War Profiteers

Economics is one of the key causes of war - wherever there is a military conflict, someone is profiting from it.

WRI looks at war profiteering in a broad sense - all companies and initiatives that benefit financially from military conflict. This includes the arms trade, companies profiteering for the privatisation and outsourcing of the military, companies extracting natural resources in conflict zones, financial institutions investing in arms companies, and many others.

WRI publishes a quarterly magazine called War Profiteers' News (in English and Spanish), and organises events to bring campaigners and researchers together to share strategies against war profiteering. In 2015 we gathered members and friends of the WRI network in Seoul, for a seminar called “Stopping the War Business”, where campaigners shared experiences and strategies of countering war profiteering. The seminar coincided with the ADEX arms fair, where we took nonviolent direct action together.

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17 Feb 2016

Martin Broek

Defence-industries profiting of the Dutch tax laws are double cynical. Apart from ethical objections, the defence industry are evading the very taxes which are uses by their governments to pamper them, buy their product, subsidize their research and facilitate their exports.

In 2009, US president Obama put the Netherlands on his list of the world's worst tax havens. The Dutch government did its utmost to deny this allegation. But the issue was on the agenda and has never disappeared since.