anon — February 1984
- If You Love This Planet: 1982 26 min. co!. NFB. Winner of 1982 Academy A ward for Best Documentary!! A lecture given to American students by Dr. H. Caldicott, U.S. President of Physicians for Social Responsibility. The message: Disarmament cannot be postponed.
Videotapes available at CANDIS, film available at Toronto Public Libraries, the National Film Board (xxx-xxxx), CANNEC (xxx-xxxx), Dave Wright (xxx-xxxx, xxx-xxxx) and Oscar Rogers (xxx-xxxx).
- War Without Winners: 1980, 30 min. People in the street are questioned about nuclear war. The film goes on to examine the economic, medical and social ramifications of the arms race in a good popular introduction to the issue.
Film available through AVEL, 85 St. Clair St. E., xxx-xxxx. $22.50.
- In the King of Prussia: 1982, 90 min., col: A feature length film starring Martin Sheen about the trial of the Ploughshares Eight… who play themselves. It is a film about peace activism iri confrontation with a prejudiced court system.
Film available from Development Education Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto M5S 1X7 (416) xxx-xxxx.
- Dark Circle: 1982 90 minutes, colour. This film interweaves dra: matic personal and human stories with. rare, recently declassified footage of the secret world in which the hydrogen bomb is manufactured, tested and sold: Dark Circle shows the complex human costs of a nuclear economy – even in the absence of a nuclear. war. Available from the Development Education Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto M5S IX7; (416) xxx-xxxx.
- The Time Has Come: 1983, 25 minutes. American Friends Service Committee. This film shows how groups of people can get together to organise for nuclear disarmament. It is appropriate for both high school students and parent groups. Available from CFSC: xxx-xxxx.
- Nuclear Countdown: 27 minutes, 1978 United Nations. This film outlines the history of international arms agreements and points out the increasing world insecurity as world nuclear arsenals build up. Designed for non-expert audiences, it exposes the danger of the nuclear arms race, emphasising that a lasting peace cannot be based on nuclear weapons. Available from the Metro Toronto Library Board,
- The Lost Generation: 20 min., colour, produced by Japanese Citizens for UNSSOD II.
Film available from Hiroshima Nagasaki Relived, xxx-xxxx. NOfE:l6mm projectors and screens are available from the Toronto Public Libraries.
- Nuclear Madness, by Dr. Helen Caldicott. An overview of the nuclear fuel cycle and its damaging effect at each stage and what people can do” by one of the most compelling spokespeople for nuclear sanity.
Available at SCM bookstore, 333 Bloor St W, $3.65.
- What About the Russians – and Nuclear War? by Ground Zero under the direction of Roger Molander. This title represents a question too often asked in a simplistic and paranoid context. This book recognizes it as a legitimate concern and attempts to answer it through a careful analysis of Russia’s people, their historical, social, political, economic and military structure and international relations.
- Make Canada a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, Canadian Peace Congress, this 36 page pamphlet outlines the history of the NWFZ movement and suggests ways of building the campaign across Canada.
- The Economics of Militarism, by Dan Smith and Ron Smith. Explains who profits from the arms race, its social consequences and the economic feasibility of disarmament. $11.95, available from DEC.
- “…And Then There Were None,” by Eric Frank Russell. Found in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Volume IIA (Ben Bova, ed.), this novella is an intriguing extrapolation of the effects of civil disobedience on another planet in the far future! The story is even more thought-provoking and entertaining than it was when it was first published in 1951.
- How Effective are Peace Movements? Bob Overy, Harvest House 1982. $2.95 paperback. Drawing on his twenty years of experience with the British peace movement, Overy provides a sympathetic and critical review of the effectiveness of a diverse range of types of peace groups.
- Communication Guidelines for World Peace Activists by Ross Smyth. This booklet contains information on effective oral presentations; handling questions and objections; letters to editors and politicians; writing articles and handling publicity.
Copies may be ordered for $2.00 from World Federalists of Canada, 46 Elgin St., Suite 32, Ottawa.
- Arms Maker, Union Buster; Litton Industries: A Corporate Profile, by Len Descoches, Tom Joyce and Murray MacAdam. Litton’s products may be what we’re rallied against, but their methods are just as deplorable. The book is a fine expose of the madness in the, method of arms making and the. meanness of union-busting, accomplished by Litton Industries on; a breathtaking global scale.
- The Cost and Consequences of Reagan’s Military Buildup. This report demonstrates how military spending has contributed to the decline and decay of the American economy, the shift’ of resources away from housing, education, civilian research, energy efficiency arid consumer goods; and how it contributes to unemployment, and the burden on state and local government. $2.50, available from lAMA, the Council on Economic Priorities, Room 1007, 1300 Connecticut Ave N.W., Washington D.C. 20036.
- Manifesto for a Peaceful World Order: A Gandhian Perspective, by Madan L. Handa. India Paramount Publishing House, 1982. Dr. Handa presents a radical pacifist critique of the peace movement and of bourgeois and marxist perspectives. This is a visionary work based on the author’s interpretation -of Gandhi. Hardcover, $12.00.
Peace and Disarmament: Resources for study. Available from the Anglican Church of Canada, xxx-xxxx.
Disarmament Campaigns c/o G. Vandenhaar, 3554 Boxdale, Apt. 3, Memphis, Tenn., 30118. U.S. $17 for 12 issues
The Nuclear Free Press c/o OPIRG, Trent University, Peterborough, On., K9J 7B8: 75 cents quarterly