Queensland Peace Council

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Queensland Peace Council

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Queensland Peace Council (1950-1956?).
Objectives - The cessation of war in Korea and the withdrawal of foreign armies, the conclusion of peace treaties with Japan and Germany and the prevention of their rearmament, the right of colonial peoples to independence, the condemnation of armed intervention ' by one state in the affairs of another, an end to war propaganda, unconditional prohibition of atomic, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction and a reduction of conventional forces, normal trade and cultural relations between nations and the fulfillment by United Nations of its duty to develop peaceful co-operation among countries.
Publicists - D.J. Eaton, E.J. Hanson.
Notes: The World Peace Congress in Paris during April 1949 set up a continuing committee which became the World Peace Council (Also known as the World Council of Peace). The Australian section was established as the Australian Peace Council in 1949. Branches were then formed in the states Peace Councils typically went into crisis and/or dissolved as a result of the issues raised by the Russian invasion of Hungary in 1956 and as a result of opposition from the Labor Party. The Australian Peace Council was not dissolved until 1967 though it was inactive for some years before then.


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