anon — September 1983
- Early in 1983 E.P. Thompson wrote an article for The Nation entitled END and the Soviet Peace Offensive which received global attention by the peace movement. The most interesting response was published in a later edition of The Nation and was written by Norman Solomon, a staff worker with the People’s Test Ban, working out of Portland, Oregon. Solomon it the coauthor of Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America’s Experience With Atomic Radiation. What ensued was a debate in subsequent issue of The Nation, providing valuable insight into the question of the cold war and the involvement of both the East and West’s peace movements. Copies of this excellent exchange are available from CANDIS, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto. MSG 1B1. Please enclose $1.00 for copying and mailing costs.
- Eryl Court and Metta Spencer are interested in organizing a series of Ground Zero’s Firebreaks games. This is a simulated nuclear-war crisis in which teams attempt to avert catastrophe.
About 4 sessions are needed with about 15 people each and we understand that one learns a great deal from participating in the game. We plan to play on 4 consecutive Sunday evenings at CANDIS, starting about September 11. If interested please call xxx-xxxx.
- Women Against Nuclear Technology and the Trident Action Group are holding an educational conference on disarmament and beyond. It is being held on the campus of Langara College at 111 W 49th Avenue in Vancouver. October 29 & 30. For more information contact Disarmament and Beyond, c/o Carol Bruce, 351 East 9th St, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2B3. (604) xxx-xxxx.
- Outremont, in Montréal has agreed to put a question on the November ballot regarding support for a global referendum on nuclear disarmament.
- Peter Watkins, director of the brilliant and horrific film The War Game is preparing a repeat performance. He is currently raising $400,000 for The Nuclear War Film, a remake of The War Game set in today’s world situation.
Watkins is planning a fundraising tour of North America this October and November. As well as asking for letters of support and endorsement for the film, any donation of US$150 or more to the project entitles the donor to a proportional share of the profits.
Be the first peace group on your block to invest is a major motion picture!
For information re. Watkins’ schedule is Canada. please contact Chris Burt, apt. 5 — 4299 Esplanade Avenue, Montréal, Québec H2W IT1. (514) xxx-xxxx. An 11 page film proposal is available for $1.00 prepaid at the above address.
- The Peace Petition Caravan kicked off its national campaign to make Canada a NWFZ with its first strategy conference. held in Ottawa August 25. Workshops on organization and strategy invited broad participation from Canadian peace groups.
A 3-phase campaign spread over 12 months, the Caravan will extend the anti-cruise protest to its logical conclusion — making Canada a NWFZ. For a detailed report on this campaign, see the next issue of The Peace Calendar.
- Project Ploughshares has a set of cassette tapes titled “Preventing Nuclear War”. The set includes: “The Cruise: Canada & NATO”, “What About the Russians”. “Nuclear War: A New Ballgame”. “Militarism & the Economy” and “Peace Initiatives”. For more information contact: Conrad Grobel College, Waterloo, Ontario, N1L 3G1.
- In just 8 months the CANDIS office has grown from a small desk with one telephone to a bustling centre of activity.
The Peace Calendar grew from a mimeographed sheet with a circulation of 5,000 to a quality newspaper that is read by 30,000 people every month. This enormous growth could not happen without a lot of hard work and dedication on the part or staff and volunteers.
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