Global Day of Action on Military Spending on April 17, 2012 is organized to coincide with the release of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) new annual figures on world military expenditures. On this day, people on all continents will join together in actions to focus public, political, and media attention on the costs of military spending and the need for new priorities.
Norwegian Peace Council for the second time, together with partners from the Peace House: Norwegian Peace Association, No to Nuclear Weapons, Peace Brigades International, Children»s International Summer Villages, is organizing Global Day of Action on Military Spending on April 17, 2012. We would like to underline that this is one of the first common initiatives of the Peace House. We have also invited other organizations to participate on this special day: Changemaker, Grandmothers for Peace, Fredsskattalliansen, Folkereisning mot krig.
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The programme of the event consists of two parts:
1. Action in front of the parliament
2. Panel debate in the Peace House.
Schedule for April 17th
What and where: Action in front of The Parliament in Oslo 16:00 – 17:00
16:15 – 16:30 Appeals
What and where: Panel debate at the Peace House, Møllergata 12, Oslo
18:00 – 18:15 Report on military spending and global arms in 2011/2012 presentation by Alexander Harang
18:15 – 18:35 John Berg and launch of his book “Kampflyene som bomber forsvarsevnen”
18:45 – 19:00 Coffee break
19:00 – 20:30 Panel Debate with participation of:
Espen Barth Eide – Minister of Defence (not confirmed)
Jan Arild Ellingsen – The progress Party
Camilla Bakken Øvald – political advisor at SV (Socialist Left Party)
John Berg – experienced military analyst in Norway
Hedda Langemyr – Director of Norwegian Peace Council