Understanding Popular Protest Against Nuclear Weapons and War


Barbra Bearden, of Peace Action says:

Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future is a collection of lively essays written by prominent leaders and supporters of Peace Action and its two important predecessors — the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

Editors Glen H. Stassen and Lawrence S. Wittner survey a half-century of work in the peace movement by three of the largest and most influential peace organizations in American history. With a foreword by Representative Barbara Lee, this book provides a unique resource for understanding popular protest against nuclear weapons and war in the modern era.

Peace Action: Past Present and Future is published by Paradigm Publishers, and will be retailing for $16.95 through Peace Action. Information about book release events nationwide is available at the Peace Action website.

For the past 50 years Peace Action has committed itself to the idea that war is not a suitable response to conflict; that every person has the right to live without the threat from nuclear weapons; that America has the resources to both protect and provide for its citizens. At Peace Action we believe that given the right tools, ordinary people can change the world.

Glen Harold Stassen, Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary, in addition to Peace Action: Past Present, and Future has authored Just Peacemaking: Transforming Initiatives for Peace and Justice, Living the Sermon on the Mount, and Kingdom Ethics. He is a respected activist and scholar and is a board member of Peace Action.

Lawrence S. Wittner, Professor of History at the State University of New York at Albany, is the author of Rebels Against War: The American Peace Movement, 1933-1983, The Struggle Against the Bomb (an award-winning trilogy), and of numerous other books and articles. He is a prominent historian who serves on the national board of Peace Action.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was elected to represent California’s ninth Congressional District in 1998. She is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and a Senior Democratic Whip.

This book is dedicated to the late William Sloane Coffin, Jr. and produced in conjunction with Peace Action’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Peace Action, with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons and promote government spending priorities that support human needs.

For more information, contact:

Barbra Bearden,
Peace Action,
T: 301-565-4050 ext. 330,
E: bbearden@peace-action.org
Related Books:

The American Peace Movement, 1933-1983,,Rebels Against War: The American Peace Movement, 1933-1983,Transforming Initiatives for Justice and Peace

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