Item #31131 Disarmament City [Map]. Direct Action Coalition.

Disarmament City [Map]

New York: Direct Action Coalition, [1982]. 8 1/2 x 11" leaflet, offset printed on white paper stock.

A leaflet for Disarmament City, the occupation campsite created in conjunction with the massive June 1982 anti-nuclear protest in New York City, which remains the largest protest in American history. On that date approximately 1 million people gathered in the city and converged upon Central Park. The event was the culmination of the “freeze” initiatives which began after the election of Ronald Reagan. The following year, the events surrounding the Able Archer brought the world closer to large nuclear disaster than perhaps any event in history. This, coupled with the success of the June 12 demonstration, is often credited with compelling the softening of the rhetoric of nuclear war between the U.S. and the USSR, leading to the Reykjavik summit. It may be reckless conjecture, but perhaps not hyperbole to suppose that the demonstration may have played a role in saving the world from nuclear war (so far). The leaflet is illustrated with a map for how to reach the campsite and directions for how best to reach it.

A good only example, rather heavily creased with some moderate smudging, but completely intact and sound. Item #31131

Price: $75.00

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