Latest Past Events

THE US, RUSSIA, CHINA AND NATO : The new dangerous era of great power confrontation and how we respond

Berlin [ONLINE] Berlin

Webinar on August 8 - "THE U.S. RUSSIA, CHINA & NATO: The Dangerous New Era of Great Power Confrontation & How We Respond" Panelists: Reiner Braun (International Peace Bureau – Berlin) & Phyllis Bennis (Institute for Policy Studies - Washington, DC) The Ukraine War crystalized a new and threatening era of “blockification”, and increasingly dangerous... Read more »

International Peace & Planet Network conference

online Boston

Peace & Planet’s July 30 conference has been designed to provide a forum for the world’s peace movements, in order to: Share positions and observations on the dynamics of an increasingly dangerous world disorder, and Organize common strategies for peace, disarmament, and human survival. The conference is structured with three panels and a breakout session... Read more »

Webinar: Cancel RIMPAC – Time for a demilitarised and independent Pacific

New Zealand [Online] Wellington

Join speakers from Aotearoa, Hawai'i and Guahan to discuss RIMPAC and the alternative - a free, independent, and demilitarised Pacific. About this event: RSVP for the zoom: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../cancel-rimpac-time-for-a... Or watch in live on Facebook. RIMPAC is happening now. It is a maritime warfare exercise based in and around Hawaiʻi used to demonstrate US domination and... Read more »

Common Security Report 2022: UK launch

online Boston

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Olof Palme’s Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues. The Commission presented its report in 1982, at the height of the Cold War, and the Commission developed the concept of Common Security – the idea that nations and populations can only feel safe when their counterparts feel safe.... Read more »

24 Hour Peace Wave: No to Militarization – Yes to Cooperation

Find more information about the event here: 24hourpeacewave.org We're a global movement and a global community with brilliant voices at every longitude and latitude of the Earth. Let's show it! The G7 will be meeting near Munich June 26-28. NATO will be meeting in Madrid on June 28-30. Our goal is to speak up for... Read more »

Peace Summit 2022: NO TO NATO

c / Lope de Vega, 40 c / Lope de Vega, 40, Madrid

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th June, the Peace Summit will take place in Madrid, saying “No to NATO, and yes to peace”. Members of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) and GCOMS will participate in the programme of activities and actions planned for these days. The opening ceremony of the summit will take place on... Read more »

Climate Change causes War – War causes Climate Change

Brighton Stop War (online) Brighton

Public Zoom Meeting – All Welcome Speakers include: Jake Easby-Robinson – Brighton Peace & Environment Centre – a Brighton charity promoting peace, equality, and protection of the environment. Matt Fawcett – Global Campaign on Military Spending UK – created by the International Peace Bureau to highlight the issue of excessive military spending. Elaine Graham-Leigh – writer on climate change &... Read more »

USTEA: del GDAMS-GCOMS a la contracumbre de la OTAN

Andalucía Andalucía

Un año más USTEA se ha sumado a la Campaña mundial contra el gasto militar, GDAMS-GCOMS, mientras los países de la Unión Europea se suman a una loca carrera aumentando sus gastos militares, como les venían exigiendo las directrices de la OTAN. Dentro de unos días nos sumaremos al Día Mundial de las Mujeres por... Read more »

Webinar – Feminist Voices for Peace from Russia

IPB Berlin (Online), Berlin

Peace Movement in Action 3: Feminist Voices for Peace from Russia  Join the IPB and our partners in Russia for a discussion on the actions being taken to promote peace and nonviolence in Russia in light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. All of the four speakers will offer a feminist perspective on social... Read more »

Webinar – Feminist Voices for Peace from Russia

IPB Berlin (Online), Berlin

Peace Movement in Action 3: Feminist Voices for Peace from Russia  Join the IPB and our partners in Russia for a discussion on the actions being taken to promote peace and nonviolence in Russia in light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. All of the four speakers will offer a feminist perspective on social... Read more »

Disarm the Seas: Actions against AUKUS & the Indo-Pacific Expo

International Convention Centre Sydney International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney

Watch a video of this action here. You can download this leaflet as a pdf file here. See also: Media release 'Indo-Pacific Expo exposes Australian Government hypocrisy'

Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace action

Kjipuktuk Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace displayed a 'Peace Knot Bombs" banner at Mount St. Vincent University commemorating the 38 Yemeni children killed by a Lockheed Martin bomb in 2018 while on a school trip. We want to draw attention to the real cost of military spending and the devastation of grief for children... Read more »

International Days of Action for Peace in Ukraine

Watertown (Online), Watertown

This devastating war is killing thousands, displacing millions, and causing hunger, inflation, unrest, and increased militarism globally. It is not far-fetched to foresee a protracted war that goes on for years. Just look at the decades-long US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 7-year of fighting in the Donbas, and the interest the U.S. has... Read more »

