Amnesty International and other human rights watch organisations are calling for a bullet-proof arms trade treaty that is supernational and binding. What’s holding this necessary and socially revoluntionary bill from taking hold of superpowers? From keeping an eye on exactly who is getting hold of guns, nulcear and chemical weaponary, tools of genocide? Their debt. Mainly of which, is war debt.
Anyone who tells me that Iraq and Afgainstan were worthwhile peace missions should be able to justify what good exactly came out of them- massacred civilians, cultural friction, crushing debt, destroyed landscapes, destroyed livelyhoods, widespread poverty, facist governments, extremism, racism, hatred of the West, arms races, weapon development, more debt, more troops killed, more lives and money down the pan.
Unfortunately, rights are taking a backseat to war and arms affairs because there’s big bucks to be made. So, expect more from the ripple of school and civil shootings, because in many countries, as you are reading this, the wrong people are getting the wrong power in their hands. As easily as purchasing a packet of sweets.
We need to come together and call for change in the US constitution, and zero tolerance to nuclear and WMD.
We need to fight for regulation and deregulation in the right areas to haul ourselves out of debt, and get our hands into real human rights practice.
The representatives we have elected are spending enough of the taxpayer’s money on arms to kill everyone in the world three times.
End the “war of terror”, genocide of oppressed civilians, and break the silence over the dirty arms trade. We supply the shells they shoot us with.