April Carter


April Carter born November 22, 1937. British peace activist; leading scholar on nonviolent direct action; Secretary Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War 1958; major organizer first CND protests; arrested for protest at Swatham nuclear base 1959; co-founded Committee of 100 for civil disobedience 1960; organized San Francisco to Moscow Peace Walk 1961; asst. editor Peace News, protested Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia 1968; scholar at SIPRI.


Belief in the need for non-violent action directed at weapons and bases designed for nuclear warfare, the ned for personal commitment, and reliance on popular protest rather than working through the established political process.” (Carter’s statement of DAC principles, in Kate Hudson, CND More Than Ever)