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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 7. June 25, 1951



The work of the Peace Movement was greatly intensified on the outbreak of the Korean war—this was when the Peace Movement became "Militant." A Cominform directive dated September 22, 1950, stated that "open American aggression" put new' tasks before the Peace Movement. The armaments drive was to be hindered, and the Stockholm Appeal had therefore been supplemented by a demand for the general reduction of armaments. There were to be working class rallies in the limited States and Britain, "direct action" of the working class in France, Italy, Belgium, and Holland, while the youth of the United States, Britain. France, Belgium and Yugoslavia were urged to avoid military service.