Alternative Name(s): button
Both 'Mobilise for Survival' and 'Stop Nuclear Madness' were extremely popular slogans that appeared in many different anti-nuclear campaigns worldwide. Mobilization for Survival was a Philadelphia-based coalition founded in 1977. 'Stop Nuclear Madness', for example, was the title used for both a 1979 book and a 1986 speech by influential Australian activist Helen Caldicott. This message was still used by Greenpeace Italy as recent as 2010 on their banners. This just serves to show the way anti-nuclear slogans functioned: they were absorbed into a common language of shared experience which then was appropriated by various groups worldwide to advance the same concerns and fight for the same goals.
Circular badge. Laminated front with off-white background; green missile u.c.-l.c. broken in two with nose pointing down; the space between the two missile halves forms the shape of a bird; a red inscription goes around badge circumference. Back is silver colored metal. Glued onto the back is a wire pin and clasp.
Donation from Nic Maclellan, 23 Feb 1987
Printed front c.l.-u.c.-c.r. and c.l.-l.c.-c.r., red ink "MOBILISE FOR SURVIVAL / STOP NUCLEAR MADNESS" [curves around circumference].
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5.6 cm (Height)