CUSJ’s ‘Academic’ awards for progressives in 2017

What a year 2017 was. As we contemplate the events of the past 12 months, what fun it is to pretend that we progressives could have our own Social Justice awards, a bit like the Oscars, minus the glitz and glamor, and with the understanding that the awards in this case are, virtual. Drumroll, please! … Read moreCUSJ’s ‘Academic’ awards for progressives in 2017

Peacemakers gather to celebrate ICAN’s victory for peace

(above: Hosts Steven Staples and Anne-Marie Grondin) On December 7, 2017, politicians, peace organizations and others gathered in Center Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to celebrate Setsuko Thurow and ICAN, days before the latter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. CUSJ’s Québec chapter was invited in its capacity as an International Peace Bureau member, and Board … Read morePeacemakers gather to celebrate ICAN’s victory for peace

A Christmas/Hanukkah Gift: UN General Assembly approves historic resolution to eliminate nuclear weapons

Editor’s note: I received this press release through the ICAN mailing list today (Dec. 25th), and I thought I would share it… I cannot think of a better gift for humanity to give itself, than the gift of peace and life. Canada and the US voted ‘no’, shamefully, so there is still much work to do. … Read moreA Christmas/Hanukkah Gift: UN General Assembly approves historic resolution to eliminate nuclear weapons