Myths that Sustain the Global Arms Trade

Demilitarise Education's video series is a great resource for introducing key concepts and busting myths about the weapons trade.

UK-based org Demilitarise Education (dEd) has created a video series based on Paul Holden’s book Indefensible: Seven Myths that Sustain the Global Arms Trade.

While many people oppose individual wars, there is a common belief that the arms industry is necessary to keep us safe, provide jobs, and improve the economy. But there’s little evidence to support these beliefs. In fact, over-investment in the weapons industry has a negative effect on security and the economy.

dEd’s seven-part series is a great introduction to key concepts like human security and the treaties and laws that regulate the arms trade, and debunks the myths that sustain this harmful industry. 

Find all dEd’s videos on their YouTube channel, and learn more at