Making the link between militarism and the global refugee crisis

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Making the link between militarism and the global refugee crisis

It seems pretty obvious to most of us.  The same countries that are 'up in arms' about refugees are also the ones which are working the hardest to discourage refugees from coming to their country. Even though they're the ones creating the crisis (US of A, we're looking at you).

Today's rabble radio features an interview with Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, based in Waterloo. It was done by David Kattenburg of The Green Blues Show, a production of The Green Planet Monitor, a social justice/environmental/science website and radio program based in Winnipeg.

Cesar Jaramillo's work has focused on such program areas as nuclear disarmament, outer space security and conventional weapons control. As an international civil society representative, he has addressed, among others, the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security),  and the UN Conference on Disarmament, and the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). He's an occasional columnist on matters of disarmament and international security, and graduated from the University of Waterloo with an MA in global governance and has bachelor’s degrees in honours political science and in journalism. Prior to joining Project Ploughshares, Cesar held a fellowship at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Image: Pixabay - Alexas_Fotos - Child Refugee photo.

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