Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Support growing for new arms sales treaty

It is time to end the slaughter now!
clipped from us.oneworld.net

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (OneWorld) - From Nobel laureates to human rights activists to former military commanders, calls are on the rise for the international community to stand up against those who are making billions of dollars by selling illicit arms around the world.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. © Amnesty International USAArchbishop Desmond Tutu. © Amnesty International USA"It is time to end the slaughter," said Desmond Tutu, the Noble Peace Prize winning archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, in a statement urging the 192-member UN General Assembly to adopt the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.

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