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After Empire

John Feffer | Posted 10.29.2016 | World
John Feffer

Those of us who have campaigned for a radical reduction of the U.S. military footprint overseas have spent so much time detailing our objections to the status quo that we don't have much time left over to consider what would happen if we succeed.

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Signs Landmark UN Arms Trade Treaty | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest front in the Senate battle over gun control opened Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations Arms...

Viral Video: Girls Ask Senators Not To Side With Dictators

Eric Sapp | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Eric Sapp

Why are seven U.S. Senators opening themselves up for such a big domestic backlash by siding with Iran, North Korea and Syria?

Rand Paul Is Really Sick

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

When you instead use a phrase against the President of the United States like, "watching anti-American globalists plot against our Constitution makes me sick," then you show that you're pretty empty-handed and reprehensible.

A Treaty Is Born

Don Kraus | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Don Kraus

What do Iran, Syria, North Korea and the NRA have in common? They are all on the losing side of trying to block the creation of a new Arms Trade Treaty.

You'll Never Guess Who Blocked The UN Arms Treaty

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (Reuters) - Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of the first i...

Arms Trade Treaty: Myths and Realities

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The leadership of the National Rifle Association and their allies are mounting a campaign of lies and fear to build American opposition to the treaty, inaccurately arguing that the treaty would infringe on Americans right to bear arms.

The Hidden Benefits of an Arms Trade Treaty

Chris_Wright | Posted 05.26.2013 | World

An Arms Trade Treaty won't solve all the complex issues that lead to criminality, conflict and terrorism, but by galvanising states around the world to clamp down on illicit sales of weapons, it is a vital part of the solution.

[Video] Victims of the Unregulated Arms Trade

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

Control Arms released a chilling video Tuesday that calls attention to the mass atrocities taking place globally due to the lack of rules on the global arms trade.

The Myth of the UN Gun Grab

Angela Kane | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Angela Kane

Don't be deceived by the gun-grab rhetoric. An international commitment to strong standards on arms transfers will help to ensure that the global arms trade meets the legitimate security needs of all countries.

Human Rights Groups Answer NRA Fear-Mongering

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International and other human rights groups on Thursday pushed back against the National Rifle Association's ongoing campaign to...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Opposes 'Very Dangerous' Gun Ban | John Celock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Virginia has proposed a resolution opposing a United Nations arms trade treaty that has not been finalized yet. Sta...

Thirteen Days and 50 Years Later, a Chance to Apply a Lesson Learned

Juliet Sorensen | Posted 10.19.2012 | World
Juliet Sorensen

Trafficking in conventional weapons threatens our collective mortality no less than nuclear arms. The most important lesson from the Missile Crisis is simple: peace is fragile. Having survived those 13 days 50 years ago, it's now our duty to remember its lessons.

The U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act

Renee Parsons | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

The day before Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney began his recent 36-hour swing through Israel, President Obama was signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act in the Oval Office with representatives of AIPAC in attendance.

Greg Rosalsky

Obama Administration Blinks In First NRA Showdown Since Aurora | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after the Aurora, Colo., mass murder brought gun-control back to the forefront of political discourse, the Obama administration...

Does the NRA Want to Arm Child Soldiers?

Jason Wojciechowski | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Jason Wojciechowski

The Arms Treaty will have zero impact on the sale of guns domestically and gun owner's rights as Amnesty International points out in a recent post. Yet, the NRA is up to their usual tricks trying to convince 2nd Amendment advocates that the UN is after their guns.

The Export of Weapons: Past, Present and Future

Renee Parsons | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

As our current leaders, implacable and disconnected, continue on the path of militarism and war, they fail to recognize that peace is not simply a fervent ideal; it is the only path to survival.