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Vol.36, No.2: Apr-Jun 2020

Stop Nuclear Contamination!

You have probably never heard about most of the radioactive accidents that have harmed people, so let’s note first the health effects of uranium mining — including on the indigenous people whose land has been mined for that ore. Three generations of Dene people in Northern Saskatchewan have lived with the effects of uranium mining. And about 26 percent of Navajo women and children now carry elevated levels of uranium in their bodies.
Where to start, novice nuclear activists? Metta Spencer has plenty of suggestions. See What to Do While You’re Self-Isolating: Stop Nuclear Contamination! now.

Also in this issue

Burning and Bombing: Military Expenditures, Military Emissions and the Climate Emergency
To avert catastrophic climate change, we must demilitarize and disarm, in parallel with climate mitigation and adaptation. This means scaling down our militaries, writes Tamara Lorincz.

Mennonites and the Canadian Government: A brief history of interactiions about war
John Graves Simcoe was famed for granting conscientious objector status to Mennonite men in Upper Canada, a good century before pacifists in other countries were granted similar rights. There were, however, many complicating factors, as Adam Wynne points out.

We Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis with a Growth-Driven Economy. What are the Alternatives?
Unequal, growth-driven economies have worsened climate change and hindered our responses to it. Joanna Santa Barbara suggests ways in which we can find what the economist Kate Raworth calls a “safe, just space for humanity”.

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