Multinational corporations are selling war toys to dictators so that they can destabilize the countries around them, a case in point is the Yemen catastrophe, where children and their families are being bombed and starved to death12. This is shocking and disturbing and an anathema to our idea of a democracy. The ‘first estate’ (our governments) are failing the ‘third estate’ (us and the people of other countries), despite the best efforts of the ‘fourth estate” (the media). Are front line reporters who reveal these facts putting their lives on the line? Yes they are.
12 Walsh, Declan. “Amal Hussain, Yemeni girl who turned world’s eyes to famine, has died”. The Globe
and Mail, 1 Nov. 2018, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-amal-hussain-yemeni-girl-who- turned-worlds-eyes-to-famine-has-died/. Accessed 21 Nov. 2018.