12 April 2011, WASHINGTON, DC / White House / Lafayette Park

Institute for Policy Studies

IPS and its DC partners (including the Washington Peace Center, CodePink, and representatives from local peace and human needs groups) gathered at Lafayette Park. We shared “flash facts” demonstrating the trade-offs between military spending and human needs spending interspersed with poems from six local poets. We then gathered for a quick photo op outside the White House.

RT’s report on military spending and the SIPRI numbers includes footage of this event, starting at about 2:03: