Global Days of Action on Military Spending

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Global Days of Action on Military Spending

13 April @ 8:00 am - 12 May @ 5:00 pm

The Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) has been taking place across the world since 2011, to coincide with the release of the SIPRI figures on world wide military spending. The new figures are a media opportunity and by joining together with groups across the world we’re better able to amplify this vital issue in the public consciousness. Since 2017 the event has been expanded to Days of Action to cover a number of other important dates for the campaign messaging such as Tax Day in the US.

The focus for 2022 will be a call for peace in Ukraine and an end to the spiralling arms race. In the last weeks we’ve seen billions in new funding allocated to weaponry, ostensibly in order to deter Putin. The problem is NATO already outspends Russia 18:1, overspending as a strategy to contain Putin has failed. We need a new strategy based on developing common security.

Key Dates

13 April: Campaign launch
21 April: Launch of the report ‘Common Security 2022’
25 April: SIPRI figures on Global Military Spending
Twitterstorm
9 May: Europe’s Day of Peace – Actions against the militarization of the European Union.
10-12 May: Actions against AUKUS and the militarization of the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

Details

Start:
13 April @ 8:00 am
End:
12 May @ 5:00 pm
https://demilitarize.org.uk/global-days-of-action/

Venue

Yorkshire United Kingdom

Organiser

GCOMS UK
Email:
admin@demilitarize.org.uk
View Organiser Website