military spending

180 Civil Society Organizations demand that governments reduce their military expenditures

Illustration: GCOMS


180 Civil Society Organizations from 33 different countries demand that governments around the world drastically reduce their military expenditures, which reached almost 2 trillion $ in 2020, a 2.6% increase over the previous year.

vrijdag 30 april 2021 - GCOMS
 Appeal: Reduce Military Spending, Defend People and the Planet

Illustration: GCAMS


The world spent $1.92 trillion on the military in 2019. Our governments' ever-growing military capacities, have proved themselves completely useless to defend people from the COVID-19 pandemic, nor can they keep us safe in the face of other global emergencies such as climate change.

dinsdag 20 april 2021 - GCAMS
Statement of the No to war – no to NATO network on NATO 2030

Protest at NATO-summit in Warsaw, 2016 (photo: LDB)


The No to war – No to NATO Network condemns the proposals for a new NATO agenda, outlined in 'NATO 2030: United for a New Era'. The report presents a dangerous expansion plan that will increase tension and the risk of war.

zaterdag 20 februari 2021 - No to War - No to NATO Network
NATO countries spend record amount on their military despite of COVID-19

Photo: NATO


NATO has released a new report showing that the military spending of the European member states + Canada increased by 4.3 percent this year.

vrijdag 23 oktober 2020 - Ludo De Brabander
Why we should oppose foreign military bases

Guam US military base (source: NASA's Earth Observatory)

Foreign military bases are neo-colonial outposts that promote war, violence, human rights violations, and environmental pollution. Opening lecture at the 4th International Congress against military bases.

vrijdag 25 september 2020 - Ludo De Brabander
NATO's dead end street

Foto: Miguel Discart


The May 25 NATO summit in Brussels ended low profile, politically it kept all its importance, though. Three C-words characterized this transatlantic gathering: cash, capabilities, contributions.

vrijdag 14 juli 2017
GCOMS Second Statement on the occasion of GDAMS 2017

Foto: Khalil Bendib


According to the updated 2016 military spending data, published today by SIPRI, world military expenditure has increased in 2016 by 0.4% in real terms, and is now estimated at roughly $ 1686 billion.

woensdag 26 april 2017 - Yannick Beck
The Delusional Defense Plan of the Belgian Minister of Defense

Beeld: Redwasp Korneel


In the Christmas period of last year the Belgian federal government decided to invest 9,2 billion Euro in Defense by 2030. This ambitious en in times of austerity totally unrealistic plan should come into force by the beginning of the next legislative period.

vrijdag 26 februari 2016 - Soetkin Van Muylem
How NATO and its member states destabilize the world

Foto: Jos van Zetten


After the Cold War NATO evolved into a global player. In this presentation I would like to emphasize that NATO is not what it pretends to be: an organization that promotes democracy and contributes to stabilization in the world. The reality is quite different.

donderdag 17 april 2014 - Ludo De Brabander
New planes for the Belgian Air Force? Who got 6 billion Euro?

Foto: Brigadier General Charles R.Davis, USAF on wikipedia


Belgium bought its F16 jet fighters in the seventies of last century. So, these planes are nearing their expiry date. The Belgian Minister of Defense, christian-democrat Pieter De Crem, announced now he wants them to be replaced by 40 new jet fighters.

dinsdag 24 december 2013 - Ludo De Brabander
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