Michael Randle has been an anti-nuclear activist for decades and is one of the people responsible for putting direct action on the map in Britain – the initial protests he was involved with in the early 1950s received significant press attention.

Michael’s involvement with CND came as a member of the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War (DAC) and its successor, the Committee of 100. Michael was on the organising committee for the first Aldermaston March in Easter 1958. He still has in his possession a copy of the first leaflet issued by the Committee inviting people to join the march.

Michael was present in the DAC office when Gerald Holtom came to show his sketches of the symbol he had designed, the now famous CND logo. He says it was adopted on the spot.

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

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.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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