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‘Massive use of chemical agents’
As of this writing,more than 100,000 people in Syria are thought to have been killed since the uprising began three years ago. Read more >


Canada and the failure to end the “thousand little wars” in Afghanistan
April 1 marked the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. It was Canada’s longest and costliest expeditionary war since Korea in the 1950s. It failed. And that failure has been evident since 2006. Far too much faith was placed in military options to defeat the Taliban and other insurgents. Read more >


Canada’s arms exports: New report reflects old habits
In February 2014 the Export Controls Bureau of Foreign Affairs, Development and Trade Canada posted without notice its latest report on the export of military goods from Canada. It breaks no new ground, adding nothing to reverse a decline in Canadian arms export reporting standards that began in 2003.” Read more >


The flagrant contradictions of nuclear-dependent states
It’s hard to tell whether the states questioning the purpose, direction, and convenience of the humanitarian imperative for nuclear disarmament are fully aware of the extent to which the inconsistencies in their positions are apparent to the rest of the international community. Because the contradictions are, well, quite obvious. Read more >

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Centre for Peace Advancement OPENING CELEBRATION!

Where: Conrad Grebel University College
When: 2-5 pm, Sept. 21
Join us for an interactive community celebration for all ages at the NEW MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement! Details

WWI and Contemporary Policy on War and Peace

September 26 – 28, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
On the centenary of World War One, The Group of 78 and Project Ploughshares are pleased to organize a conference to reflect on how we can reduce the incidence of armed conflict and reinforce the foundations of a more stable, just and peaceful world. More

New facts confirm unprecedented size of Canadian arms sale to Saudi Arabia

July 22 By Kenneth Epps
Project Ploughshares has obtained official data that for the first time reveals the exact value of recently awarded multiyear contracts for Canada to supply Saudi Arabia with military armoured vehicles. More

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