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Campaign of the Month: Don’t Bank on the Bomb

Tim Wright

Each year, the nine nuclear-armed nations spend a combined total of more than US$100 billion on their nuclear forces – assembling new warheads, modernizing old ones, and building ballistic missiles, bombers and submarines to deliver them. Much of this work is carried out by private corporations, which are financed by a vast web of financial institutions around the world.

War Profiteers are the 1%

30 November 2011, action in New York City

Campaign of the Month: National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC)

“What would you do if someone came to your door with a cup in hand asking for a contribution to help buy guns to kill a group of people they didn't like?”
— Wally Nelson

Wally Nelson was a resister during World War II, one of many U.S. pacifists who not only refused to kill but didn’t want to pay for it either. In 1942, Ernest Bromley refused to buy a “defense tax stamp” for his car because the money went to the war, and the U.S. government took him to court. He spent 60 days in jail for refusing $7.09 for stamps and a $25 fine imposed by the court.

Keep Space for Peace Week

Each fall, in early October, the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space holds Keep Space for Peace Week. The purpose of the event is to increase global consciousness about the need to prevent the arms race from moving into space.

Schub für einen militärisch-industriellen Komplex in Indien?

Indiens Ankäufe militärischen Geräts sind das heiße Thema auf dem globalen Rüstungsbasar. Indien wird in den nächsten paar Jahren voraussichtlich um die 30 Milliarden US$ für Waffenimporte ausgeben. Indien ist mit in diesem Fall jährlichen Ausgaben von ca. 6 Milliarden US$, einem beträchtlichen Anteil an Indiens Verteidigungsbudget von 28 Millarden US$ für 2009-10, vielleicht der weltweit größte Waffenimporteur. Sicherheitsanalytiker mögen darauf hinweisen, dass das im Vergleich mit Indiens Nachbarn Pakistan und China, deren jährliche Verteidigungsbudgets sich auf ca.

ITEC weapons exhibition Brussels: Vredesactie reveals controversies

From May 12th to 14th, Brussels Expo hosted the ITEC exhibition (International Training and Education Conference) the annual top event for companies in the military training and simulation business. On the first day of the event, Vredesactie activists went in undercover and revealed controversial links. On May 13th, a delegation of politicians visited ITEC to make clear that an event like this is not welcome.

Booming business

War Profiteers + Obama Administration = ???

SuperObamaSuperObamaThe verdict will be slow in coming. There are several things to be optimistic, shall we say, “hopeful,” about when it comes to confronting the corruption, fraud, waste, and deceit of war profiteers – and, not surprisingly, there are many reasons to doubt that we’ll see any real change after all. I am genuinely torn as to what to expect. If Obama follows through on his positive programs, life will be much more difficult for military contractors.

FIDAE: Chilean aerospace and defence fair

From the 31 of March to the 4 of April in Santiago, Chile , there was an arms fair: FIDAE, is a fair that focuses on the aerospace defence

area. FIDAE also welcomes civilian exhibitors but essentially the fair has a military focus. This fair is one of the biggest and most important of its kind in Latin America and is a mayor event for the arms traders to make business in the region. This year's fair hosted

the 11th edition of the meeting of Logistic Commanders of the Air Forces of South America.

Bite the Bullet: War-profiteering Education & Action Network

We invite you to help launch Bite the Bullet: War-Profiteering Education & Action – an emerging network in the USA of organizations committed to dismantling the war economy and replacing it with one that prioritizes people over profit.

Why Bite the Bullet?

Welche Art von Kriegsgewinnlern gibt es?

Es gibt viele Möglichkeiten, von einem Krieg zu profitieren. Manche sagen, dass sogar Friedenskampagnen davon profitieren! Die Kriegsgewinnler, über die wir hier sprechen, sind Firmen, die bei bewaffneten Konflikten immer auf hohe Gewinne spekulieren.

Konventionelle Waffenlieferanten

Es gibt davon drei Hauptkategorien: Waffenhändler, Maschinen- und Gerätelieferanten und Firmen, die den Armeen ihre Dienste anbieten.

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