Network, Cleveland Peace Action, Northeast Ohio Sierra Club, and the Inter Religious Task Force on Central America and Colombia. Information about the event, including registration information can be found here: www.facebook.com/events/3007265722933910/
- CODEPINK endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network
Each year, about two-thirds of the United States' budget is spent on militarized responses to problems—including the Pentagon, abusive immigration enforcement, and policing. This money could have had a transformative impact on things that would actually make our communities healthy, safe, and strong—like education, universal health care, or peacebuilding.
In this webinar, you'll learn why the United States' militarized budget is such a problem, how the budget and appropriations process works, and how you can get involved in the call to move money out of militarism and into our communities!
Ashik Siddique, National Priorities Project
Savannah Wooten, Public Citizen
Grace Kindeke, AFSC
Moderator: Tori Bateman, AFSC
- Demonstrate Against Taxes for War
Monday, May 17, 2021: 3 pm – 5 pm Times Square Military Recruiting Station (43 St. & 7th Ave.), followed by march to GPO (32 St. & 8th Ave.) More Info here
- Eugene, Oregon, Time TBA Vigil at IRS office
Thursday April 15. Time TBA Vigil at IRS office at the old Federal Building 211 East 7th Avenue. People interested in helping to organize the event, or needing more information can call Sue Barnhart at 541-731-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eugene, Oregon, Time TBA Vigil at IRS office
Monday May 17 Time TBA Vigil at IRS office at the old Federal Building 211 East 7th Avenue. People interested in helping to organize the event, or needing more information can call Sue Barnhart at 541-731-1189 or email@example.com
- Eugene, Oregon, Vigil at the Farmers Market
Saturday May 15, 9 am-3 pm. Vigil at the Farmers Market between High and Oak Street with a large banner to indicate military spending in the U.S. People interested in helping to organize the event, or needing more information can call Sue Barnhart at 541-731-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eugene, Origon, Vigil at the Farmers Market
Saturday April 10, 9 am-3 pm. Vigil at the Farmers Market between High and Oak Street with a large banner to indicate military spending in the U.S. People interested in helping to organize the event, or needing more information can call Sue Barnhart at 541-731-1189 or email@example.com
- Gathering Schedule “Organizing for Systemic Peace” (Online)
April 30-May 2, 2021
Join us the
first weekend in May for a mini-conference on Friday and Saturday (and our
business meeting on Sunday). Check Program Schedule below for more details.
In order to
participate in the event, you will need a computer with a camera. You could
also use a smartphone, but a computer is preferable. You need to
register before the event in order to be sent connection info for the
conference. (Please register before April 24, 2021.
- Massachusetts - webinar hosted by Mass Peace Action and New England War Tax Resisters
April 15 7-8:30 pm. A Tax Day Like No Other: Teach In. For information about speakers and how to register for the webinar hosted by Mass Peace Action and New England War Tax Resisters click here. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-354-2169
- Methodist Federation for Social Action endorses GDAMS appeal
Global Days of Action on Military Spending Protest Saturday, April 17, 2021, Noon- 1 PM
US Army Reserve Drill Center 4850
W Silver Spring Dr, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee action during the International Peace Bureau’s Global Days
of Action on Military Spending.
The sequester that has long tied U.S.
spending for essential social services to the level of military spending has
expired. We can now cut military spending without cutting spending for public
health, housing, food assistance and green jobs. After a year-long pandemic,
with all of the deaths and suffering it has caused, there is broad public and
Congressional support for reducing military spending to revitalize the economy.
It’s time to end $1 trillion a year
being spent on wars and the military, and for reductions in the Pentagon’s $2
trillion plan to upgrade the U.S. nuclear arsenal and its delivery systems, and not to spend $100 billion to replace U.S.
first strike and vulnerable land-based ICBM’s.
We have a new and growing Congressional Defense Spending Reductions Caucus,
committed to cutting at least 10% of the Pentagon’s budget. Join the Peace Action WI Campaign to Reduce Military Spending.
- Milwaukee, Vigil to protest federal tax dollars for war and environmental harm
Saturday, April 10, Noon-1pm. Vigil to protest federal tax dollars for war and environmental harm, U.S. Army Reserve, 5130 W. Silver Spring Dr. Sponsored by Milwaukee War Tax Resistance, Casa Maria Catholic Worker, & Peace Action of Wisconsin. For more info, contact Lincoln or Mikel, Casa Maria at email@example.com or (414) 344-5745.
