April 2, 2013 was an unusually happy day at UN headquarters in New York. After years of pressure from civil society groups, the General Assembly adopted a new treaty establishing “the highest possible common standards” for regulating the “international trade in conventional arms.”
Well done, Mr. Blain
Good writing and analysis
Veterans For Peace
A good essay, indeed. But it stops short of a conclusion. The only way to end war is not by ending the arms trade, as it points out a futile effort, but by going to the root cause - capitalism. End capitalism and the pursuit of profit and you end modern war.