US Peace Council

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Duration: 1979 - Current (Africa solidarity work known in the 1980s and first half of the 1990s)
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The US Peace Council is a multi-racial, pro-working class, anti-imperialist organization committed to peace, economic and social justice and to international solidarity with the peoples of the world. The U.S. Peace Council was founded in 1979 in the major Cities. It is affiliated with the World Peace Council, the world’s largest peace organization and an NGO member of the United Nations. The US Peace Council campaigned for the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid. During apartheid the US Peace Council demanded the U.S. and South Africa end aid to RENAMO (MNR) in Mozambique and UNITA in Angola who tried to overthrow the governments of those countries. (Source: US Peace Council website accessed November 8, 2014 including a brochure of the organization; and US Peace Council items on this website.)