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STWR has launched a new website:
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This older website is no longer being updated and is due to be closed down within the next few weeks.

All of STWR’s own content has been transferred to the new website, but most of the third-party content currently on the old site will soon be unavailable.

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Global Conflicts & Militarization

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In 2009, countries have reached perilous new levels of conflict, tension and military spending characterised by nuclear proliferation, ideological warfare and pre-emptive invasions of sovereign nations. As news reports highlight an intensifying competition over natural resources, the international community is faced with a stark choice - to share resources and cooperate, or to continue on the path to further warfare.

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3: Divert Military Spending

This section of the report 'Financing the Global Sharing Economy' demonstrates how governments could redirect the colossal financial resources currently spent on military budgets as a first step toward reducing armed conflict and war, while also providing urgent national and global public goods for social development.

To End All Wars

All forms of conflict are ultimately fuelled by a fragmented state of human consciousness, reflected today in the breakdown of that which is collective. To finally end war and restore the planet's life-support systems, we need to reintegrate our awareness, recognise our common purpose and work towards universally held aspirations, argues Doug Griffin. 

Nuclear Weapons are not Instruments of Peace!

To believe that nuclear weapons are a generally positive contributor to establishing a just and peaceful world is an irresponsible view. It is unimaginable to reach any plateau of global justice without acting with resolve to rid the world of nuclear weaponry, argues Richard Falk.

Don't Bank on the Bomb

A groundbreaking report identifies more than 300 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers in 30 countries with substantial investments in nuclear arms producers. By the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

China’s Role in a World of Scarce Resources

With growing competition over the world's increasingly scarce natural resources, governments will only be able to avoid future military conflict by embracing a policy of economic cooperation that prioritises resource conservation and climate change mitigation, argues Richard Heinberg.

Security by Design

We urgently need to move beyond our limited concept of national security as being exclusively aligned to military power. A larger vision of security must also include factors that promote the internal resilience of the nation, such as public health, education and environmental sustainability, explains David Orr.

Moving from a War Economy to a Peace Economy

Creating a more stable peace-based local economy demands shifting from military to civilian work in factories, laboratories, and military bases. It is time for the peace movement to capture people's imagination with the concept of economic conversion, writes Mary Beth Sullivan.

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