Wearing your protest for all to see
This badge protests against nuclear power. The issue was very important during the 1980s in Britain. This design is just one of many that people wore to show their opposition. It shows how local politics can make a difference.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) held demonstrations against nuclear weapons and nuclear power. They called for their destruction. The campaign included setting up the Women's Peace Camp at Greenham Common in Berkshire. The women were protesting against American plans to store Cruise missiles there. The camp was disbanded in September 2000 after 19 years of continuous occupation.
Other political causes
Wearing CND slogans such as the one on this badge helped draw attention to the nuclear debate. Organisations such as Friends of the Earth also produced designs that protested against pollution and nuclear energy and raised public awareness of environmental issues.
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