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Global Days of Action on Military Spending

April 13 - May 12

War in Ukraine is boosting militarism across the world, and military spending increases are expected/have been announced in many countries. But we believe this conflict proves quite the opposite: we need to defund war and start investing in peace and common & human security…

Join us for the 11th edition of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending from April 13 to May 12, protest military budgets & warmongering and take action for peace & justice!

These dates include:

  • April 13: Opening online conference
  • April 18: Tax Day in the U.S.
  • April 21: Launching of the Common Security Agenda 2022
  • April 25: GDAMS press conferences and social media storm on the occasion of SIPRI’s release of new data on military spending
  • May 9: Europe’s Day of Peace · Actions against the militarization of the European Union
  • May 10 to 12: Actions against the militarization of the Asia-Pacific region
learn more here

How can you get involved?

If you’re part of an organization:

  • Prepare your own GDAMS actions or join other organizations. Once you know the details please send us an email to [email protected]. We’ll add them to our map and help you disseminate them.
  • Press conferences on April 25 will be a highlight one more year. We’ll analyse the new data on military spending released that day by SIPRI and spread our message. If you want to prepare a press conference in your city/country, reach to us and we’ll help you plan it.
  • Be part of our Social Media Storm on April 25.
  • Share ideas, articles, actions and comments with the GCOMS network: through social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), directly with other partners, or by sending an email to our Coordination Team

As an individual:

  • Do Online Campaigning: join our social media storm on April 25; use your social media to protest military budgets by sharing pictures, news, materials and actions;
    More instructions will follow soon!
  • Join a local group working on the issue, or set one up! Here’s our list of partners.

For ideas and inspiration, check out our handbook!

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