- National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- New York, Press Conference for Move the Money Res. 747-A
MONDAY, MAY 17th: 1 PM Location: City Hall Park (the fountain area) Press Conference for Move the Money Res. 747-A Please join us at City Hall Park (the fountain area) at 1:00 pm. Monday May 17. The Press conference will be led by Move the Money Resolution 747-A prime sponsor Ydanis Rodriguez. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and the other Council co-sponsors are invited as well. We are VERY close to a majority at the City Council in support of 747-A! The press conference should help us reach a solid majority. Our grassroots presence on Monday is necessary. It’s time for our NYC City Council to take a stand, calling on the Federal Government to downsize the Pentagon and put those tax dollars to work in our communities — for public services, social and cultural programs, jobs and greatly improved housing, education, healthcare, transit etc. More information: facebook.com/MTMnyc
- New-York, Vigil and leafleting outside the IRS office
Thursday, April 15, Noon-1pm. Vigil and leafleting outside the IRS office, 290 Broadway at Duane Street, across from the Federal Building. War tax redirections may be announced. Info: Sponsored by NYC War Resisters League. For more information: www.nycwarresisters.org/demonstrations or call (718) 768-7306.
- Online social media messaging on U.S. taxes and military spending
Chicago: Thursday April 15 All day. Online social media messaging on U.S. taxes and military spending. For more information, see www.wrlchicago.org
38 organizations that work in the United States, sign a petition to call politics to significantly decrease spending on the military and nuclear weapons for FY2022 and to reallocate that money into true national priorities like public health, diplomacy, infrastructure, and addressing climate change.
- Portland, Oregon, Sign-holding on Portland bridges
Thursday, April 15, 7:30-9am. Sign-holding on Portland bridges (Burma Shave Style). Meet at E. Burnside and MLK Jr. Blvd. Sponsored by War Resisters League – Portland. For more information, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- San Diego - Tax Day Action at the Border: Move our Money from Death to Life
Thursday, April 15, 11a-Noon. Tax Day Action at the Border: Move our Money from Death to Life. A 2021 tax day vigil to mourn deaths, pain, and suffering caused by U.S. policies at the U.S.-Mexico border. This event will take place at the San Diego-Tijuana Border. (Exact location is pending.) Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center of San Diego, the American Friends Service Committee, and Otay Mesa Detention Center. For more information contact Anne at the Peace Resource Center at email@example.com or a Facebook link to the event.
- South Bend, Indiana, Vigil outside Federal Building at Jefferson and Main
Monday May 17 4:30-5:30 pm. Vigil outside Federal Building at Jefferson and Main. For more information, contact Peter Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (574) 532-3720.
- South Bend, Indiana, Vigil outside Federal Building at Jefferson and Main
Monday April 12 4:30-5:30 pm. Vigil outside Federal Building at Jefferson and Main. For more information, contact Peter Smith at email@example.com or (574) 532-3720.
- St-Louis, Vigil at IRS Building at 12th and Spruce
Thursday April 15, 12noon- 2pm. Vigil at IRS Building at 12th and Spruce. For more information, contact Chrissy Kirchhoefer at 314.660.2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tax Day events in Massachusetts
A Tax Day Like No Other Pressing for our budget priorities amid pandemic, economic and climate crises and new Cold Wars Tax Day Community Rally - May 14 or 17, noon - downtown Boston Webinar – April 15, 7pm As we move into the post-pandemic, Biden era, it’s time to change what we buy with our tax dollars. The pandemic and the resulting economic crisis illuminated glaring inequalities and the human costs of budget priorities that enrich the wealthy and left people unable to protect their health, hungry and homeless, while the military-industrial complex drowns in super-profits and paves the way for new and dangerous Cold Wars. Trillions have been spent chasing demons abroad and “bad hombres” at our borders, but Covid-19 bring us to our knees. The Biden Rescue Plan, with the child tax credit, unemployment, child and family care provisions, is bringing relief and hope to millions of Americans. But now the work begins to impact Congress debates over the national budget paid for by our taxes. Our Call: • Make the Rescue Plan’s safety net provisions permanent • Fund housing, healthcare for all, and education – forgive college loans • Pass the job creating, GREEN infrastructure bill • Tax the 1% and big corporations; create a wealth tax so everyone pays their fair share • Repeal the Trump $2 trillion tax cuts • Cut the Pentagon’s gargantuan budget to pay for what we need • Defund new nuclear weapons, cut F-35 and B-1 bomber
