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The real Mother's Day

Kathy Sesto — May 1983

Julia Ward Howe made the first known suggestion to designate a day as Mother’s Day in 1872.

She suggested that people observe June 2nd as a day dedicated to peace. For several years she held annual Mother’s Day meetings in Boston. This date was eventually changed to the second Sunday in May. The meaning has also changed. Mother’s Day has unfortunately become increasingly commercialized. However, this year Canadian women will attempt to return to the original purpose of this important day.

Mothers and grandmothers in North America are writing to Mrs. Reagan and Mrs. Gromyko, asking them to use their influence on their husbands to seriously negotiate arms reductions for the sake of the world’s children. Attach or endorse photos of your children or grandchildren, and address correspondence as follows: Mrs. Andrei Gromyko, The Kremlin, Moscow, USSR. Mrs. Nancy Reagan, The White House, Washington DC, 20205 USA. North Bay Peace Committee is holding a Mother’s Day Walk for Peace from Lee Park to the office of J.J. Blais, MP; and Lindsay District Women for Peace are marching from McDonnell Park West to the War Memorial in Lindsay.

A Women’s March for Peace will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8th, in Ottawa at Major’s Hill Park. Women and girls will march to the Parliament buildings and encircle them. Pauline Jewett, Margaret Hancock and Laurette Chretien-Sloane will address the demonstrators.

Voice of Women, a national peace organisation for women, has chartered a bus to take Toronto women to Ottawa for this demonstration. The bus leaves from the Friends’ Meeting House, 60 Lowther Ave., at 7 am on May 8th, and returns that night at 9 pm. Round trip tickets (at $27.00) are available at the Voice of Women office, 175 Carlton St. telephone: xxx-xxxx)

“Mother’s Day is a good opportunity to speak to people on nuclear disarmament”’ says Dorothy Smieciuch, VOW national coordinator, “Some people won’t take a pamphlet on nuclear disarmament, but when we link it to Mother’s Day they are interested.”

Helen Caldicott, in the award-winning documentary film “If You Love This Planet”, says it is the women who are the first to cry when she speaks to groups. Caldicott says this is because they are child-bearers and have a very strong desire to see the earth preserved for children and grandchildren. Smieciuch agrees, saying that many women join VOW because they feel they must do something to preserve life for their children.

Smieciuch also points out that many Canadian women have been inspired to work for peace by the women of the Greenham Common peace camp In England. The peace camp was established in September 1981, at the main gate of the Royal Air Force Base, Greenham Common. This World War II base, 80 kilometres west of London, is being developed by the United States to receive 96 of the 160 cruise missiles to be deployed in Britain. Last December 12, an estimated 30,000 women joined hands in a human chain that encircled the base’s 9 mile perimeter. The peace camp is all female and is open to any woman who is sympathetic to the peace cause.

Support women’s efforts towards peace. Participate in the Mother’s Day Women’s March for Peace.

Toronto's Network reorganises

Matthew Clark — May 1983

The Toronto Disarmament Network, after months of complex and sometimes passionate debate, has adopted a new organisational structure which many peace activists believe will significantly increase its effectiveness.

The Toronto Disarmament Network was formed about two years ago by representatives of half a dozen Toronto peace groups in order to share information about events and interests of common concern. As originally established, the Network had no formal structure other than monthly meetings and temporary ad hoc committees organised from time to time around specific disarmament events.

Gradually the Network has come to see itself as a more direct and permanent base for city-wide events.

The new organisational structure reflects this change in attitude.

Under the new structure, policy making power remains with the monthly general meetings, and decisions will continue to be reached by consensus whenever possible.

However, a voting procedure has been established to be used in the absence of consensus. Membership status has also been formalised.

Groups may become full voting members by agreeing with the Network’s objectives and by paying a $50 annual fee. A group or an individual may become an associate member, with a voice at meetings but no vote, by paying a $25 annual fee. Observers are welcome.

This new structure establishes two permanent committees: coordinating and finance. The new structure also allows other committees to be established as necessary, and committees have been established to plan summer and fall disarmament actions. Proposals include demonstrations on August 6th and October 22nd, a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone campaign, and a joint conference with ACT (Against Cruise Testing).

