GDAMS 2022

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


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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
Peace Boat Supports GDAMS appeal: 35.709723, 139.745407
Women Against Nuclear Power endorses GDAMS appeal: 60.179497, 24.942398
The Peace & Neutrality Alliance endorses GDAMS appeal: 53.348748, -6.245316
Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network endorses GDAMS appeal: -0.452750, 39.646000
People\'s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) endorses GDAMS appeal: 37.141928, 126.973389
The Norwegian Peace Council endorses GDAMS appeal: 59.913300, 10.739000
Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament endorses GDAMS appeal: -37.807000, 144.967000
Association for Historical Dialogue and Research endorses GDAMS appeal: 35.175300, 33.364200
Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War endorses GDAMS appeal: 43.255200, -79.868200
Whatcom Peace & Justice Center endorses GDAMS appeal: 48.751000, -122.481000
Webinar: Exploring the history of conscientious objection to military taxation: 53.896166, -1.244064
Conference - Threats of War: Britain’s New Global Role: 53.288862, -2.891601
Webinar: NURSES NOT NUKES: WHY THE GOVERNMENT HAS ITS PRIORITIES WRONG: 51.721585, -3.374999
The Foundation for Justice and Development Initiatives (FJDI) endorses GDAMS appeal: 2.770240, 32.304400
GSsA endorses GDAMS appeal: 46.201800, 6.146600
The Peace center in Aarhus endorses GDAMS appeal: 56.149600, 10.213400
Just Peace Queensland endorses GDAMS appeal: -25.244696, 150.662108
Women in Black - Vigil: 51.547104, -0.123322
Women\'s International League for Peace & Freedom endorses GDAMS appeal: -41.133986, 175.308839
IPAN\' statement: IT’S TIME for a Fossil Fuel Free Future – NOT WAR: -27.496200, 153.060000
Nonviolence International Canada endorses GDAMS appeal: 45.367584, -74.733399
Women\'s International League for Peace and Freedom - Canada endorses GDAMS appeal: 49.317961, -122.998536
Women for peace and ecology endorses GDAMS appeal: 52.517000, 13.388900
The Disarmament and Security Centre endorses GDAMS appeal: -43.837696, 171.900879
The Arab Human Security Network endorses GDAMS appeal: 33.513100, 36.309600
Methodist Federation for Social Action endorses GDAMS appeal: 42.331600, -83.046600
Nuclear Free Endorses GDAMS appeal: 14.541050, 121.489014
International no to war - no to NATO network endorses GDAMS appeal: 48.778400, 9.180010
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives endorses GDAMS appeal: 40.657306, -73.419433
World Youth Peace Organisation endorses GDAMS appeal: 5.766670, 7.250000
CODEPINK endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network: 37.779000, -122.420000
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace endorses GDAMS appeal: 43.656745, -79.348755
Peace Action Maine endorses GDAMS appeal: 43.661000, -70.254900
Webinar \'militarism + Climate change = disaster in progress: 43.649591, -79.491028
Internation webinar: Nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament: Is it time for no-first-use policies in the USA and globally?: 47.558100, 7.587830
Press release by Movimiento de Educadores por la Paz on April 26: -34.905900, -56.191400
Youth Summit Against NATO: 52.061948, 13.442871
The Maitriyana Buddhist Community endorses GDAMS appeal: 18.557024, 73.842957
XXXI JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES DE CULTURA Y PAZ: 43.314400, -2.677850
Coordinadora d\'ONGD i aMS de Lleida endorses GDAMS appeal: 41.664705, 1.917114
Aotearoa New Zealand - Forum 26th April: -41.015138, 174.960571
Stop the War Coalition - Statement: April 26: Analysing Philippines military spending data: 15.948700, 121.422000
Stop the War Coalition - youth activities: Kite flying with GCOMS messages; poster and video campaign; collective poetry: 15.309618, 121.249512
Vigil at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base: 32.222900, -110.975000
Fundación Cultura de Paz endorses GDAMS appeal: 40.416700, -3.703580
Asociación Española de Investigación para la Paz (AIPAZ) endorses GDAMS appeal: 40.372287, -3.711456
VIGIL FOR ACTION AGAINST MILITARY SPENDING: 53.868400, -1.902050
Gathering and a vigil - 30th April: 48.736946, 9.143234
Vigil at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base: 32.222900, -110.975000
IPB Latin America endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network: 4.606540, -74.203445
Desarma Madrid endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social Network: 40.422906, -3.625763
“Masked Not Silent”, Tax day event, 17th May: 43.914500, -69.965300
Petition to decrease US military spending: 38.845591, -77.121964
Coloquio \'La nueva base militar en Córdoba. Un nuevo paso en la militarización de Andalucía\': 37.884600, -4.776010
AucklandPeaceAction endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network: -36.852100, 174.763000
Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.: -12.062100, -77.036500
The Palestinian BDS National Committee endorses GDAMS Appeal and share it through social network.: 32.080500, 34.780500
SERPAJ endorses GDAMS Appeal and share it through social network.: -33.437800, -70.650400
Demonstrate Against Taxes for War: 40.757200, -73.985900
Greenpeace and Urgewald Twitter storm for Annual General Meeting of Rheinmetall: 51.225400, 6.776310
Webinar: Investing in Cures Before Missiles - 17 May: 32.916485, -94.781247
Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos Andalucía (APDHA CADIZ) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.: 36.529800, -6.292570
CEIPAZ (Centro de Educación e Investigación para la Paz) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.: 40.441721, -3.726837