Give Peace A Budget – GDAMS event in Brisbane

Anzac Square, Adelaide Street Anzac Square, Adelaide Street, Brisbane

Join Just Peace Queensland to protest the $billion$ of your taxes diverted from creating a secure life for you and your children, and funnelled into limitless military spending. We will have flyers to distribute illustrating graphically Australia's expenditure on weapons and personnel over the coming years. This will rely on SIPRI data and the expenditure... Read more »

AFSC Budget Advocacy Training

Demilitarizing the Budget: Important even in times of war As the war in Ukraine adds to the many violent conflicts around the world, govenments are responding by increasing military budgets, sending weapons to allies, and calling for escalatory measures against other nations. In 2020, the world spent almost $2 trillion on militaries, and if we... Read more »

Report by the Transnational Institute (TNI)

TNI Online The Netherlands, Amsterdam

The Transnational Institute launched a report and online campaign denouncing the militarization of the EU. "Long before the Ukraine war, the EU increased its security, defence and military budgets for 2021-2027 by a staggering 123% compared to the last budget round. EU funding for law enforcement, border control and military research, development, and operations (€43.9bn)... Read more »

World Social Forum 2022 plenary: NO TO WAR – YES TO LIFE!

Mexico City and online Escuela de Medicina Ciudad, Mexico City

This would be the main event in the thematic PEACE AREA which, because of its importance should be organized by the WSF-Facilitation-Committee. The threats with nuclear weapons, 26 actual wars and more than 200 armed conflicts demonstrate: the world is in danger. 2Billion Dollar 2020 for military spending and 900 million people are going with... Read more »

Hibakusha Video Message

Japan [ONLINE] Nagoya

Video message from a Hibakusha who will connect military spending, the war on Ukraine and nuclear weapons. More details soon.

PROTEST IN GHENT: EUROPE FOR PEACE AND SOLIDARITY

Bagattenstraat 158 Belgium, Ghent

Vrede calls on people to join the May 1 protest in Ghent with a message of peace and solidarity. The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine is drastically increasing military spending. The Belgian government decided at the end of January to invest 10 billion in war materiel, on top of the 9.4 billion of the... Read more »

Bicycle ride against the Air Base Ramstein.

Air Base Ramstein Air Base Ramstein, Ramstein

Bicycle action at Air Base Ramstein on April 30th! We are back in Ramstein! In the context of the „Global Days of Action on Military Spending“ (GDAMS) we will circle the Airbase by bike in order to take a stand against rearmament and set an example for peace. Especially in these times of war, it... Read more »

Vigil on Military Spending – Keighley

Keighley Bus Station Airedale Centre, Keighley

In response to the SIPRI figures and yesterday’s inflammatory statement by Liz Truss, Keighley peace campaigners will adorn the Airedale Centre with banners and posters calling for an end to the arms race and for public money to instead be invested in building a secure future.

Book Presentation “Pacifistas en acción”

Gáldar Gáldar, Gran Canaria

Presentation of the book "Pacifistas en acción" by Jordi Calves Rufanges and Koldobi Velasco Vázquez, organised by Alternativa Antimilitarista MOC and Canarias por la Paz, which joined the GDAMS campaign once again! For more information, follow this link.

International and North American Launch of 21st Common Security Report

North American Launch (online) United States (online), Washington

There will be a time beyond the Ukraine and Yemen wars, and the time to prepare for it is now. Midst the Ukraine war tectonic changes in the global disorder, leading international organizations have developed a call and blueprint for new Common Security order for peace, climate sustainability and justice. To join this event, follow... Read more »

A NO-WAR Prayer for the Love of Humanity

King of Prussia King of Prussia (behind King of Prussia Mall), Montgomery

Organized by Brandywine Peace Community - Good Friday @Lockheed Martin. Mall & Goddard Boulevards, King of Prussia (behind King of Prussia Mall). Next to a large wooden cross, with Lockheed Martin logos at the crucifixion nail points and a large peace sign, people will vigil and intone a large bell of bell, will hold large banners emblazoned with... Read more »

Women in Black: London – GDAMS Vigil II

Edith Cavell statue 10 St. Martin's Place, London

Second of the Women in Black London GDAMS vigils is on Wednesday 27th April from 6pm to 7pm at the Edith Cavell statue. It is in St.Martin’s Place, London WC2, opposite the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery, and not far from Trafalgar Square. GDAMS Placards and leaflets – #GivePeaceABudget. All welcome.