About twenty organisations have already expressed their intention to join the new Network, and more are expected to join at the May general meeting. The Network invites interested groups and individuals to attend the May general meeting, which will be held at Bloor Street United Church (Bloor and Huron) on May 3, 7:30 pm.

The Network faces its future with a new feeling of solidarity and effectiveness in our efforts to achieve disarmament.

Greens leader visits Canada: Forging international ties

Lynn Harrison — May 1983

On April 8th, Roland Vogt spoke to an assembly at the University of Toronto on the role of the Green Party In promoting peace and disarmament. Vogt is a co-founder of the Greens movement in West Germany, which became the Green Party In 1980. The Green Party approaches disarmament from an environmental and ecological point of view. Vogt himself has been involved in ecological and anti-militarist movements since the late sixties, and has been active in nonviolent social action including hanger strikes and organised occupation of nuclear power stations.

Vogt pointed out in his talk that the first ecologically based political movements in Europe recognised that peaceful relations between humankind and nature are a pre-condition for peaceful relationships among human beings themselves.

The Green Party’s Peace Manifesto expresses this interconnection between peace and ecology as follows:

“A lifestyle and mode of production which are based on a never-ending flow of raw materials which are then used in a wasteful fashion provide the motivation for the use of force to accumulate those raw materials from others. In contrast, the responsible use of raw materials in an ecologically-based lifestyle and economy reduces the danger of the political use of force on our behalf.” This understanding of the relationship between ecology and politics is the central idea behind the Green Party’s stand on disarmament.

Vogt noted that while there is a federal organisation of ecological citizen’s action groups in Germany, there is no such umbrella group for peace. However, Vogt emphasised that ecological and disarmament groups have a common denominator: the struggle against the new NATO missiles, the cruise and Pershing II’s. He also expressed the hope that peace groups will follow the lead of END (European Nuclear Disarmament), and the Green Party, in pursuing ‘Bloc-free politics’. This involves both ‘de-blocking’ our mental processes and re-examining our opinions on issues which have been influenced for years by pro-military ideas. For example, countries must make political decisions by determining their own needs, and not simply by assuming that “what is detrimental to my enemy is beneficial to me”, or that our neighbouring country’s arms build-up should be matched by our own. Vogt stressed that the Green Party’s chief concern in any armament discussions is the victims. This concern is expressed in the Greens’ slogan “neither loyal to the east nor to the west but to one another.”

He also emphasised the importance of non-military defense against military attack from without, for “a society cannot be controlled if it refuses to cooperate with its oppressor.”

Vogt pointed out that, notwithstanding their faith in non-violent defense, the Green Party and the Greens movement do not wish to denigrate those who still feel they need the protection of a military force, or feel they must keep their jobs if they work in the military sector.

Vogt defined three urgent necessities for realizing peaceful social defense: weapon-free zones in Europe and elsewhere; reduction of military systems clearly intended for use in attack; and the promotion of trust among nations. Once these initial goals are achieved all arms could be reduced to zero and the federal army and all military installations disbanded.

Vogt and members of the Green Party advocate complete disarmament through calculated steps taken by each side in the expectation that the other side will do the same. This step by step approach would lead both sides into what Vogt described as a “disarmament race.” In practical terms, one step toward disarmament and increased trust would he a decision not to deploy the cruise missile and the Pershing Il’s. Vogt believes shut the Soviet Union would answer this step by the withdrawal of their SS-20’s.

During a question-and-answer session following his lecture, Vogt said that although there is no proof, as yet, that the superpowers would participate in a series of concessions, such step by step concessions have occurred on the periphery of the arms race. Vogt gave the example of Carter’s decision not to combine neutron bomb components in 1978, which was answered by Romania in Warsaw Pact negotiations. Vogt maintained that such new approaches must he tried, and if they do not achieve the desired result, analysis will reveal a better course of actions.

Vogt also addressed questions about civil disobedience, saying, that an illegal act is the “ultimate measure” of protest. However, he qualified that statement by saying that there should be “no escalation” of these activities. They should he taken only when necessary and when they have a definite relationship to the problem.

Perhaps the strongest message which emerged from Vogt’s talk was the extreme importance of honesty and responsibility in both analysis and action. For example, when it was suggested that North American democracies are often as oppressive as the Soviet state, Vogt insisted that we should never underestimate the oppression experienced by those living under a Soviet regime or the very real freedom of speech which we in the West enjoy. Instead of attempting to rationalise the extent of Soviet oppression, we can better serve the cause of peace by accepting our responsibility to speak and act, both on our own behalf and for those who are not free to speak and act for themselves.

