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July 3, 1985

Letter, Joan Ruddock and Bruce Kent to Vice-President of the United States George Bush

This letter to then Vice-President Bush sets out CND's opposition to the British Government's involvement in the Reagan Administration's Strategic Defense Initiative (popularly known as Star Wars).

October 22, 1983

Official Programme [for the Hyde Park Rally], Oct. 22 [1983]

This is the official programme from the Hyde Park rally, including the programme of events.

July 23, 1982

Letter, O. Kharkhardin, Vice-President of the Soviet Peace Committee, to Joan Ruddock, Chairwoman of the CND

This letter was sent as a follow-up to the CND sending a delegation to Moscow to meet with the Soviet Peace Committee, and expresses the hopes that the two organisations can collaborate more closely in the future.

September 29, 1983

Press Information: CND [Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament] Mass Demonstration, 22 October 1983

This CND press release announces a major demonstration in October 1983 to be held in Hyde Park. The event is described as "just a small part of a worldwide protest movement of millions of people mobilising during United Nations Disarmament Week."

June 12, 1893

Speech by Joan Ruddock at the CND Rally on 12 June 1983

This speech by Joan Ruddock, Chairperson of CND, was given three days after the Conservatives won an increased majority in the 1983 general election. She responds to the election results and what lessons can be drawn from this, before explaining how CND's work will continue. 

May 25, 1983

Invitation from Joan Ruddock and Bruce Kent, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

This letter from Joan Ruddock and Bruce Kent, dated 25 May 1983, invites CND supporters to a national rally three days after the UK general election. The authors note that the CND has had 'a major impact' on the election and that 'for the first time in twenty years nuclear weapons are a crucial issue on which many people may decide how to cast their vote'.