Jul-Sep 2022: Vol.38 No.3

Newsworthy | p.2

From the Editor | p.4

In memoriam: Jean Smith, Mient Jan Faber, Peter Ackerman, Bruce Kent | pp. 6-9

What Happened in Burma | pp.10-11

Aung San was the father of the woman called “the Lady” in Burma, but some less flattering names elsewhere when human rights are being discussed now. Subir Guin recaps that history.

The Wagner Group in Ukraine | pp.12-13

A group of armed Russian mercenaries are fighting in Ukraine now, as well as in several African countries. They are named after the composer, whose music their founder greatly enjoys, reports John Bacher.

The Impossible Promises of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors | pp.14-17

All reactors have fundamental properties that make them hazardous, points out M.V. Ramana. Watch out for the misleading claims of people promoting the small new ones.

Ending Endless Wars | pp.18-19

Wars always produce migrants, but since the war in Ukraine began, there are now about 100 million forcibly displaced persons in the world, reports James C. Simeon.

Two Views from Canada’s Embassy in Moscow: An ambassador and the wife of an ambassador recall their stay in Russia in conversations with our editor in two of Project Save the World’s talk shows.

1. Ralph Lysyshyn on Moscow’s Politicians in 2006 | pp.20-25

As a Canadian diplomat, Ralph Lysyshyn discovered the growing intensity of Russian nationalism.

2. Landon Pearson on Political Socialization in Russia and Canada | pp.26-31

Her five children were grown when Landon Pearson went to Moscow, so she spent lots of time observing Russian children and the messages they were learning about politics.

Join the Campaign for a Nuclear-Free Future | pp.32-35

Ellen Thomas and her husband maintained a vigil outside the White House for eighteen years. She’s behind the bill called “Proposition One”, which calls for nuclear disarmament and conversion. This will involve changing the U.S. constitution. Good luck Ellen!

What is a War Crime? | pp.36-37

There are three terms — war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide — that can be used to punish the guilty and perhaps, says Alan Whitehorn, deter future genocidal wars.

The First Fascist Bombing in Canada | pp.38-39

The Ukrainian Labour Temple was a controversial place in Toronto from the 1920s to the 1940s. Adam Wynne says it still is standing and looking great — as a Buddhist temple.

Biden’s Making All the Wrong Moves on China | p.40

John Feffer says Biden should consider copying Kissinger’s manoeuvre when he orchestrated the opening to China.

Basic Facts about the Climate Crisis | pp. 41-42

Emissions are on track to set a new record in 2022 following a temporary decline due to the virus pandemic, report Craig B. Smith and William Fletcher.

The Treeline | pp.43-44

As the horrific reality of human-induced climate change becomes more evident and disturbing with every daily news cycle, Ben Rawlence’s The Treeline becomes the book of the hour.


Newsworthy 2
Editorial 4
Letters 5
Reviews 43
Controversies 46
Talk Show list 49

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