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General Strike for Peace Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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General Strike for Peace; leaders included Judith Malina and Julian Beck supported by a consultative committee of leaders of various peace organizations; issued calls for a general strike to take place in January 1962, November 1962 and May 1963; held peace walks, mass meetings and distributed leaflets asking people to take a pledge to "strike" by refusing to go to work or buy anything except necessities; demonstrations were planned for several U.S. cities.

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