Peace Pays

3 April 2006
"The UK is the third largest military spender in the world and almost 10% of the taxes we pay go the military. Out of a budget of over £33billion, only 3% spent is on conflict prevention and resolution."
The £4.17billion that has our government has spent on the war in Iraq seems a highly dubious investment in our security.
Following Paul Rogers' piece 'There are alternatives’ Simon Heywood has pointed out the site http://www.peacepays.org in oD's global security forum. Peace Pays looks at ways in which our money could be better spent, and is part of conscience: THE PEACE TAX CAMPAIGN.
There is also a fun quiz full of terrifying statistics on military spending...

Should we allow artificial intelligence to manage migration?

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue Senior director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

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