The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Silence From Israel’s Free-Trade Partner – Canada A humanitarian statement about Gaza, signed by one hundred Canadian health professionals and posted on the Science for Peace website, details information about the dire situation in Gaza that preceded the war: UN agencies and Israeli/Palestinian NGOs document a state of emergency precipitated by the withdrawal of funds … Read more The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Reed Elsevier & the arms trade: profiting from both cause and cure

Medical Publishing is a noble calling. Brought to mind is the image of dedicated scholar-monks, labouring against ignorance and suffering. Not always agreeing – no, sometimes violently disagreeing, but always with silent acknowledgment of the common goal of a community dedicated to alleviating human suffering by sharing information. The contrast is stark when you discover … Read more Reed Elsevier & the arms trade: profiting from both cause and cure

Vancouver World Peace Forum's Vision

With 5,000 others from around the world, I attended the World Peace Forum (WPF) in Vancouver from June 23 to 28. Its vision was caught at the first plenary by Vancouver philanthropist Jennifer Simons’s claim that “we must and can end war,” and by former International Court of Justice Judge Christopher Weeramantry’s call for recognition … Read more Vancouver World Peace Forum's Vision

Towards a Federal Department of Peace in Canada

The Department of Peace Initiative is currently now being pursued by peace NGOs in 20 countries. The Canada Working Group for a Federal Department of Peace in its present form was established in November 2005. The Working Group has now chapters in Victoria, Vancouver and Ottawa, and the new ones in active consideration in Winnipeg … Read more Towards a Federal Department of Peace in Canada

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