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

  title={`The Truth Will Set You Free': The Making of Amnesty International},
  author={T. Buchanan},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={575 - 597}
  • T. Buchanan
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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    Similarly, Maurice Cranston described Amnesty as a 'Red Cross of the Cold War' in Human Rights Today
    • 1962
    On CND's social composition see Meredith Veldman, Fantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain: Romantic Protest
    • 1945
    A Flame in Barbed Wire, op. cit
      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