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12 January 2007


A helpful reminder: guns are bad - preview

Caroline Westgate reviews Mark Thomas’s new book

As used on the famous Nelson Mandela: underground adventures in the arms and torture trade by Mark Thomas, Ebury Press, ISBN 009 190 921 X £10
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    If you need reminding why the arms industry is a Bad Thing, Mark Thomas provides a helpful summary at the beginning of his book:

    • There are 640 million small arms at large in the world

    • Eight million new ones are added each year

    • They kill one person every minute, half a million a year

    • Three quarters of these are civilians, mainly women and children

    Caroline Westgate

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