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For more information on the Arms Trade and military in general, visit the following web sites:
- The Control Arms1 is a campaign by Amnesty International, Oxfam and the International Action Network on Small Arms campaigning to reduce the human cost of arms abuses and fight for tougher arms controls.
- OneWorld.net's coverage of Arms and Military2 issues.
- Centre for Defence Information3, an independent military monitor based in
Washington D.C. run by retired military generals, admirals, colonels etc. They provide open and objective
critique of the military policies of USA and the world. They have a TV series called American Defence Monitor
which presents information on the military's effect on the political system, the economy, the environment, and
society as a whole. They also look into foreign policy, international affairs, armed intervention, and nuclear
and conventional weapons. Accompanying web material include the following for example:
- The transcript of Marketing Tomorrow's Weapons4 gives an informative overview of the propaganda involved by the military to make Americans believe they need even more Security.
- Many other transcripts on a variety of military issues5
- A weekly archive of their informative newsletters6
- Their Defense Monitors7 provide insight into some complex issues especially about American military policies.
- The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute8 has a huge database of information.
- The Arms Sales Monitoring Project9 from the Federation of American Scientists has a lot of information.
- Deterring Democracy10. An online book by Noam Chomsky11.
- The Peace Pledge Union12 is a great web site with hundreds of statistics on wars and conflicts as well as covering many issues related to wars and arms trade.
- MotherJones.com has a great section on US Arms Sales13 and even has a map of all the hot spots and conflict areas where the US have contributed and sold arms, even to both sides.
- Canadian-based Peacewire14 provides a lot of information on peace and disarmament issues. They have many news articles as well as informative videos and campaigns.
- US Watchdog, Council for a Livable World has a Conventional Arms Transfer Project15 that provides a lot of detailed information as well as statistics and regular news updates on arms trade related issues.
- The International Institute for Strategic Studies16 is an independent center for research, information and debate on the problems of conflict.
- A huge collection of links are available from the Military & Armaments17 section of the betterworldlinks.org web site.
- Campaign Against the Arms Trade18 is a UK-based campaign group.
- Safer World19 is a UK-based organization, working for the prevention of armed conflict.
0 articles on “Arms Trade Links for more information” and 3 related issues:
The arms trade is a major cause of human rights abuses. Some governments spend more on military expenditure than on social development, communications infrastructure and health combined. While every nation has the right and the need to ensure its security, in these changing times, arms requirements and procurement processes may need to change too.
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