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Bill Longstaff: Cluster bombs and climate change—the good news

The media infamously saturate us with bad news. If it bleeds, it leads … and all that. Nonetheless, good news does surface from time to time. This week saw two good news stories that particularly caught my attention.

The first was that Canada ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the 90th state party to do . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Cluster bombs and climate change—the good news

Bill Longstaff: Weaselling out of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Cluster bombs are one of the nastier instruments of war. Each bomb can contain hundreds of bomblets, many of which fail to explode on impact and lie unexploded for years until disturbed. Because of their wide coverage, they pose risks to civilians both during attacks and afterwards. Sometimes they are brightly coloured in order to . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Weaselling out of the Convention on Cluster Munitions