It seems impossible until it’s done
Speaking of struggles and wins, Nelson Mandela once said ‘It seems impossible until it’s done’. And as Martin Luther King pointed out, power doesn’t surrender itself – it has to be taken.
We know, in history, so many struggles have taken decades to reach their goal. But, for all that, wins do come.
We want excessive, runaway military spending to be put in this same spotlight. We need a major civil society effort to address this tough issue – with all its vested interests – head on.
The short video below puts this new campaign proposal in context.
Introduction and Issues
NOTE: All the short non-commercial videos above are made from various clips, pics and other media borrowed from a variety of sources and used for educational/informational reference only.
Paul Rogers – Addressing MEDACT Conference, London 2015
Dr David McCoy – Addressing MEDACT Conference, London 2015
Dr Jose Antonio Bastos, MSF – Addressing MEDACT Conference, London 2015
Dr Sarah Alhulail – Addressing MEDACT Conference, London 2015
Oliver Stone – Speech at Writers Guild Awards 2017 [ABRIDGED]
Joe Glenton on Remembrace Day
British conscientious objector Joe Glenton was a British soldier for 5 years and served in Afghanistan. Refusing a second tour, he went AWOL and left the country, but returned voluntarily to fight his court martial and campaign against British military involvement in Afghanistan. Glenton was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment in 2010 and has subsequently written the book Soldier Box: Why I Won’t Return to the War on Terror. He campaigns as part of the Veterans for Peace movement, as well as regularly contributing articles to the Guardian and Independent.
Mark Rylance: A lifetime watching wars play out. To what end?
War for Export: Germany’s Bloody Secret
June 2017 The Vatican
Pope Francis’s June prayer intention is “the elimination of arms trade.”
‘It’s hypocritical to speak of peace while fueling the arms trade, which only serves the “merchants of death,” exacerbating wars not fought to “solve a problem” but to benefit the weapons industry.’
Save the Children – Yemen – Published on Sep 12, 2017
Is this an export we can be proud of?
Confessions of a Drone Tech
US Military Operations in Africa
2019: A new report has uncovered 36 code-named US military operations in Africa. This comes after last year’s news that US special forces were operating in west Africa’s Niger. Maurice Carney, executive director of Friends of the Congo, joins RT America’s Manila Chan to unpack the news.
NB The USA imports 16% of its oil from African producers such as Nigeria and Angola.
Glenn Greenwald, Intercept Video
WHILE THE COUNTRY IS SUBSUMED by both public health and an unemployment crisis, and is separately focused on a sustained protest movement against police abuses, a massive $740.5 billion military spending package was approved last week by the Democratic-controlled House Armed Services Committee.
Coronavirus: How the Arms Trade is Making You Sick | Andrew Feinstein