List of Talk Shows

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David Cortright was the leader of SANE in opposing nuclear weapons. He is a retired professor of peace studies at Notre Dame, and writes about sanctions.
 

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Alon Ben Meir is a professor at NYU; Bernard Dreano is a French expert on the Middle East. They see confederation as the solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
 

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David Gallup is president of the World Service Authority, which was founded by the world citizen Garry Davis. Its passports help refugees travel internationally.
 

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Cheryl Stroud is Executive Director of the One Health Commission, which studies and attends to the linked health issues of humans, animals and the environment.
 

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Gary Samore was “WMD Czar” for Obama; Tariq Rauf works at IAEA in Vienna. They discuss nuclear subs, a post-START treaty, Iran, and North Korean nukes.
 

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John Hallam is an Australian anti-nuclear weapons activist. Here we talk about the No First Use policy, plus US relations with China, and the electro-magnetic pulse.
 

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Karen Hamilton teaches courses in Israel and Palestine; Abraham Weizfeld lives half time in Palestine. Both Canadians discuss the the relationships in that region.
 

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Pauline Rosenau, a professor of public health at U. Texas, Houston, studied visited nursing homes in many countries. She compares the quality of their care systems.
 

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Erin Hunt works at Mines Action Canada and attends many disarmament conferences as an NGO. We discuss the numerous upcoming meetings this fall.
 

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David Vine is an anthropologist who has written about the people of Chagos who were expelled from their island home, Diego Garcia, to create a US military base.
 

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Sandy Smith is a forestry professor who specializes in urban trees. We discuss how to increase the canopy in cities and highways: the social and climate benefits.
 

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Mary-Ellen Francoeur and Rosemary Keenan belong to Pax Christi, which promotes nonviolence; Robin Collins promotes police actions as alternative to war.
 

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Ann Wright was a colonel, then an ambassador for the US until they bombed Iraq and she resigned. We talk about the action of indigenous people to protect Earth.
 

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Rev. Liz Carmichael is a theologian who practiced as a physician in the townships of South Africa before negotiating peace and returning to Oxford to teach peace.
 

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Martin Klein was a lecturer on a cruise on which Richard Denton was a passenger during the pandemic. Metta and Adam oppose cruises for emitting carbon.
 

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Project Save the World’s monthly Global Town Hall coincided with Metta’s 90th birthday party. Over 90 guests blew out candles on cupcakes together.
 

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Dr. Ronald St. John is an epidemiologist and co-creator of Canada’s Global Public Health Intelligence Network, which was quicker than WHO at spotting outbreaks.
 

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Shaazka Beyerle studies corruption at George Mason University. She says that the safest reform is for civil society groups to make demands without pointing fingers.
 

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Mike Simpson has long worked in civil society and is now a political candidate in BC, where the heat dome and wildfires make the climate emergency the top issue.
 
 

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Andre Kamenshikov, living in Kiev, talks about Navalny and other Russian political events; MacDonald Scott discusses the settlement of Afghan refugees in Canada.
 

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Arvind Singhal, a professor of communications in Texas, is an authority on social learning, and the impact of fiction and storytelling on culture. We talk about TV.
 

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Cora Weiss has been a prominent peace activist since leading a delegation to Hanoi during the Vietnam War. She recalls her career, including as IPB president.
 
 

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Craig Smith and Williamj Fletcher, authors of a book about global warming, discuss the 48-page summary of the IPCC’s new report on the ongoing changes.

 

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Bob Douglas, a retired Australian professor of epidemiology, is a founder of the Council for the Human Future. Their goals are the same as Project Save the World.

 

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Paul Beckwith, Peter Ward, Peter Wadhams, and Paul Werbos are climatologists who worry about the effects of changing ocean currents for humanity’s future.

 

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Mustafa Bahran worries about the Saudi’s firing of Yemeni professors and with Leon Kosals discusses the Taliban. Aaron Tovish calls at the end from Sweden.
 
 

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Eddy Perez, who worked in the IPCC in Geneva and now in Climate Action Network, discusses the need for more accountability of states and oil companies.

 

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Jack Matlock was US Ambassador to the USSR during its final years. He argues that progress in negotiating requires confining contentious issues to private talks

 

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Matthew Korda works at the Federation of American Scientists. Recently he discovered sites in China where hundreds of missile silos are being constructed.
 
 

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Kehkashan Basu, Andrew Kim, and Rebecca Wolf Gage are young activists working to save the world from catastrophe. They discuss their generation’s views.

 

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Tony Jenkins, Doug Saunders, Olivia Ward, and Adam Wynne are all concerned to find possible alternatives to the probable future of continuing war in Afghanistan.

 

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Alexander Likhotal is Mikhail Gorbachev’s adviser and spokesperson, He also teaches international affairs in Geneva and works on a post-Covid committee.
 
 

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Mitloehner studies the emissions of methane from cows. There are now food additives that can reduce it up to 50%. Efficiency of meat production is crucial.

 

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Metta Spencer and Adam Wynne bring viewers up to date about changes going on in Project Save the World and invite you to a birthday party!

 

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Lloyd Axworthy, formerly Canada’s foreign minister, now heads an organization with great plans for reforming the world’s management of refugees.
 
 

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Jill Carr-Harris, Ellen Judd, and David Webster all are scholars familiar with Asian societies. Jill and David, more than Ellen, see China as a risk to peace.

 

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Pervez Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, but this chat is about the various tribal and political groups involved in Pakistan’s dealings with Afghanistan.

 

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Angella MacEwen is an economist with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She favors taxing wealth and corporate capital gains.
 
 

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Timothy Donais describes the difficulty of the UN’s protecting of civilians in enclaves in African conflict zones, such as Mali, Congo, and South Sudan.

 

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Maria Puerta, James Ranney, Doug Saunders, and Robert Schaeffer discuss the conflicts in Latin America, with China, and whether arbitration can work.

 

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Mark Winfield directs a York program in sustainable energy. We talk about it and affordable alternatives (i.e. not nuclear), and the politics of adopting it in time.
 
 

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Town Hall meeting talks about extreme weather, Covid, food waste, eating insects, Zuma’s arrest, No First Use campaign, and when Canada will hold next election.

