The Nuclear Freeze Campaign

Author by : J. Michael Hogan
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Publisher by : Rhetoric & Public Affairs
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Description : In the first in-depth, critical analysis of the nuclear freeze campaign, J. Michael Hogan examines the rhetorical strategies of freeze activists in political speeches, mass-market paperbacks, direct-mail, documentaries, and even public school curricula. Through a series of case studies Hogan examines the reasons for the campaign's success as a media phenomenon, while also accounting for its failure as a policy initiative. The rhetorical strategies of the freeze campaign, Hogan argues, attracted sympathetic news coverage, especially on television news, but those very strategies doomed the campaign to failure in institutional political contexts and produced only superficial and transitory public support. The Nuclear Freeze Campaign explores what public debate and deliberation can and cannot accomplish in the telepolitical age. In focusing upon the freeze campaign, Hogan offers a new, more critical interpretation of a political cause often praised for empowering the public in the nuclear debate. He also explains why such an apparently powerful political movement had so little impact on electoral politics and strategic arms policies. Above all, however, Hogan warns of larger threats to American democracy, threats posed by dangerous trends in the ways Americans identify, discuss, debate, and resolve important public issues. These are the threats posed by the politics of imagery and emotionalism, of sloganeering, and sound-bites, that suggest to Americans that politics is a spectator sport.


Coalitions Political Movements

Author by : Professor of Sociology David S Meyer, Professor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lynne Rienner Publishers
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Description : This work employs multidisciplinary perspectives to better understand the nuclear freeze movement, a movement that at one time produced a vast national network of activism and the largest political demonstration in the history of the United States.


Nuclear Freeze In A Cold War

Author by : William M. Knoblauch
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Publisher by : Culture and Politics in the Company
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Description : The early 1980s were a tense time. The nuclear arms race was escalating, Reagan administration officials bragged about winning a nuclear war, and superpower diplomatic relations were at a new low. Nuclear war was a real possibility and antinuclear activism surged. By 1982 the Nuclear Freeze campaign had become the largest peace movement in American history. In support, celebrities, authors, publishers, and filmmakers saturated popular culture with critiques of Reagan's arms buildup, which threatened to turn public opinion against the president. Alarmed, the Reagan administration worked to co-opt the rhetoric of the nuclear freeze and contain antinuclear activism. Recently declassified White House memoranda reveal a concerted campaign to defeat activists' efforts. In this book, William M. Knoblauch examines these new sources, as well as the influence of notable personalities like Carl Sagan and popular culture such as the film The Day After, to demonstrate how cultural activism ultimately influenced the administration's shift in rhetoric and, in time, its stance on the arms race.


A Winter Of Discontent

Author by : David S. Meyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : ". . . This is essential reading for anyone who wants to make sense of the freeze movement or make nuclear policy more responsive to democratic processes." Pam Solo Co-director, Institute for Peace and International Security "A rare achievement, combining impeccable scholarly research with lively, readable prose. . . . It is at the same time a careful, thoughtful history of the recent nuclear freeze movement, and a sophisticated analysis of the problem of social change in this country, using that movement as a test. The synthesis of theory and history is accomplished with great skill, making the book valuable to students of social change and to a larger public." Howard Zinn Professor of Political Science Boston University


The Politics Of The Nuclear Freeze

Author by : Adam M. Garfinkle
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Publisher by : University Press of Amer
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The Nuclear Freeze Debate

Author by : Paul M Cole
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : From a local ballot initiative in Massachusetts, the nuclear weapons freeze movement has grown during the last three years into an important national issue. By 1983, Congress had been asked to consider more than two dozen freeze resolutions, and more than 25% of the voters in the U.S. had the opportunity to vote on state-wide and regional freeze initiatives. This book explores the issues behind the current debate over nuclear weapons and the freeze movement from a wide range of perspectives. The contributors assess the goals and implications of the freeze movement, examine its origins in religious and secular pacifism, explain the amendments to the original freeze proposal introduced in Congress, and discuss the reaction and policies of the Reagan administration. The nuclear freeze movement is placed in an international context with discussions of recent arms negotiations, European views of U.S. policies, and the possible effects of a freeze on NATO allies and on U.S. national security. The book includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography.


The Struggle Against The Bomb

Author by : Lawrence S. Wittner
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Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : The final volume in the trilogy "The Struggle Against the Bomb", this book presents the inspiring and dramatic story of how citizen activists helped curb the arms race and prevent nuclear war.


