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The destructiveness of war-mongering

White poppies. Sometimes something rings a little bell amid the gloom, like a bird singing after a catastrophe, or a light in a raging storm. It's a symbol of peace, first introduced in Britain by the Co-operative Women's Guild in 1936. The notion that hope for peace might live, however, is apparently so outlandish that the symbol is little known and only makes rare appearances, as it did in P.E.I. this Remembrance Day, and always seems to upset someone.

| September 10, 2014

Understanding the roots of the current conflict in Mali

February 17, 2013
| The French military intervention should be seen in the context of a decades-long effort to re-colonize Africa. Roger Annis says this goes hand in hand with a militarization of the continent.
Length: 18:17 minutes (16.75 MB)
| December 18, 2012

Book: The Ugly Canadian

October 30, 2012
| With his new book, Yves Engler is hoping to spur Canadians to take action to oppose Stephen Harper's foreign policy.
Length: 16:29 minutes (15.1 MB)
radio book lounge

Episode 37 - The War of 1812: Whose war was it, anyway?

June 2, 2012
| This is the bicentennial year of the War of 1812 and the federal government has dedicated millions of dollars to commemorate it, but what are we really commemorating and why? Jamie Swift weighs in.
Length: 12:36

Understanding the roots of the violence in Mexico

February 16, 2012
| President Calderon launched his war on drugs shortly after he came into office in December 2006. He brought the army out onto the streets and began a campaign of confrontation with drug cartels.
Length: 16:32
Progressive Voices

Professional sports and militarism: Tyler Shipley

January 5, 2012
| We speak with musician, freelance journalist and political activist Tyler Shipley on the militarization of the NHL and other sports leagues in North America.
Length: 26:12
| December 2, 2011

Facing off for justice in a militarized world

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 9:00pm


St. Paul's University
223 Main Street
Ottawa, ON
45° 24' 28.3104" N, 75° 40' 36.732" W

March 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm "Uranium in the Environment"
Panel: Mr. Ed Lawrence, Master Gardener and CBC columnist with Dr. Cathy Vakil, Dr. Art Wiebe, followed by wine and cheese reception

March 26, 2011, 9:00 am
Chair: Dr.Anne McCarthy

9:00 am "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Medical Lessons from Work in Extraordinary Settings", Dr. John Cockburn

9:45 am "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - Military and civilian effects"
Dr. Donna Lougheed, Dr. Dale Dewar

10:30 am nutrition break

10:45 am "Creating a Healing Culture", Theresa Dunn, MA

11:30 am "Re-building Civil Society", Rachel Thibeault, Ph.D.

12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own Chair: Dr. Jason Bailey

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