This morning, warmongers awoke to some great news: Raytheon stock shares surged to an all-time high following Friday night’s tomahawk missile strikes on Syria.
This shouldn’t come as a shock. As the U.S. leads the world in military spending - $727 billion or 67% of our federal budget - with rich countries like Australia, France, the UK, Germany, and Spain following suit, the world has opted-in to $1.68 trillion to be spent on war annually. Many governments are planning increases in military budgets together with cuts in health, education and development cooperation this year. And despite international efforts towards a nuclear treaty ban, the Great Powers are continuing their research and development of nuclear weapons, and coupled with hasty threats of nuclear war, we are seeing the ever-increasing likelihood of global catastrophe.
And what’s worse? Our tax dollars pay for militarism. That's why, in partnership with NWTRCC, we produce the Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes flyer, a political education resource we use to break down the bloated military budget. It's part of our commitment to antimilitarism and the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GDAMS), an international campaign of peace and justice organizations committed to demilitarization and disarmament across the world.
This year, GDAMS has a rather small ask: a reduction in global military spending by just 10%.
Here's how you can help!
Find a GDAMS action near you! From April 14 - May 3rd, join an action anywhere in the world demanding a cut to global military expenditure.
Learn more about war tax resistance! Hit up NWTRCC.org for valuable resources on war tax resistance - openly denying the government taxes for war.