Book Review: What do we talk about when we talk about war? By Noah Richler Goose Lane, 2012 ISBN: 978-086492-622-7 Reviewer: Shirley Farlinger How is it that Canada of Blue Helmet fame has been persuaded to become a military nation equipped to deal with “scumbags” in Afghanistan? Author Noah Richler, son of Mordechai, addresses this … Read more Book Review: What do we talk about when we talk about war? (By Noah Richler)
On Saturday, September 29, at 7 p.m., friends of Rosalie Bertell will gather at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, to remember one of the most influential people of our time. Rosalie was a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart, a scientist, author, global citizen and inspiration to all who work … Read more Remembering Rosalie Bertell (1929-2012)
The Eleventh North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress took place at OISE 3-5 May 2012. The purpose of this series of conferences is to move the world toward a system of social justice in which nobody would lack the basics because of injustice built into the system itself. The Congress, misnamed since it excluded Mexico, … Read more Guaranteeing Income
Please note that endnotes are indicated by Roman numerals in brackets Introduction (i) We are living in the age of science. Our entire life is impacted by and largely based on science: the way we communicate (via the internet), what we eat (scientific farming, GM products), how we clothe ourselves (synthetic fibres), how we build … Read more The Muzzling of Science in Canada
Science for Peace has a busy schedule of activities for the 2012 / 2013 academic year: Academic year 2012 / 2013: Vital Discussions of Human Security lecture series This series of 24 lectures will cover a wide range of topics related to human security – including nuclear power, forest sustainability, sexual slave trade in Kosovo, … Read more Science for Peace Activities for 2012 / 2013
All summer, peace workers have watched quietly as the Arab Awakening changed from the optimistic phase of people power in Tunisia and Cairo to the violence in Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and especially Syria. We have not marched in the streets, promoting our own solution, for we have none. Nor do our political leaders and generals. … Read more President's Corner: Can Anyone Help Syria?
The more than $1.6 trillion spent each year by the world’s Governments to arm and make themselves ready for war could go a long way towards easing poverty, providing universal access to education and healthcare, fighting discrimination and inequities and protecting the environment and human rights.