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The Guardian,

Worldwide arms trade flourishing despite recession, report warns

The average volume of arms sales increased by 22% over the past five years, compared to the previous five-year period, says the report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The last two of these years were marked by worldwide economic turbulence which has far from stabilised, yet the arms trade is booming, it finds. Read more Also read : Frida Berrigan, Pimping Weapons to the World, (...) read

date of on-line publication : 22 March 2010

New America Foundation

The Year of the Drone: study shows one third of victims are civilians

New America Foundation study shows that the 114 reported drone strikes in northwest Pakistan from 2004 to February 2010 have killed between 830 and 1,210 individuals, of whom around 550 to 850 were described as militants in reliable press accounts, about two-thirds of the total on average. Thus, the true civilian fatality rate since 2004 according to our analysis is approximately 32 percent. Data here and analysis (...) read

date of on-line publication : 12 March 2010

Amnesty calls on US to suspend arms sales to Israel Hellfire missiles and white phosphorus artillery shells among weapons used in ’indiscriminate’ attacks on civilians, says human rights group


Detailed evidence has emerged of Israel’s extensive use of US-made weaponry during its war in Gaza last month, including white phosphorus artillery shells, 500lb bombs and Hellfire missiles. In a report released today, Amnesty International listed the weapons used and called for an immediate arms embargo on Israel and all Palestinian armed groups. It called on the US president, Barack Obama, to suspend military aid to Israel. Read more: (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 February 2009

Take action to control the arms trade

Every year, millions of people suffer as a result of the irresponsible and reckless arms trade. Over 1,000 people are killed by arms every day. Countless more are injured, bereaved, abused and displaced by state security forces, armed groups, criminal gangs and other armed individuals. Two years ago, 153 governments voted at the United Nations to start work on developing an international Arms Trade Treaty. We want as many people as possible to take action to control the arms trade. Tell (...) read

date of on-line publication : 23 September 2008

Chanaa Jane

Buying arms; selling lives: critical roles in arms control

> id21 communicating development research

The world spends US$ 900 billion on defence each year, but only around US$ 50 billion on development aid. Across Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, an average of US$ 22 billion is spent annually on arms. This sum would enable those regions to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of achieving universal primary education and reducing infant and maternal mortality. Instead one child in five does not complete primary school, more than 10 million children die each year, and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 October 2007

The role of Small Arms in African Civil Wars

> Pambazuka News (...)

It is not an over-statement to say that small arms in Africa have played the major role in every political conflict, from South, East and West Africa. Baffour Dokyi Amoa writes that “Conservative estimates indicate that there are about eight million small arms and light weapons in West Africa alone. Of the 640 million small arms circulating in the world, it is estimated that 100 million are found in Africa.”  read

date of on-line publication : 26 September 2006

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