More military spending during COVID disaster


This 28 April 2020 video says about itself:

International Peace Bureau Response to the SIPRI Data on Military Spending

In a response to the new SIPRI Data on Military Expenditure for 2019, the IPB held a number of online press conferences. Here is one which was held by IPBs two co-presidents, Lisa Clark and Philip Jennings, as well as Distinguished Associate Fellow at SIPRI and former MEP, Tarja Cronberg.

Global arms spending tops $1.9 trillion as fight against COVID-19 is starved of resources. By Bill Van Auken, 29 April 2020. The continued spending of trillions on arms and war amid the present pandemic represents a crime against humanity.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

US consolidates its global position as world’s leading warmonger spending $732 billion on military in 2019

WASHINGTON consolidated its position as the world’s leading war machine, with a staggering $732 billion of military spending in 2019, 38 per cent of the global total, according to a new report.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) annual evaluation put total global military spending at almost $1.9 trillion (£1.5tn) last year, a rise of 3.6 per cent from the 2018 total.

Spending on war and weapons accounted for 2.2 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP) according to the global security organisation’s report. This equates to around $249 (£200) per person.

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