This Week in Peace History 10/6-10/12

by Carl Bunin

This Week in Peace History is designed to help us appreciate the fact that we are part of a rich history advocating peace and social justice. While the entries often focus on large and dramatic events (click the dates for details), there are so many smaller things done every day to promote peace and justice. Here’s to the real peace advocates: YOU!

Oct 6

•Pacifist colonists arrive in Pennsylvania
•Allen Ginsberg howls
•Struggle against nuclear plant

Oct 7
•House the homeless
•Hate crime in Laramie

Oct 8
•U.S. to share nuclear secrets
•Solidarity banned in Poland

Oct 9
•Fellowship of Reconciliation founded
•WWII Japanese-Americans get compensation
•Women in Black
•Imagine Peace Tower

Oct 10

•Outer Space Treaty
•Limited Test Ban Treaty
•Official lies: father pardons; son hires
•Nuclear installation protested
•War resisters get backing

Oct 11
•Civil rights for gay Americans

Oct 12
•“Indians” discover Columbus
•CO gets medal
•Atlanta Temple bombed
•Are humans like animals?
•Vietnam resisters backed by thousands
•Calley court-martialled for My Lai Massacre

The Peace symbol turns 50 this year!

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