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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