On April 17, 2012, thousands from around the world will take part in the second annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending. With actions taking place in more than 30 countries, we will send a message to the 1% who profit off war and destruction, and the governments who do their bidding.
Global military spending reached over $1.6 trillion in 2010, and on April 17th, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will release the data for 2011. Almost certainly, they’ll announce that military spending went up.
As the people of the world face existential crises from climate change, conflict and underdevelopment, the resources we need to solve humanity’s problems are being overwhelmingly devoted to death and destruction. In 2011 people spoke in one voice for a global priorities shift.