Online event ‘Diamo una possibilità alla Pace’

Italy [ONLINE] Roma

Live conference with: Martina Pignatti Morano, Un Ponte Per Vanessa Pallucchi, Forum Terzo Settore Giulio Marcon, Sbilanciamoci Mao Valpiana, Movimento Nonviolento e membro dell’Esecutivo Francesco Vignarca, Rete Italiana Pace e Disarmo You can find all details here > https://retepacedisarmo.org/evento/diamo-una-possibilita-alla-pace-meno-fondi-alla-spesa-militare-piu-soldi-per-gli-investimenti-sociali/

Seoul Press Conference

Seoul Seoul

Press conference on 25th April + media content. Peace organisations in South Korea lead by PSPD. Candlelit vigil. More details will come soon.

Online Campaigning by Corruption Tracker

Shadow World Investigations UK 7 Cavendish Square, London

In 2020, Climate Policy Initiative reported global climate finance flows at $632 billion, nowhere near our needs - conservatively estimated at $4.5-5 trillion annually. To transition to net-zero and guarantee a sustainable future, climate investment must increase drastically. Instead, our governments pour trillions into global military expenditure, a large portion of which finances the international... Read more »

DONEM-LI UN PRESSUPOST A LA PAU

Sant Cugat del Vallès Plaça del Coll, 4, Sant Cugat del Vallès

Unipau (Universitat Internacional de la Pau) joins GDAMS by endorsing its appeal and campaigning online.

Peace Boat Military Spending Workshops

Japan kyoto

Series of workshops on military spending in Peace Boat centers across Japan. More details will appear here soon.

GDAMS Social media storm

This is the big one. The release of the latest SIPRI global military spending figures gives us a fantastic opportunity to highlight the dangers of runaway military spending and the opportunity costs of diverting public resource from public health, common security and the climate crisis. Last year, by working together globally the storm ‘reached’ over... Read more »

ANZAC Day Online Peace Event

New Zealand [Online] Wellington

Honour the war dead by ending war: This year's ANZAC Day online peace event combines a peace vigil to remember all the casualties of war, and ‘Budget for peace, not war’, a forum marking the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Join us to discuss the new global military spending figures on the day... Read more »

32nd Gernika Culture and Peace Conference

Gernika Spain, Gernika

Join the 32nd Gernika Culture and Peace Conference and discuss the war in Ukraine, the role of the European Union, feminist contributions to decolonising humanitarian responses, peacebuilding in Mozambique and much more! With the participation of Tica Font, from Centre Delàs and WILPF Spain, who will talk about changing paradigm, giving a budget to disarmament... Read more »

Online Campaign Launch: ‘Diamo una possibilità alla Pace’

Italia [Online] Roma

Rete Pace Disarmo with Sbilanciamoci (a campaign that for 20 years has proposed a different Budget for the State) will issue a campaign a specific request for Italy's budget on the occasion of GDAMS. A press release will also be issued in the morning of the 25 with new SIPRI data.

BARCELONA PRESS CONFERENCE

Barcelona Sede de Lafede.cat (calle Tàpies, 1-3 Barcelona), Barcelona

On Monday 25 April, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will publish new figures on global military spending for the year 2021, which shows a growing trend for the eighth consecutive year, surpassing the 1.98 trillion dollars revealed by the 2020 data. With the aim of critically presenting the new data and an analysis... Read more »

NDH Cameroun: Social media actions

Yaoundé Yaoundé

Nouveaux Droits de l'Homme Cameroun will carry out social media campaigning to generate a disucssion within Cameroun about the governments commitment to spending on social needs and spending on arms/military. How can the state put more money in social issues and less in war?

PROTEST: WE WILL STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE FOR PEACE

Barcelona Sede de Lafede.cat (calle Tàpies, 1-3 Barcelona), Barcelona

Members of GCOMS in Barcelona will be present to protest on 24th April 2022, at Plaça Universitat. No to war and no to nuclear war  For the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine No to NATO, or any other military alliance No to European missiles No to a new Cold War For the demilitarization of... Read more »

One Planet. One People. No War!

Northampton L3Harris' building, 50 Prince Street, Northampton

Organized by Demilitarize Western Mass - We'll meet at weapons contractor L3Harris' building, 50 Prince Street, Northampton, Mass. and march to downtown for a rally. If you prefer not to march, meet us in front of City Hall, downtown Northampton at 1 pm for the rally and speakers. The event, co-sponsored by Code Pink of... Read more »

Demonstration and Educational Gathering

Ventura Ventura

Organized by California for a World BEYOND War - We will host a public demonstration and educational gathering in Ventura, California to coincide with Earth Day week festivities, in order to promote Divestment from the war economy and Investment in a peace economy, for the sake of people, planet, and a just transition. More details... Read more »

War industry Conversion to a Sustainable Future

Huntsville corner of Airport Rd and Whitesburg Drive., Huntsville

This North Alabama Peace Network event will focus on War Industry Resistance. War industry conversion to a sustainable future. The event will take place at the corner of Airport Rd and Whitesburg Drive.