To contact the Green Party in West Germany, write to: Die Grünen im Bundestag, 53 Bonn 1, Hochhaus im Tulpenfeld, West Germany.

School peace groups

John Pendergrast — May 1983

Peace has become an issue in the Toronto school system, in classrooms, In staff and student lounges, in Home and School Associations, in teachers’ unions, and at the Toronto Board of Education itself.

There are, in fact, almost as many groups concerned with peace and disarmament as there are places within the educational system to express this concern. The following list of groups are intended to provide a point of entry for those who wish to become Involved, The Thinking and Deciding in a Nuclear Age Advisory Committee, which existed for about a year as an unofficial committee (the Ad Hoc Survival Committee) was last month given official sanction by the Toronto Board of Education. The Thinking and Deciding Committee approaches the nuclear arms issue from an ecological and pedagogical point of view. In 1982, it was active in organising conferences at OISE and at the Bloor Street United Church and in arranging a two day workshop on nuclear issues for Metro teachers.

As an official Board of Education Committee, the mandate of the Thinking and Deciding Committee is to gather and write material for a curriculum on nuclear and general ecological issues, and to research techniques for dealing with controversial issues in the classroom. The Thinking and Deciding Committee is composed of trustees, Board of Education administrators, teachers, and other resource people involved in education. It is not seeking to expand its membership at present, but hopes to provide other groups with information and assistance at the Board of Education. For further information, call Trustee Fiona Nelson at the Toronto Board of Education, xxx-xxxx, (days).

Educators for Nuclear Disarmament grew out of the teachers’ workshop organised by the Thinking and Deciding Committee and, to some extent, the two groups have overlapping memberships. END provides speakers for workshops and debates, encourages classroom activities and school assemblies devoted to nuclear issues, assists In disseminating curriculum materials, maintains a presence at major demonstrations, and urges different levels of government to take antinuclear positions. END seeks a broad membership and includes teachers from all over Metro. Meetings are held once a month at the Toronto Board of Education. For further information, call John Pendergrast, xxx-xxxx (evenings) or Bruce Johnson, xxx-xxxx (evenings).

Teachers for Social Responsibility is composed mainly of Separate School teachers and approaches social issues from a religious perspective. TSR does not confine itself to nuclear issues, though they rank high on its list of concerns. TSR organises workshops and provides speakers on request. For more information call Ted Schmidt, xxx-xxxx, (evenings).

Parents for Peace (P4P) grew out of a parent-run session of ‘Thinking and Deciding in a Nuclear Age’, and was formally established in January, 1983. Its major emphasis is on the special concerns of parents in a nuclear age, including ways of dealing with children’s anxieties about nuclear destruction, the introduction of peace and disarmament Into the school curriculum, and the desire of parents to become better Informed on nuclear issues.

Present activities of P4P include the organisation of workshop and panel discussions for parents, the distribution of a newsletter to Home and School Associations, and the development of resource kits for use in parent-run meetings on Nuclear disarmament. Parents for Peace is also currently negotiating with the Toronto Board of Education Library to establish Nuclear Issues as a special topic, like Women’s Studies, with a separate acquisitions budget.

Parents for Peace is organised as a loose federation with a central body which meets once a month at the Toronto Board, and with separate area committees which are based on the area divisions established by the Board. Parents for Peace it eager for new members. For further information call Joe Vise. xxx-xxxx (evenings), or Katie Kaufman, xxx-xxxx (evenings).

Youth Committee for Peace is in its second year. At present its membership it about 200, mainly drawn from secondary schools. YLP has two goals-education and action. It has been very active in organising and attending anti-nuclear demonstrations, and has distributed flyers in the schools and organised teach-ins as far away as Windsor. For further information, call Simon Parker at xxx-xxxx (evenings).

The Ontarlo Secondary Sehool Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) is a teachers’ union of long standing, and not a peace organisation.

