Category Archives: Anti-Nuclear Movement

Grand Rapids Cartoonist Created Anti-Nuclear Characters in 1980s

As we have mentioned in a previous posting, political cartoons were part of the organized resistance against US policy in Central America in the 1980s.  The same cartoonist, Jim Jirous, also created political cartoons that critiqued US nuclear policy. His … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Freeze Movement inspired many in Grand Rapids

Beginning in the late 1970s, many people in the US began to learn about the dangers of nuclear weapons and possibility of nuclear war. The US and there former Soviet Union were engaged in a nuclear arms race, with both … Continue reading

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Nuclear Resistance in Grand Rapids – 1985

People have engaged in all sorts of opposition to nuclear weaponry and militarism in West Michigan since nuclear weaponry was used against the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. We found the picture included here from an action that … Continue reading

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