Vol.30, No.1: January-March 2014
Anti-militarists protest in favour of Article 9 of Japan’s postwar constitution—which limits rearmament—and against attempts by nationalist politicians from the current LDP-led government to weaken its provisions.
Women, disarmament, and peace
Women peace activists are a diverse lot, working in different ways and often on different sides of key conflict issues. In Ten Peace Women, Metta Spencer profiles ten such women, including Japanese peace and disarmament activist Emiko Hirano, who works on a variety of issues including the struggle to protect her country’s anti-militarist constitution (see photo above, and read our print edition for a fuller article on Japan’s Article 9).
Also in this issue
More Gwynne Dyer
Journalist and author Gwynne Dyer talked about the decline of war in his November 2013 Eric Fawcett lecture. Here he answers some questions which were put to him after the event.
The Roma and Canadian Prejudice
Canada’s government has been slamming the door on Hungarian refugees of Roma ethnicity, despite the evidence that they face neo-Nazi violence and discrimination in their home country, notes Ron Shirtliff.
Len Johnson 1929-2013
Major-General (ret’d) Leonard V. Johnson was definitely the Canadian military officer most beloved to peace activists. As Commandant of the National Defence College in Kingson, he had brought the eminent peace scholar Anatol Rapoport to speak at his college. This conversation led to others, which in turn convinced the general, who became one of the country’s most serious peace activists for three decades. After retiring from the military, he chaired the Canadian Pugwash group for some time and published a book with a revealing title: A General for Peace.
Read our obituary of Len in the Jan-Mar 2014 issue of Peace.
Howard Clark 1950-2013
Howard Clark, who died in Madrid on 28 November, set the bar for (at least) two generations of nonviolent activists, moving from Britain’s anti-nuclear protests of the early 1970s, to the pacifist weekly Peace News, to the equally radical and pacifist anti-war network War Resisters’ International (WRI).
Read our obituary of Howard in the Jan-Mar 2014 issue of Peace.
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