David Franco from SCRAP – the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation – penned this piece on the occasion of GDAMS, in which SCRAP will host a webinar with speakers from SIPRI, Reaching Critical Will and more. It begins at 4 PM UK time and will last two hours, so if you’re unable to attend a GDAMS action, this would be a great way to get involved! Find more info at their facebook page.
SCRAP seeks to re-energise the debate on global disarmament, which is now separated into nuclear disarmament on the one hand, and humanitarian disarmament efforts focused on the trade in weapons and on small arms on the other. There is no effort aimed at major conventional weapons as used by the West and other major powers. In addition, it is an answer to those that see US interest in nuclear disarmament as a means of preserving its conventional supremacy.
SCRAP posits human security and the interests of the individual above the interests of the state. It praises development and human rights, over state power privileged and substantiated in so called national security and interests.
See the full piece here.