The Costs of War Project: half a million people directly killed by ‘war on terror’

https://www.axios.com/rising-death-rate-prompts-some-in-congress-to-reassess-war-on-terror-30e41979-317b-4a92-a6c0-90059dfe7178.html The United States’ “war on terror” in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq has directly killed at least 480,000 people since 2001, according to a new report by the Costs of War Project at Brown University. This is an increase of 113,000 over the last count, issued just two years ago. ... The tally includes civilians, U.S. and … Continue reading The Costs of War Project: half a million people directly killed by ‘war on terror’

The Yemen Data Project

https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/-the-greatest-data-project-you-ve-never-heard-of--inside-the-yemen-data-project/s2/a729383/ "It's the greatest data project you’ve never heard of,” said Iona Craig, freelance journalist and adviser at the Yemen Data Project, at the CIJ Logan Symposium last week (20 October). “We don’t do advocacy – it’s about transparency and the fact that data can be used to hold the parties of the conflict accountable, because there … Continue reading The Yemen Data Project

Jobs Are No Excuse For Arming Saudi

https://lobelog.com/jobs-are-no-excuse-for-arming-a-murderous-regime/ by William D. Hartung If the Saudi government is indeed behind the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi there should be consequences—political, military, economic, and reputational. Unfortunately, President Trump begs to differ. His reaction to questions about whether the United States would cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia if Riyadh is proven to be … Continue reading Jobs Are No Excuse For Arming Saudi

Arms dealers are having an increasing influence in schools

BAE Systems is Britain’s largest defence company and the third largest arms firm in the world, with 95 per cent of its business military-related. The company has visited more than 400 schools across the UK and produced lessons for children as young as seven years old, prompting critics to describe its access as a “moral … Continue reading Arms dealers are having an increasing influence in schools

Britain’s arms exports grow by billions

Documents seen by i weekend show that Britain almost doubled the value of defence equipment, including fighter jets and munitions, it cleared for export in 2017, as it vies with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to be the world’s second largest weapons supplier. The £6.6bn of UK arms licences represents an 83 per cent rise on the previous year. … Continue reading Britain’s arms exports grow by billions