Additional Information on the World Peace Council

* When the USSR unilaterally resumed its nuclear-weapons testing activities in 1961 after a brief moratorium, a move that greatly alarmed the United States, WPC issued a statement justifying the Soviet action.

* Among WPC’s more noteworthy supporters in the mid-1970s were Ralph Abernathy, John Conyers, and Thomas Gumbleton of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. A key member of the Council during this period was Herbert Aptheker.

* According to an FBI report to the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, WPC was was one of the organizers of a large 1982 anti-war protest in New York City.

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