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Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign Collected Records


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

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Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign; also known as "The Freeze"; the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign began in 1981 with the purpose of pressuring governments to stop the nuclear arms build-up. The campaign was initiated by Randall Forsberg's call to "freeze and reverse the nuclear arms race." Many SANE leaders participated in its creation, which was a grassroots-based confederation of groups spanning the country; its goal was to have the U.S. and the Soviet Union to simultaneously adopt a mutual freeze on the testing, production, and deployment of nuclear weapons and of missiles, as well as new aircraft designed primarily to deliver nuclear weapons. The organization Peace Action was formed in 1987 through the merger of the Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

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