Arms for the poor / produced, directed & edited by John Ankele & Anne Macksoud

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Subjects: Arms transfers--Moral and ethical aspects--United States
Arms transfers--Developing countries
Military supplies--United States
Military supplies--Developing countries
Formats: Video Recording, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Maryknoll World Productions, [1998]
Series: MCIS video collection A-161V
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. with b&w segments ; 1/2 in. + 1 discussion/study guide (11 p. ; 22 cm.)
Additional Authors: Kiley, Richard
Ankele, John
Macksoud, Anne
Maryknoll World Productions
Notes: Narrator: Richard Kiley
Credits: Music, Richard Kimball & Lloyd McNeill ; additional music, Children of East Timor
Accompanied by discussion and study guide that includes bibliographical references (p. 7-8)
Summary: A view of the taxpayer-financed weapon-export business in America that builds a case against the armaments industry and shows the politics of U.S. sales of military hardware overseas. Presents the contrast between the needs in developing countries for basic necessities of life and the results of United States marketing of lethal weaponry instead
Summary: Narrated by Richard Kiley. "It is not about geopolitical strategy ... it's simply about greed and a hustle to the developing world." This is a how a Boston Globe journalist describes the U.S. arms trade. Revealing the murky world of our weapons-export business, this video builds a dramatic case against the military-industrial complex. Arms for the Poor goes beyond politics and economics to ask if the arms business is not killing our national soul. While the poor need housing, education, and health-care, the U.S. taxpayer supports an immense military budget. Changing the rules of the game is the goal of a bipartisan coalition of members of Congress who have introduced the Code of Conduct on Arms Transfer Bill. This law will curtail the sale of weapons to non-democratic nations. Arms for the Poor presents an international spectrum of dignitaries and activists who share the belief of one Nobel Laureate that, "The poor are crying out for schools and doctors, not guns and generals." (Maryknoll World Productions, 1998.)
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 38860625