How to Stop a Nuclear War

Wed May 15 2024 at 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm

15 King's College Circle- Paul Cadario Conference Centre | Toronto

Science for Peace
Publisher/HostScience for Peace
How to Stop a Nuclear War
A lecture by filmmaker and journalist, Paul Jay.
About this Event

Paul Jay is a journalist and filmmaker. He was the co-executive producer of Face Off and counterSpin, nightly prime-time debate programs that ran for ten years on CBC Newsworld. Jay was the founder of The Real News Network based in Baltimore. His films have won awards at major festivals. He is currently working on a documentary titled "How to Stop a Nuclear War" based on Daniel Ellsberg’s book “The Doomsday Machine,” featuring acclaimed actor Emma Thompson as narrator.

Militarism and financialization became crucial parts of the U.S. economy and politics since World War I. In 1934, Smedley Butler, a highly decorated American soldier, wrote a book titled "War is a Racket," which exposed the profit motives behind warfare. As Daniel Ellsberg pointed out, after World War II, the development of nuclear weapons and the Cold War narrative provided the foundation for an even greater expansion of the military-industrial-financial complex. Today, the militarist “racket” has led to an all-out nuclear arms race that threatens, not only our economy, but our very existence.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

15 King's College Circle- Paul Cadario Conference Centre, 15 King's College Circle, Toronto, Canada


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