Friday, January 23, 2009

Gimme Peace !!

The anti-nuclear emblem or the peace sign was invented on the request of Lord Bertrand Russel, head of the British ‘Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’ (CDN) and sponsor of mass marches and sit-downs in London in 1958.

The symbol was quickly adopted in the US when a friend of Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, began using it during civil rights marches. The power of this symbol is emphasized by the fact that various far-right and fundamentalist American groups, during the 1970s, seriously considered forbidding it.

Deliberately never copyrighted, the symbol is recognized as a symbol of freedom, so it is free for all.

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