Where Killing is a Human Right

On December 14th 2012 Newtown, Connecticut– a small town with just 27,000 residents- became the scene of one of the most horrific mass-murders in modern US history.  A lone gunman first took his own mother’s life, before brutally taking the lives of 20 children and 7 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As the US magazine ‘Mother Jones’ note, “…it’s perhaps too easy to forget how many times this has happened. The horrific mass murder…

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Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction

At a very fundamental level, war is about defending against a perceived or actual threat.  Such aggressions have been frequently used throughout history to defend ideas, ideologies and territories- but more recently, economies. Unlike any other defence environment, the theatre of nuclear war exists in a state of near-permanent checkmate.  Every participant (a participant being a nation who openly, opaquely, or otherwise have nuclear weapons capability) knows their weapons capability acts as the ultimate defensive…

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