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West Michigan Nuclear Resisters took part in campaigns throughout the state in the 1980s through the early 1990s – Part II

(In Part I, we looked at campaigns against nuclear weapons production and deployment in Michigan.)  Grand Rapids also had nuclear connections to the Military Industrial Complex. The Defense Logistics Agency had (and still has) a branch location in the office … Continue reading

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West Michigan Nuclear Resisters took part in campaigns throughout the state in the 1980s and early 1990s – Part I

In two weeks, much of the world will be reflecting on the 70th anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The world witnessed the brutal violence unleashed from those early versions of nuclear weapons, but it did … Continue reading

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Interview with Margi Derks Peterson: From Model to Anti-Nuclear Activist

GRPHP – When did you first get involved in the Nuclear Freeze Campaign? and what motivated you to get involved? Margi – Let’s see, Chuck and I got married in 1984, and I met my Best Woman, Kathy Connolly through … Continue reading

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Part I of Interview with Mark Kane on the West Michigan Nuclear Freeze Campaign in the early 1980s

This is Part I of a two part interview with former director of the Institute for Global Education Mark Kane. In the United States, awareness about nuclear weapons was relatively marginal, until people like Dr. Helen Caldicott and Jonathan Schell … Continue reading

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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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