XIV Marcha Ciclista contra la guerra, el gasto militar y la industria militar

Bilbao Spain, Bilbao

On April 23 different peace groups hve organised the XIV Marcha Ciclista (Cycling Rally) against war, military spending and arms trade, defending the conversion of military companies to civil purposes. They also dennounced the growing institutional investments in the military industry, while social emergencies don't get the urgent attention they require. The Marcha Ciclista started... Read more »

Conferencia “¿Qué queda en Afganistán después del fin de la Guerra?

Librería Bakakai Tendillas de Santa Paula, 11, Granada

Los próximos viernes 22 y sábado 23 de abril tendrá lugar en Granada un nuevo encuentro de la 2ª Escuela Pacifista del Centre Delàs Este tercer módulo del ciclo formativo en activismo pacifista empezará con la conferencia “¿Qué queda en Afganistán después del fin de la Guerra: violencias de género, lucha por los recursos, ¿qué... Read more »

Averting Climate Catastrophe: No New Arms Race!

London [ONLINE] London

Following an introductory presentation showing the links between militarism and climate change, a panel of experts will discuss how to proceed in uniting the peace and climate movements to avoid increasing militarism and worsening the climate crisis. Moderator: Marcy Winograd of CODEPINK Panelists: • Ann Wright, author, activist, retired U.S. Army Colonel and U.S. State... Read more »

Earth Day Hancock Field

Ithaca and Syracuse, NY Street theater, Ithaca

Organized by Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones - Street Theater

A NO-WAR Prayer for the Love of Humanity

Linthicum 793 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland is organizing a demonstration at Northrop Grumman, a letter to its CEO and a leaflet to be handed out to the workers at 793 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, Maryland on Earth Day, April 22, at 3 PM.

SCRAP Weapons’ Webinar: After the Assault on Ukraine: Strategies for Reducing Military Expenditure

London [ONLINE] London

Register here Please come to a webinar organised by SCRAP Weapons that will showcase strategies for reducing military spending in light of the Ukraine crisis. The webinar will be held on 22nd April, as part of the International Peace Bureau’s 2022 Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). What does Russia’s unprovoked invasion of... Read more »

Convert the War Economy: Windmills Not War Machines

Asheville Bent Creek River Park, Asheville

Organized by Reject Raytheon AVL - The Pratt & Whitney plant now being built in Asheville is a danger to people and planet. It will manufacture airfoil turbines, integral components of jet engines to be used in both military and commercial aircraft. What is needed is to convert our economy from one centered on the... Read more »

Demonstration at Raytheon Missiles & Defense HQ

Raytheon Missiles & Defense HQ Raytheon Missiles & Defense HQ, Tucson

Join the Raytheon Peacemakers as we demonstrate against war and those who profit from it. Survival demands better ideas, not better weapons. The peace vigils are a regular, nonviolent presence in our community: to call for an end to wars and occupations waged by our government in our name and with our tax dollars to... Read more »

Global Mobilization to #StopLockheedMartin

Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin, Maryland

Lockheed Martin is by far the largest weapons producer in the world. From Ukraine to Yemen, from Palestine to Colombia, from Somalia to Syria, from Afghanistan and West Papua to Ethiopia, no one profits more from war and bloodshed than Lockheed Martin. We call on people around the world to join the Global Mobilization to... Read more »

Women in Black: London – GDAMS Vigil I

Edith Cavell statue 10 St. Martin's Place, London

First of the Women in Black London GDAMS vigils is on Wednesday 20th from 6pm to 7pm at the Edith Cavell statue. It is in St.Martin’s Place, London WC2, opposite the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery, and not far from Trafalgar Square. GDAMS Placards and leaflets – #GivePeaceABudget. All welcome.

Invest in Life not Death: A Tax Day March

Sam Adams Statue in Faneuil Hall Sam Adams Statue in Faneuil Hall., Boston

The Raytheon campaign and climate justice activists will march to various financial institutions in Boston that provide investment and lending support to both Raytheon and to fossil fuel companies. Gather at noon, April 19, in downtown Boston at the Sam Adams statue at Fanueil Hall View the Save the Date announcement on their website.

No Wars, No Warming: Fund Our Future

New York 26 Federal Plaza, New York

The climate and peace movements come together for a rally and short march in front of the IRS this tax day, April 18th, to demand that our tax money stop being used to fund endless war and environmental destruction. The Pentagon is the number one institutional consumer of oil on the planet. In order to... Read more »

Penny Polls in City Center Square

City Center Square City Center Square, Lancaster

Organized by 1040 for Peace - Penny Poll where public can "vote" on how they'd like to have their federal taxes spent. 1040 for Peace website.

Fund Communities Not War!

Washington WA

Organized by CodePink - We will take to the streets in Washington DC for disruption, political education, and community building through art. Final details to come!

