On April 12, 2011the International Peace Bureau (IPB) and the Insti-tute for Policy Studies (IPS) co-organized the first-ever Global Day ofAction on Military Spending. We judge the Day to have been a greatsuccess, both in terms of the number and geographical spread of theactivities undertaken, and the rich variety and inventiveness of theactions. We felt we accomplished our major goal of making visiblethe issue of military spending.Our GDAMS events generated considerable media coverage withstories in the
Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, RussiaToday Television, Telesur, Voice of America
, and many national andlocal outlets. We also accomplished our secondary goal of creat-ing a global network of organizations and individuals committed toworking on the reduction of military spending worldwide. Finally, weforged an important partnership with the Stockholm InternationalPeace Research Institute that we plan to continue.