Peace Activist Frances Crowe Turns 100

The legendary peace activist Frances Crowe has turned 100. She was born on March 15, 1919. Frances has been arrested countless times protesting war, nuclear weapons and nuclear power. In 2005, Amy Goodman interviewed her onstage in Northampton, Massachusetts. She described how she became a peace activist on August 6, 1945—the day the U.S. dropped the first nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. She also talked about setting up a pirate radio station in her backyard to broadcast Democracy Now!

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AWTT portrait of Frances Crowe