Mobilization for Survival (Organization)

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Known variously as National Mobilization for Survival or Religious Task Force/Mobilization for Survival, this organization was formed by a coalition of persons seeking to alert the public to the scale of the threat to survival due to proliferation of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. Benjamin Spock, M.D., became a spokesman for the group.

From the description of Collection, 1977-[ongoing]. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 28469546

Mobilization for Survival (MSF) is a national organization of local disarmament, anti-intervention, safe energy, religious and community organizations working for four goals: abolish nuclear weapons and power, stop military intervention, meet human needs, and reverse the arms race. Activities of the organization include arranging educational programs, large teach-ins, development of resource materials, production of a newsletter, planning massive non-violent demonstrations and organizing local MFS chapters. As a multi-issue coalition MFS highlights the connections among nuclear weapons, military spending, and social and economic justice.

From the guide to the Mobilization for Survival Records, circa 1940s-1992, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

Mobilization for Survival (MfS or MOBE), established 1977 and dissolved 1992, was a national organization comprised of affiliated grassroots peace and social justice groups working to: abolish nuclear weapons and power; stop military intervention; reverse the arms race; meet human needs. MfS's primary focus was to nurture grassroots movements by reaching out to community-based organizations, and providing resources and assistance. MfS promoted a wide range of protest and educational activities, and also published a quarterly newsletter, "The Mobilizer".

From the description of Records, [ca. 1975]-1992. 1985-1990 (bulk). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477247909

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Evelyn Wiener Papers, circa 1960s - circa 1980s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Mobilization for Survival Records, circa 1940s-1992 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Mobilization for Survival (Organization). Mobilization for Survival : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Leslie Cagan Papers, 1966-2009 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Evelyn Wiener Papers, circa 1960s - circa 1980s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Mobilization for Survival (Organization). Collection, 1977-[ongoing]. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York Collection, Subgroup V: Oral History Project, undated, 1943, 1955, 1962, 1965-2004 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Library Poster and Broadside Collection, 1904-1991 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Mobilization for Survival (Organization). Records, [ca. 1975]-1992. 1985-1990 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
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associatedWith Cagan, Leslie person
associatedWith Michigan State University. Libraries. American Radicalism Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998. person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York corporateBody
associatedWith Wiener, Evelyn, 1914-2005 person
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United States
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Nuclear disarmament
Nuclear disarmament
Nuclear energy
Peace movements
Peace movements
Peace movements
Pressure groups
Pressure groups
Protest movements
Radioactive waste disposal
Antinuclear movement
Antinuclear movement
Antinuclear movement
Arms control
Civil rights movement
Civil rights movements
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Active 1975

Active 1992

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