Advocacy

The following groups are advocates for lowered military spending, non-military approaches to conflict resolution, and alternative methods of enhancing national and international security. Many provide their own policy research, analysis, and recommendations. If you have suggestions for additional sites to be listed here, please contact the webmaster.

Site
Description
Arias
Foundation
(Costa Rica)
Founded by EPS Trustee Oscar Arias, the recipient of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize. A major project is the Framework Convention on International Arms Transfers.
BENS
(USA)
Business Executives for National Security is a nation-wide, non-partisan, member-driven organization working to help make America safe and secure.
BSLP/True Majority
(USA)
Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities and their outreach/lobbying arm, True Majority, are an unusual mix of citizens - from former military brass and businesspeople to religious leaders and ordinary citizens - who believe America can have a more humane government.
CAAT
(UK)
Campaign Against Arms Trade works for the reduction and ultimate abolition of the international arms trade, together with progressive demilitarisation.
COAT
(Canada)
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada, formed in late 1988 to expose and oppose ARMX (the country's largest weapons bazaar).
FCNL
(USA)
The Friends' Committee on National Legislation is the largest peace lobbying group in Washington, DC.
LCNP
(USA)
The Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy uses national and international law to promote peace and disarmament.
NPP
(US)
The National Priorities Project provides data on military and social spending. Wonderful online, interactive database.
PSR
(USA)
Physicians for Social Responsibility is working to create a world free of nuclear weapons, global environmental pollution, and gun violence.
Transcend
(Austria)
Transcend is a peace and development network based on the conflict resolution theory and experience of Johan Galtung. Hosts TPU, the world's first online peace university.

UCS
(USA)

The Union of Concerned Scientists is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. We augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.
WAND
(US)
Women's Action for New Directions empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.