 

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Nigel Young and Lawrence Wittner disagree as to whether nationalism is diminishing around the world and, if so, why.

 

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Peter Wadhams and Paul Beckwith say that thermohaline currents distribute heat around the world, starting from “chimneys” cold water down the oceans.

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Victor Kogan Yasny is a political analyst with Yabloko Party. He says that young Russians are aligned with Putin because they know nothing else.
 

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M.V. Ramana and Susan O’Donnell work on nuclear risks. Both seriously dispute statements Doug Saunders made in a column about Fukushima.

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William Ryerson and Richard Stratton both produce TV serial dramas. Ryerson’s shows are designed to influence the public opinion and behaviour of cultures.

 

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Edward Manning’s job is to help localities negotiate with travel agencies to develop into destinations where tourists will protect the culture and environs. You can watch this (or listen to it as an audio podcast)

 

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Peter Ward is an expert on extinction events. He and Paul Werbos worry that global warming may calm and stratify the oceans, leading to hydrogen sulfide poisoning.
 

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Gregory Jaczko headed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Obama. He found that lobbyists’ political pressures make it impossible to keep nukes safe.

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The Afghanistan war has changed quickly since the US and Nato troops wirhdrew. Corey Levine, Tariq Rauf, Erika Simpson and Richard Denton expect a Taliban win.

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Richa Kumar explains the dilemmas facing farmers and the government alike today; constraints in the market for their products make needed changes difficult.

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David Burman,indigenous people, and Drawdown work on climate change and cultural awareness. He leads us through meditative reflections.

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Michel Duguay studies the human genome, and is impressed with the rarity of errors or mutations, yet he worries that we may destroy it with nuclear weapons.

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Roald Sagdeev led scientists in Gorbachev’s USSR; Frank von Hippel was his counterpart in the US. They worked together to reduce the risk of nuclear war.

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Jerome Glenn co-founded and runs The Millennum Project and Paul Werbos is a member, addressing existential threats, wanting UN agency to coordinate work.

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Jim Laurie and Phil Bogdonoff work to restore the ecosystems. Mixing all kinds of biological organisms in a single pool will enable that pool to purify itself.

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Jackie Milne is a farmer living among First Nations people in the NW Territories of Canada and teaching regenerative agriculture. She blends her new technological insights with ancient practices and beliefs.

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Derek Paul worries about the Permian extinction; Mary-Wynn Ashford enthuses about a book she’s read, and Trudy Govier worries about finding successors.

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“Laura Kahn is an epidemiologist who specializes in zoonotic diseases. She says that some types of viral research should not – but are – being done.”

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Andre Sheldon, Robert Read, Erika Simpson, and Mike McNamee talk about small modular reactors, argue about whether pumped water storage is too expensive.

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Alexander Likhotal, formerly Gorbachev’s press secretary, and now a professor in Geneva, remains in close touch with democratic and peace-oriented political figures in Moscow. He calls the current tensions an “imaginary war” and foresees no new nuclear arms reductions.

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Robert Pollin has co-authored a book with Noam Chomsky about the economics of the climate crisis. He believes that economic growth can continue while green.

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Wiliam Fletcher’s book was published a year ago, so Metta asks him what he would change if he were writing it now. He sounds more optimistic than she does.

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Richard Denton, Gordon Edwards, Doug Saunders, and Adam Wynne worry about other people don’t worry enough about nuclear weapons. Is it about emotions?

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Michael Beer has updated Gene Sharp’s 1973 book, now listing 350 tactics for nonviolent action. There are ethics issues in choosing methods of resisting.

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Stephen Salter would slow the melting of sea ice, by increasing the bright clouds that reflect light away. Paaul Beckwith and Peter Wadhams discuss the evidence.

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Rene Wadlow is President of the Association of World Citizens. His loyalty is to the whole of humankind, as opposed to particular subgroups such as nationalities.

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“Paul Martin and Michael Barnard work on major energy projects. They are convinced that the cost effects mean that few SMRs will ever be built.

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Robin Collins tells us that the G7 discussed corporate taxation. Bruna Nota, Joy Kogawa, and Adam Wynne recount the history of Indigenous education in Canada.

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Lawrence Rosenthal runs the Center for Right Wing Studies in Berkeley. He says right-wing populism is a resentment of cultural and status differentials.

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“Lois Wilson has been the Moderator of the United Church of Canada and a Canadian senator. Now she is promoting guaranteed annual income.”

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Bill Robinson has been watching CSE, Canada’s agency for gathering intelligence about foreign spooks. Anew review agency will monitor its activities.

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“Marianne Larsen has been a lifelong activist. She has retired as a professor of education, but continues to run a charitable foundation. She likes trees, animals.”

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Robert Hackett, Doug Saunders, and Paul Werbos worry about the difficulty of publicizing warnings about climate change. Hackett says to post solutions too.

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Saleh Abu Izza is a Palestinian who was wrongly jailed at age 17 and held for years in terrible conditions, without being charged, as were thousands of other children.

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Phyllis Bennis, Kai Brand-Jacobsen, and John Feffer all travel a lot and know people in many countries. More often now we hold discussions by Zoom, and here we discuss the future prospects for this kind of socializing.

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Paul Rogers began as a biologist, became a development expert, and a professor of peace at Bradford University. He is revising a book called Losing Control.

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Shorena Lortkipanitze says Georgia has focused on internal politics, not Arzu Adculleyeva’s or Andre Kamenshikov’s problems in Azerbaijan, Russia, or Ukraine.

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When a guest speaker forgot to show up, Metta spent that time telling everyone about Project Save the World, which addresses six global threats to humanity.

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Peter Wadhams, Oswald Petersen, Charles Tauber, and Rose Dyson discuss removing methane from the air, migrants’ needs; and small modular reactors.

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John Foster discusses the ebate about where new pipelines should be placed and opened. They largely determine the alliances that countries must make.

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Tony Jenkins teaches at Georgetown University and runs two international peace education organizations. He calls the current generation of students brilliant.

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Michael Barnard says we don’t need to worry about developing energy storage systems to stop global warming; we already know how to use pumped water.

