Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

From KeyWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Logo



The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) was the largest "ban the bomb" movement in Great Britain formed as part of the drive for a nuclear test ban treaty in the late 1950s and early 1960s. As of 1982, seven members of the CND national committee were publicly known members of the Communist Party of Great Britain. With strong backing from the left wing of the British Labour Party, the CND has revived as a key element in the present anti-NATO and anti-U.S. disarmament drive.[1]

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament opposes NATO and advocate "non-military solutions to conflict."[2] According to their website, "5000 people turned up to the first CND meeting, on February 17th, 1958. The first march to the nuclear bomb factory at Aldermaston, in Berkshire, followed – an event which brought anti-nuclear campaigning, together with the new CND symbol, to public consciousness."

Spokespeople

The following are listed as "Spokespeople"[3] on the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament website, which also cites Ian Chamberlain as "Press & Communications Officer":

Patrons

The following are listed as "Patrons"[4] on the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament website:

Vanessa Redgrave

Actress Vanessa Redgrave and her brother Corin Redgrave, right, are seen during an anti-Vietnam War rally held in Trafalgar Square in London, England, March 24, 1968. The rally is held by the Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. (AP Photo)

In 1968, Actress Vanessa Redgrave spoke at a Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament-sponsored Anti-Vietnam rally held in Trafalgar Square in London, England, March 24, 1968. She was accompanied by her brother Corin Redgrave.[5]

References