Event at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman, Chandler

Organized by Phoenix Anti-War Coalition - Attendees at the event will be holding signs and tax info flyers

Let’s Use Our Taxes for a Better World

Corvallis Howland Plaza, Riverfront Park, 1st & Madison, Corvallis

What would you rather spend our money on than militarism? Come join advocacy groups from around Corvallis to share how we can use our taxes to build a better world. More information here.

Proposed Parade and Demonstration

Front Gate FAFB Front Gate FAFB, Spokane

Organized by VFP Spokane WA - Proposed Parade thru International District & Proposed Demonstration Front Gate FAFB

Tax Day Cut the Pentagon & Global Mobilization to Stop Lockheed Martin

Palo Alto El Camino @ Page Mill (Palo Alto Plaza parking lot), Palo Alto

Sponsored by: CODEPINK, Pacific Life Community, World Beyond War, Environmentalists Against War, Raging Grannies, and more. Where: Lockheed Martin facility in Palo Alto. Meet up at El Camino @ Page Mill (Palo Alto Plaza parking lot) 11:30am. March to Lockheed Martin facility. To join a carpool or offer rides from SF and East Bay, email codepinkgg@gmail.com. Petition... Read more »

Tabling at Oakland County 2022 Earth Fair

Royal Oak Centennial Commons Park, Oakland

CCMP and VFP Chapter 74’s objectives are to distribute information, to recruit volunteers, and to discuss the fact that the USA cannot sufficiently mitigate climate change or truly promote environmental, racial, and economic justice, while funding our military more than the next 11 nations combined.  

Para la guerra nada – Educamos por la paz

Flampa Gades Cádiz (Spain Online), Cádiz

Este año FLAMPA se suma a la Campaña global contra el gasto militar (GDAMS- GCONS), que finaliza el 12 de mayo. Desde las familias que conformamos toda la federación queremos hacer hincapié en que si queremos unas escuelas imbuidas en una cultura de paz, sin bullying, sin violencia hacia ningún colectivo, por su origen, por... Read more »

La Prunelle RDC and Collectif 2250 join GDAMS online campaign

Bukavu (Online) Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bukavu

La Prunelle RDC, a media organisation, and the Collectif 2250, a youth peace organisation, both based in Bukavu (Democratic Republic of the Congo), joined organizations around the world in signing on to this year’s appeal for the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). They stated: "Weapons destroy and kill, and we have to... Read more »

USTEA joins 2022 GDAMS campaign

USTEA online campaign USTEA, Málaga

One more year, USTEA joins the GDAMS campaign. This year, the organization denounces once again how military spending, always on the rise, represents an opportunity cost that harms sectors such as education, health or public services, with more and more cuts, while the arms industry and the arms sales sector becomes richer. While conflicts are... Read more »

Online Campaigning by ONGD Lleida

ONGD Lleida (Spain Online), Lleida

ONGD Lleida has joined organizations around the world in signing on to this year’s appeal for the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), and joined the online campaign April 13th to May 12th. For more information, click here.

Online Campaigning by VOW Canada

VOW Canada Online, Toronto

VOW has joined organizations around the world in signing on to this year’s appeal for the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), April 13th to May 12th. With the Canadian government on the verge of purchasing 88 new fighter jets, and the war in Ukraine, demilitarization is a topic of conversation needed now... Read more »

Online Campaigning by SERPAJ Chile

Chile (Online) Santiago, Chile

One more year, SERPAJ Chile joins GDAMS under the slogan "Give Peace A Budget", which aims to raise awareness among society and public policy makers about the excessive military spending that countries allocate each year in their budgets. For more information, follow this link.

The Danish Referendum: Can Denmark Resist EU Militarization?

Denmark

Tuesday, 12. April 2022, 20.00 CEST The Danish Referendum: Can Denmark resist EU Militarization? A conversation with Susanna Dyre-Greensite, chair of the cross-political People´s Movement against the EU in Denmark and Lave K. Broch, board member of the People´s Movement. Register here: https://bit.ly/DNSHIPB

GDAMS demonstration

yorkshire Menwith Hill Rd, Birstwith, Yorkshire

On 12th April Bradford CND will join the regular gate-side demonstration by Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign as part of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending month of protest. Menwith Hill is a US NSA spy base on the Yorkshire Moors which operates without UK parliamentary oversight. The US maintains over 1,000 foreign military... Read more »

Climate and Militarism Event Planned for 4 November in Glasgow, Scotland

Buchanan Steps Buchanan Street, Glasgow

By World BEYOND War and partners Facebook Event. A broad and growing coalition of peace and environmental organizations has announced plans for an event on Thursday, 4 November, in Glasgow. WHAT: Announcement of a Petition to COP26 Demanding that Militaries Be Included in Climate Agreement; colorful banners and light projection. WHEN: 4 November 2021, 4:00... Read more »