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Jefferson Tester is going to pull heat from the earth to provide all of Cornell University’s needs – a project to make that campus self-sufficient in energy.

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Marius Grinius has been Canada’s ambassador to the Koreas, Vietnam, the United Nations, and the Conference on Disarmament. Diplomatic correctness has a place.

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Paul Werbos’s dissertation 50 years ago is the basis for the “New AI.” He wavers between believing in Einstein and in David Deutsch’s formulas for the universe.

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Pere Brunet and Quique Sanchez work to reduce military spending globally. Five to 6 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are military in origin.

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De Richter and Petersen plan. to spray iron salt aerosols into the air, where it will oxidize excess methane. Paul Beckwith calls this process “methane scrubbing.”

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Michael Barnard and Paul Martin discuss how hydrogen should not be used in a sustainable world. But there is “green hydrogen” too – made from renewables.

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Karen Hamilton describes smart innovations on vaccine delivery. Phil Bogdonoff expect a grave lack of energy. Nadine Bloch urges us all to work harder!

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Frank Cunningham sees the global upsurge in populism as a serious crisis, for it brings incompetent leaders to power just when urgent problems face us.

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Mustafa Bahran, Abdulla Nasher, and Qais Ghanem discuss the origins and current dynamics of the war in Yemen. Bahran links it to the US conflict with Iran.

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Real Lavergne, Antony Hodgson and Gisela Ruckert work for Fair Vote Canada, which aims to shift Canada from “first-past-the post” to Proportional Rep.

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The goal of sustainable architecture is not energy efficiency but the reduction of carbon emissions. say Michael Barnard. Paul Dowsett. They like heat pumps.

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Peter Wadhams, Paul Beckwith, Franklyn Griffiths, and . Doug Saunders discuss possible technical interventions that might save us from Arctic methane releases.

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Lloyd Helferty promotes biochar as a means of drawing carbon out of the atmosphere and burying it permanently in the soil, but there are downsides too.

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Julia Malysheva, Anasstasia Karimova, and Michael Roskin mmigrated from their homeland Russia to the US because of the difficult working conditions there.

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Peter Wadhams, Paul Beckwith, Franklyn Griffiths, and . Doug Saunders discuss possible technical interventions that might save us from Arctic methane releases.

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Bill Fletcher admires Germany for its remarkable progress with renewable, sus-tainable energy, despite having a poor natural endowment for such approaches.

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Jill Carr-Harris, Kolavennu Chand, Nancy Netting, and Doug Saunders blame the current wave Covid in India on inadequate preparation by the Modi government.

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Peter Wadhams, Paul Beckwith, Franklyn Griffiths, and . Doug Saunders discuss possible technical interventions that might save us from Arctic methane releases.

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Ward Wilson talks to the public about “realistic” (as opposed to ethical, humanitarian) concerns about the practical utility of nukes. Is this approach best?

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Ward Wilson, Martha Goodings, and Metta discuss whether Hiroshima bombing was reason why Japan surrendered. The USSR joined the war just at that time.

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Craig Smith and Metta worry about the rapid melting of the Arctic ice and the permafrost, which will release large amounts of methane into the atmosphere.

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Can Canadian farmers find foreign workers to the crop during lockdown? Marianne Larsen, Maria Puerta, Doug Saunders, and Aaron Tovish discuss the problems.

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Dina Zisserman Brodsky, a former Soviet dissident, now professor of political science in Israel, is studying the decreasing number of democratic nations.

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Paul Maillet and Akbar Manoussi discuss the political conflicts among Middle Eastern countries, plus China and the US, yielding famine and disease in Yemen.

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Leon Kosals is a sociology professor in both Russia and Canada, so he can compare the views of students. Russian universities are becoming international.

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Glen Anderson and Joanne Dufour teach a free course on nuclear weapons near Olympia Washington. They tell Metta about their activism.

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Charles Burton, Sen. Marilou McPhedran, James Ranney, Peter Russell, and Doug Saunders discuss measures to compel states to adopt humane norms of conduct.

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Ambassador Enkhsaikhan is a Mongolian who was highly instrumental in the negotiations for his country to become the world’s first NWFZ STATE.

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Zach Ruiter and Adam Wynne are concerned about the extent of radioactive contamination around plants that process uranium in Toronto and Peterborough.

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Abraham Weizfeld’s mother taught him to be a “Bundist” Jewish Canadian, and he retains that anti-Zionist orientation. He usually spends half each year in Palestine.

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William Fletcher lists interventions to stop global warming. They argue about their relative importance (notably afforestation) and whether these are a single system.

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Zach Ruiter and Adam Wynne are concerned about the extent of radioactive contamination around plants that process uranium in Toronto and Peterborough.

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Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan recounts to Metta the way Canada led the creation of the treaty banning landmines and how the process of removing mines works.

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Kate Brown says the reports of Chernobyl underestimated the morbidity and mortality rates but Ukraine estimated that about 100,000 people died there alone.

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Christopher Hrynkow is a professor of peace studies at St. Thomas More College, a Catholic college in the University of Saskatchewan. He and Metta discuss the impact of official Catholic doctrines (especially papal encyclicals) on public opinion. Will Pope Francis’s rejection of the theory of nuclear deterrence have much effect on political decisions around the world? We agree that many academic scholars should be more involved with community issues. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then respond on the comments section.

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At this global town hall we talk first about carbon taxation, which the Supreme Court of Canada has just approved, then about regenerative agriculture, including a discussion of the health effects of eating meat and raising animals as food, and finally about the plight of refugees trying to enter Europe, but often held for years in camps with inadequate living conditions and frequent violence. There was a discussion about how to train people to provide therapy by zoom to them and other survivors of violent conflict. You can watch this series on our website, then add your remarks on the comments section.

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The British government has announced higher limits on nuclear weapons, with plans for weapons on the Trident submarines. This news will weaken the already vulnerable next review conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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We need a carbon “fee”- for cleaning up the carbon messes. Craig Smith says it is a better approach than “cap and trade.” The challenge is to educate the public.

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How do developing countries acquire the funds for the SDGs? Roy Culpeper and Stephany Griffith-Jones say” development banks, Tobin taxes, blended financing.