- Tax Day Rally – Bay Ridge 17 May 2021
12 PM – 1 PM Location: Fort Hamilton Post Office, 88th Street & 5th Avenue
Tax Day Rally – Bay Ridge Join Peace Action Bay Ridge in rallying against income inequality and excessive military spending. Contact: email@example.com (646) 824-5506 www.panys.org/BR
- Tax Day: Put People & Planet Over Profits
Mon May 17 @ 12:00 pm EDT at the Tip O’Neill Federal Building on Causeway street near Boston Garden
As we move into the post-pandemic, Biden era, it’s time to change what we buy with our tax dollars. The pandemic and the resulting economic crisis illuminated glaring inequalities and the human costs of budget priorities that enrich the wealthy and left people unable to protect their health, hungry and homeless, while the military-industrial complex drowns in super-profits and paves the way for new and dangerous Cold Wars. Trillions have been spent chasing demons abroad and “bad hombres” at our borders, but Covid-19 bring us to our knees. This Tax Day, stand with us and demand that your tax dollars be spent on the PEOPLE and on the PLANET, and not on the profits of corporations and wealthy individuals.
- Taxes for Peace Not War • Don't Pay War Taxes
Monday, May 17 - U.S. “Tax Day” for 2021 3:00 pm meet at Military Recruiting Station, Times Square 43rd St. & Broadway, Manhattan 3:30 pm march to GPO/train station Eighth Ave. btwn 32nd & 33rd Sts. 4:00 pm - Banners, leafleting, vigil outside General Post Office/Moynihan Train Station Contact: NYC WAR RESISTERS LEAGUE nycWRL@nycwarresisters.org https://nycwarresisters.org/
- The People’s Life Fund will host a redirection ceremony
Berkeley - Thursday April 15, 6-7:30p. The People’s Life Fund will host a redirection ceremony to invest $61,000 to community to community needs in the Bay Area. A spokesperson from each group receiving the grant will provide a brief intro to their mission and their work. We will end with optional “Choose Your Own” Breakout Groups for anyone who wants to stay for a few extra minutes to chat with other war tax resisters or other grantees. Zoom Meeting ID: 848 6187 3552. Passcode: 739561 One tap mobile: +16699006833 For more information see, www.nowartax.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tucson, Arizona - Vigil at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Monday May 17, 7-8 am Vigil at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to raise awareness tax payer money to fund wars and occupations, the profits made by Raytheon and to remember those lives lost to drones and other instruments of war. Park at recreation field parking lot at N-W corner of Craycroft & Golf Links with access from Craycroft. Signs provided, or bring your own! More info: 323-8697 or email@example.com
- Walpole Peace and Justice Group - Tax day rally
Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 10:00 to 11:30 am Walpole Peace and Justice Group will hold a tax day rally calling for the U.S. to drastically reduce its military expenditures and make the funding of human needs, such as health and the environment, the priority. A 40 foot budget banner will be displayed, showing where the Federal discretionary budget is spent today. The vigil will be at the Walpole Common on the corner of Main and West Streets near the gazebo.
- Webinar: Investing in Cures Before Missiles - 17 May
Start: Monday, May 17, 2021 • 10:30 AM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00) End: Monday, May 17, 2021 • 11:30 AM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00) Host Contact Info: David, firstname.lastname@example.org More info here
- Whatcom Peace & Justice Center endorses GDAMS appeal
International protest against militarism and war the 30th April! the 30th April at 2:30pm a 24h bicycle marathon will start in Ramstein air base.
As part of GCOMS More than 150 events and actions in more than 30 countries will protest against the unchecked rearmament. $ 2 trillion a year for armaments, drones, tanks and military bases, and at the same time millions of children are starving, health systems are ailing and schools are in ruins. The no to war and armaments connects these actions.
So we will be connected live in solidarity with the anti-base activists in Okinawa and South Korea during our marathon. We will meet some of you again at the anti-military baskets congress in Kaiserslautern on July 8/9, 2021.
