Donald Trump is threatening Iran with "obliteration" as he visits and showers praise on North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, while attempting to deliver nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Unlike the climate change battle, where a worldwide movement is managing to push the issue onto the political agenda, the fight to rid the world of nuclear weapons has become regarded as hopeless.
Talking Radical Radio
Longtime peace activists Dave Gehl and Ed Lehman talk about the work of the Regina Peace Council.
People have been organizing long before Trump to end the 70-year state of war on the Korean Peninsula. Political parties should unite behind the peace movements driving this diplomatic opening.
Trump's posturing has dominated headlines about the Korean peninsula lately, while it's possible that North Korea's test site has collapsed and is leaking radiation.
David J. Climenhaga
An official conclusion to the Korean War would be another step toward a multipolar world, which the U.S. political and military establishments are both committed to avoiding.
Trump, who seems to relish saber rattling and antagonizing opponents like the supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, Kim Jong Un, may be pushing us to the brink of nuclear war.
While Parliament honours the anti-nuclear campaign, the Trudeau government refuses to join the effort of more than 120 countries to ban nuclear weapons. Critics wonder why.
Asia Pacific Currents
Koreans still have a vivid history of the last war in the 1950s. Workers are at the forefront of the efforts to stop another conflict breaking out.
Canada wasn't a 'nuclear nag.' If one were to rank the world's 200 countries in order of their contribution to the nuclear arms race Canada would fall just behind the nine nuclear armed states.