Nevertheless, OSSTF has interested itself in the nuclear issue through some of its committees, and District 15 (the city of Toronto) recently passed a unanimous motion urging the Toronto Board to establish a nuclear issues curriculum,

All of these education-oriented groups support each other in a multitude of ways, and do so within an atmosphere of encouragement from established educational institutions, an encouraging sign for those who look to education as the source of a healthy society.

The Cold Lake walk

Robert Penner — May 1983

US. Ambassador Paul Robinson has predicted that testing of the cruise missile guidance system in Canada will begin within a year,

The Canadian government is acquiescing to this flagrant U.S. pressure, making it essential that the Canadian people continue to voice their opposition to the tests, This opposition has been expressed in demonstrations, referenda and public opinion polls accross the country.

Bob Penner of Toronto’s Cruise Missile Conversion Project tooA part in a particularly dramatic demonstration, and has sent the following account to The Peace Calendar.

The 13-day ‘Anti-Cruise Easter March’ from Cold Lake to Edmonton. Alherea, demonstrated strong local opposition to Cruise testing.

At a rate of 24 km (13 miles) a day, 13 people completed the entire 300 km route, joined by over 100 others who marched a part of the way. The original marchers included a 12 year old, a 25 year veteran of European and Canadian peace campaigns, and a woman who completed the march in a wheelchair when she was told that further marching could cause permanent damage to her legs.

Almost every passing motorist waved and honked their approval and support to the walkers. Town meetings were held at almost all of the overnight stops, and local residents expressed their support and admiration for the demonstrators’ commitment, Some of these town meetings resulted in the formation of committees to oppose the cruise testing. The march also generated national and international attention.

Media representatives joined the march, sometimes for hours, and filed consistently positive reports On the action. Support also came from across Canada and Europe. Petra Kelly and other members of Germany’s Greens party signed a letter in appreciation and acknowledgement of the importance of anti-cruise action at the source.

Among the speakers who addressed the concluding Easter rally at Edmonton City Hal were Doug Roche of the Progreasive Conservatives and Doug Anguish of the New Democrats.

Peace forces in Alberta have been strengthened by the Easter March, and it has given many a renewed enthusiasm for anti-nuclear work. Although organised primarily from Edmonton, the march brought together those from the Cold Lake peace camp. from Calgary and from other cities in joint statement of regional opposition to the testing of weapons of mass destruction. By demonstrating that war preparations are as unwanted in ‘Conservative’ Alberta as anywhere else in Canada, the participants have made an important contribution to the Canadian and world-wide movement against U.S. efforts to escalate the arms race.

The Newcombes: a profile

anon — May 1983

Instead of canned tomatoes and old skis, hundreds of hoses of file cards line the basement walls in Hanna and Alan Newcombe’s home in Dundas, Ontario. Twenty years ago they chose to give up their previous work as chemists (both hold Ph.D. degrees in that science) and devote their lives to peace research. It was not a decision that could be made lightly; they had three young children at the time, and the career change would decrease their income to $3,000 that first year.

Hanna, who was born in Czechoslovakia, came to Canada with her parents in 1939, and married Hamilton-born Alan in 1946. Both have taught part-time at York University (Hanna still does). Hanna is also currently serving as President of the World Federalists of Canada, a position Alan has also held.

When first making their career shift, they joined forces with Norman and Pat Alcock, who were establishing the Canadian Peace Research Institute sod publishing the journal, Peace Research. It was a fruitful partnership. The Alcocks carried out research. while the Newcombes devoted their attention to producing abstracts and publishing reviews, a joint activity they still pursue. However, since 1976 the Newcombes have operated independently as the Peace Research Institute — Dundas.

The Peace Research Institute regularly publishes Peace Research Abstracts: Key to the peace/war literature of the world. These abstracts, summaries of papers and books about peace, are available in moat university libraries.

The Newcombes also publish the Peace Research Reviews which are bound monographs, six to a volume, run off on their own offset press from typescript. These books are truly scholarly works. yet they address the ordinary, matter-of-fact questions that average citizens need to consider when thinking about disarmament and international tensions.

Each Peace Research Review usually covers a particular topic. Among them is “Economic Consequences of Disarmament” which summarises the findings of 403 economists, who are virtually unanimous in concluding that disarmament would not produce an economic depression, as people commonly assume.

Hanna’s research in recent years has focused mainly on the voting patterns within the United Nations. She uses statistical analyses to determine which blocs and alliances are particularly cohesive in international affairs.

