E.P. Thompson was a British historian and peace campaigner. He was an early and ardent supporter of CND, and was considered one of the leading figures in the campaign against nuclear weapons in the 1980s.

Thompson wrote the famous parody pamphlet, ‘Protest and Survive’, in response to government advice on how to survive a nuclear attack. He also wrote dozens of articles and essays supporting the cause, as well as speaking at countless public meetings.

Thompson was also one of the authors of the 1980 Appeal for European Nuclear Disarmament, the founding document of European Nuclear Disarmament (END). He had a particularly important role as a link between western European peace activists and their counterparts in eastern Europe.

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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