https://www.sipri.org/commentary/topical-backgrounder/2021/reassessing-sipris-military-expenditure-estimate-united-kingdom In November 2020, in the midst of the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 and despite a projected 10.4 per cent decrease in the United Kingdom’s gross domestic product in 2020, the British Government announced a £16.5 billion budget boost for ‘defence’. The realities of this announcement however remain unclear. The definition of what constitutes the UK’s total military … Continue reading Reassessing SIPRI’s military expenditure estimate for the United Kingdom
Presentation at the AEPF Global Military Spending and Global In(security) Webinar, Dec 3, 2020 Walden Bello, Focus on the Global South https://www.facebook.com/walden.bello/posts/10158182198814332 There are great worries today that the conflict between China and the US will not stop at simply being a trade war, that it could at some point spill over into some form … Continue reading Walden Bello on the US-China strategic confrontation
The fact is that MLK’s ‘triple evils’ - poverty, racism and militarism - remain an interconnected ‘nexus’ that civil society has yet to fully address. What Dr.King says below of the USA in 1967 could apply to most nations on earth and most certainly the top 20 military spenders who in 2019 accounted for 85% of $1.9 trillion annual military total spend.
Tipping Point North South has pulled together its various military spending strands under one new banner: Transform Defence for Sustainable Human Safety is a project comprising a number of elements including the Five Percent Proposal and the case that military spending is an urgent international development issue; the global military’s impact on climate change and … Continue reading TPNS new initiative launched with two new reports and a call to ‘Transform Defence’ on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Agreement
MEDIA RELEASE 7/12/20 Embargoed until 00.01 Tuesday 8th December 2020 New reports call to ‘Transform Defence’ on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Agreement Tipping Point North South’s Transform Defence for Sustainable Human Safety initiative launches today with the publication of two reports detailing the staggering cost of military spending to people and the planet. … Continue reading Media Release