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World Peace Council Public Meeting March 12, 2011

Posted by Garibaldy in Communist Party of Ireland, International Politics, Irish Neutrality.
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As can be seen from the poster above, Iraklis Tsavdaridis, executive secretary of the World Peace Council will address a public meeting to be held in Dublin on Thursday 24th January at 7.30pm in the Ireland Institute. The theme is The Peace Movement versus the EU and NATO.

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1. Starkadder - June 24, 2011

A bit late, but I was just reading a review of Kate Hudson’s history of
CND by Bill Hetherington, the British peace historian.
He’s not a WPC fan:

“The Peace Pledge Union’s first leaflet against the bomb, barely two months after Hiroshima, is passed over in favour of a eulogy for the partisan British Peace Committee and World Peace Council
Moscow line”.

http://www.peacenews.info/issues/2466/2466104.html

It does seem to me a shame that many leftists have never even
heard of left-wing peace groups like War Resisters’ International or the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, or thoughtful pacifists like Gene Sharp or the late Barbara Deming.

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2. B. Rand - June 25, 2011

…or veteran Jesuit peace campaigner Daniel Berrigan.

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Starkadder - June 25, 2011

I’m sure many leftists would know Berrigan as a protester
against the Vietnam War, but his actual pacifism doesn’t
seem to well known.

It’s not widely known even among Irish left historians, that there was a pacifist organisation in Ireland, the “All Ireland Anti-war Crusade” from the 1930s to the 1950s. I think some of its
members went on to found the Irish branch of CND.

PANA has War Resisters’ International as one of its
links:

http://www.pana.ie/resource/links.html

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