The AGM was held on Saturday, May 17, at OISE and was chaired by Paul Hamel. The Executive members were approved: President – Judith Deutsch Vice-President – Chandler Davis Secretary – Alan Stauffer Treasurer (interim) – Derek Paul Member-at-large – Phyllis Creighton The following Directors were elected or retained to complete their term: Janis Alton … Read more Report from the Science for Peace Annual General Meeting
Engelman, Robert. 2008. More: Population, Nature and What Women Want. Island Press. Estulin, Daniel. 2007. The True Story of the Bilderberg Group. TrineDay LLC. Marsden, William. 2007. Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (And Doesn’t Seem to Care). Alfred A. Knopf Canada.
Good News An apology has been given to Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples for the suffering they endured over the past centuries especially in the Indian Schools run by churches and the government with the intention of totally assimilating Aboriginal children into “white” society. (If Aboriginal land claims and resource rights had been established in Alberta it … Read more Announcements
The last Bulletin had a brief mention of the death of John Buttrick in a car accident on Gabriola Is., B.C. He was 88 and a long-time member of Science for Peace. He was a fearless and long-time fighter for peace, a conscientious objector in the second World War and actively helped a large number … Read more Remembering John Buttrick
The following has been adapted from some of the remarks prepared by John Valleau for Lynn Trainor’s memorial. It is a rare privilege if one gets to know, two or three times during one’s life, a truly fine person. Lynn Trainor was such a person; I consider myself blessed to have been his friend. For … Read more In Memory of Lynn Trainor
A 2008 book entitled Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance has been published and co-edited by one of our members, Colin Soskolne. Dr. Colin Soskolne, professor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and principal editor of Sustaining Life on Earth … Read more Book Release: Sustainable Life on Earth
On 6 June, Walter Dorn (Chairman of the Canadian Pugwash Group) and I presented a joint Brief to the above Standing Committee.1 The Brief had been quickly prepared over about three days, as the Committee had not given Science for Peace enough advance notice. As a result, it is inadequate on several matters, for example, … Read more Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
Speech to the DPI Conference, April 8, 2008 Last October I wrote to our Foreign Minister to ask for Canada to vote at the UN General Assembly for a resolution for action to ensure that all nuclear weapons are taken off high alert and the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems reduced. We are all … Read more Nuclear Weapons: Just Say "No"!
A Talk to Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA), Toronto, 22 April/08 I. Introduction Militarism today is bad for the global economy, terrible for the environment, hugely destructive of human rights and of life itself, and a major risk to the future of humanity. Why then, do we put up with it? Why is it virtually … Read more Militarism in Canada Today: What do we do about it?
In a recent Note from the Science for Peace President (December 07), it is wisely stated that “we need to identify the social, political and economic mechanisms” that drive current conflicts, wars and oppression. One might add that we must clearly identify this set of mechanisms to realize the mission of Science for Peace – … Read more The Science for Peace Vocation