NO TO NATO COUNTER-SUMMIT 2021

Brussels Place de l’Albertine, Brussels

NATO Heads of State will meet for their annual summit on Brussels on 14th June. Over the past decades the focus of these summits has been the increasing expansion and globalisation of NATO. This year it will focus on how to maintain western dominance in a world where China is rising economically. NATO’s answer as... Read more »

PREPARATORY CONFERENCE: VOICES OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE MOVEMENT

Date(s) – June 12, 2021 – 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Voices of the International Peace Movement Building Toward IPB’s (Re)think Our Future – World Conference June 12 Webinar 2 p.m. EDT, 8pm CEST Register at: http://bit.ly/voicesjune12 From nuclear weapons abolitionists in Japan, to Belgians working to reduce military spending to meet urgent human needs... Read more »

AEPF 13 – GCOMS Workshop

AEPF 13: an overview From 17th until 24th May 2021, the Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) will hold its 13th biennial People’s Forum under the title “Asia Europe Peope’s Forum for a Just, Peaceful and Sustainable World”. AEPF13 will be a virtual event with an exciting series of interlinked dialogues, workshops, actions, policy debates and... Read more »

Séan MacBride Peace Prize Ceremony

Date/Time Date(s) - Wednesday - Mar 17, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am   In 2020, the annual IPB Séan MacBride Peace was awarded to US-based movement Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha, one of the largest global signature campaigns to date, launched in 2016 by... Read more »

IPB Webinar: Gender and Disarmament in the Asia-Pacific Region

Date/Time Date(s) - Friday - Mar 5, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm In order to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, the IPB would like to introduce its webinar, “Gender and Disarmament”.  Panellists scheduled to speak are: Ms. Emiko Hirano, New Japan Women’s Association (Japan) Emiko joined the anti-nuclear peace movement when she took... Read more »

US-China Relations – Challenges & Prospects for Disarmament in Asia Pacific

The International Peace Bureau invites you to a RoundTable Discussion on: US-China Relations - Challenges & Prospects for Disarmament in Asia Pacific Feb.18 Thursday 13.00 CET 7:00am US Eastern time (8:00pm PH-China-Mongolia; 9:00pm Japan/Korea; 7:00pm Bkk/Jakarta/Hanoi; 5:30pm Delhi) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtfuyrqDwqG9EQFh3OhrkZmIDMWniO_EFV After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information... Read more »

GCOMS at the PyeongChang Peace Forum

Global Civic Agenda for Peace and SDGs in 2021 15:00-16:30 on 8 Feb. (Monday) 2021 – GMT+9 (New York 1 AM, London 6 AM, Rome/Paris 7 AM, New Delhi 11:30 AM, Bangkok 1 PM) Virtual / Updated 24 January 2021 Pre-registration at http://bit.ly/21ppf4youth Background and Objectives The session aims at introducing and setting global agenda... Read more »

Peace & Disarmament Webinar by ‘Leading by Example’

PEACE AND DISARMAMENT - CAMPAIGNING FOR PEACE & DISARMAMENT In partnership with the International Peace Bureau Our speakers are: Binalakshmi “Bina” Nepram (left), an indigenous scholar and a woman human rights defender; Chloé Meulewaeter (centre), collaborator of the Centre Delàs of Peace Studies and a PhD student in Peace Culture; and Arielle Denis (right), former... Read more »

Webinar: A Climate for Peace

Webinar: A Climate for Peace by the Peace Union of Finland and the IPB Saturday November 7th 10.30 - 12.30 Peace, Health and Development The world is facing an array of crises: from great power conflict and nuclear weapon buildups to climate change, health pandemics and inequality. With peace as a center point, this webinar... Read more »

International Action Meeting for a Nuclear Free Europe

Date/Time Saturday - Oct 31, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tensions around nuclear weapons are growing on the European continent, between Russia and the US and their allies, and the main nuclear bilateral disarmament agreements have been destroyed. Nevertheless, the Treaty the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will soon enter into force and it clearly... Read more »

AEPF Webinar: Militarised Geoplitics versus People’s Alternatives

WEBINAR: Militarised Geoplitics versus People's Alternatives Join our upcoming webinar where we will seek to analyse and question the hegemonic & militarised trends in global geopolitics and contrast these with peoples’ security approaches, focussing on social and economic justice and equality. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6TTZ4N_MTByvkgjaGDCb2A Even as the world is caught in the multiple impacts of... Read more »

4th International Congress against Military Bases and Wars

IPB Berlin (Online), Berlin

Date/Time Date(s) - Friday - Sep 25, 2020 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Location Konferenzraum der IALANA/IPB Day: Friday September 25th, 2020 Time: from 11am to 5.30 pm (Central European Summer Time) Location: 10117 Berlin, Marienstraße 19/20 (Meeting room) Virtualization: Hybrid conference with additional zoom participation Initialized by Stopp Air Base Ramstein, with participation and... Read more »

