Over $500 billion of nuke money counted – and shifted to SDGs

Over $500 billion of nuke money counted – and shifted to SDGs

From Thursday October 24 (UN Day) to Wednesday October 30, a team of volunteers in New York City counted out $542 billion – the approximate global nuclear weapons budget for the next five years – and symbolically reallocated this to climate protection, poverty...
Nuke money counted outside NY office of nuclear weapons contractor

Nuke money counted outside NY office of nuclear weapons contractor

Volunteers from Count the Nuclear Weapons Money, Peace Accelerators and Code Pink organized a money counting action yesterday outside the New York office of nuclear weapons contractor Jacobs Engineering. According to research by the Norwegian Council on Ethics,...
U.S. Senator Markey introduces Act to slash nuclear weapons spending

U.S. Senator Markey introduces Act to slash nuclear weapons spending

Senator Edward J. Markey (Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament – PNND) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer today reintroduced legislation in the U.S. Congress that would cut $75 billion from the nuclear weapons budget over...
Money counters call on New York City to divest from nuclear weapons

Money counters call on New York City to divest from nuclear weapons

New York City action focuses on city investments and tax-payers’ contribution to the nuclear arms race. Volunteers from Count the Nuclear Weapons Money and 350NYC.org organized a nuclear weapons money counting in front of New York City Hall today to support calls on...
Nuke money counted at School Strike 4 Climate at the UN

Nuke money counted at School Strike 4 Climate at the UN

Yesterday outside the United Nations in New York, school pupils, grandmothers, volunteers and members of the public took approximately $4 billion from nuclear weapons and re-directed this money to protecting the climate. The money was taken from a model nuclear...
Counting of the nuclear weapons money starts in New York

Counting of the nuclear weapons money starts in New York

At a press briefing at the United Nations in New York today, nuclear policy experts and NGO leaders marked the start of UN Disarmament Week by launching the “Count the Nuclear Weapons Money” campaign. It’s an initiative organized by an international coalition of NGOs...
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) – Nuclear money from evil to good!

Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) – Nuclear money from evil to good!

In 1973, Pink Floyd released a hit song Money from the album Dark Side of the Moon, a number one selling album that remained in the pop charts for a record 900 weeks. The song is about the seductive and corrosive power of money – which can blind people from...
Nuclear policies impact Global Peace Index 2019 rankings

Nuclear policies impact Global Peace Index 2019 rankings

The Global Peace Index 2019 rankings, released earlier this month, demonstrate that ‘Global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years,’ but that for most of the countries possessing nuclear weapons their level of peace remains far below the global...