Peace Action is working with the Insitute for Policy Studies on a new initiative called the Pacific Freeze.
The Pacific Freeze is a campaign to freeze and then reduce the military spending of the United States, Japan, China, Russia, South Korea, and North Korea.
These countries, which are participating in the Six Party Talks, account for more than 65% of global military spending. We urgently need to address the dangerous escalation in global military spending, which has increased 45% over the last decade.
We are wasting precious resources on preparing for war when the world faces a dire economic crisis and the planet faces a catastrophic climate crisis. We believe the place to begin is with the major military spenders, particularly the United States.
We believe the first step is a Pacific Freeze. Thanks to the Institute for Policy Studies for the information provided above. To learn more about this campaign go to http://pacificfreeze.ips-dc.org/