Cassetteboy and Amnesty International vs the Arms Trade

Ever find yourself watching a politician talk and wishing they were saying something completely different?

It's a feeling we've had a few times with President Obama - on Guantanamo, on drones, and now on the Arms Trade.

Thankfully for us, Cassetteboy agreed to put together our dream speech from Obama on the Arms Trade Treaty - one where he supports it and insists that it must protect human rights, and stops transfers if the weapons could be used for human rights abuses.

Watch it above and if you agree with Obama's 'words', then share it!

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How you can help make the Arms Trade Treaty reality

Here in the UK, we can have the most impact right now by making sure the UK Government takes a strong role during the talks, ensuring that the current Treaty text isn't watered down, and that loopholes in the text are closed.

The UK Government has led on the Arms Trade Treaty in the past and was a co-author of the resolution that led to the new talks next week. If the UK doesn't bow to pressure from more skeptical states (including the US), Obama's speech above - or a version of it - could be a reality very soon.

Help now: email your MP and show your support for the Treaty.

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