Video: Oxfam, other Peace Prize winners urge Obama to sign new global arms treaty

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners along with the advocacy organization Oxfam are among those urging the Obama Administration to clamp down on the global weapons trade. Here's a related piece, on the need for such a treaty, from The Atlantic. Oxfam wants the weapons trade regulated at least as well as bananas:

The U.S. is the world’s top arms dealer and armed conflict is certainly a threat to the health and welfare of regular folks, especially in poor countries.

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners along with the advocacy organization Oxfam are among those  urging the Obama Administration to clamp down on the global weapons trade. Here’s a related piece, on the need for such a treaty, from The Atlantic. Oxfam wants the weapons trade regulated at least as well as bananas:

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