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Brown Bag Lunch: Military Spending

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

On Monday May 11, from noon to 1 p.m., FPIF's Pacific Freeze project will be holding a brown-bag lunch and update from Wooksik Cheong (Peace Network, South Korea), Akira Kawasaki (Peace Boat, Japan), Gyung-Lan Jeong (Women Making Peace, South Korea), Colin Archer (International Peace Bureau), Kevin Martin (United For Peace and Justice), and Miriam Pemberton (FPIF).

Hill Briefing: How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?

Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 210 First & East Capitol Streets, NE, Washington, DC

At this congressional briefing and screening view two four-minute compelling videos which chronicle how the filmmakers – and the people they interview – would spend the more than $1 trillion already spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The filmmakers will also offer brief introductions to their work and to life in their communities.

A Day of Action on Military Spending

Lafayette Park 16th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

People in more than 35 countries, as well as Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City and dozens of other cities throughout the United States will participate in the first Global Day of  Action on Military Spending. This global action will come one day after the release on April 11 of the 2010 figures for global military expenditures by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. In 2009, the world spent more than $1.5 trillion on the military.

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Rendezvous place 18th and M Street, Washington, DC

Join us at the second annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending to coincide with the release of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) new annual figures on world military expenditures.

Prosperity Not Austerity Rally!

West side of the Capitol building Washington, DC

A chance to speak out before tax day to say how we want our money spent!

Which Way Forward: Climate Chaos or Climate Justice?

Memorial Presbyterian Church 186 St. John's Place / 7th Avnue, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Janet Redman, director of IPS' Climate Policy Program joins a panel of experts presented by Brooklyn For Peace – Climate Action to investigate why global efforts to stop climate change have failed so far, and what needs to be done.

World Military Spending: Trends and Implications

United Nations Headquarters 405 East 42nd Street, Conference Room A, New York City, NY

IPS Peace Economy Transitions director, Miriam Pemberton, will speak about the trends and implications of military spending during a discussion at the United Nation's headquarters.