Peace Magazine

Vol.33, No.4: October-December 2017

We Can Save The World


Harvey, Irma, and Maria are signs of climate change—-one of four types of existential risks to humankind. These risks can be solved together, but not separately, since they are inter-related as a system. They are: global warming; war and weapons (especially nuclear); public health catastrophes (famine, pandemics, and reactor explosions); and (soon) cyber attacks. They can perhaps be addressed adequately only with a comprehensive “platform for survival.” Science for Peace invites you to identify the changes that are needed and then to attend a forum in 2018 to create a single checklist of bold new policies for system change. Read Metta Spencer’s article You Can Save the World here . COMMENT

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Wars and Rumours of Wars: On War Prevention
“We spend far more time and resources responding to crises rather than preventing them” says UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Most political leaders would agree with that assessment, but chronic underfunding blocks the saving of succeeding generations from the scourge of war, notes Ernie Regehr. Still, let’s address the grievances that lead to war.. COMMENT

Liu Xiaobo and Charter 08: Fire under the Ashes
The late Nobel peace laureate was the guiding force behind Charter 08, a document promoting democratic and nonviolent change in China. It was consciously modeled on Charta 77, which had been created in Czechoslovakia by dissidents including Vaclav Havel, writes René Wadlow. But the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society is continuing. COMMENT

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