Today in Peace and Justice history on July 7, 1957

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Convened at the onset of the Cold War, a group of scientists (including Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell) held their first peace conference in the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada. The mission of the Pugwash Conference was to “. . . bring scientific insight and reason to bear on threats to human security arising from science . . . continued > http://www.peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm

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