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Professor M. V. Ramana studies the public policies controlling nuclear technology — both energy and weapons, which he sees as inextricably connected.

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The pandemic has thrown millions into bad moods. Dr. Jonathan Down discusses how hormones affect emotions and health, and the epigenetic effects.

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Robert Helvey was a US army colonel who adopted strategic nonviolent resistance after meeting Gene Sharp and taught that approach to ethnic warriors in Burma.

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Derek Paul discusses such possible economic reforms as public banks, the Tobin tax, benefit corporations, universal basic income, taxing wealth.

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Joy Kogawa and Metta disagree about the conditions under which to forgive others for transgressions. As a Christian, Joy believes that in forgiving always.

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Adam Horowitz made a film about US nuclear weapons tests and the Marshallese. The US had deliberately, experimentally exposed them to heavy radiation.

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Bob Rae, Canada’s Ambassador to the UN, answers questions about human rights abuses with Charles Burton, Paul Copeland, and Calixto Avila.

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Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur, Karen Hamilton, and David Millar agree that their work involve a willingness to recognize others as “created in the image of God.”

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William Fletcher says is technologically feasible to power the world with renewable sources of energy in time to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas in time.

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Jon Cohen, discusses with Dr. Ronald St. John the inequitable access to Covid vaccine and the prospect that there will be a surplus of it for the US soon to share.

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Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur, Karen Hamilton, and David Millar agree that their work involve a willingness to recognize others as “created in the image of God.”

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Arzu Abdulleyeva and Ahmad Alili in Baku speak with Shorena Lortkipanidze and Mikheil Mirziashvili in Tbilisi about Caucasus vis a vis Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

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Zachary Jacobson knows that reducing emissions is not enough; existing carbon must be removed from the atmosphere. He would add iron to areas of the oceans.

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Craig Smith says the effects of global warming become visible long after the cause has been finalized. This is the “”sticky accelerator”” problem.

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Ayad Al Qazzaz discusses the stereotypes about ethnic groups from the “Middle East.” Those cultures changing in response to Muslims in the West.

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David Webster says that after the Spanish Flu the League of Nations created a health organization, which was succeeded by the WHO after World War II.

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Jessica West is at Project Ploughshares, following the developing technology and international norms that will make space war possible.

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 Bill Fletcher reports that almost all the serious deforestation going on today is in tropical rainforests. Palm oil plantations and cattle ranches are replacing forests.

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Lawrence Wittner recalls the history of the peace movement of the eighties and speculates about the prospects for nuclear disarmament in the future.

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Rose Dyson and Charlene Doak-Gebauer work to reduce the societal harm from exposure to negative entertainment, especially violent videogames.

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Michael Simpson is director of a network of NGOs that are all working for the Sustainable Development Goals. He has a list of 12,600 such groups in Canada.

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Sergey Rogov discusses plans to stop Cold War II with Alyn Ware, Erika Simpson, Alvin Saperstein, and Frederic Pearson. They endorse those recommendations.

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Craig Smith observed a remote Brazilian village over a period of 50 years. He says energy consumption per person X size of population = amount of global warming.

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Binalakshmi Nepram founded an organization to aid women and children survivors of violence in Manipur, India. Walter Dorn, discusses peacekeeping monitoring.

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James T. Ranney used to be a World Federalist, but he now believes more in mediation and compulsory arbitration.

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Martin Klein, a retired professor of African history, spent years traveling around West Africa and tells stories about villagers, rulers, and former slaves.

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Binalakshmi Nepram founded an organization to aid women and children survivors of violence in Manipur, India. Walter Dorn, discusses peacekeeping monitoring.

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Patrick Boyer says “”Spanish Flu”” arose in China. Brought to Europe by workers. it spread among soldiers and eventually killed as many people as World War I.

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When Kehkashan Basu was seven, she saw a photo of a dead bird full of plastic. That was the start. She has organized youths in a group numbering 140,000.

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Janice Martell’s father was a miner whose employer required him and other miners to inhale aluminum dust before entering the mine. This caused Parkinsonism.

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Neecha Dupuis and her young son Ales Dupuis marched 28 days across northern Ontario with indigenous friends discussing radioactive contamination.

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Irakli Kakabadze, Julie Christensen and Shorena Lortkipanidze are in Georgia, where there is a risk of being dominated again by Russia and Turkey.

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William Fletcher expect that the fossil fuel industries in the Permian Basin will be overtaken by renewable energy and the basin will provide much of US’s energy.

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Philip Chipman and Mark Tabbert show the interactive model produced at MIT. It shows the likely effect of the important factors determining global temperature.

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Gregory Kulacki, a nuclear weapons expert with the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks from Tokyo about the local opposition to disarmament.

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Father Bob Holmes visits Israel/Palestine frequently and almost every year takes a several Canadians. They support local Jewish, Bedouin, and Muslim peacemakers.

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Franklyn Griffiths, Jo Hayward-Haines, Ellen Thomas, and Hannah Hadikin talk of melting clathrates and permafrost in the Arctic; the beauty of Monarch butterflies.

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Ellen Judd, an anthropologist who studies rural life in China, says many rural parents leave their children with the grandparents and move to the cities.

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Bill Skidmore taught courses on torture and human rights at Carleton University. Few torturers are sadists; mostly they are working on behalf of the state.

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Jonathan Granoff, recounts the early history of the anti-nuclear weapons movement (especially the creation of the Pugwash Conferences).

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Engineer/executive Craig Smith explains why great improvements in electric grids will be necessary to accommodate the sustainable sources of energy.

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“Jill Carr-Harris has worked with India farmers demanding land reform. Doug Saunders is a Canadian journalist who studied village and urban slum life in India.

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Angel Alvarez is optimistic about the prospects for enabling citizens to know about the inner workings of their governments and keep them accountable.

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“Lorraine Rekmans is a journalist and member of an indigenous band in Ontario. She tells how uranium tailings are dumped into lakes, contaminating the water.

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Here are the Project Save the World team members: Ken Simons, Adam Wynne, Dr. Adele Buckley, and Subir Guin, Peace Magazine’s editorial committee.

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“Richard Denton,M.D. is a leader of Rotarians, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and several other peace organizations.