List of actions per countries:

  • USA (41)
    - 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 cs4202144@yahoo.com

    - 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 dhsicken@yahoo.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
     

    More info here

    - Demilitarize the Budget! Budget Advocacy Training March 24th, 2021 3pm-4pm ET
     

    Register Here

    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!

     Speakers Include:

    • 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 suebarnhart2@gmail.com

    - 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 suebarnhart2@gmail.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 suebarnhart2@gmail.com

    - 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 suebarnhart2@gmail.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.

    More information here

    - Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - 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 info@masspeaceaction.org, 617-354-2169

    - Methodist Federation for Social Action endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - Milwaukee Protest - April 17
     

    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.

    ORGANIZE & JOIN! https://www.peaceactionwi.org/

    - 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 usury_sucks@hotmail.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

    - Peace Action Maine endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    more info here

    - Petition to decrease US military spending
     

    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.

    More info here 

    - Philadelphia: The American Friends Service Committee Appeal: Stop funding war and militarism—and invest in our communities!
     

    Info here

    - 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: jgrueschow@comcast.net.

    - 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 anne@prcsd.org 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 psmith@saintmarys.edu 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 psmith@saintmarys.edu 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 outreach@nwtrcc.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:
    bayridgepeaceaction@yahoo.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 nowartax@riseup.net.

    - 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
    nukeresister@igc.org

    - 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, david@worldbeyondwar.org
    More info here

    - Whatcom Peace & Justice Center endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • Germany (9)
    - 24h bicycle-marathon around the Air Base
     

    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.

    for more information: https://www.ramstein-kampagne.eu/fahrradmarathon/

    - 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: info@kulturdesfriedens.de

    - 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
     

    More info here

    - IPB - webinar on military expenditures
     

    On the 28th of March at 16.00 CET

    A German-speaking webinar on military expenditure in Germany specifically

    – Coordinator: Julia

    - IPB Press Conference
     

    On the 26th of March at 11.00 CET

    Press Conference with politicians, activitists and union representatives

    – Coordinator: Lucas

    - Stopp Air Base Ramstein endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Women for peace and ecology endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - Youth Summit Against NATO
     

    Saturday - Apr 24, 2021: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    The International Peace Bureau would like to introduce the First Youth Summit Against NATO.
    Information and registration here

  • UK (30)
    - 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.
    Practicalities
    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).

    More info here

    - 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.
     
    - Defund the Military: Send your MP a message
     

    Online campaign
    more info here

    - Engage your Parliamentary Representatives (Scotland) - Email your candidate: Support the Manifesto for Peace
     

    A Manifesto for Peace - Scottish Elections

    Info here

    A joint campaign between Campaign Against Arms Trade, Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Pax Christi Scotland

    - GDAMS UK Twitterstorm
     
    - GDAMS UK: Press release on 26th April
     

    the release of SIPRI figures on Global Military Spending

    - Global Justice Now endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Huddersfield Quakers endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - London: Women in Black Vigil - Say No to the DSEI Arms Fair
     

    14 April 2021

    More info here

    Women in black

    - 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!
     

    Sign here

    - 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

  • Belgium (1)
    - Agir Pour la Paix endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
  • RDC (1)
    - Amani-Institute ASBL endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
  • International (13)
    - American Friends Service Committee (Int) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Global Campaign for Peace Education
     

    The Global Campaign on Peace Education shared the GDAMS statement and infographic on its website.

    - Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - International Queers Against Nukes (IQAN) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - International webinar: Nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament: Is it time for no-first-use policies in the USA and globally?
     

