Peace Magazine: Vol.36, No.3: July-September 2020

Peace Magazine

Vol.36, No.3: July-September 2020

• published Jul 01, 2020 • last edit Jul 01, 2020

Twenty Years of UN Resolution 1325
Canada was a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council when it joined in a unanimous vote for Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security). Twenty years on, however, the Trudeau government seems to have lost its backbone. Tamara Lorincz explains how and why.

SIPRI Urges: Beat Guns into Ploughshares (or Vaccines?)
Could there be a new readiness to reallocate military spending on infrastructure, education, health, social affairs, and development? Jan Noel looks at where the money should be going.

Property Damage, Violence, Nonviolent Action, and Strategy
Disruption is the heart of civil resistance, as long as it does not turn to violence, writes nonviolent activist and academic Tom Hastings.

Paradise Lost
Tariq Rauf marks the 25th anniversary of the “indefinite extension” of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Times may change, but the solemn treaty commitments of states have endured, he notes. Will they continue doing so?

Kashmir, Modi, and the Indian Constitution
The north-west Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is no longer a state, its autonomy crushed by Narendra Modi’s government. Nyla Ali Khan recalls the state’s enlightened approach to governance and economic and social progress.

Reform the Police Now
The documentary film The Arrest was recently broadcast on TVO, Ontario’s public television channel. The film’s associate producer, former Toronto Star bureau chief Olivia Ward, recommends the steps necessary for police reform in Toronto and beyond.

Covid-19: A Planetary Disease
All diseases start somewhere, writes University of Otago lecturer Louise Delany, but true prevention and management should begin before, not after, any contagious disease crosses borders.

The New Geography of Eastern Europe
We’ve despaired as right-wing populism has engulfed the nation-states of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. But take heart: young, progressive mayors are transforming the modern capital cities of those same countries. Thorsten Botz-Bornstein describes the “Pact of Free Cities,” its supporters, and their aspirations.

Israelis and Palestinians: Architects of Their Own Destruction
The complete lack of trust between the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Israel must be addressed, writes Alon Ben-Meir.

Newsworthy: Some More Nuclear Cold Warriors

Reviews: Trisha Pritikin, The Hanford Plaintiffs: Voices from the Fight for Atomic Justice, reviewed by Ann Frisch; von Hippel, Takubo and Kong, Plutonium: How Nuclear Power’s Dream Fuel Became a Nightmare, reviewed by Gordon Edwards

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