Francesca Solleville


03.02 solleville crop.jpg

Francesca Solleville born Périgueux, Dordogne, France March 2, 1932. French singer; pacifist opponent of wars in Algeria, Vietnam, Iraq. Sang songs against Chilean coup and nuclear power. Signed Open Letter of Women opposed to missiles, 1985.


Refuse to populate the earth! 
Stop fertility! 
Declare the mothers' strike! 
The executioners shout your will! 
Defend your flesh, defend your blood! 
Down with the war and the tyrants!”

(“The Mothers Strike”; photo YouTube)