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The Economics of Killing: A public debate

Submitted by on April 16, 2012 – 6:32 am4 Comments

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

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


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“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


  • Gamzeli says:

    I totally agree with you. I don’t see the point in trlavleing if everything is the same as home. Making these hotels into North American cultural islands also deprives parents of a chance to experience a bit more of the culture of their child’s country of birth (I’m trying to be pc here, but dang it’s wordy that way).On the other hand, I also kind of think that if I was running one of those hotels near the Social Welfare Institutes, I’d make it as westernized (for lack of a better word) as I could, just for the sake of the kids. The parents are probably stressed out as it is, if minimizing their discomfort (by making them feel like they haven’t left home) means they are calmer for the baby, hey, I’m all for it.

  • Ghy says:

    So I thought I would blog some more about it. On a typacil day in Dhaka, men still wear the lungi which I wrote about before. For a more formal event, men can wear a long tunic called a punjabi over tight white

  • Being a Tennessean by birth I am very proud of Congressman Crockett. Being a Conservative by choice he makes me even more proud. I plan to share this with my distribution list and encourage others to do likewise. We could use this type of honesty, integrity, and humility in Congress today and our country would not be in the mess it is now. May God Bless America and cause our people to turn back to Him.

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