Saul, John Ralston. A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada Viking Canada 2008 Wright, Ronald. What is America? A Short History of the New World Order Alfred A. Knopf 2008 Mazigh, Monia. Hope and Despair: My Struggle to Free my Husband (Maher Arar) Kempf, Herve. How the Rich are Destroying the Earth Books recommended by … Read more Book Nook
Announcements The annual meeting of the Canadian Peace Alliance will consider the following resolutions: The mayors of the Czech Republic and peace activists urge governments to end the nuclear missile defence program in Europe. Canada abstained from a United Nations vote that passed on de-alerting nuclear weapons. On December 1 an agreement was signed to … Read more Announcements
Ross was a long time active member of Science for Peace; he had a talent to find those spots on Earth where injustice was done. He was deeply involved in getting first hand information from the conflict in Chechnya to us. The radioactive pollution in Port Hope was the last issue he dealt with before … Read more In Memoriam: Ross Wilcock
Resolution on Canada’s Membership in NATO: “Whereas NATO has expanded its original purpose of militarily defending countries in the North Atlantic to the more aggressive ambition of advancing their imperial interests, and principally those of the United States, globally; Whereas its participation in NATO implicates Canada in military activities that undermine Canada’s role to be … Read more Resolutions for the Canadian Peace Alliance AGM
Ed Milliband, Britain’s Minister of Climate Change, said: “We know we need to act on climate change, but how? As the science becomes clearer, as we increasingly see its effects, not in the future but around us right now, as global emissions continue to rise, countries around the world are looking for new approaches. Each … Read more Can we create a low-carbon world?
Emerging Threats and Urgent Priorities Continuing program of the Global Issues Project of Science for Peace and Canadian Pugwash Trinity College, University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7-9 November 2008 Report by Cameron Harrington, PhD candidate, University of Western Ontario 1. Background It is difficult to overstate the importance of water. The sustainability of the … Read more Roundtable on Freshwater
The events at the end of 2008, leading to change of leadership in Canada and the United States, bring up thoughts and questions about the requirements of leadership itself. It is clear that the world needs excellent leadership at this point, with human-caused threats of mass extinction from nuclear weapons and climate change. Yet it … Read more Note from the President of Science for Peace