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[General Strike for Peace] [Jackson Mac Low]
Collection of Ephemera on the General Strike for Peace
New York: New York Committee for the General Strike for Peace, 1961-1963. A collection of nine rare leaflets and letters concerning the General Strike for Peace, which in the early 1960s sought a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons as well as global disarmament. This material belonged to Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004), poet, performance artist, and peace activist.Eight of these items were issued by the New York Committee for the General Strike for Peace, for which Mac Low was one of the organizers. (Julian Beck and Judith Malina of the Living Theatre were also organizers.) The collection also includes a letter from the Committee for Nonviolent Action. The General Strike for Peace consisted of three different phases, the first of which took place in early 1962, followed by additional calls to strike in November 1962 and then again in May 1963. On January 29, 1962, more than 300 people marched down Fifth Avenue in New York calling for a worldwide general strike for peace. The New York Times was there: "The demonstrators' appearance ranged from button-down to beatnik, with the latter somewhat more conspicuous in the heart of the fashionable shopping district. Pete Seeger and Gil Turner, folk singers, strummed songs against war and against civil defense...." (The New York Times, January 30, 1962, page 3.)This collection includes material from each of the three phases of the General Strike for Peace. All appear to be photomechanically reproduced, including the letters:--Three leaflets calling for a general strike from January 29 to February 4, 1962. Two of these leaflets are ide … [Click Below for Full Description]
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