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Occupy the Highway vs Great Peace March for Nuclear Disarmament

As I watch Occupy Wall Street participants march from New York to Washington DC, I recall vividly the walk we on the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament did twenty five years ago. It was cold in November with drenching rain that flooded our campsites in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. But we trooped along, buoyant and cheerful, determined, confident after more than eight months on the road.

A two-week walk of 240 miles is just as significant today as we were then. I believe that the dozen or so Occupy marchers who left New York will be joined by other hopeful people – a variety of folks who gain courage from the core group  and are willing to join a cause larger than themselves to speak up. (more…)

25 Years Ago Today

Twenty five years ago today  The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament stepped across the fifteenth state border and walked into Washington, DC.  We had done what “they” said couldn’t be done. An event originally budgeted for $20 million came in at under $1 million. A dream that fell apart in the Majove Desert became a grass-roots movement of 400 people who walked all the way from Los Angeles to Washington in nine months. On November 15, 1986, we had grown to 2,000 marchers and 15,000 supporters. (more…)

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