Public Movements for J ustice and Peace. a short overview from 1960s to our days. The early 60s situation. About 15 years of Cold War -- First nuclear arms race in history -- Cuban Missile Crisis (Caribbean Crisis ) Vietnam War had lasted for 5 years
a short overview from 1960s
to our days
Movement for Equal Rights and Against Racial Prejudices
Who were they and where did they come from?
The beginning – around 1965 – when the baby-boomers grew up.
New generation wanted to get rid of old, archaic, nobody’s needed puritanical norms of behavior.
For: Love, Peace and Freedom, Tolerance and Equality.
Against: Prohibitions and Restrictions, Xenophobia and all kinds of intolerance, existing establishment and its inhuman politics
Abbey Hoffman – yippy founder
Demonstration was planned
there were street fights
between 10 000 of antiwar
activist and 12 000 of police-
men, FBI and CIA agents,
Soldiers and National guards.
What’s gonna be then?