Earth Day and the Longest Peace Protest in History

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Today is Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, it is now commorated in more than 192 countries each year.Although it now focusses on ecology, it originated in a 1969 proposal by peace activist John McConnell for a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace at the UNESCO Conference in San Francisco
The longest continuous peace protest in history was Greenham Common

greenham common
What does Greenham Common mean to those of us who weren’t born 30 years ago, or were too young, too busy with other things or just not interested?
Vague memories of dirty women camping in the woods – for years and years and years, until suddenly it was all over. And we occasionally wonder
What was all that about?

5th September 1981: a group of 36 Welsh women marched from Cardiff to Greenham Common, Berkshire, England. They were ‘poor, had no powerful connections, were…

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