International Day of Peace Lecture

St. John's Cathedral 405 Ann St, 373 Ann St, Brisbane

International Day of Peace Lecture Presented by: Dr Gillian Triggs and Dr Tillman Ruff FREE EVENT September 21, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM St John's Cathedral 405 Ann St, 373 Ann St, Brisbane, QLD 4000 (Australia) In the 75th year of the United Nations formed after 60 million people died in WW2, the International... Read more »

World Conference – Nagasaki Day Rally

2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (online) Theme: "With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World - for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet" (Zoom webinar: 1000 participants + YouTube) Organizer’s Report: Anzai Ikuro, Committee of Chairpersons of the World Conference (TBC) Testimony of the Hibakusha... Read more »

IPPNW Film Premiere

IPB is a co-sponsor of an IPPNW-produced film, “The Vow from Hiroshima”, which will be available on the video platform Vimeo for 24-hours on August 9th. The link is https://vimeo.com/424163926. Please keep this in mind an share it prior to (and on) August 9th!

World Conference – Hiroshima Day Rally

2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (online) Theme: "With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World - for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet" (Zoom Webinar: 1000 participants + YouTube) Organizer’s Report: Tomida Koji, Drafting Committee Chairperson of the International Meeting Testimony of the Hibakusha Announcement... Read more »

The IPB supports the Peace Wave, August 6-9, 2020

The Organizing Committee of the World Conference against A and H Bombs met on May 8 in full session and proposed that on August 6 through 9 of this 75th year of the A-bomb tragedies it launches an international joint grassroots action “Peace Wave” with the common aim of the elimination of nuclear weapons and... Read more »

International Meeting : 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs

2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (online) Theme: "With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World - for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet" (Zoom webinar: 1000 participants + YouTube) Opening Session: Report from the Organizer: Noguchi Kunikazu, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the World... Read more »

Webinar: The Gaeseong Industrial Complex and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

The Gaesong Industrial Complex (GIC, located in North Korea) is a joint project between North and South Korea that promotes peace and economic development through inter-Korean economic cooperation. The project was launched in 2003 as a result of the 2000 Korea summit talks. In 2016, the project was shut down, and sanctions on North Korea... Read more »

Budget Priorities Discussion

Conversations hosted by Foreign Policy in Focus about budget priorities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: - Underlying trends that strengthen the case for a fully sustainable recovery from the pandemic; - Pertinent facts, statistics and case studies that bolster the progressive case; - Examples of new organizing energy related to a “pandemic pivot.”... Read more »

Webinar : The Colombian Peace Agreement: Where Are We Today?

IPB’s own Angelo Cardona is joined by prominent Colombian Senator Iván Cepeda Castro and journalist and political analyst Dr. Victor de Currea-Lugo to reflect on the 2016 peace agreement and its implementation. Many have questioned the peace deal’s survival since President Iván Duque Márquez’s ascension to power in 2018. Further attention will be given to... Read more »

Cancel RIMPAC International Day of Action

CANCEL RIMPAC, the international Rim of the Pacific naval war practice in Hawaiian waters originally scheduled from June through August 2020 but due to citizen activism and COVID19 is now scaled back to the middle to the end of August. Even this shortened war practice is provocative on a regional level and with the COVID19... Read more »

Two-Part Webinar Series 2/2: The History of Peace Movements and the IPB

IPB presents a two-part webinar series to explore the past two centuries of peace movement activities, including the role of the IPB, which was founded in 1891. In the first session, speakers Guido Grünewald and David Cortright will discuss the peace movement of the 19th century and early 20th century, leading up to the First World War. Special attention... Read more »

Two-Part Webinar Series 1/2: The History of Peace Movements and the IPB

IPB presents a two-part webinar series to explore the past two centuries of peace movement activities, including the role of the IPB, which was founded in 1891. In the first session, speakers Guido Grünewald and David Cortright will discuss the peace movement of the 19th century and early 20th century, leading up to the First World War. Special attention... Read more »

Webinar: Anti-Racism Protest in the United States: No Justice, No Peace

George Floyd’s atrocious murder at the hand of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25 represents only the most recent incident of racism and police brutality in the United States. The resulting protests have spread not only across major US cities, but have gone global. The International Peace Bureau (IPB), the Campaign For Peace,... Read more »

Webinar: The Extreme Right and Militarization in Latin America

Date/Time Date(s) - Thursday - May 28, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Important note: this webinar takes place from 4:00-5:30pm Central European Summer Time. If you are in a different time zone, please ensure that you check the event’s time in your location. Dr. Pedro Páez Pérez, professor at the Central University of Ecuador... Read more »

Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race (Cancelled)

