A Nominating Committee has been struck for the upcoming AGM. Please respond positively to a call for nominations to a position on the Board. Please check out our new website at scienceforpeace.ca. We also have a blog to which members can post. Instructions for opening accounts will be sent separately. Editor’s Note The articles in … Read more Science for Peace Notes
Dewes, Dr. Kate, Hiroshima and the World (essays) (Hiroshima Peace Media) Ellis, Deb, Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children (Groundwood Books, 2008) Falk, Richard and Kreiger, David, eds, At the Nuclear Precipice: Catastrophe or Transformation? (Macmillan, 2009) 316pp. Leopold, Ellen, Under the Radar: Cancer and the Cold War (Rutgers University Press 2009) Moore, Michael, … Read more Book Nook
John Dow McRuer passed away on February 25, 2009 in Kitchener in his 83rd year. John was a graduate of the Royal Canadian Naval College (Royal Roads) and rose to the rank of Lt. Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy in which he served on several ships. He became an expert in strategic planning, ending … Read more In Memoriam: John McRuer
There was a great deal of coverage of Israel’s most recent assault on Gaza, of the daily atrocities perpetrated on an already vulnerable, besieged civilian population. While governments and the UN sat by in collusion or in impotence, the most highly respected humanitarian and human rights organizations condemned Israel’s flagrant disregard of international law and … Read more Gaza and Israel
(These are excerpts from a letter written in response to an article in The National Post by Barbara Kay criticizing the peace movement) Peace is popular because the vast majority of people around the world want peace and know the military/industrial/political/media complex is not working for them – and they want change. Quoting President Obama, … Read more Peace Studies
To fully appreciate the extent to which NATO’s retentionist doctrine has become an anachronism, it is necessary to also appreciate the full extent of the remarkable shift in professional judgment and public opinion toward nuclear abolition. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told a New York audience in October, 2008, that “a world free of nuclear weapons … Read more The Nuclear Abolition Imperative
A speech by Phyllis Creighton for the Canadian Peace Alliance Conference, 6 Dec. 2008 at Ryerson University, Student Campus Centre Mayors for Peace is potentially a useful instrument in the dangerous times we live in. The world bristles with vast nuclear arsenals — 25,000 nuclear weapons. The probability they will be used is increasing. The … Read more What Can You Do Through Mayors for Peace?
One of the common threads that run across a range of injustices is the invisibility of victims. Victims are not always invisible: they can be the objects of derision, contempt, and the projective screen for all sorts of fantasies that serve to rationalize acts of aggression. Perhaps this invisibility is a feature of violence against … Read more Note from the President of Science for Peace