President Putin is responding to Ukraine just as President Biden would under similar circumstances. NATO needs to find a face-saving formula expressing the reality that Ukraine will not be joining NATO, thereby avoiding a devastating war. In the 19th century and today great powers have spheres of influence. Russia no more “deserves” or “has … Read more NATO, Russia and the Ukraine Issue
According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday clock, we are 100 seconds from midnight. Midnight signals the end of the world; we have never been closer, according to the acclaimed Bulletin. How could this be? The Cold War that threatened to spill into a nuclear exchange between NATO and the Warsaw Pact … Read more Will Justin Trudeau respect the will of Canadians on banning nuclear weapons?
November 2021 VISION: A PEACE/ECOLOGICAL MANIFESTO The goal of a peaceful world ultimately depends on building global cooperation and achieving human security for all, within the regenerative limits of our finite planet. But humanity currently faces two existential threats to its existence: nuclear annihilation and ecological collapse, the latter arising mainly from global warming and … Read more STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE DECISIVE DECADE AND BEYOND
By coauthors Pierre Jasmin, Artistes pour la Paix and David Millar, ex-history professor, filmmaker, union organizer, oral historian, eco-agitator. 1. Does China deserve our hostility? July will mark the 100th anniversary of the Communist Chinese Party founding by Mao Zedong. President Xi Jinping now has as much, if not more power, than Mao at … Read more Fears of war, Canada – China
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ doomsday clock, which symbolizes how close the world is to global catastrophe, is presently at 100 seconds to midnight. This is the closest the clock has been to midnight in its history, due in part to the actions of the Trump administration in exacerbating the threat of nuclear conflict. … Read more Why Biden must address the nuclear threat
Canada played a key role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but few Canadians are aware of it. In August 1943 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King invited US President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to a conference in Quebec City. When the two leaders signed the Quebec Agreement for joint … Read more CANADA’S ROLE IN SUPPORTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels In 2001 Erika Simpson, professor in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, published a book entitled ”NATO and the Bomb, Canadian Defenders Confront Critics”. This captivating and extremely well documented book studies Canadian government’s decisions regarding nuclear weapons during the 1945-1984 period, mostly in the context of the North Atlantic … Read more NATO, Canada and Nuclear Disarmament