Contents of No. 26
Scientists are no longer needed to make H-bombs. Professor Hahn, who split the atom in 1938, has told us that “it’s only a technicians’ problem now to construct an apparatus that would totally end life on this globe.”
So each week we bring out Peace News in a world where people no longer feel that they have control over their own lives or the lives of their children. Democracy went out of the window when the H-bomb came in at the door.
Our marches and civil disobedience have brought home the problem of nuclear weapons to millions; our ‘Black Paper’ is following up with precise facts about the situation. But still the hidden terror of nuclear tests and the menace of the arms race is with us. And a feeling of despair and inadequacy.
We have yet to produce the political programme and manifesto which will be as meaningful to the parents of children threatened with nuclear death as was that which the radical movement of past centuries produced for the parents of children threatened with deformity and early death through sweated labour in mines and factories.
We have moved the hearts and minds of tens of thousands of people in Britain by our marches and demonstrations over the past five years, pioneered by the women in black marching to Trafalgar Square and Harold Steele’s attempt to reach Christmas Island. We have succeeded in bringing the threat of nuclear war into the open (something we despaired of doing at Peace News in 1956).
Where there is no vision the people perish. Britain with a social order based on non-violence is the vision which we try to keep learly before us here at Peace News and which is shared by an increasing number of young people in Britain.
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