John Polanyi, “Time for More ‘NO’ in NORAD?”, reprint from the Globe and Mail, 2/12/85. Available from the national office.
Anatol Rapoport, Two articles from the Encyclopedia of Peace Science (Ed. Ervin Laslow), Game Theory and Aggression. Available from the national office.
We are the Maginot Line,
The No Man’s Land,
The Uncounted Country.
To our south the Land of Opportunity,
Suffused in the Glory of Self image,
Interpreting innate violence
as God’s unfolding purpose.
To our north the Puritans,
Clean of motive,
Dedicated to wiping slates clean,
to scour and flagellate,
To redeem makind in spite of itself.
Inclined to tolerance,
Trapped between ideologues,
Struggling to continue undestroyed,
Hemmed in by despots.
— Murray Wilton March 31, 1986
Nuclear Arms: Threat to our World
…an exhibition first held during the UN Special Session on Disarmament in 1982 opens to the public in Toronto May 9 and continues through May 17.
Presented by the UN Department of Public Information; sponsored by the University of Toronto, the City of Toronto and Soka Gakkai International (Tokyo),
On view at the John P. Robarts Research Library, 130 St. George St.
Monday – Thursday, 10am – 9pm
Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 9am – 5pm
With the cooperation of the cities of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, the Borough of East York, the UN Association, TDN, Now Rooz Cultural Foundation and Science for Peace.
Excerpts From The American Methodist Bishops’ Pastoral Letter:
“We have concluded that nuclear deterrence is a position which cannot receive the church’s blessing.
“Nuclear deterrence has become a dogmatic license for perpetual hostility between the superpowers and for their rigid resistance to significant measures of disarmament.
“Nuclear deterrence has too long been reverenced as the idol of national security. In its most idolatrous forms it has blinded its proponents to the many-sided requirements of genuine security.
“Justice is offended by the double standard under which some nations presume nuclear weapons for themselves while denying them to others. Justice is defiled by the superpowers’ impli – cation in conventional arms races and proxy wars in the third world, causing much present suffering and threatening escalation into a nuclear war.”