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The Economics of Killing: A public debate

The Commonwealth Journalists Association (UK) and Uniting for Peace invite you to a book discussion and reception:

Norman Grindley © Commonwealth Secretariat

‘The Economic of Killing: How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World’
– Wednesday 25th April, 2012, 6:30-8:00pm

Speakers:
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent
Shashank Joshi, Research Fellow, RUSI
Tobias Ellwood, MP
Vijay Mehta, Author, ‘The Economics of Killing’

Chair: Rita Payne, President – CJA

Venue: London Hilton, Euston, 17-18 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HT

RSVP: ritapayne@commonwealthjournalists.org /  vijay@vmpeace.org

More information: theeconomicsofkilling.org & unitingforpeace.org

Reviews:

“We live in a rich world and yet increasingly people are getting caught in the poverty trap and facing real hardship and pain. We know how to solve these problems by disarmament and demilitarisation and putting human and financial resources into dealing with the real enemies of humanity poverty, unemployment, environmental crisis, etc. Vijay Mehta’s excellent book sets out the problems and solutions and challenges us all to create the political will to implement policies which will bring about real change and give hope to humanity.”–Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1976

“It is about time someone exposed the nefarious activities of the military-industrial complex that is destroying the foundations of civilized human existence. It has made killing a profitable industry. This book is a must read for all peace-seekers.” –Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, Rochester, USA

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