Bertrand Russell was one of the great philosophers of the twentieth century and one of the founders of CND. He was CND’s first and only President.
As a world famous figure, his endorsement of the 1955 Russell-Einstein manifesto calling for nuclear disarmament and signed by 11 leading scientists generated considerable public interest.
Russell also set up the Committee of 100 for Civil Disobedience against Nuclear Warfare in 1960. Russell was arrested and charged with inciting civil disobedience in 1961, ahead of an expected round of mass civil disobedience in response to the arrival of the first US Polaris submarine in Scotland. His imprisonment at almost 90 years of age raised the profile of the anti-nuclear movement enormously.
What is 60 faces of CND?
Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.
CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
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