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The Cold War, Civil Liberties, and the House of Lords

K. D. Ewing

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Following on an overview of civil liberties during the Cold War, this chapter argues that courts are part of the political constitution and cannot be seen as an obstruction to government, that this ... More


Demonstrating Security

Holger Nehring

in Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681228
eISBN:
9780191761188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a thick description of the symbolic politics and activist experiences at the annual Aldermaston and Easter Marches as well as other protest events. It was primarily on the ... More


Nuclear disarmament, the New Left – and the case of E.P. Thompson

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310256.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the emergence of a mass movement for nuclear disarmament. The nuclear disarmament movement began to mobilize with the British government's announcement in 1957 that it was to ... More


Dissent Becomes a Federal Case: September 1940–June 1941

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 2 analyzes the relationship between the anticommunist rank-and-file movement within Teamsters Local 544 (the Committee of 100) and the FBI that turned an internal union fight into a criminal ... More


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