Short Reviews

The Trade Trap (Poverty and the Global Commodity Markets) by Belinda Coote, Oxfam Publications, U.K. 1992 paperback, obtainable through Bridgehead in Ottawa. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive exposition of the stranglehold that the first-world trading blocs exert on the third-world producers of primary commodities, such as coffee, sugar and cotton.. These producers are urged to … Read more Short Reviews

Ethical Decision Making: Computer Demonstration on Nuclear Weapons Launching

People who teach in areas related to politics, ethics and defence policy may be interested to know of a computer program that is available for public domain use from a VAX mainframe. This interactive program is a simulation of nuclear missile (ICBM) launch procedures. It is written in Pascal, and includes a timer program to … Read more Ethical Decision Making: Computer Demonstration on Nuclear Weapons Launching

Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament

The Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament is a national non-governmental organization for peace sponsored by people’s organization and prominent public figures from various nationalities and sectors in China. It was established in 1985 with 24 affiliated social bodies. The Association aims at working together with the people of the world to strive for … Read more Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament

Working Group on Ethical Considerations in Scholarship and Science

EXECUTIVE: Chair: C.C. (Kelly) Gotlieb Secretary: Ken Burkhardt Treasurer: Eric Fawcett Research Director: Craig Summers Members-at large: Colin Soskolne, Jim Prentice PURPOSE: To promote the adoption of ethical codes and guidelines in scientific, engineering, and other societies, and to encourage mechanisms to make them effective in practice. CO-SPONSORS: Scientific and professional societies will be invited … Read more Working Group on Ethical Considerations in Scholarship and Science

Disarmament and Military News

Ottawa: 26 Oct. 1993. Three new members have been appointed to the Federal environmental assessment panel, which was set up in 1986 to review military flying activities in Labrador and Quebec. In 1990 the panel completed its review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted by the Department of National Defence and issued a deficiency … Read more Disarmament and Military News

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