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Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Wednesday, August 9, Victoria PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 06 August 2017 16:23

Event: - Esquimalt Gorge Park,

The Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network and the Physicians for Global Survival present Victoria’s annual commemoration of the horrors perpetrated by nuclear arms in Hiroshima and Nagasaki 72 years ago.

The Hon. Judith Guichon will be present and introduce special guest speaker RUDI HOENSON, a well-known Nagasaki survivor and local philanthropist, who will read his poem, “Atomic Lament”.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 August 2017 23:38
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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 06 October 2017 07:33

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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.

We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time. Some states are modernizing their nuclear arsenals, and there is a real danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by North Korea. Nuclear weapons pose a constant threat to humanity and all life on earth. Through binding international agreements, the international community has previously adopted prohibitions against land mines, cluster munitions and biological and chemical weapons. Nuclear weapons are even more destructive, but have not yet been made the object of a similar international legal prohibition.

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Ban ‘neonic’ pesticides. Our food supplies are at risk PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:40

By JEAN-MARC BONMATINCONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL - SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Dr. Jean-Marc Bonmatin is vice-chair of the international Task Force on Systemic Pesticides as(TFSP) and a research scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research

The science of pesticide development and regulation is complex, so let's put things simply: Human beings rely on food to survive. Much of that food comes from insect-pollinated plants. Modern agriculture relies on pesticides to grow that food.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 September 2017 22:52
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Far-right rally, counter-protest both planned for Vancouver today PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 19 August 2017 10:48

 

One demonstration is protesting Islam, while the other is protesting white nationalism

CBC News Posted: Aug 19, 2017 5:00 AM PT Last Updated: Aug 19, 2017 5:00 AM PT

A counter-protest organized by Stand Up to Racism Metro Vancouver is being held at Vancouver City Hall on Saturday.

A counter-protest organized by Stand Up to Racism Metro Vancouver is being held at Vancouver City Hall on Saturday. (Stand Up to Racism Metro Vancouver/Facebook)

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Kamloops group seeks water-protection order over proposed Ajax mine PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 14 August 2017 11:55

Derrick Penner DERRICK PENNER More from Derrick Penner

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/kamloops-group-seeks-water-protection-order-over-proposed-ajax-minePublished on: August 14, 2017

| Last Updated: August 14, 2017 6:00 AM PDT Inks Lake south of Kamloops would be used for storage water collected from a tailings facility at the proposed Ajax copper-gold mine at Kamloops. The open-pit Ajax copper-gold mine is proposed for a site near Inks Lake south of Kamloops. TBA / PROVINCE A Kamloops community group opposed to mining firm KGHM’s proposed Ajax mine wants the Interior Health Authority to issue a protection order preventing possible water contamination from the facility on the argument an environmental assessment of the project was inadequate. The University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre plans to file filing an application with the Kamloops Public Health Unit Monday requesting the unit’s drinking water officer issue a prevention order regarding potential hazards from the project on behalf of the Kamloops Area Preservation Association.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 August 2017 12:09
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