    Information here

    Time: Paris/Berlin: 17:15, London 16:15, Moscow 18:15, Washington DC (EDT) 11:15

    - IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - ODA - Office for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Rosa Luxemburg Foundation endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Shadow World Investigations endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - WILPF endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - World Peace Foundation endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Youth Summit Against NATO
     

    Saturday - Apr 24, 2021: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    The International Peace Bureau would like to introduce the First Youth Summit Against NATO.
    Information and registration here

    - Youth4Disarmament launch a new “What if – Spesterra” video challenge
     

    What do you think the world would look like if more money were spent on peace and development and less on arms?
    More info here

  • Spain (21)
    - Antimilitaristas Mad endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Asociación Española de Investigación para la Paz (AIPAZ) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network
     

    More info 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

    canal youtube: http://bit.ly/cordobaporlapaz

    - Coordinadora d'ONGD i aMS de Lleida endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More information here

    - Coordinadora d'ONGD Lleida endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Coordinadora de ONGDs de Granada (CONGRA) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - CSCA (Cuenta del Comité de Solidaridad con la Causa Arabe) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Desarma Madrid endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social Network
     

    Find out more about them here: https://twitter.com/DesarmaMadrid

    - Fundación Cultura de Paz endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network
     

    More info here

    - Greenpeace Madrid endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Lafede.cat-organitzacions per a la justicia global endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - REDESCAN - Red en Defensa de los Servicios Sociales Públicos de Canarias endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Sos Racisme Cat. (Associació d'acció antiracista per la igualtat real de drets) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network
     
    - Únete a Izquierda Anticapitalista Revolucionaria (IZAR) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Unipau endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Webinar: Gastos Militares para Gastos Sociales
     

    May 5th: 18:30
    Grenada, Andalucía


     
    - XXXI Jornadas Internacionales de Cultura y Paz
     

    Del 21 al 24 y el 26 de Abril
    Program here


     
  • New Zealand (5)
    - Aotearoa New Zealand - Forum 26th April
     

    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

    Please register here

    - Auckland PeaceAction endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Peace Movement Aotearoa info release
     

    Peace Movement Aotearoa will updade figures on New Zealand military expenditures
    More information here
    Facebook
    Tweet

    - The Disarmament and Security Centre endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    more info here

    - Women's International League for Peace & Freedom endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • Peru (1)
    - Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH) endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
  • Cyprus (1)
    - Association for Historical Dialogue and Research endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • Australia (3)
    - Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - IPAN' statement: IT’S TIME for a Fossil Fuel Free Future – NOT WAR
     

    sign here

    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.

    More info about IPAN

    - Just Peace Queensland endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here 

  • Italy (5)
    - Campaign for moratorium on new weapons’ expenditure in 2021
     

    Italian peace activists demand a moratorium on new weapons’ expenditure in 2021
    More info here

    - MILEX Observatory 2021 Update
     

    MILEX observatory will released an update about italian military expenditures.
    More info here

    - Rete Italiana Pace e Disarmo endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Transparency Italia endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - UNIMondo endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
  • Canada (7)
    - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - Fast to Stop the Jets
     

    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.

    Register now using the form below. We will follow up with additional information shortly.
    https://nofighterjets.ca/fast/

    - Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - Nonviolence International endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    more info here

    - Webinar: "Militarism + Climate change = disaster in progress"
     

    Thursday April 29th: 7pm EDT
    Registration here
    Organised by Science for Peace

    - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Canada endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - World Beyond War endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
  • Korea (3)
    - DMZ Forum Peace Movement Session
     

    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
     

    More info here 

    - Seoul Press Conference
     

    April 26

  • Japan (2)
    - 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

    - Peace Boat endorses GDAMS appeal
     
  • Switzerland (2)
    - GSsA endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - International webinar: Nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament: Is it time for no-first-use policies in the USA and globally?
     

    Information here

    Time: Paris/Berlin: 17:15, London 16:15, Moscow 18:15, Washington DC (EDT) 11:15

  • Kenya (1)
    - Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • France (1)
    - LE MOUVEMENT DE LA PAIX endorses GDAMS Appeal
     

    More info here

  • Norway (1)
    - Norwegian Peace Council endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • Philippines (3)
    - Nuclear Free Endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

    - Statement: April 26: Analysing Philippines military spending data
     

    Organised by Stop the War Coalition

    - Stop the War Coalition - youth activities: Kite flying with GCOMS messages; poster and video campaign; collective poetry
     
  • Colombia (1)
    - Press conference 26th April
     

    Bogotá

  • Uruguay (1)
    - Press release by Movimiento de Educadores por la Paz
     

    on April 26

  • Finland (3)
    - Sadankomitea endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.
     
    - Webinar 26th of April
     

    Webinar on global and Finnish military spending. Organised by Peace Union of Finland.
    More info coming here

    - Women Against Nuclear Power endorses GDAMS appeal
     
  • Chile (1)
    - SERPAJ endorses GDAMS Appeal and share it through social network.
     

    More info 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%).

  • Middle East (1)
    - The Arab Human Security Network endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • Uganda (1)
    - The Foundation for Justice and Development Initiatives (FJDI) endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • India (1)
    - The Maitriyana Buddhist Community endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • Ireland (1)
    - The Peace & Neutrality Alliance endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info about the organization here

  • Nigeria (1)
    - World Youth Peace Organisation endorses GDAMS appeal
     

    More info here

  • Netherlands (1)
    Stop Wapenhandel endorses GDAMS appeal and share it through social network.