Disarmament -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources
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The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice was initated in 1974 to "call for disarmament, a simultaneous shift of economic priorities away from militarism and toward meeting domestic and global human needs, and removal of the causes of war." When the Walk ended on October 18, 1976 at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., walkers had covered 8,000 miles through 34 states.
In 1986 six hundred people marched across the United States to demonstrate their opposition to the world-wide nuclear arms race. The march took nine months from California to Washington, D.C. The marchers wrote: "we will create a non-violent focus for positive change; the imperative being that nuclear weapons are politically, socially, economically and morally unjustifiable, and that, in any number, they are unacceptable." The GPM was also a traveling intentional and communal society.
Helen Hoy Greeley ( 1878 to 1965), was a suffrage activist, legislative counsel, lawyer, political organizer, and worker for environmental protection. In the 1920 and 1930s Greeley was connected with the Interorganization Council on Disarmament, and the Women's Consultative Committee on Nationality created by the Council of the League of Nations.