Caroline Lucas is Chair of Parliamentary CND, and a long-time CND supporter and activist. Caroline was at university when she first joined CND and says ’it remains as central to my politics now as it was then.’
Caroline goes on to describe her fond memories of protesting at Greenham: ‘It wasn’t only women protesting, it was women protesting as women: tying flowers and ribbons into the sinister silver-grey wire of the fences; singing and laughing; the sense of two different value sets coming into conflict in a vivid way. More than anything I remember the colourfulness of the protesters, in their clothes and songs, and the grey and bleak drabness of the bases: a metaphor for the forces of life and death.
‘Looking back on those days, it’s striking how many of the same issues and prejudices survive, including the mainstream political parties still marginalizing pacifism, treating it as freakish or naïve, rather than an idea that we should work towards even if we may never reach it.’
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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