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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...
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
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...

News Releases

Countdown to Zero Gets Thumbs Up From Canadians Working for Nuclear Disarmament
Members of several Canadian groups working towards nuclear disarmament enthusiastically recommend Lucy Walker#s documentary Countdown to Zero, which opens on July 30th. The film outlines the nuclear ...
Experts urge Canadian leadership to ban nuclear weapons
The Canadian government should join a new international effort to construct a global legal ban on all nuclear weapons, concluded disarmament experts meeting in Ottawa.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 6th, 2015
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Toronto's Hiroshima Day Coalition presents "Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years" to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Thu August 6, 2015 ...
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 6th, 2015
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Coalition
Toronto's Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition presents "Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years" to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Thursday A...
Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemorations in Toronto
Hiroshima Day Coalition
Toronto's commemoration for the 67th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. 'TORONTO FOR A NUCLEAR WEAPONS-FREE WORLD' on August 9, 2012, 6:15 PM at the Church of the Holy Trinit...
Peggy Nash on NDP Policy on Nuclear Weapons Abolition
Hiroshima Day Coalition
MP Peggy Nash to outline NDP policy on nuclear weapons abolition in Toronto during the Hiroshima/ Nagasaki commemoration ceremony August 9, 2012 (Nagasaki Day) at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Tor...
Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
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 welcomes Hiroshima Day Coalition
Hiroshima Day Coalition
Sources welcomes a new member: The Hiroshima Day Coalition, a coalition of community and peace groups commemorating the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while promoting nuc...
Toronto Will Not Wait Until 3 Minutes to Midnight
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
On Thursday August 6, 2015 at the Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre), Torontonians and their international guests will join to say "Not This City, Not Any City". ...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...

Sources Select Resources

Files linking Britain to Israel's nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives
Official documents on Britain's relationship with Israel, including papers on "military and nuclear collaboration" in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.
History and Hypocrisy: Why the Korean War Matters in the Age of Trump
Read, Daniel
The DPRK's recent missile test is a "provocation" according to US state sources. A provocation indeed. Firing things into the air that go bang is clearly not a nice thing to do. People really should e...
How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
US nuclear policy is undermining our safety and national security
Postol, Theodore A.
The Nation
When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he famously pledged to place nuclear disarmament at the center of his national-security strategy. Why, then, we must ask, is the Obama administ...
The Illusion of Debate
Consensus for the People that Matter
Hirthler, Jason
A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in b...
In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
Hoffman, David E.
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...
It's Time to Put an End to Israel's "Don't ask-don't tell" Nuclear Policy
Benjamin, Medea and Pam Bailey
Dissident Voices
Israel and its allies in the U.S. Congress continue to lobby against a deal that would meet Iran in the middle, insisting on a “zero-enrichment” policy that is a deal-breaker for Iran.
Jeremy Corbyn is right to reject Trident
Green, Commander Robert
Jeremy Corbyn has come under attack yesterday for his refusal to countenance the use of nuclear weapons. But his stance is honourable and both legally and strategically correct - especially with his o...
A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
Faulkner, Neil
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.
Mossad contradicted Netanyahu on Iran nuclear programme
Al Jazeera
Spy cables reveal that Mossad concluded that Iran was not producing nuclear weapons, even though Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the UN the opposite.
Noam Chomsky: US Is the "Most Dangerous Country in the World"
Falcone, Dan
Truth Out
Nuclear proliferation and climate change are subjects of acute concern in the current moment, driven into an all-out state of emergency by the new Trump administration. In this interview, Noam Chomsk...
Nuclear physics
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Nuclear War And Corbyn - The Fury And The Farce
The British media is outraged that La bour leader Jeremy Corbyn won't press the nuclear button under any circumstances.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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...
Russell-Einstein Manifesto
Russell, Bertrand; Einstein, Albert
We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer, for there no longer are such steps; the que...
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
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...
This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste - and it's leaking
Coleen, Jose; Wall, Kim; Hinzel, Jan H.
The Guardian
The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cub...
The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama
Axe, David
War Is Boring
For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explo...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Sources News Release
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
What Was Missing From Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
Naureckas, Jim
Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers – the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal a...
Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press
Documents Show NYT and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"
Porter, Gareth
A key Wikileaks document which should have resulted in stories calling into question the thrust of the Obama administration's ballistic missile defense policy in Europe based on an alleged Iranian mis...
A World War has Begun: Break the Silence
Pilger, John
How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missi...

Sources Bookshelf

Press for Conversion #39
December 1999
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue provides an overview of the global threat of nuclear weapons as well as providing dozens of articles highlighting various organisations, campaigns and resources focused on abolishing them.
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
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."


Press for Conversion
To oppose Canadian military exports and promote conversion of military industries and bases. Projects: anti-war toys, nuclear weapons research, links with Third World NGOs, opposing weapons bazaars.

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