Random Links 399 on #Arms Trade

Gothenburg IV – Ecumenical Conference on Arms Trade

This conference really is stretching my mind.

Arms Trade-a major cause of suffering

Great quote from a former USA president.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Fighting the Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms

White Market, Grey Market and Black Market .  Hmm. these colours caught my attention this morning.  Any thing illicit is black.

Small Arms Trade

It’s a big issue which this summary tries to educate.

International action network of small arms

It’s was nice to have lunch with a representative of this organization from South Africa.  Now he is sharing on the “Ship of Shame.”

Control Arms Campaign

Apart from the more detailed (and even academic sounding) discussions, campaigns help to bring the awareness and advocacy to the ground level.


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