November 3rd 1968 to November 3rd 2018.
On that day I will be 69 years old. I have never been good at marking my birthday.
To quote the quote: – It’s just another day.
This year I will make it an exception, as on that day I will be:-
Celebrating 50 years of activism.
This started with a protest outside of the offices of Elliot Automation.
That was a company which made Head-up Display Equipment which was used in B52 bombers over Vietnam.
At different periods over the last 50 years I have worked closely with, or actively been involved in the following campaigns, groups, & organisations.
Anti Falklands War Support Network
Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Close Capenhurst Campaign
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Fly on the Wall
Greenpeace [ London ]
Housmans Book Shop
Information For Social Change
Librarians within the Peace Movement
Liverpool Pedestrian Group
LIWO Support Group
Merseyside Peace Network
National Peace Council
Nuclear Waste Trains Action Group
[ People Against Rio Tinto Zink and its Subsidiaries ]
Peace Pledge Union
Radiation Free Lakelands
Richmond Pacifist Group
Stop Nuclear Power Network
Undercover Research Group
War Resisters International
Many of the WRI Sections and Associate Organisations
[ Youth Association Peace Pledge Union ]
Plus Many Many More.
Plus Plus Plus Plus Plus
Though it is not just a matter of marking the past which I will be doing on the day, but using it as a marker for future campaing work.