Peace Action

Author by : Glen Harold Stassen
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future" is a collection of short, lively essays written by prominent leaders and supporters of Peace Action and its two important predecessors the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Peace Action brings together reflections on the largest and most influential peace organization in history. At the same time, this book provides a unique resource for understanding popular protest against nuclear weapons and war in the modern era. It illuminates the local, national, and international role of Peace Action today and outlines Peace Action s strategies for the future, including ongoing protest against the war in Iraq and a negotiated resolution of nuclear issues in Iran and North Korea.Read Katrina vanden Heuvel's blog on "Peace Action" at http: //www.thenation.com"


Congress And The Nuclear Freeze

Author by : Douglas C. Waller
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Early in 1982 a group of lawmakers introduced into both houses of the U.S. Congress a resolution calling on the United States and the Soviet Union to negotiate a mutual and verifiable halt to the nuclear arms race. It was a bold measure and one that sparked intense debate between members of Congress and the White House over the conduct of U.S. arms control policy. This book is an inside account of that legislative battle, told by a congressional aide who was in the thick of it.


Freeze

Author by : Henry Richard Maar III
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : In Freeze!, Henry Richard Maar III chronicles the rise of the transformative and transnational Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Amid an escalating Cold War that pitted the nuclear arsenal of the United States against that of the Soviet Union, the grassroots peace movement emerged sweeping the nation and uniting people around the world. The solution for the arms race that the Campaign proposed: a bilateral freeze on the building, testing, and deployment of nuclear weapons on the part of two superpowers of the US and the USSR. That simple but powerful proposition stirred popular sentiment and provoked protest in the streets and on screen from New York City to London to Berlin. Movie stars and scholars, bishops and reverends, governors and congress members, and, ultimately, US President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev took a stand for or against the Freeze proposal. With the Reagan administration so openly discussing the prospect of winnable and survivable nuclear warfare like never before, the Freeze movement forcefully translated decades of private fears into public action. Drawing upon extensive archival research in recently declassified materials, Maar illuminates how the Freeze campaign demonstrated the power and importance of grassroots peace activism in all levels of society. The Freeze movement played an instrumental role in shaping public opinion and American politics, helping establish the conditions that would bring the Cold War to an end.


Freeze Quotes

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Silencing The Opposition

Author by : Andrew Rojecki
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : "Some of the most important strategic decisions of our times can be traced to compelling official fictions such as Kennedy's ""missile gap"" and Reagan's ""window of vulnerability."" Exploring links between nuclear arms policy and the visibility of oppositional groups in the media, Andrew Rojecki assesses the extent to which antinuclear movements have succeeded in debunking official fictions, raising public consciousness, and reorienting government policy. Silencing the Opposition examines how two cycles of political protest- the test ban movement of the first Eisenhower and the Kennedy administrations and the nuclear freeze movement of Reagan's first term-were represented by the media. He finds that the space devoted to the opposition as well as the quality of the coverage varied widely from the first to the second period, reflecting vastly different climates of public opinion and foreign policy. Rojecki determines that a subtle shift in political culture has reduced the grounds of legitimacy for citizen protest. This shift finds its roots in the rationalization of policy making that characterizes large government agencies, think tanks, and university departments. As public debate over nuclear politics has become increasingly restricted, the potential for ordinary citizens to influence policy has become more and more circumscribed while nuclear weapons have continued to proliferate."


Geography And Social Movements

Author by : Byron A. Miller
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Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
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Description : Context matters, as students of social movements increasingly agree, and yet very little attention has been paid to the role geography plays in activism. Geography and Social Movements corrects this oversight, bringing a geographical perspective to the study of social movements. Byron A. Miller directly addresses the implications of space, place, and scale in social movement mobilization, and then demonstrates their significance in a detailed comparative analysis of peace movements in three municipalities around Boston. In focusing on the Boston area -- an old northeastern region, heavily industrialized with many companies working on military contracts, and also a center of education -- Miller is able to explore how campaigns aimed at curbing nuclear arms operate within the cultural, political, social, and economic confines of particular places and spaces. He shows how the decisions and actions of local peace movement organizations played a central role in the movement's successes and failures, and how local organizations had to respond to the differing class, race, and gender characteristics of different locales. Miller's empirical analysis clearly demonstrates that geographic strategies for social movement organizations have direct consequences for the successes and failures of specific campaigns.


Atom And Eve

Author by : Mary Williams
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Description : In 1981 an attractive smart young woman went to hear Dr. Helen Caldecott speak about what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off. That speech changed Jeannie's life. It almost took away her marriage.It almost changed the world, too. Jeannie was active in the Nuclear Freeze campaign of the 1980's --Which did not succeed. Except in educating Pres. Ronald Reagan enough to, together with the Soviet Union's Michael Gorbachev, almost agree to abolish nuclear weapons.But Reagan's advisors intervened. So Reagan and Gorbachev did not achieve their potentially world-altering goal.In 2018 some of those same advisors now say we should get rid of nuclear weapons. But now they're old and powerless. No one listens to them. Meantime, during the Obama administration the USA and Russia started the nuclear arms race up again. We're building new atomic warheads, submarines, planes and missile launchers. Although 200 nuclear weapons exploding would destroy civilization and probably life on earth, in 2018 the world still has 15,000. Nine countries have nuclear weapons. More and more are getting them via nuclear power plants or by enriching natural uranium ore to bomb-grade. Our heroine Jeannie is probably still working as an anti-nuclear activist.