- Gathering and a vigil - Initiative for Peace 30th April at 3pm
In front of l'US-AFRICOM à Stuttgart-Möhringen Organised by Gesellschaft Kultur des Friedens (GKF) Contact: Société Culture de la Paix, Welthaus Stuttgart, Charlottenplatz 17 Mail: email@example.com
- Greenpeace and Urgewald Twitter storm for Annual General Meeting of Rheinmetall
Tuesday , May 11, between 8:30 am - 1 pm.
- International no to war - no to NATO network endorses GDAMS appeal
- 30 April – International day of action against foreign bases
Demonstration at Menwith Hill US spybase
On 30th April as a part of the GCOMS called International Day of Action against Foreign Military Bases, there will be a protest outside the US spy-base at Menwith Hill organised by Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign and Yorkshire CND. There are now over 1,000 bases foreign bases around the world, operating largely outside of the control of their host nations. In response to recent expansion of US/NATO military forces in bases across Asia and Africa, this day of action was called to show solidarity and opposition around the world.
Due to the ongoing health crisis this will be a socially distanced protest, with a couple of different options for walks around the base. We are not able to provide toilet facilities or refreshments on this occasion so we ask that everyone bears this in mind and brings what they will need for the afternoon.
Menwith Hill is the largest intelligence-gathering, interception and surveillance base outside the US. It has many roles which are generally for US interests only (diplomatic, military and economic) – being the hub of the ECHELON global surveillance system (Wikipedia). Menwith Hill featured heavily in Edward Snowden’s release of top secret documents which revealed the extent of the intelligence gathering and surveillance on us all by the NSA/CIA (with the help of GCHQ).
- Bradford Women In Black endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Conference - Threats of War: Britain’s New Global Role
17 April @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Our government is desperate for Britain to play a global military role. Despite the pandemic, economic crisis and crumbling services, they boosted defence spending in 2020 by the biggest margin in years. They are refusing to withdraw support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen war and are keen to be partner No. 1 in the US push for a new cold war on China. To illustrate their ambitions the government is dispatching an aircraft carrier strike group with US fighter planes on board to the Pacific in May ‘to make global Britain a reality’. Information and registration here
- Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- NFLA – Nuclear Free local authorities endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Online talk and Q&A: An introduction to STWR's campaign for Article 25
On Sunday 25th April: 7-8pm (British summer time) More info here
- Pax Christi England & Wales endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Peace & Justice Scotland endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Peace Pledge Union endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Quaker Roots: resisting the arms trade endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Rethinking Security endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Scientists for Global Responsibility endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- SCOTTISH ELECTION PEACE HUSTINGS
26 APRIL @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday 26th April falls on one of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending and also the anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, we must mark these events by holding our candidates to account and ensure that any vote for them will supporter a more peaceful Scotland. More info here
- Share The World’s Resources (STWR) Petition: Divert military spending to global covid relief!
- Socialist Freedom Party endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- The Corruption Tracker Project endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Transform Defence endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Vigil for action against Military Spending
Saturday 1st May - 11.30 - 12.30
At Keighley Town Centre (outside the bus station)
Despite the universal acceptance that the pandemic and climate change are existential threats, we have seen a pay freeze for front line workers and a vast increase in the military budget. We must ask ourselves does this reflect our priorities in the kind of society we want.
Social distancing will be observed. Please bring a placard and hand sanitisers.
Organised by Keighley Peace Justice and the Environment Network (KJPEN)
- Webinar as part of the Voices of Conscientious Objection series
Thursday, April 15, 2:30p Eastern/ 11:30a Pacific. Webinar as part of the Voices of Conscientious Objection series. This webinar will focus on the history of conscientious objection to military taxation. Three excellent speakers will explore a different facet of the topic: Robin Brookes, Mary Lou Leavitt and Monica Frisch. Registration is required. Register for the event here.
- Webinar: NURSES NOT NUKES: WHY THE GOVERNMENT HAS ITS PRIORITIES WRONG
28 APRIL 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Join CND for this webinar – with guest speakers TBC – to discuss the government’s warped spending priorities. How does it have the funds for more nuclear weapons, but not to pay nurses the wages they deserve? More information and registration here
- Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos Andalucía (APDHA CADIZ) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Barcelona Press Conference
Centre Delàs of Peace Studies, as a decentralised office of the IPB and leading organization of GCOMS, will organise a press conference on April 26 to discuss the newly released data on military spending.
- Catalunia: Campaign of objectors against Educational Centers (Campanya de Centres Educatius Objectors)
The aim of the campaign is to denounce the growing presence of the army and weapons in public and educational spaces. more info here (in Catalan).