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Mark Tabbert and Philip Chipman are active in Citizens Climate Lobby, an NGO working for carbon taxation. Their computer app allows comparisons of methods.

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Robin Collins admire a book called “Cynical Theories” that criticizes progressive thinkers for quitting universalist, “color blind” commitments for tribalism.

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Ernie Regehr s reports that the Russian military presence is expanding greatly in the Arctic. It is already more active there than other states, which still cooperate.

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William Fletcher discusses China’s energy problems — especially the pollution caused by its reliance on coal. He predicts it will adopt sustainable technology.

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Parag Kadam is comparing the effectiveness of various methods of upholding standards of forest management. He worked on certifying particular companies.

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“Earl Turcotte, chair of CNANW, recounts how the nuclear weapons ban treaty was created. It will enter into effect as international law on January 22.”

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Subha Xavier discusses migrants’ psychological challenges of meeting unfamiliar expectations. She is “curing” ballots that were rejected in Georgia’s run-off.

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Marc Eliot Steinm chats hours after the insurrection at the US Capitol, worrying about the democratic governance of the world, which requires rejecting militarism.

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Maria Puerta Rivera is Venezuelan in Florida studying the voting patterns of immigrants, especially the support of Trump by Cubans and Venezuelans

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“Dr Art Hunter ihas turned his home into a laboratory to experiment with efficient energy use. He shows how to live off the electric grid for 300 days.”

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Ann Swidler, Doug Saunders, and ohn Feffer discuss the rise of right wing populist movements. Ann blames “localism” (as opposed to cosmopolitanism).

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Paul Copeland, Martin Klein, Louis Krieger and Doug Saunders discuss human rights in ethnic conflicts in Myanmar, the Caucasus, Hong Kong, Xinjiang.

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Craig Smith sees a trend among corporations to become either carbon neutral or negative. He has proposals to make corporations accountable in their governance.

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The Gandhian Jill Carr-Harris stayed in Armenia after her cross-continent peace march was interrupted there by Covid. She wants a revival of the “Minsk Group.”

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William Fletcher tells Metta about five tipping points — hypothetical moments when a linear rate of change breaks and a grave irreversible climate trend begins.

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In Part 2 of the Global Town Hall Richard Denton, Charles Tauber, Ronny Yaron, and Erika Simpson discuss the challenge of improving democracy.

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“Alan Haber, Art Hunter, Suba Churchill and Derek Paul on the Town Hall, discussing discuss the power of billionaires and more equitable economics. .”

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Clips from Saul Arbess on the anthropology of the Inuit and with Ann Frisch and Asha Asokan. Ann is promoting openness, and Asha on a conflict in South Sudan.

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Irakli Kakabadze has recently co-founded a Gandhian foundation in Tbilisi. He worries about the situation in the Caucasus is alarming since the recent war there.

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“Alan Haber, Art Hunter, Suba Churchill and Derek Paul on the Town Hall, discussing discuss the power of billionaires and more equitable economics. .”

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“Saul Arbess trained Inuit teachers. He favors reallocating military funds to green projects, and to pay for the research necessary to promote that shift.”

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Irakli Kakabadze has recently co-founded a Gandhian foundation in Tbilisi. He worries about the situation in the Caucasus is alarming since the recent war there.

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Colin Archer was Secretary General of the International Peace Bureau for 27 years. Now in retirement, he and Metta discuss the organization’s history and the challenges of building coalitions that integrate activists across different issues and geographical spaces. 

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“Walter Dorn discusses the new addendum to the Chemical Weapons Convention, which specifies that Novichok is a forbidden chemical weapon.”

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Gordon Edwards and Susan O’Donnell say huge risks will result from creating additional nuclear power reactors, including the planned”small” modular ones.

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Craig Smith discusses the importance of the soil as a carbon sink, and methods of agriculture and forestry that will help sequester soil.

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Clips: Ann Swidler on NGO success in Africa; Koozma Tarasoff on the Doukhobors; Rev. Joseph Cimpaya on farming in Africa; and Steven Staples on Peace Quest.

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Adele Buckley on China in the Arctic, Kathrin Winkler on peace activism in Halifax, Subir Guin on the India-Pakistan conflict and Andrew Sheldon on his campaign

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Eric Davies, Parag Kadam, and Theri Reichlin are young foresters. Eric thinks corporation can contribute much to urban forestry. They worry about biodiversity.

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“Glen Anderson, Anale Heiges, Odile Hugeunot-Haber, and abraham Weizfeld talk about reviving arbitration and negotiation as means of resolving disputes.”

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“Tom Newmark runs a farm in Costa Rica teaching regenerative farming. He co-founded The Carbon Underground to improve farming to sequester carbon in soil.”

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Bernard Dreano discusses the history of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh, and prospects for a peaceful solution.

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Cesar Jaramillo and Kelsey Gallagher study the global trade in conventional arms. They discuss Canada’s failure to obey its own laws about exporting weapons.

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Alexey Prokhorenkko, Joseph Cimpaye, Richard Denton, and Andre Sheldon celebrate Honduras’s ratification of the treaty banning nuclear weapons.

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“Angel Alvarez and Maria Puerta, expatriates from Venezuela, join Alba Purroy, who remains in Caracas as a peacebuilder, discuss the political impasse in that nation.”

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Frank von Hippel worked with Soviet scientists to halt the nuclear arms race that largely succeeded. He now promotes a ban on the reprocessing of nuclear waste.

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“Jill Carr-Harris led a group of Gandhian marchers from India, planning to reach Geneva a year later — but the pandemic struck while they were in Armenia.”

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Philip Bogdonoff, Claire Adamson, Mukti Suvedi, and Kathrin Winkler consider wearing of poppies in remembrance of wars; and the depletion of frogs.

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William Fletcher and Craig Smith’s book argues that it’s feasible to reduce carbon emissions enough to prevent a global catastrophe, using available technologies.

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Seth Klein discusses his new book. It shows how rapidly Canada mobilized for World War II and how to apply the lessons of it now in the climate emergency.

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Jonathan Love and Satya Robinson explain to Metta that “drawdown” refers to the time where the greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere start lowering. But when?

