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Peace Activism: World and Peace

peace activism: Scott Neigh talks with her about how the world and peace activism have changed in the last three and a half decades, and about the ways in which the Ploughshares Calgary Society is still patiently and persistently working towards a more just and peaceful world, according to Rabble. In some ways, when it comes to questions of war and peace, the world is a very different place than it was thirty-five years ago. She was one of the founders in 1982 of the peace group currently known as the Ploughshares Calgary Society, and today she is still involved. In that era, the world was dominated by two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. In 2018, the world is quite a different place. After a detente period that lasted much of the 1970s, Cold War tensions were once again high in the early 1980s and the risk of nuclear annihilation felt sufficiently imminent to mobilize hundreds of thousands into the streets in peace marches in Canada in that decade, and millions more in the rest of the world. ( As reported in the news.