There are some 23,300 nuclear weapons, made and maintained at enormous cost and enough to destroy the earth a thousand times over, in the arsenals of eight states. A-bombs neither alleviate poverty nor raise literacy rates. There should be total nuclear disarmament
The inexorable worldwide slide into the quagmires of poverty, social upheavals and environmental disasters is not only being ignored but positively speeded up by the powers who, blinded by their enormous profits from arms sales, have relegated peaceful conflict resolution to a very secondary position and allowed rulers to squander and spend a country into abject poverty by relentlessly pursuing confrontation.
Robert Fisk, in The Great War for Civilisation says, “In 1998 and 1999 alone, Gulf Arab military spending came to $ 92 billion. Since 1997 Emirates alone had signed contracts worth more than …