Michael Eavis is the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, which takes place at his farm in Somerset. The festival is well known for championing progressive political causes, including nuclear disarmament. Eavis has long supported CND, naming the festival the ‘Glastonbury/CND Festival’ throughout the 1980s.

The issue that caught Michael’s attention originally was the cruise missile installation at Greenham. ‘I had lots of small kids and the thought of a nuclear exchange really got to me. So, we started a mid-Somerset group and took busloads of people from this area to marches in London. We actually set up all the loos for the big Greenham protest gatherings,’ he says. ‘Now, forty years later, I feel that CND’s arguments are even more relevant than ever, and we need to elect a government that takes real action to remove nuclear weapons from our shores.’

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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