- CEIPAZ (Centro de Educación e Investigación para la Paz) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
- Coloquio 'La nueva base militar en Córdoba. Un nuevo paso en la militarización de Andalucía' (Online)
jueves 6 de mayo a las 19:00 con
Chloé Meulewaeter , investigadora del Centro Delás de Estudios por la Paz
Carmen Calzado, activista de Ecologistas en Acción Andalucía
From 1pm to 2pm to discuss the new global military spending figures on the day they are released, the implications for peoples and planet, and issues around military spending in Aotearoa New Zealand in advance of the Budget 2021. Facebook page
We, the undersigned, call for a major change in government priorities in the coming 2021 budget.
The writing is on the wall that we in Australia and countries around the world, urgently require a radical transformation of industry, transport and energy to avoid the worst of the climate crisis. With that transformation will come great opportunities for sustainable industry and ethical jobs.
Our government instead is pushing negative job creation through the manufacture of military equipment which both benefits the big weapons corporations as well as being sold to countries allegedly committing war crimes, such as Saudi Arabia.
We call on our government to prioritize spending in the upcoming budget on the transition to clean energy technologies, and stop funding arms corporations and businesses.
A Fast to Stop the Jets has been announced for April 10 & 11 2021.
Across Canada, public fasts and vigils will honour those who have been killed by Canadian war planes and reject Canada’s plans to buy 88 new bomber jets. Around the world individuals are joining by fasting in their locations in solidarity.
April 10 will mark the beginning of the 10th anniversary of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending: GDAMS 2021. Our fast will join this global effort to reduce spending on war.
21 May, international forum hosted by the local government.
"Disarmament and Human Security" The world spent an astronomical amount of $1,917 billion(2.377 quadrillion in KRW) of military spending in 2019 which is 2.2 percent of the world's GDP. It is increasing arms trade and arms production day by day. Military spending of South Korea is also the same. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis are asking us what “security” should be to protect the earth and humanity. The world has spent astronomical amounts to prepare for war, but it has lost the opportunity to respond to what actually threatens human safety.
In this session, we will look at current levels of military spending globally from a critical perspective and discuss disarmament and the need to change the concept of security.
Time : 15:10 pm - 16:30 pm (Seoul Time), 06:10 am - 07:30 am (UTC), 02:10 am - 03:30 am (EST) on 21 May 2021
Simultaneous Korean-English interpretation will be provided
Moderator : Yongsuk LEE (Activist, World Without War) Presenter 1. Jordi Calvo Rufanges (Vice President, International Peace Bureau (IPB)) Presenter 2. Chloé Meulewaeter (Chair, The Centre Delàs) Presenter 3. Sooyoung HWANG (Manager, Center for Peace and Disarmament, PSPD) Presenter 4. Tori Bateman (Policy advocacy coordinator, American Friends Service Committee)
- People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) endorses GDAMS appeal
- Gensuikyo (Japan Council against A & H Bombs) shared an article with GDAMS infographics
Article by Quique Sánchez, GCOMS officer in Barcelona, on Gensuikyo’s April newsletter. This piece introduced the GDAMS 2021 to Gensuikyo's followers and activists, asking them to turn their eyes especially on the link between Japanese demand for nuclear abolition and the growing military expenditure of Japan for massive purchase of US fighter jets/weapon systems and building US military bases in Okinawa. You can read the article here
According to the information, in 2020, Chile had a military expenditure of 4,601 million dollars, ranking fourth in Latin America, after Brazil (19,736 million), Colombia (9,216) and Mexico (6,116). Likewise, Chile is positioned as the fourth country with the highest military expenditure in relation to Gross Domestic Product with 1.9%, after Colombia (3.4%), Uruguay (2.3%) and Ecuador (2.4%).
According to May 2018 SIPRI data, and stimulated by the war on terrorism, military spending has continued to increase by 1.1% in real terms. The World’s military spending in 2017 amounted to USD 1739 billion compared to USD 1088 billion in 2001. The total military spending accounted for 2.2% of...
The 2017 Cut Milex campaign runned together with the United Nations disarmament week from 24-30 October 2017. The annual Disarmament Week was first requested in the Final Document of the General Assembly’s 1978 special session on disarmament. The document called for abandoning the use of force in international relations and...