Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA) Memorial Pages

VANA Archives

Founding VANA

The following articles on the founding of VANA were posted on, the former website of the national organization.

Although the domain has long since disappeared, many of its files can be accessed from the table below (which also contains a number of more recent files, newsletters, and minutes).

Full electronic archive

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Interview with a Peacemaker-Veteran (Peace Magazine Vol.01, No.9: December 1985) Andrew Pakula and Mark Pancer; Giff Gifford, interviewee article html 1985-12
The Effects On The Inhabitants Of A City Of The Explosion Of A Nuclear Bomb Alan F. Phillips, M.D. inhabitants.html article html 1987-01
Giff Gifford to Sen. Jack Marshall, May 26, 1992 C.G. Gifford gifford-marshall-may-1992.html letter html 1992-05-26
Giff Gifford to Sen. Jack Marshall, July 25, 1992 C.G. Gifford gifford-marshall-july-1992.html letter html 1992-07-25
Brief of C.G. Gifford DFC on Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command C.G. Gifford gifford-senate-brief-november-1992.html document html 1992-11-06
No Launch On Warning Alan F. Phillips, M.D. nolow.html article html 1994-01
Fifty Years with the Bomb Jordan Bishop jordan-bishop-50-years.html article html 1995-08
20 Mishaps That Might Have Started Accidental Nuclear War Alan F. Phillips, M.D. 20mishaps.html article html 1997-07-11
Too Grave A Risk Alan F. Phillips, M.D. toogravearisk.html article html 1998-03-06
Threats To Use Nuclear Weapons David R. Morgan threatsofwar.html article html 1998-10-22
NATO, Canada and Nuclear Arms Jordan Bishop natocanandnucleararms.pdf article pdf 1999-06
Ray Creery Remembers 1982-1988 Ray Creery creery.html article html 1988
Seniors Against War: The Early History Of Vana C.G. Gifford earlyhistoryofvana.html article html 1990
Reminiscences by Kell Antoft Kell Antoft antoft.html article html 1995-05-26
Retaliatory Launch Only After Detonation Alan F. Phillips, M.D. retaliatorylaunchonlyafterdetonation.html article html 2003-04
Motion On Weaponization Of Outer Space VANA On-Que weaponizationofouterspace.html article html 2003-06-03
Angela Bischoff presentation: Chernobyl, Fukushima, Darlington and Beyond Angela Bischoff Angela_Bischoff_presentation_
article pdf 2012-04-24
Angela Bischoff audio podcast on Angela Bischoff article mp3 2012-04-24
Poster for Flashes of Hope: Hibakusha Travelling the World (Peace Boat film) Setsuko Thurlow VANA_Setsuko_Thurlow_Peace_Boat_10-26-2010.pdf document pdf 2010-10-26
VANA Resolutions 2010 VANA On-Que VANA_RESOLUTIONS_2010.pdf document pdf 2010-01
Vancouver 2011 proclamation Dave Laskey
Vancouver_2011_proclamation.pdf document pdf 2011-01
Lobbying Bob Rae on Nuclear Weapons Abolition VANA On-Que VANA_copy_April_2011.pdf document pdf 2011-04
VANA minutes 10 4 2011 VANA On-Que
VANA_minutes_10-4-2011.pdf document pdf 2011-04-10
Poster for Canada's Military Spending: Folly or Fallout? VANA On-Que VANA_5-1-2011_POSTER.pdf document pdf 2011-05-01
VANA April 24 2012 resolution VANA On-Que VANA_4-24-2012_resolution.pdf document pdf 2012-04-24
VANA 2013 AGM minutes VANA On-Que VANA_2013_AGM_Minutes.pdf document pdf 2013-05-21
VANA May 21, 2013 AGM agenda VANA On-Que VANA_5-21-2013_AGM_Agenda.pdf document pdf 2013-05-21
Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper re military emissions, 2010 VANA On-Que VANA_Harper_4-29-2010_letter.pdf letter pdf 2010-04-29
October 2011 notice of meeting and discussion on VANA's future Audrey Tobias audrey_tobias_announcement.pdf letter pdf 2011-10-04
Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty re nuclear power generation VANA On-Que McGuinty_letter.pdf letter pdf 2012-05-15
