The federal budget tabled this week continues the pre-pandemic pattern of defence spending increases, which will do nothing to address the existential threats of climate catastrophe, the destruction of nature and nuclear armageddon.
New environmental reports are cause for both hope and alarm and one thing is very clear – traditional military security is not only useless in responding to the climate crisis but is also a massive contributor to it.
As the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, we take stock of important nuclear arms control milestones, both positive and negative.
We commend some very positive steps by Canada toward global solidarity against COVID-19 but more are needed. And we remember a towering Canadian intellectual and former RI Board member, Mel Watkins.