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World Review, In Defence of Peace

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World Review, In Defence of Peace

Description

From Forbes Hill's private library, a copy of a journal from an international peace organization formed in the wake of World War II.

Subject

Peace--Periodicals
Peace movements--Periodicals
Disarmament--Periodicals

Creator

Committee of the World Congress of the Defenders of Peace

Source

ForbesHillCollection.Box1.Folder17

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1950-11-01

Rights

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English
German

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Text

Coverage

Paris (France)

Text

WORLD REVIEW
In defence of PEACE

No. 19
NOVEMBER 1 1950

PUBLISHED TWICE MONTHLY
IN CHINESE, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, HUNGARIAN, RUMANIAN, RUSSIAN AND SPANISH
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BUREAU OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WORLD CONGRESS OF THE DEFENDERS OF PEACE

President
M. Frederic JOLIOT-CURIE, Member of the Institute, Nobel Prize Winner.

Vice-Presidents
Mme Eugenie COTTON, President of the Women's International Democratic Federation.
Mme Anezka HODINOVA SPURNA, Vice-President National Assembly of Czechoslovakia.
M. ARAGON, Secretary of the International Bureau of Liason of Intellectuals.
M. Gabriel d'ARBOUSSIER, General Secretary of the African Democratic Rally.
Mr. J.D. BERNAL, Professor of Physics, Birkbeck College, London (Great Britain).
M. Guy de BOYSSON, President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth.
General Lazaro CARDENAS, Former President of the Republic of Mexico.
Mr. Alexander FADEEV, President of the Committee of Writers of the Soviet Union.
Mr. KUO MO JO, Vice-Premier of the Chinese Republic, author.
Mr. Pietro NENNI, Deputy, Former Minister (Italy).
Mr. O. John ROGGE, Former Attorney General (U.S.).
M. Louis SAILLANT, General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions.

General Secretary
M. Jean LAFFITTE, Author

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JOURNAL
<< In Defence of Peace >>
15, rue Feydeau, PARIS (2e). Tel. : CEN. 82-35
Postal Cheques : 7272-21, Paris
Telegraphic address : PARTISAPAX PARIS

Director : Jean LAFFITTEE
Editor : Claude MORGAN
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Cover : City Hall, Sheffield, venue of the Second World Congress.
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AT MIDNIGHT OCTOBER 26-27 THE BUREAU OF THE WORLD COMMITTEE ISSUED THE FOLLOWING VERY IMPORTANT STATEMENT :
The Bureau of the World Committee of the Defenders of Peace, at its meeting on the 25th and 26th October, considered the various proposals relating to the agenda of the Second Congress which have been forwarded to it by the World Congress Preparatory Committee and the different national committees, as well as by numerous individual personalities and movements who are preoccupied with the problem of peace and who share our present conviction of the necessity for a united and common effort. The Bureau expresses its satisfaction with the breadth of this participation.
The Bureau has resolved to submit these proposals to the Second World Congress itself which will determine its own agenda and control its own proceedings.
In its concern to ensure the unhindered expression of all opinions and to guarantee that all proposals will be given the utmost consideration, the Bureau proposes that the debate in general session shall be supplemented and completed by the work of specialised commissions.
The work of these commissions will facilitate the use of all abilities called upon to contribute to the establishment of a Peace Charter.
The Bureau reaches these decisions in the conviction that, within one and the same congress, the co-existence of different opinions on a common and decisive action for peace is entirely possible.
The British Peace Committee reported to the Bureau on the state of preparations in Great Britain. The Bureau notes with satisfaction that all necessary measures have been taken to ensure for the Congress a setting worthy of its world-wide importance, and warmly congratulates the British Peace Committee upon this fact.
Now that the first delegations from the most distant countries have already set out for Great Britain, the Bureau sends its greetings to the hundreds of millions of men and women throughout the world who are choosing their delegates and placing their confidence in the Sheffield Congress.
From the beginning of their activity, the defenders of peace have been denouncing the threat of war and have been calling upon all peoples for vigilance.
No one can now ignore the fact that existing conflicts carry within them the threat of a catastrophe which would reach all countries and would spare no people.
The defenders of peace know that throughout the world, forces have grown up which are capable of breaking the march towards war and of building peace, on condition that the peoples of all lands join together and act to avert the catastrophe.
The Sheffield Congress, not only by the strength which it will represent, but by the results of its work, will bring an important contribution to all these efforts now being made throughout the world to ensure the peaceful co-existence of different social regimes and of different nations.
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IN DEFENCE OF PEACE
No 19
NOVEMBER 1 1950

Gib Deine Unterschrift
FURDEN FRIEDEN

Price per Copy:
Great Britain... 1/3
Other Countries... $ 0.20
Printed in France

Original Format

Paper
Journal
5.25 x 8.25 inches

Citation

Committee of the World Congress of the Defenders of Peace, “World Review, In Defence of Peace,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/331.

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