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Eco-Logic

Fri, Jun 10, 2022 14:30 PM

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Hosts: Ken Gale, Donna Stein
Topics:
  • 1.2 MILLION AND 40 YEARS AGO -
  • NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT MARCH NYC -
  • We will convey the excitement and the historical import of 1.2 million people marching and rallying for nuclear disarmament. It was 1982, 40 years ago, and . no nuclear bomb has been set off since then -
  • From June 14th to June 18th of 1982, the United Nations had a Special Session on Nuclear Disarmament. Hundreds of groups were part of a march from the UN to Central Park, totaling at least 1.2 million people. The feeder marches on the avenues were larger -
  • There were dozens of events all over the City in the week leading up to the march including a memorable all night vigil in front of the UN. -
  • Thousands of people did Civil Disobedience at the embassies of the five nuclear powers on the Monday after the march to coincide with the first day of the UN Special Session on Disarmament, and we'll have someone on this show that took part in that, J -
  • The 1.2 million figure is likely an undercount. The police and primary organizers agreed that there were 700,000 on First Ave. and 500,000 already in the park, so the feeder march numbers were certainly undercounted. -
  • We acknowledge our history here and commemorate this amazing event. No one who was there can ever forget the excitement and sense of community and sense of empowerment of June 12th, 1982. -
Synopsis:

1.2 MILLION AND 40 YEARS AGO

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT MARCH NYC

We will convey the excitement and the historical import of 1.2 million people marching and rallying for nuclear disarmament. It was 1982, 40 years ago, and . no nuclear bomb has been set off since then-- there is no way of knowing what effect we had. Dr Michio Kaku pointed out that a million marchers at the Pentagon in 1970 stopped Nixon from atom bombing Hanoi. Let's take the lesson from our history and not be complacent. Learn what went into the planning, staging, and outcomes of this huge protest. Ken Gale will give his first-person account.

From June 14th to June 18th of 1982, the United Nations had a Special Session on Nuclear Disarmament. Hundreds of groups were part of a march from the UN to Central Park, totaling at least 1.2 million people. The feeder marches on the avenues were larger than most marches.

There were dozens of events all over the City in the week leading up to the march including a memorable all-night vigil in front of the UN.

Thousands of people did Civil Disobedience at the embassies of the five nuclear powers on the Monday after the march to coincide with the first day of the UN Special Session on Disarmament, and we'll have someone on this show that took part in that, Jack Shalom of WBAI's Arts Express.

The 1.2 million figure is likely an undercount. The police and primary organizers agreed that there were 700,000 on First Ave. and 500,000 already in the park, so the feeder march numbers were certainly undercounted.

We acknowledge our history here and commemorate this amazing event. No one who was there can ever forget the excitement and sense of community and sense of empowerment of June 12th, 1982.

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