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Frank Kroncke, David Newman, Paul Werbos, and Mukti Suvedi chat about being jailed for opposing the Vietnam War and whether to build railways on permafrost.

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Alon Ben-Meir and Robert Katz recount the history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. They largely agree but are pessimistic about the future.

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“Derek Paul and Sam Lanfranco discuss innovations for improving economies and taming corporations, e.g. [ublic banks, universal basic income, and fair taxation.”

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Three experts on China—Charles Burton, André Laliberté, and Niva Yau — discuss China’s anti-democratic moves in Hong Kong, Central Asia, India, and Taiwan.

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“Louis Kriesberg and Bruce Dayton teach constructive ways of handling conflicts–including combinations of persuasion, reward, and/or coercion.”

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Tom Newmark chairs The Carbon Underground and aims to change the world’s farming methods toward “regenerative agriculture” to retain more carbon in soil.

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“Bob Douglas, Paul Werbos, Richard Denton and David Miller talk in the “”Global Town Hall”” about the creation of an Australian commission on the human future.”

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Tim Wright, an Australian organizer with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) joins Erin Hunt, celebrating their creation of the treaty.

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Ignat Kalinin works for Yabloko, a liberal democratic party in Russia. He discusses Covid and the changing of Russia’s constitution to let Putin rule 36 years.

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“Arthur Kanegis and Melanie Bennett are filmmakers who promote peace by showing stories of people DOING peace work – mainly by become world citizens.”

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“Instead of “”Defund the Police”” Alyn Ware, Tamara Lorincz, Saul Arbess, and Rose Dyson with rather “Defund the Military.”” Is this a realistic possibility?”

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Nadezhda Kutepova was born and raised in a secret Russian city where plutonium was created for nuclear weapons. People were exposed to radiation.

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David Moscrop’s book “Too Dumb for Democracy?” raises a question that liberal political thinkers normally avoid by complaining against “deficits” in democracy. But suppose the problem instead is that normal citizens cannot cognitively

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 Rosemary Meier, Paul Maillet, Kathrin Winkler, and Paul Dekar participate in this month’s Global Town Hall.

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The subtitle of Marc Pilisuk’s book was “Who Benefits from Global Violence and War?” and Peter Phillips’s book answered it: “Giants: The Global Power Elite.”

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Palestinian Mubarak Awad founded a center for nonviolence, which the Israeli government did not appreciate — since it created an effective nonviolent intifada.

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“Saul Arbess, William Geimer, Magritte Gordaneer, and Tamara Lorincz aim to revitalize the Canadian peace movement. The same idea is emerging elsewhere.”

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Peter Russell’s book is a history of sovereignty, but Fergus Watt, Robert Schaeffer, and John Feffer look forward to a global federation instead.

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“Rebecca Fannin is an American business journalist who reports on corporations in Asia for financial magazines, plus two books about China and India.”

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“Barbara Birkett, Saul Chernos, Evnur Taran, Jase Tanner, and Adam Wynne participated in Global Town Hall, discussing Covid-19 with Metta.”

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Adam and Margo Koniuszewski’s Bridge Foundation has consultative status with the UN. It has educational programs in Switzerland, Canada and Poland.

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Metta Spencer reviews the proposals most likely to reduce the threat militarism, global warming, famine, pandemics, nuclear contamination, and cyberattacks.

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In this Town Hall, Ann Frish, Paul Maillet, and Charles Tauber discuss the pandemic and the use of therapy to handle trauma. Several callers are Rotarians.

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Luke Griswold-Tergis and Michael Loranty frequently visit Sergey and Nikita Zimov, whose park shows that herds of large herbivores keep the soil cold.

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Rukiye Turdush is a Canadian activist who works for her ethnic community, the Uighurs. Former diplomat Charles Burton calls their plight “cultural genocide.”

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In this Town Hall, Ann Frish, Paul Maillet, and Charles Tauber discuss the pandemic and the use of therapy to handle trauma. Several callers are Rotarians.

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“The Global Town Hall meeting friends discussed the impact of mining on Guinea’s rainforest, the prospect of shifting to 100% renewable energy with storage.”

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Charles David Tauber and Sandra Maric practice psychotherapy without calling it that. In Croatia, the effects of war trauma are evident but usually denied. Therapy is stigmatized, so they call their work “psychological education,” and they train other local people (“barefoot therapists”) to do it too, using Carl Rogers’ approach in small group settings. They even do therapy online by videoconferen

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Heather Alexander is an ecologist who spends her summers in Siberia studying the effect of forest fires on its remarkable carbon-rich permafrost.

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Fergus Watt is executive director of World Federalists in Canada and John Daniele chairs the Toronto branch. They discuss the UN’s 75th anniversary.

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Erin Hunt works at Mines Action Canada, which promotes compliance with the Landmines Treaty, which prohibits bombs that indiscriminately explode by touch.

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Maung Zarni and Paul Copeland discuss the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar and the massacres of 2017 that forced most to flee to Bangladesh.

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In the first of our Global Town Halls, Andre Kamenshikov, Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman, Joanna Santa Barbara, Bruna Nota, and Adam Wynne talk policy.

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Libbe HaLevy calls herself a “Survivor of Three Mile Island,” which sounds strange until you learn that not everyone did survive it. Now she runs a weekly podcast.

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Tariq Rauf is an expert on nuclear weapons and the politics of disarmament. He predicts that the upcoming Non-Proliferation Review Conference will fail.

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Alyn Ware heads the Basel Peace Office, where he runs a new campaign, Move the Nuclear Weapons Money. Profit-seeking influences nuclear weapon states.

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Mukti Suvedi and Sharad Neupana are Nepalese peace and development workers. Mukti works in rebuilding a town that had been leveled by an earthquake.

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Canadian climatologist Paul Beckwith attended the COP 25 meeting in Madrid that ended in a stalemate. There is too little progress by elected government officials.

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Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian professor, was imprisoned in Iran for promoting democracy and gender equality. She talks with Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi.

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Dr. Laura Kahn and Dr. Cheryl Stroud are leaders in the “One Health” movement, an approach that brings together medical, veterinary and environmental medicine.