The Challenge Of Peace

Author by : Henry Richard Maar (III)
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This project examines the dynamic of domestic politics and foreign policy through a case study of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign of the 1980s. The Freeze campaign emerged in 1980 with a simple proposal addressed at both the United States and the Soviet Union: mutually freeze the testing, production, and deployment of nuclear weapons. As the Reagan Administration openly spoke of limited and survivable nuclear war, the movement caught on like wildfire, garnering support and endorsements from professionals across society. The highest levels of the Reagan Administration privately conceded that the antinuclear revolt was potentially the most important national security challenge facing the Administration.


American Anti Nuclear Activism 1975 1990

Author by : K. Harvey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Looking at national peace organizations alongside lesser-known protest collectives, this book argues that anti-nuclear activists encountered familiar challenges common to other social movements of the late twentieth century.


Freeze

Author by : Edward Moore Kennedy
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Organizing For Peace

Author by : Robert Kleidman
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Publisher by : Syracuse University Press
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Description : Organizing for Peace skillfully compares and analyzes the three major campaigns of the peace movement in the United States since World War I - the Emergency Peace Campaign (1936-1937), the Atomic Test Ban Campaign (1957-1963), and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign (1979-1986). Kleidman shows how the campaigns organizational dynamics shaped their rise, course, fall, and impact both on public policy and on the peace movement itself. But as Kleidman points out, the three groups failed despite widespread mobilization and intense activism. Combining careful historical research with insights from contemporary social movement theory, this book sheds new light on the campaigns and the peace movement, as well as on key aspects of social movement organizations, cycles, and trends. Particularly valuable for policy and analysis is Kleidman's framework of organizational tensions. Social scientists and historians, particularly students and scholars of social movements and peace movements, will value the policy implications and analytical rigor of this book.


The Peace Movements In Europe And The United States

Author by : Werner Kaltefleiter
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In the early 1980s the peace movements in most of the Western countries captured public attention as never before. This largely resulted from NATO’s decision in 1979 to deploy new medium range missiles in Europe in 1983 if negotiations with the Soviet Union to limit this type of weapon system failed. The main purpose of the peace movements in Europe was to put pressure on their respective governments to accept Soviet proposals in negotiations and not to deploy new missiles. Many large demonstrations and other ‘happenings’ were organised for this purpose. The Soviet and other Warsaw Pact countries accompanied and supported the activities of the peace movements by propaganda and disinformation campaigns. The national peace movements, despite their common aims, had different historic backgrounds and characteristics. This book, originally published in 1985, presents an authoritative review of the peace movements in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany and the United States. The authors discuss not only the history and organisation of each peace movement, but also their international cooperation, media coverage and prospects for the future.


From Protest To Policy

Author by : Pam Solo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ballinger Publishing Company
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The Freeze Campaign

Author by : David Riley
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Sustainability Sutra

Author by : Roy Morrison
Languange : en
Publisher by : SelectBooks, Inc.
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Description : Sustainability Sutra addresses the pursuit of sustainability as crucial in the transformation from an industrial to an ecological civilization, exploring in succinct detail how sustainability can be accomplished through an ecological global growth strategy that makes economic growth mean ecological improvement. It is a meditative journey of self-discovery. It is a path and record of a writer's and reader's heart way. The book includes an Introduction that considers the dynamics of building an ecological future in market economies and examines how the price system can send clear signals for sustainability. Combining ecological consumption taxation, new market rules, fiscal, monetary and investment can catalyze the trillions of dollars of productive investment in a sustainable future.


Confronting The Bomb

Author by : Lawrence S. Wittner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war. This abbreviated version of Lawrence Wittner's award-winning trilogy, The Struggle Against the Bomb, shows how a worldwide, grassroots campaign—the largest social movement of modern times—challenged the nuclear priorities of the great powers and, ultimately, thwarted their nuclear ambitions. Based on massive research in the files of peace and disarmament organizations and in formerly top secret government records, extensive interviews with antinuclear activists and government officials, and memoirs and other published materials, Confronting the Bomb opens a unique window on one of the most important issues of the modern era: survival in the nuclear age. It covers the entire period of significant opposition to the bomb, from the final stages of the Second World War up to the present. Along the way, it provides fascinating glimpses of the interaction of key nuclear disarmament activists and policymakers, including Albert Einstein, Harry Truman, Albert Schweitzer, Norman Cousins, Nikita Khrushchev, Bertrand Russell, Andrei Sakharov, Linus Pauling, Dwight Eisenhower, Harold Macmillan, John F. Kennedy, Randy Forsberg, Mikhail Gorbachev, Helen Caldicott, E.P. Thompson, and Ronald Reagan. Overall, however, it is a story of popular mobilization and its effectiveness.