This Week in Peace History 10/13-10/19

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 13

•AFL boycotts German products

Oct 14
•Sobibor uprising
•First national march for gay rights

Oct 15
•Thousands say no to Vietnam War
•Black Panthers formed
•Endangered species
•Millions say no to Vietnam War

Oct 16
•Black man in the White House
•Thousands take peace pledge
•China has the bomb
•Olympic medal-winners salute
•Kissinger: Chilean coup, Peace Prize same month
•Chilean coup leader and dictator arrested

Oct 17

•U.S. controls Caribbean nation
•Anti-Poverty Day

Oct 18
•1st American union
•Are women persons?

Oct 19
•War Resisters League
•Sit down, order coffee, get arrested
•Workers win 17-year struggle

The Peace symbol turns 50 this year!


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