Resurgence magazine was born in 1966, when the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the Committee of 100 were deeply engaged in nonviolent protests against the nuclear arms race. Bertrand Russell and hundreds of other peace activists were imprisoned because of their resistance to the bomb. The founding editor of Resurgence, John Papworth, was an integral part of the resistance movement at that time. War Resisters’ International, together with the newspaper Peace News, was at the forefront of nonviolent direct action to stop the cold war, symbolised by the bomb.

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