Response from Premier Dalton McGuinty re nuclear power generation
McGuinty_response_6-2012.pdf letter pdf 2012-05-30
Darlington nuclear generation station submission Oct 2012 Phyllis Creighton Phyllis_Darlington_submission_10-2012.pdf letter pdf 2012-10-14
Newsletter October 2001 Vol. 12, No. 8 VANA BC Region VANALH26.pdf newsletter pdf 2001-10-01
Newsletter November-December 2001 Vol. 12, No. 9 VANA BC Region VANALH27.pdf newsletter pdf 2001-11-01
Newsletter January 2002 Vol. 13, No. 1 VANA BC Region VANALH28.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-01-01
Newsletter February 2002 Vol. 13, No. 2 VANA BC Region VANALH29.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-02-01
VANA Update March 2002 (insert in Press for Conversion issue 47) VANA national p4c47-vana.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-03-01
Newsletter March 2002 Vol. 13, No. 3 VANA BC Region VANALH30.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-03-01
Newsletter April 2002 Vol. 13, No. 4 VANA BC Region VANALH31.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-04-01
Newsletter May 2002 Vol. 13, No. 5 VANA BC Region VANALH32.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-05-01
VANA Update June 2002 (insert in Press for Conversion Issue 48) VANA national p4c48-vana.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-06-01
Newsletter June 2002 Vol. 13, No. 6 VANA BC Region VANALH331.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-06-01
Newsletter September 2002 Vol. 13, No. 7 VANA BC Region VANALH342.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-09-01
VANA Update October 2002 (insert in Press for Conversion Issue 49) VANA national p4c49-vana.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-10-01
Newsletter October 2002 Vol. 13, No. 8 VANA BC Region VANALH352.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-10-01
Newsletter Newsletter November 2002 Vol. 13, No. 9 VANA BC Region VANALH36.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-11-01
Newsletter December 2002 (collated email discussions) VANA national Spring03vana.pdf newsletter pdf 2002-12-01
Newsletter January 2003 Vol. 14, No. 1 VANA BC Region VANALH373.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-01-01
Newsletter February 2003 Vol. 17, No. 1 VANA On-Que 17-1-2003.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-02-01
Newsletter February 2003 Vol. 14, No. 2 VANA BC Region VANALH383.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-02-01
Newsletter March 2003 Vol. 14, No. 3 VANA BC Region VANALH392.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-03-01
VANA Update April 2003 Vol. 14, No. 4 VANA BC Region VANALH403.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-04-01
VANA Update May 2003 (insert in Press for Conversion Issue 51) VANA national p4c51-vana.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-05-01
May 2003 Vol. 14, No. 5 VANA BC Region VANALH412.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-05-01
June 2003 Vol. 14, No. 6 VANA BC Region VANALH425.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-06-01
September 2003 Vol. 14, No. 7 VANA BC Region VANALH435.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-09-01
October 2003 Vol. 14, No. 8 VANA BC Region VANALH442.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-10-01
November 2003 Vol. 14, No. 9 VANA BC Region VANALH45.pdf newsletter pdf 2003-11-01
VANA Update, January 2004, Vol.15 No.1 (merged BC and national newsletters) VANA national VANALH46.pdf newsletter pdf 2004-01-01
Newsletter November 2011 VANA On-Que VANA_November_2011_Newsletter.pdf newsletter pdf 2011-11-01
Newsletter April 2012 VANA On-Que VANA_April_2012_Newsletter.pdf newsletter pdf 2012-04-01
Newsletter May 2013 VANA On-Que VANA_May_2013_Newsletter.pdf newsletter pdf 2013-05-01