Ray Acheson is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the Disarmament programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. In the show we dive into her recent article ‘COVID-19: Divest, Demilitarise and Disarm.’ We explore how now is the time to expose the grave injustice of military spending, while health care systems around the world are ill-equipped to cope with a pandemic, military spending continues unabated. Yet a ‘culture of militarism’ is embedded in our political and economic systems, Ray highlights Amazon as an example of a corporation eyeing ‘defence’ dollars.
Read 'COVID-19: Divest, Demilitarise and Disarm' by Ray Acheson
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