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Tony McQuail, a prominent organic farmer in Ontario considers how to feed the future human population of 11 billion by methods that include “cocktail crops.”

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Trisha Pritikin began being exposed to radiation while in utero. She is still partly incapacitated. But she’s a lawyer whose organization fights for victims’ rights.

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David Price models ecological systems for the Canadian government–mostly forests. He and Robin Collins where to plant a trillion new trees. Prefer the tropics.

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“Michel Duguay, an engineering professor at Laval University, reassures Metta that there’s nothing to worry about regarding electric grids. He does worry using coal.”

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 William Ryerson heads the Population Media Centre, which develops serial melodramas with messages that instigate reproductive changes globally.

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Noah Weisbord, a law professor at Queens University, worked on the committee that defined the crime of aggression as now an enforceable international law.

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“Reiner Braun is co-president of the International Peace Bureau. He updates Metta on the dangerous current period, when the US is declining and China is rising.”

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“Paul Beckwith is a Canadian climatologist. Metta wonders where to put a trillion more trees, but he is more interested in using the oceans to sequester carbon.”

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Noah Weisbord, a law professor at Queens University, worked on the committee that defined the crime of aggression as now an enforceable international law.

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“Audrey Hayden, Genevieve Langille, Jasmine McRorie, and Freyja Moser are high school students in London, Ontario who organized a protest march for the climate.”

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Meir Amor, an Israeli-born professor in Montreal, and abraham Weizfeld, who lives in Montreal and Palestine, consider recent elections a significant improvement.

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Noah Weisbord, a law professor at Queens University, worked on the committee that defined the crime of aggression as now an enforceable international law.

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Reva Joshee is a Toronto professor and advisor to Jai Jagat, which will march to Geneva Switzerland, passing through Iran, Georgia, Croatia, among other states.

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Macdonald Scott is an immigration consultant who helps disadvantaged migrants acquire official status as immigrants to Canada. The system is not very generous.

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Ashis Nandy is a political psychologist in Delhi who notes the harms resulting from India’s development programs.He tells Subir Guin about Modi’s motives re Kashmir.

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John Feffer edits Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He and Metta discuss the rise of right-wing populism and decline of transnational NGOs.

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Ann Swidler is a U of C. Berkeley sociologist who believes that Western altruists who want to help Africa should begin by learning about the culture where they go.

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Alison Lucas is a Major in the Canadian Army and Amber Comisso is a Lt. Commander in Canada’s Navy. Both “ladies” have served as peacekeepers abroad.

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“Normand Beaudet runs a nonviolence resource centre in Montreal. His student assistant, Jamie Latvaitis, organizes opposition to a proposed Quebec pipeline.”

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Retired peace studies professors Nigel Young and Metta Spencer discuss their profession, Young’s two new books, and their shared concerns about nationalism.

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Ashrith Doman explains what a fuel cell is and who might choose to use one for what purposes—as well as the pros and cons of electric and hydrogen cars.

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Adele Buckley and Sandra Odendahl are both engineers who are interested in promoting ways of capturing carbon from smokestacks. (Think “clean coal.”)

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David Last is a Canadian who served in Cyprus and the former Yugoslavia who has trained peacekeepers from several countries. He says they need more training.

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Andrew Futter, author of Hacking the Bomb, discusses with Hans-Christian Breede, whether a hacker could initiate nuclear war. The answer is: maybe.

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Erika Simpson and Metta discuss their common concerns as academic Canadian peace researchers — the recent meeting of the Canadian Peace Research Assn.

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Andre Kamenshikov is a Russian peace worker in Ukraine. He and Metta discuss public attitudes about such issues as climate change and the war in Donbas.

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 Nadine Bloch, Puppet-maker, peace educator, and author of Beautiful Trouble and SNAP (a guide to nonviolent resistance) tells Metta how to campaign successfully.

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Paul Maillet and Metta agree that wars are not inevitable, with early warning and quick intervention to prevent them. So let’s codify procedures for peace operations.

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Kai Brand-Jacobsen co-founded PATRIR, a peace institute in Romania. He tells Metta about some of their innovations, such as bringing experts out of their “silos.”

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Lisa Schirch has a new book about the trade-offs that are involved in maintaining freedom of speech on social media and preventing hate speech and fake news.

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Daniel Maxwell is in Nairobi on a field trip hunting for factors producing famine in Africa. He looks for underlying vulnerabilities, not just triggering events.

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Carl Kline, Anand Mazgaonkar, and Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan discusses their work with the poor of India and then about the effects of social media in Myanmar.

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Architect Paul Dowsett, and carpenter’s union president Michael Yorke advocate use of wood for buildings to reduce carbon emissions and keep heat inside or out.

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Cesar Jaramillo and Branka Marijan of Project Ploughshares are working to create laws requiring a human to be in charge of any weapon that targets another human.

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Carl Kline, Anand Mazgaonkar, and Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan discusses their work with the poor of India and then about the effects of social media in Myanmar.

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Gaurav Gurjar works with Afforest, a company in India that creates Miyawaki forests, which grow extraordinarily fast and sequester fmore carbon than others.

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Maciej Bartkowski studies how to make nonviolent civil resistance struggles succeed. He urges organizers to set goals that everyone can know when attained.

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Harriet Friedmann is a specialist on the world’s food system. She and Metta talk about the importance of diversity of species for the future of humankind.

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Lt. Col. Dave Grossman reminds Metta Spencer that in previous wars few soldiers actually fired their weapons. Armies now train them successfully with video games.

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Walter Dorn, a professor at the Canadian Forces College, teaches military officers. He also works for the United Nations overseas, mainly on surveillance technology.

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Theodore Postol, Douglas Roche, and Sergey Rogov are all deeply worried because the US and Russia have both declared their intention of ending the INF Treaty.

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Drs. Laura Kahn and Ronald St. John are experts on public health emergencies such as pandemics.She studies the increasing resistance to antibiotics.

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Jill Carr-Harris is a Canadian who, with her husband, Rajagopal, leads a Gandhian movement in India. She and Metta talk about a new Gandhian centre in Georgia.

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Jose Etcheverry does love his car! He sits behind the wheel talking about it to Metta and pointing out the sustainability aides in the parking lot around him.