Alan’s research has lately concerned a statistic that he has developed and named the ‘tensiometer’ He explains that there is a definite and obvious relationship between the wealth of a nation and the amount that it can afford to spend on military preparedness. However, not all rich nations spend the same amount. He calls the ones that spend more than average for their income level “supra-critical,” and those that spend less than average “sub-critical.” What is surprising to military strategists is that, based on historical evidence, the likelihood of war it very markedly predictable on the basis of this classification system. That is, contrary to the theory of deterrence, the nations that are over-armed (“supra-critical”) are thirty times more likely to enter an international war within five years than the nations that are less ‘prepared’ militarily. The maxim of ancient Rome, “If you would have peace, prepare for war,” is exactly wrong. “If you would have peace, prepare for peace,” says Alan Newcombe. Those who prepare for war get war. This is a research finding that the world desperately needs to learn.

Network news

— May 1983
  • About 15 peace activists in Halifax, Nova Scotia, mobilised a peace march when a nuclear submarine, the Von Steuben, arrived unnanounced on Fnday April 15. Project Ploughshares, the Voice of Women, and university groups marched all Saturday through the centre of the city to the naval base. Additional impromptu demonstrations can he expected, since about 15 nuclear subs come in every year. The protesters are limiting demonstrations to those opposing subs that are armed with Trident I missiles.
  • New Brunswick it involved with efforts to organise referenda in a number of municipalities, along the lines proposed by Operation Dismantle. While Fredericton and St. John failed in this bid, Newcastle, Hampton, Sussex, and several other towns have succeeded. Even the “failures” were productive efforts, however, since they stimulated public discussions of the issue.
  • Counterpress is a new collectively run Toronto student newspaper dedicated to informed social action. Counterpress has close ties with CANDIS, and copies of The Peace Calendar were distributed with its most recent issue. Counterpress is looking for people to help out with everything from writing to distribution. Call Ted Dyment at xxx-xxxx.
  • Youth Coalition for Peace and Canadian Youth for Peaace are looking for an office, donated or at low cost, for activities during daytime and evenings. Please tall Mike Connolly at xxx-xxxx.
  • Persons interested in joining a study/action group on conversion of the armament industry to peaceful purposes, contact Tom Joyce or Richard Guard at Cruise Missile Conversion Project (CMCP) at xxx-xxxx or xxx-xxxx. A seven-week series of discussions will begin on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 10:00 pm, as soon is there are enough members.
  • Litton Trials are continuing April 25th through May 6th in Room 205, 80 The East Mall. Court sessions begin at 10:00 am and finish each day at approximately 4:00 pm. Observers welcome. Call Lee Gold at xxx-xxxx for further information.
  • A Peace Camp has been established on Parliament Hill, right by the Eternal Flame. They need support and can be reached through Martin Zelig at Operation Dismantle, Box 3887 Station C, Ottawa, K1Y 4MS. Phone, xxx-xxxx.
  • A test field into he built at Ascension, near Lac St. Jean, Que, for testing the F18 airplane. The project was announced about 6 weeks ago, but the village people are ferociously opposed to it. In the past 2 weeks about 5 or 6 peace groups have formed in the villages around the lake. A protest action is planned, with a big rally. Contact Gerard Briand at Alma, Quebec, (418) xxx-xxxx.
  • Social Workers for Peace, a newly formed organisation, welcomes potential memhers. Interested people call Dorothy Herherg, 484~8529 or Elaine Vaydas xxx-xxxx.
  • For information on the independent peace movement in the U.S.S.R. contact: Helsinki Watch, 36 West 44th St., New York. N.Y., 10036, U.S.A. Or call (212) xxx-xxxx.
  • At the University of Toronto 5,520 people were polled on the question of allowing cruise missile testing. 60% of those polled srated they are against the testing and 17% said they are in favour. The rest were uncommitted.

Please read this!

— May 1983

On April 23rd, close to 100,000 concerned citizens across Canada demonstrated their opposition to cruise testing on Canadian soil. Nevertheless, the Canadian and U.S. governments refer to supporters of disarmament as “naïve.” We must make it clear that the actions of our government are contrary to the people’s wishes. It is now or never for the peace movements.

