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Poem by Robert Young – Veterans Against Nuclear Arms – Fredericton

MY RELIGION THEN AND NOW My Christian Church in two o nine, Rejected war and violence, Called rule by force the empires crime, Which threatened mans existence. Our founder said “the words the way” Of Politics and Temples, Who rule by love so neighbours say, Let’s join these peaceful peoples. My Church, alas, met Constantine,* [...]

Cinema Politica presents The Strangest Dream

The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs which he co-founded to halt nuclear proliferation. When: 7:00pm, Friday, April 10 Where: Conserver House, 180 St. John St. Nuclear physicist Joseph Rotblat was branded a traitor and spy [...]

NATO Summit

Please send an e-mail to Prime Minister Stephen Harper pm@pm.gc.ca calling on the Canadian government to: – Actually implement the disarmament and non-proliferation measures already elaborated or awaiting negotiation through the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. – Establish initiatives that will end NATO’s reliance on nuclear weapons and engage other states in the serious pursuit of disarmament. [...]

Our Warmth Their Blood

Colombian Union Activist Visits Fredericton In Colombia, some of the most powerless people-indigenous people with no resources, no electricity, no water-and some of the most vulnerable- unions in a country with the highest rates of assassination and repression against union activists in the world-are taking on some of the most powerful multinationals. Jesus Brochero, a [...]

German nuclear waste shipment sparks fury

On Saturday, thousands of people demonstrated near the nuclear waste disposal centre at Gorleben. About 14,000 demonstrators converged on the site, police said, with protest organisers saying that 16,000 people had turned out.

Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection?

Stephen Zunes: I had really wanted to celebrate Barack Obama’s remarkable victory for a day or so before becoming cynical again. I really did. And yet, less than 24 hours after the first polls closed, the president-elect chose as his chief of staff — perhaps the most powerful single position in any administration — Rahm [...]

Canada should not abet erosion of international nuclear restraints

Canadians should be very concerned about nuclear weapons proliferation because our country is one of the main suppliers of uranium, a raw material needed for these weapons, on the world market. Dr. Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility describes how our uranium was used in the development of the atomic bombs dropped [...]

Meet the Hunger Striking Grandma Against Uranium!

Join a discussion with Donna Dillman, the Ontario grandmother who staged a 68-day hunger strike last fall against a proposed uranium mine and her partner, Mike Nickerson, author of Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay. During their presentations, while Mike looks at the big picture, Donna, the Lanark [...]

Let Vanunu go

In 1986, a young Israeli man called Mordechai Vanunu followed his conscience and told the world that Israel had a nuclear weapons programme. He was convicted of espionage and treason and sentenced to 18 years in prison. After serving this (12 years of which were in solitary confinement), Vanunu was released. In April 2004, about [...]

Harper Tories refuse to discuss international push to have Canada enrich uranium

Does Stephen Harper’s Conservative government have a hidden nuclear agenda? Not if you happen to live outside Canada. The Canadian government has been campaigning internationally for months to add this country to the small, tightly circumscribed club of nuclear enrichment states.