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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues include: defence policy, militar...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 4th- 10th, 2014
2014-07-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Toronto's Hiroshima Day Coalition presents FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE: PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC HARM to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday August 6, 2014...
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day 2014
2014-08-06
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
From Despair to Hope: Preventing Catastrophic Harm marks the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday August 6, 2014 (Hiroshima Day) at Nathan Phillips Square, To...
Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
2012-09-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nati...

Sources Select Resources

Humanity Imperiled: The Path To Disaster
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2013
For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. That's been true since 1945. It's now being finally recognized that there are more ...
In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
Hoffman, David E.
Article
2015
The Washington Post
A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, trig...
A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
Nuclear War And Corbyn - The Fury And The Farce
Article
2015
Medialens
The British media is outraged that La bour leader Jeremy Corbyn won't press the nuclear button under any circumstances.
The Okinawa missiles of October
Tovish, Aaron
Article
2015
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, whic...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
Article
2015
The National Security Archive - George Washington University
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...
The Slippery Slope: Rolling Downward, No Brakes, Nuclear War
Pollack, Norman
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Policy is not a discrete entity; indeed, instead, it is a cumulative force, broadening in scope and direction, as it -- in this case -- plunges toward self- and global-annihilation. Destruction is in ...
The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
Goodman, Mel
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administ...

Sources Bookshelf

War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."


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