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Arms Canada: The Deadly Business of Military Exports
Regehr, Ernie
Regeher explores the secretive world of Canadian arms manufacture and debunks many of the myths aboutf the benefits of arms sales.
The Arms Trade Bang bang you're dead The armed agenda: New Internationalist July 1991
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In the wake of the Gulf war, what questions should we be asking about the arms trade? Militarism is dominating modern culture -- need to remember the personal and social implications of the arms trade...
The Arms Trade Revealed: A Guide for Investigators and Activists
Lumpe, Lora; Donarki, Jeff
This is a guide for researchers and activists interested in learning more about the US arms export and trade programs; US policy making, campaign strategies and research techniques.
Banks exposed: Would you trust this pig?: New Internationalist August 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look at capital movements and people robbing governments of tax. Advice on how to make banking fair and relevant.
Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (2nd Edition)
Love, Maryann Cusimano
Discussion of the increasingly transnational structure of power in today's world and proposals forabandoning nation-state sovereignty for more integrated, cooperative rule between different types of g...
Canada to allow new arms sales
Webster, David
Canada is expanding its exports of arms.
Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings: Details on Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid
Christoff, Stefan
Aside from sustained Conservative diplomatic cheerleading for Israel, one key element of Canada's implication less in the public eye but very important, is the key role that many Canadian companies ar...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - December 1975: Volume III Number 10
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
The Challenge to Violence: New Internationalist August 2005 - #381
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Stories which explain the power of nonviolent actions and how they have made a difference in the world.
Chomsky, Noam
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Combat Proven: The Booming Business of War in Israel
Kane, Alex
Arms fairs in Israel showcase the latest products the profitable Israeli weapons industry manufactures - and the demos are the perfect place to show those products off.
Companies that Profit from the Occupation
Makes the case for action against companies that profit from the Israeli occupation, and identifies who those companies are.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA's Efforts to Overthrow Syria's Government
Johnson, Adam
FAIR has noted before how America's well-documented clandestine activities in Syria have been routinely ignored when the corporate media discuss the Obama administration's "hands-off" approach to the ...
Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business
Becker, Markus
Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech w...
Globocops The powerful unplugged Nuclear commander drops the bomb: New Internationalist December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Discusses international law and who is responsible. Also looks into the peacekeepers, where they are most needed and a look into modern warfare.
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room
Weaver, Matthew
A Leicester-based blogger's monitoring of weapons used in conflict has been taken up by media and human rights groups. Never having been near a warzone has not stopped him from breaking some of the mo...
Israeli Company Targeted by Oakland Blockade Imports Ammunition Into US
BondGraham, Darwin
Israeli-owned shipping company Zim, the target of recent port blockades organized by Palestinian solidarity activists in California, is importing millions of rounds of small arms ammunition into the U...
Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from 'Syria Rebels'
Ditz, Jason
From the moment the US began sending lethal arms to Syrian rebel factions, there was a chorus of people expressing fears that those arms would end up in the “wrong hands,” and US officials insisted th...
Making A Killing
Slide Show
A slide-tape program dealing with Canada's role in the global arms industry.
The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade
Burrows, Gideon
A review of the increasingly prolific global arms trade and its economic, political and social impact on exploited and vulnerable nations.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014: Arms Trade
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature ...
Our Little Victory
Johnstone, Roy
It took an issue like Litton to get us working together, and in our little victory we can take a great deal of pride. We were lied to, threatened, denied information and harassed, all in an unsuccessf...
Pentagon Fingered as a Source of Narco-Firepower in Mexico: The Big Clubs in Mexico's Drug War Aren't Slipping Through the Gun-Show Loophole
Conroy, Bill
The deadliest of the weapons now in the hands of criminal groups in Mexico, particularly along the U.S. border appear to be getting into that nation through perfectly legal private-sector arms exports...
Press for Conversion
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Social, legal, psychological and economic factors essential to the transition from a world based on war, greed, deception and violence, where "might is right," to a world based on peace, justice, trut...
Putting the Arms Industry on Trial
Douglas, Sean
Sean Douglas and other activists are prosecuting two companies that promoted torture equipment in the UK.
The Real Merchants of Death: The Global Arms Trade
Hallinan, Conn
The global arms trade is a $60 billion yearly business, of which the U.S. controls nearly 40 percent, and a political and economic juggernaut that defends its turf with the ferocity of a junkyard dog.
Turning Blood into Money: Profiting from Killing
Vlazna, Vacy
Yotam Feldman’s documentary The Lab, released in August, is one of the most important exposés of the obscene rationale and execution of Israel’s hugely lucrative arms and security industries through...
The UK Is Among the World's Largest Suppliers of Weapons -- and Is Making Arms Boycotts Illegal: Despite human rights abuses, the UK continues to sell arms to Israel and crack down on dissent.
Schkolne, Maya
Through 'open' trade conventions such as the Security & Policing (S&P) exhibition and closed events such as the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair, the UK allows local and intern...
War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification
Halper, Jeff
Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and...
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to ...
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...

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No Weapons to Ukraine
Sources News Release
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is deeply concerned about the civil war in Ukraine in which thousands of civilians and soldiers, as many as 50,000 according to a credible German source, have already...
RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Or...

From the Connexions Archives

Making a Killing
The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership
Young, Art (ed.)
Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and ...