`The Truth Will Set You Free': The Making of Amnesty International

  title={`The Truth Will Set You Free': The Making of Amnesty International},
  author={Tom Buchanan},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={575 - 597}
  • T. Buchanan
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Although I was no longer at the Bar I would go down to Chambers each day to lend a hand with the work of 'Justice'. It was on the 19th November 1960 as I was reading in the Tube rather uncharacteristically 'The Daily Telegraph' that I came on a short paragraph that related how two Portuguese students had been sentenced to terms of imprisonment for no other offence than having drunk a toast to liberty in a Lisbon restaurant. Perhaps because I am particularly attached to liberty, perhaps because… 

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Similarly, Maurice Cranston described Amnesty as a 'Red Cross of the Cold War' in Human Rights Today

  • 1962

A Flame in Barbed Wire, op. cit

    On CND's social composition see Meredith Veldman, Fantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain: Romantic Protest

    • 1945

    The idea of fundamental change continued to appeal to Benenson, and in the 1980s he established the organization 'Nevermore' committed to the abolition of war (Power, Like Water on Stone