Here are a few potential allies we can contact. I have not reached out to them yet…
SWF works with governments, industry, international organizations and civil society to develop and promote ideas and actions for international collaboration that achieve the secure, sustainable, and peaceful uses of outer space.
The arms race is moving into space. The U.S. Space Command, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has publicly stated that it intends “to control space in order to protect U.S. interests and investments.” It is crucial that the movement to stop this new round in the arms race moves quickly ahead.
During the Persian Gulf War the U.S. became convinced that whoever controls space will be able to project force “in space, from space and into space”. The Pentagon believes that future military success will depend on space capabilities.
WILPF created Reaching Critical Will in 1999 in order to promote and facilitate engagement of non-governmental actors in UN processes related to disarmament. RCW was designed to increase the quality and quantity of civil society preparation and participation in UN disarmament processes and of NGO interaction with governments and the United Nations; to provide timely and accurate reporting on all relevant conferences and initiatives so that those unable to attend can stay informed, and to maintain a comprehensive online archive of all statements, resolutions, and other primary documents on disarmament. RCW also produces research studies, reports, statements, fact sheets, and other publications on key issues relevant to disarmament, arms control, and militarism.
Pax Christi International expressed deep concern about the scandal of excessive military spending in a world where human and ecological well-being are in dire need of investment. Read Pax Christi’s analysis of the SIPRI figures entitled World Military Expenditure 2014 – Military investment is still a significant global problem.
Like many peace campaigns, GCOMS is an ambitious undertaking. To succeed in challenging the established spending priorities of governments we need to join forces with many other sectors of civil society, especially those who would be the natural beneficiaries of such a shift.