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Priorities? Global military spending just hit US$1.6 trillion

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 25 April, 2017 2 comments

Military spending worldwide is going up. 2016 has seen governments around the world spend US$1.686 trillion on their militaries according to a new repor t from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Spending...

Seizing rainbows and stopping war

Feature story | 15 March, 2003 at 1:00

The Rainbow Warrior was seized while trying to stop the march of the war machine, our captain and several crew members were injured during arrests. But ours are minor bruises and sprains compared with the death and destruction a war on Iraq would...

Fingers on the triggers

Feature story | 13 March, 2003 at 1:00

The US Navy kept more than a close eye on Greenpeace activists this morning as the Coast Guard vessel Dallas left the US and Spanish naval port in Rota. The activists were escorting the vessel out of the port and were immediately pounced on by...

Instruments of war on the move

Feature story | 17 February, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Tracy got a plankton's eye view of a US war machine as it entered Antwerp harbour to load up with supplies bound for the Gulf. The dock is lined with tanks, helicopters, jeeps and other military supplies and every day ships...

Military spending: $1.8 trillion spent on the WRONG things

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 13 April, 2015 5 comments

I watched a short documentary last week about a young boy in Uganda named Locheng, who dreams of learning how to read and write ( watch it if you can, it's only 12 minutes but is very powerful). Primary school in his village costs the...

Stopping the war machine in Spain

Feature story | 14 March, 2003 at 1:00

It could be just days before the US goes to war in Iraq and still supplies for the war machine are on route. The Rainbow Warrior blocked the US and Spanish military port of Rota in the south of Spain, trying to stop the US military cargo ship...

Spanish people say no war

Feature story | 11 March, 2003 at 1:00

It is spring in Spain, the sun is shining and the countryside is being covered in a blanket of green, fragrant yellow flowers are growing on gently rolling hills. No wait, those are not hills, they are ammunitions bunkers buried in the ground...

Oil Wars

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

When you hear politicians claim that the next war is “not about the oil,” rest assured: It’s about the oil. Although the revolts in the Middle East involve genuine disputes within the nations – Egypt, Libya, Syria – the superpowers...

Nuclear Weapons Accidents Briefing Paper (1950-1993)

Publication | 1 March, 1996 at 1:00

The twenty-three accidents listed in this report involving U.S., Soviet, and Russian nuclear weapons or nuclear-armed ships and submarines are some of the more serious nuclear accidents to befall U.S. and Soviet nuclear forces.As a result of...

Is it military spending that's blowing in the wind?

Blog entry by Brian | 2 June, 2010 1 comment

Mike Townsley writes: In the span of a decade global military spending has jumped by over 50 percent to 1,531 billion US dollars (1,255 billion Euros), according to the Stockholm International Peace Institute's latest year book . ...

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