2021 Blumenfeld Peace Essay Contest on Reducing the Dangers of Nuclear Weapons  

How can humanity reduce the dangers and risks of nuclear weapons? As the world grapples with the Covid pandemic and an increasingly serious global climate crisis, thousands of nuclear weapons remain in arsenals around the world. Many of these weapons are ready to be launched within minutes, threatening humanity with nuclear catastrophe. Progress in reducing … Read more 2021 Blumenfeld Peace Essay Contest on Reducing the Dangers of Nuclear Weapons  

Canada must condemn the violence in Gaza and the West Bank and cease all arms exports to Israel

It is with deep sadness and growing concern that we at Science for Peace are watching the rising violence in the Levant and call on all parties to immediately cease hostilities and return to negotiations leading to a peaceful settlement of the conflict. We are heartbroken by the deaths and maiming of children in Gaza … Read more Canada must condemn the violence in Gaza and the West Bank and cease all arms exports to Israel

Canadian foreign policy and involvement in war crimes: Venezuela?

As many of you are aware, Science for Peace has been a strong promoter of the UN treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons that has just come into effect.   Canada is not a signatory to this treaty and we are currently trying to pressure our government to sign on and bring its foreign policy in line with … Read more Canadian foreign policy and involvement in war crimes: Venezuela?

Open Letter to the Prime Minister on Military Expenditures

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Dear Mr Trudeau: Re: Military Expenditures Your government signed a contract with Lockheed Martin, prior to covid-19, to purchase 15 naval warships, tabbed as Type 26, at an estimated cost of about $60 billion dollars. These ships are not meant to simply patrol our northern waters; … Read more Open Letter to the Prime Minister on Military Expenditures

Chandler Davis: Science for Peace in Perspective

October 29, 2020  by Chandler Davis When Eric Fawcett gathered a nucleus of colleagues into a new activist organization, it was natural that most of us were in the so-called hard sciences.  This was a replay of what happened in 1945, when a few of the scientists who had created new disastrously destructive weapons and … Read more Chandler Davis: Science for Peace in Perspective

Let reason guide our actions in Atomic Age

August 5, 2020 by John Polanyi Normally, Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto is full on graduation day, but for its first virtual ceremony, it was empty. Our community was recognizing a looming danger. The Enlightenment insisted on reason as the guide to action. That is what all scholars believe. This summer we rejoiced … Read more Let reason guide our actions in Atomic Age

Ocean Frontiers Research-Working Group On Maritime-Space Security Nexus

Ocean Frontiers Research: what is it about? Ocean Frontiers are both transboundary and trans-domain regions of Maritime-Space-Nuclear security nexus. They are embattled zones of territorial conflict, and heterogeneous technological zones with industrial and military networks, affecting human and environmental security. Ocean spaces of submarines equipped with nuclear missiles, and their inter-continental and trans-domain flight paths … Read more Ocean Frontiers Research-Working Group On Maritime-Space Security Nexus

Are Climate and Disaster Victims Violent?

By Judy Deutsch Klare’s Paean to the American Military Michael T. Klare’s new book, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change, is an uncritical paean to the American military. He credits the Pentagon with taking climate science seriously. But he does not question, bring contradictory evidence, or analyze the military’s self-appointed role as global … Read more Are Climate and Disaster Victims Violent?

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