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Alyn Ware was hosting a meeting in Basel, Switzerland for organizations that intend to get investors to take their money out of the nuclear weapons-producing firms.

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Aaron Tovish used to manage “Mayors for Peace,” an organization to which 7,000 cities now belong. Mayors refuse to allow their cities to be targets of a nuclear war.

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Angela Bischoff, Richard Denton, and Gordon Edwards know what certain types of rays do to the human body and don’t want it to happen to them. You won’t either.

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Adam Koniuszewski attended the COP meeting in Katowice, Poland, only months after the climate experts warned that we have only 12 years left to end the problem.

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Russians hate politics nowadays. Even Putin does, according to Ignat Kalinin, a journalist who himself stopped covering military affairs for Russian newspapers.

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David Swanson and Greta Zerro are organizing people all over the world to prevent wars, and their movement, World Beyond War, is growing fast in Canada too.

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Aden, in southern Yemen, was Dr. Qais Ghanem’s home town. So Metta asked him and his peacenik friend Paul Maillet to explain how today’s war came to that land.

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Matthew Hoffman studies the ways in which cities and other local jurisdictios have means of reducing climate change, even in a country run by deniers like the Donald.

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Jamila Raqib was a 20-year-old refugee from Afghanistan who believed that war was sometimes necessary. Fortunately, her new employer convinced her otherwise.

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Kevin Zeese runs movements in the US to prevent wars and legalize marijuana. He learned much from organizing the Occupy movement and now runs a talk show.

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Matthew Hoffman studies Adele Buckley and Ernie Regehr remind us that, thought ice is melting in the Arctic, the people and even the nations in the Arctic get along together surprisingly well.

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Branka Marijan and John Daniele note the it is possible for certain hackers to get control of a ballistic missile and launch a nuclear war. Or control an electric grid.

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Harry Glasbeek tells Metta about the woman who held a wedding ceremony, marrying a corporation. And why not? After all, a corporation is legally a person.

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Jeremy Littlewood reminds Metta of the treaty prohibiting any country from making or keeping chemical weapons of war. (But that’s not quite the end of the matter.)

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Erin Hunt and Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan attend meetings that are trying to prevent the development of “killer robots” — programmed to pick their own victims.

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Mark Sedra’s research is similar to Project Save the World.in that he and we try to identify the truly serious global threats and how they are causally interdependent.

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Catherine Abreu runs Climate Action Network in Canada; it’s part of a global network, and she informs Metta about the progress seen in its meetings.

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John Foster and Millie Morton discuss the impact on international conflict of finding oil and gas and transporting it by pipelines through countries, notably Afghanistan.

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After Karen Hamilton finished coordinating the Canadian Council of Churches, she organized a “parliament of world religions” for about 10,000 people in Toronto.

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Robert Schaeffer and Thomas Ponniah discuss: Are people in different parts of the world coming closer together or dividing more and more into distinct countries?

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Can you have a famine when there’s plenty of food? Yes, if people can’t get it. Alex de Waal says that now all famines are acts if war and should be deemed war crimes.

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After Karen Hamilton finished coordinating the Canadian Council of Churches, she organized a “parliament of world religions” for about 10,000 people in Toronto.

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Dr Mary-Wynne Ashford and a colleague go to high schools in Victoria, BC to teach students about the risks of nuclear war. They take along a choir and sing together.

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“Dr. Ira Helfand is a double Nobel prize winner! He co-chairs International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won it in 1985, and which sponsors ICAN.”

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David Burman, Liz Couture, and Peter Jones are climate change activists who refer to Drawdown’s calculations of the cost of the measures that can solve our problem.

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Cesar Jaramillo is the executive director of Project Ploughshares. He recalls arriving in Canada as a refugee from his native Colombia, which was at war at the time.

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Engineers Greg Allen, Steve Kemp, and John Straube design low-energy buildings. Why? Because buildings are the source of 30% of greeenhouse gas warming Earth.

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David Burman, Liz Couture, and Peter Jones are climate change activists who refer to Drawdown’s calculations of the cost of the measures that can solve our problem.

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Lester Kurtz is a sociologist in Seoul, John Feffer wrote a book about the country, and Marius Grinius was posted there. They discuss Trump’s meeting with Kim.

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Engineers Greg Allen, Steve Kemp, and John Straube design low-energy buildings. Why? Because buildings are the source of 30% of greeenhouse gas warming Earth.

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Chris Hyrnkow, Peter Venton, and Florence Stratton, discuss the 2018 CPRA conference they’d attended and Susana Barnes recounted peace work in E. Timor.

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Robin Collins, John Trent, and Fergus Watt agree: The UN needs structural changes, such as a democratic parliamentary assembly. They’re working toward it.

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Robin Collins, Timothy Donais, and Peter Langille want a UN peace service ready to go overseas at a moment’s notice to prevent war or protect people at risk of harm.

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Jack Gemmell, Paul Meyer, and Allison Pytlak want such a treaty limiting aggression online. Some countries refuse. What do you think should be done next? Try again?

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Angela Bischoff, Pippa Feinstein, and Brennain Lloyd worry about the nuclear power plant near you. Could it explode? Or could the radioactive waste get in your water?

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Sweta Chakraborty, Ronald St. John, and Bryna Warshawski advise you not to feed the monkeys! If they bite, they can pass along a virus — starting a new pandemic.

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“Do you think food ought to be free? Haroom Akram-Lodhi and Mustafa Koc have just such a goal in mind. Certainly there ought to be access to food for everyone.”

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Joanna Santa Barbara, Jodi Koberinski and Lloyd Helferty say the soil can contain carbon if it is not plowed or eroded by wind or water. It’s a matter of how to farm.

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Malcolm Potts, William Ryerson, and Aysan Sev’er want you to send your daughter to school. She will bear fewer children, and that will help reduce global warming.

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“Do you think food ought to be free? Haroom Akram-Lodhi and Mustafa Koc have just such a goal in mind. Certainly there ought to be access to food for everyone.”

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Erin Hunt, Earl Turcotte, and Douglas Roche agree with the views of (according to polls) 2/3 of the world population who want nuclear abolition. So how to get it?

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