billion. That’s how much the nine nuclear-armed states spent on their
nuclear weapons in 2020 during the worst pandemic in a century and
when the treaty banning nuclear weapons became law, according to a new
ICAN report. It’s an inflation-adjusted increase of $1.4 billion from
not all. The report, “Complicit:
2020 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending,” dug through
thousands of pages of contracts and annual reports to bring you the
full picture of nuclear weapons spending. Because it’s not just
countries’ governments that are responsible for wasting resources on
weapons of mass destruction. Companies, lobbyists and think tanks are
all complicit in 2020 spending on nuclear weapons.
the report finds that less than a dozen companies got $27.7 billion
contracts to work on nuclear weapons. Those companies then turned
around and spent $117 million lobbying decision makers to spend more
money on defense. And they also spent upwards of $10 million funding
most of the major think tanks that research and write about policy
solutions about nuclear weapons.
spending is immoral and contrary to international law. Every actor in
the circle is complicit. It’s time to speak up. Tell your country to
stop spending money on nuclear weapons and join the TPNW. Protest a
company that’s building these weapons near you. Ask think tanks to
stop accepting money from the companies building nuclear
Or help us spread the word. We made a one
minute video exposing this cycle, which we the world (and your friends
and family) must see.
Watch and share our video
we can stop the cycle.
It’s time to end nuclear
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