CANDIS and The Peace Calendar need your support. With it, we know we call make an important contribution to Canada’s growing disarmament movement. You can help us out in two ways.

Advertise in The Peace Calendar. If you’re interested in promoting your business while contributing to a good cause, please call Jon Spencer at xxx-xxxx,

Donate money to CANDIS, With a donation of $125 or more, you’ll become a Supporting Patron of CANDIS, entitled to free admission to all CANDIS workshops, conferences and benefits for a year: and we’ll publish your name as a Supporting Patron in The Peace Calendar. Of course, not everyhody can afford to contribute $125; donations of any size will he welcomed. Donations of $10 or more are tax deductible, and all donations of $8 or more will entitle you to a year’s mailed subscription to The Peace Calendar.

Resources

— May 1983

Suggested Films

  • If You Love This Planet: 1982 26 mm. col. NFB. Winner of 1982 Academy Award 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), CANNEEC (925-5931), Dave Wright (889-4677, 361-1444) and Oscar Rogers (xxx-xxxx).
  • War Without Wlnners: 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 in confrontation with a prejudiced court system.
    Film available from Development Education Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., 96~6560.
  • The Lost Generation: 20 min., col. produced by Japanese Citizens for UNSSOD II. Film available from Hiroshima Nagasaki Relived, xxx-xxxx.

NOTE: 16mm projectors and screens are available from the Toronto Public Libraries.

Suggested Readings

  • 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 recognises 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.

Educational Kits

  • Peace and Disarmament: Resources for Study. Available from the Anglican Church of Canada.

Suggested Periodicals

  • Disarmament Campaigns
    c/o G. Vandenhaar, 3554 Boxdale, Apt. 3, Memphis, Tenn. 30118. U.S. $17 — 12 issues.
  • The Nuclear Free Press,
    c/o OPIRG, Trent University, Peterborough, Ont. P0J 7B1. 75 cents. Quarterly.

CANDIS news

— May 1983

The Peace Calendar is a monthly publication of the Canadian disarm-publication of the Canadian Disarmament Information Service (CANDIS), a non-profit, non-partisan, communications and resource group serving the Canadian movement for disarmament. CANDIS a sponsored by the Holy Trinity Church in Toronto and is funded by donations. The CANDIS office is located in the Peace Chapel of Holy Trinity (behind the Eaton Centre) and is open from 9:00 am to 5.00 om, Monday through Friday, and from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on Saturday Telephone — xxx-xxxx.

CANDIS. — what we offer

  1. Information on Nuclear arms and disarmament
    CANDIS gathers information from all sources on nuclear arms and disarmament, and makes that information available to the public through its Toronto office and by telephone. CANDIS maintains for public use a clippings file and reference library, and also distributes copies of brochures, flyers, educational kits, periodicals and resource lists on nuclear disarmament. CANDIS volunteers are in the office to answer your question. When the office is closed you can call xxx-xxxx and hear a recorded message.
  2. Communication between disarmament groups and the public
    In order to facilitate communications between disarmament groups and the public, CANDIS maintains in its office an annotated list of peace and disarmament organisations in Canada. To have your organisation included, send a brief description (e.g. church, professional, political. artistic, tic.), a mailing address and the names and telephone numbers of at least two contact people.
    For $2.00 CANDIS will add you to a computerised mailing list which is available for use by disarmament and peace groups across Canada, and wili send you a copy of the list for your use. CANDIS is working to establish links with disarmament and peace groups throughout the world, and welcomes any information which will help to strengthen the international disarmament movement.
  3. Liaison with the Media
    CANDIS maintains contacts with the television, radio and print media and acts as a liaison between disarmament groups and the media.
  4. The Peace Calendar
    Each month CANDIS publishes The Peace Calendar, a newsletter which includes an extesisive listing of peace and disarmament events in Toronto, as well as a listing of major events across Canada. Listings for any month should be submitted by the 21st of the preceding month.
    The Peace Calendar is distributed free at the CANDIS office, and in bookstores, restaurants, libraries, schools, and churches throughout Toronto. Annual mailed subscriptions cost $8.00. Cheques should be made payable to CANDIS. Send your order to CANDIS, The Church of the Holy Trinity, to Trinity Square, Toronto, Ontario MSG.
    Advertising rates for The Peace Calendar are available from Jon Spencer at xxx-xxxx.