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Labor for Jobs and Peace

Labor for Jobs and Peace Event Button Museum
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June 12 Rally LABOR For Jobs & Peace DC37
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Illustration of barefoot child wearing patched up clothes standing in front of trash can filled beyond capacity with nuclear missiles with white text on a red background.

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Around one million people gathered together in New York's Central Park to protest nuclear weapons on June 12, 1982. It was the largest antinuclear demonstration and at the the time it was also the largest political demonstration in the history of the U.S. The main focus of the rally was nuclear disarmament while some participants were also protesting president Reagan's spending on nuclear weapons, linking it to poverty in minority communities.

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Arms Control NOW. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.armscontrol.org/blog/2018-06-10/fight-continues-reflections-...

Schell, J. (2015). The Spirit of June 12. Retrieved from https://www.thenation.com/article/spirit-june-12/

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