Maryville College 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville

Seventy-five years after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Trinity, nuclear weapons are still an existential threat. Nuclear weapons states are investing trillions of dollars to upgrade their weapons systems. The problem of nuclear weapons will not be solved by non-nuclear nations alone—those of us living in nuclear weapons states and under the nuclear umbrella have a primary... Read more »

IPB Webinar: Challenging Nuclear Weapons in Europe

WEBINAR  Challenging Nuclear Weapons in Europe Monday April 27 - 15:00-16:30 CET Registration : arielled@ipb.org   The tensions between nuclear weapons possessors states have worsen dramatically these last months and Europe is at the centre of the storm. The suspension of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia has directly exposed Europe to a new... Read more »

Webinar: The Opportunity Costs of Military Spending

The Opportunity Costs of Military Spending: How and Why it’s Time to Rethink Our Priorities Date/Time Date(s) - Wednesday - Apr 22, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (CET, GMT+2)   As part of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) 2020, IPB will host a seminar for students and young professionals interested... Read more »

MOVE THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS (AND FOSSIL FUEL) MONEY

International webinar: April 21, 2020 Held in conjunction with the Global Days of Action on Military Spending, April 10 – May 5, 2020 CHAIR: Vanda Proskova, Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign WELCOME AND INTRO: Tony Robinson, Abolition 2000 Coordinating Committee Session 1: Divestment and ethical/impact investment. 11:00-12:30 (EDT, New York Time) • Thies Kaetow... Read more »

Rise Against Militarism, Racism and the Climate Crisis

The People’s Forum 320 West 37th Street, New-York

In 2020 we mobilize against ecocide, white supremacist policy and war in all its forms. We gather to put the issue of peace before the voters in an election year and to protest against anti-immigrant policies. Our principles of unity will be strengthened as we gather to stop the wars at home and abroad. The... Read more »

Militarism & the Climate Crisis

Mill Hill Chapel City Square, LS1 5EB, Leeds

The interdependence between nuclear weapons and civilian nuclear power, in terms of skills and infrastructure, means our government continues to champion expensive new nuclear at the expense of clean renewables. We need to break this cycle. Climate justice can only come with radical demilitarisation.

Global Day of Protest: No War On Iran!

Global Day of Protest: No War On Iran! The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict. On Saturday, January 25 in cities across the globe, there will be protests against a new war in the Middle... Read more »

Actions against Expodefensa: Colombian Arms Fair

From December 2 to 4 it will take place in Bogotá (Colombia) one of the biggest arms fairs in Latin America, organised by Eurosatory (Paris' arms fair) with participation of many arms companies and estate delegations. Our Colombian partners from War Resisters International, Ramalc and ACOOC (conscientious objectors) are preparing actions to denounce and boicot... Read more »

No to Trump – No to NATO: International Counter Summit

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8EP, London

The New World Disorder. Speakers include: Tariq Ali; Medea Benjamin; Lindsey German; Kaye Hudson; Reiner Braun; Aaron Bastani; Kerry-Anne Mendoza; Arielle Denis On the 3rd and 4th of December the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will mark its 70th anniversary with a Heads of State Summit in London. With Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Recep... Read more »

UN Disarmament Week

The elimination of nuclear and all other weapons of mass destruction remains a central but elusive objective of the United Nations. Despite commitments from Member States, there has been limited progress on this long-standing goal. For nuclear weapons, this is largely due to growing tensions between nuclear-armed States and the rigidity of the disarmament machinery.... Read more »

Count the Nuclear Weapons Money

Move the Nuclear Weapons Money is a specific initiative linking nuclear disarmament with peace, climate and sustainable development. The campaign calls for cuts in nuclear weapons budgets, an end to investments in nuclear weapons corporations, and a re-allocation of these budgets and investments to support peace, the climate and sustainable development. The campaign will run... Read more »

Triennial IPB Meeting

St Thomas Hospital London

The International Peace Bureau´s Triennial Meeting is scheduled for Saturday the 19th of October 2019 in London. The Triennial Meeting (hereafter called the Assembly) of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) is coming up on Saturday, 19th of October 2019, at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The Assembly is the highest policy-making... Read more »

Rage Against the War Machine

White House Washington DC

Last year around 2,000 of our friends and comrades joined us as we marched on the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, where we called for a revival of a mass antiwar/anti-imperialism movement, attention on the toll war takes on women across the globe, the environmental impacts of war, and much much more. In 2019, we’re fighting... Read more »

Extinction Rebellion XR: International Rebellion

October 7th, 60 cities worldwide. Full information about actions around the world can be found HERE: >>> https://rebellion.earth/international-rebellion/ Starting Monday October 7, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion and allied movements will gather in major cities across the globe and continue to rebel against the world’s governments for their criminal inaction on the Climate and Ecological... Read more »