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Podcast: Dinyar Godrej on the arms industry

This is an episode in the Radio NI podcast series, which features regular interviews with contributors to New Internationalist's magazine and books. You can subscribe to this podcast for free in iTunes, or via the RSS feed, or by visiting the Radio NI blog to check for new interviews.

It’s been 50 years since President Eisenhower, in his farewell address to the United States, warned of the conjunction of the military and the arms manufacturers, and the undue pressure they could exert on lawmakers and state policy. Today we have moved from the Cold War to Continual War, all at great public expense - even in an age of austerity. We thought it was time to bring the arms industry into the line of fire, and made it the topic of our December issue’s main feature.

In our latest Radio NI interview, Nyan Storey talked with Dinyar Godrej, editor of the issue, about the arms trade, arguments about legitimate military spending and the balance of power, and arms dealers’ connections with David Cameron’s ‘pro-Democracy’ tour of the Middle East.

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  1. #2 Gilles Cavaletto 17 Dec 13

    Clould you kindly tell how to listen to the podcasts?I can't se any link

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Dinyar Godrej has been associated with New Internationalist since 1989, but joined as an editor in 2000. His interest in human rights has led him to focus on subjects like world hunger, torture, landmines, present day slavery and healthcare. His belief in listening to people who seldom get a chance to represent themselves led to unorthodox editions on (and by) street children and people with disabilities from the Majority World. He grew up in India and remains engaged with South Asian affairs.

Dinyar wrote the original No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change (2001) and edited Fire In The Soul (2009).

An early fascination with human creative endeavour endures. He has recently taken to throwing pots in his free time.

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