The Institute for Policy Studies gathered a group of people representing numerous organizations outside the White House on Tuesday, April 12, in observance of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. The event in D.C. coincided with events in 35 other countries all around the world. Jean Stokan represented Pax Christi USA and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and spoke at the event.
The Global Day of Action on Military Spending was planned to dovetail with the release of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) new annual figures on world military expenditures. Today, people on every continent joined together to focus public, political, and media attention on the costs of military spending and the need for new priorities.