E.P. Thompson was a British historian and peace campaigner. He was an early and ardent supporter of CND, and was considered one of the leading figures in the campaign against nuclear weapons in the 1980s.
Thompson wrote the famous parody pamphlet, ‘Protest and Survive’, in response to government advice on how to survive a nuclear attack. He also wrote dozens of articles and essays supporting the cause, as well as speaking at countless public meetings.
Thompson was also one of the authors of the 1980 Appeal for European Nuclear Disarmament, the founding document of European Nuclear Disarmament (END). He had a particularly important role as a link between western European peace activists and their counterparts in eastern Europe.
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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