Here's a great video work created by Kaza Razat for the Amnesty International's Control Arms campaign.
(video via Wooster Collective)
The Control Arms campaign calls for international treaty to curb arms trade. They ran a campaign to collect one million faces on the web as a petition against arms, and which concluded in July and was presented to the United Nations Small Arms Review Conference. That conference ended without an agreement from any sides.
From 1998 to 2001, the USA, the UK, and France earned more income from arms sales to developing countries than they gave in aid.
The arms industry is unlike any other. It operates without regulation. It suffers from widespread corruption and bribes. And it makes its profits on the back of machines designed to kill and maim human beings.
So who profits most from this murderous trade? The five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China. Together, they are responsible for eighty eight per cent of reported conventional arms exports.
To support or find out more about the Control Arms campaign, check out their website: http://www.controlarms.org