Publisher: Social Justice Committee of Montreal, Verdun, Canada
Periodical profile published 1980
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2139
Abstract: New Notes, a publication of the Social Justice Committee of Montreal, is a monthly newsletter, containing articles and announcements of events in the Province of Quebec. This issue focuses o n militarism and disarmament. Articles analyze the many facets of militarism, and propose strategies and actions to deal with militarism.
The analysis of militarism notes the rising costs and budgets for military weapons in both Western and Third World countries. The impact of nuclear energy, as evidenced in the sale of the CANDU nuclear reactor to Argentina, leads one writer to see a 'drift to annihilation'. Facts and figures are cited throughout News Notes in support of this analysis.
Actions proposed include encouraging the Canadian government to 'keep its political cool and not overreact to current crises.' Governments are also encouraged to follow through on the proposals put forward to the UN Special Session on Disarmament. The action of the longshoremen in Saint John, N.B. in refusing to load 'heave water' for the CANDU plant in Argentina is commended as positive action to halt nuclear energy development and its contribution to nuclear arms development.