Fears of war, Canada – China

  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 Pandemic Within

  Strangely, reading Albert Camus’ The Plague (1947) during the pandemic did not depress me (further). Instead, I felt exhilarated. Yes, Camus depicts widespread despair in Oran (Mediterranean city in Algeria) as it undergoes months of quarantine. Fear and unrest rise as bubonic plague kills thousands each month But, as usual with Camus, his ideas … Read more The Pandemic Within

Why Biden must address the nuclear threat

  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

Pandemic Insights: Acting Together for a Peaceful, Sustainable World

  How strange this time is. Separated, distanced, alone with our thoughts, imaginings, fears… We don’t know when our isolation will end, how high the COVID-19 infections and deaths numbers will soar. We watch in horror as Italy, France, Spain, the US, Iran, suffer soaring casualties. No one knows if the apparent success of China, … Read more Pandemic Insights: Acting Together for a Peaceful, Sustainable World

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