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Fresh effort to ban the bomb as new generation bids for nuclear-free world

By Julian Borger

10 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian's world affairs editor reflects on decades of nuclear disarmament advocacy just as the war in Ukraine awakens a new age of activism.

As nuclear dangers gather momentum three decades after the cold war, a disarmament movement is rising to meet them, with a new generation of activists.

In the late 50s and early 60s, and then again in the early 80s, when the US and the Soviet Union were pointing their missiles at each other in Europe, there were mass street protests against governments making plans for global annihilation.

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