Military expenditure
Port workers strike against extended shifts and no contract in Canada and other stories

Today we look at a strike by workers at the Port of Montreal, the establishment of RUNASUR- a regional unity platform-in Bolivia, and more

SIPRI global military expenditure 2020 Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US

The US military budget in 2020 alone was around USD 778 billion, which is almost 39% of the total global military expenditure and marked an increase by 4.4% from the previous year

Slovenian protests Slovenian left intensifies campaign against military spending

The right-wing dominated Slovenian National Assembly last week voted down the left-supported citizens’ initiative calling for a national referendum on the government’s plan for carrying out massive military expenditure

Slovenian left party Levica protests government’s refusal to hold referendum on military purchases

The Slovenian government refused a demand by Levica to hold a referendum on a proposal to procure weapons worth USD 925.28 million. Levica plans to challenge the decision in the constitutional court

Finnish communists slam govt. proposal for increased military spending on fighter planes

Finland’s Ministry of Finance has proposed increased military expenditure in its 2021 budget for the procurement of new multipurpose fighter planes to replace the currently used Hornet fleet