"To give peace a chance, we need to give peace a budget"
The $1.98 trillion spent around the world on militaries in 2020 did not provide peace or security. Ever-growing military capacities and policies have only brought us more human and ecological devastation. More of the same will not change the situation. It should be obvious by now that countries trying to outspend one another by buying more and more deadly weapons systems does not create peace or security.
It has not worked in the past and it never will. It is time for us to join together and call on governments around the world to cut military spending, and to instead invest in the true needs of the people and the planet to build a just and sustainable peace.
To give peace a chance, we need to give peace a budget.