PACIFIST CREDENTIALS OF BRADFORD LYTTLE
Bradford Lyttle received degrees from Earlham College
(B.A., philosophy, 1949), University of Chicago (M.A., English literature,
1951), and University of Illinois at Chicago (M.A., political science,
Political and Pacifist Action
September, 1996, announced candidacy for the Presidency of the United States
under the auspices of the United States Pacifist Party (USPP).
August, 1996, went to Baghdad and Basrah in Iraq with a second Voices in
the Wilderness delegation. Delivered medicines to the St. Raphael Hospital
in Baghdad, and the Basrah Pediatrics and Gynecology Hospital.
March, 1996, went to Amman, Jordan, as part of the project "Voices in the
Wilderness," whose purpose was to violate the sanctions against Iraq by
taking medicines to Iraqi hospitals.
1994, took primary responsibility for bringing two Bosnian refugee young
people to the U.S. to study at Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
December, 1993, participated in "Sjeme Mira," a peace project in Croatia
and Bosnia, that included visits to West and East Mostar.
July-August, 1993, participated in "Mir Sada/We Share One Peace," in which
approximately 2,000 people went on a peace project to Rumboci/Prozor in
central Bosnia. Accompanied a contingent to a rally in West Mostar.
March, 1993, participated in "ELF," a nonviolent action project against
the extremely low frequency antenna installation in northern Wisconsin
used for communicating with Trident subs. Arrested for trespassing on the
December, 1992, member of "Solidarity for Peace in Sarajevo," in which
more than 500 people went on a bus trip of solidarity and peace to Sarajevo,
October, 1992, participated in "Healing Global Wounds," an international
project against nuclear weapons testing at Mercury, Nevada. Imprisoned
with more than 600 others for trespassing on the nuclear weapons testing
March, 1992, participated in the civil disobedience war tax resistance
demonstrations at Colrain, Massachusetts.
Since 1986, published the Midwest Pacifist Commentator, an occasional
periodical devoted to topics related to pacifism and nonviolence.
March, 1983, founded the "United States Pacifist Party" (USPP), and ran
for President in the 1984 national elections.
Spring, 1971, co-coordinator of the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice's
mass march and rally, People's Lobby, and "Mayday" demonstrations at Washington,
D.C. Was one of the more than 13,000 people arrested during the Mayday
May, 1970, co-coordinator of logistics for the mass demonstration against
the invasion of Cambodia, at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
1969-1970, national coordinator of "War Tax Resistance."
November, 1969, co-coordinator of logistics for the mass anti- war demonstrations
in Washington sponsored by the New Mobilization Against the War in Vietnam.
1969, spring, coordinator of a nonviolent protest demonstration at the
Philadelphia Navy Yard against the sending of the battleship New Jersey
1966, spring, a member of a team of six U.S. pacifists who protested the
war in Saigon. The team eventually was arrested and deported.
1965, coordinated an anti-Vietnam War speak-in at the Pentagon, and a draft
card burning demonstration in Union Square, New York City.
1963-64, conceived and coordinated the "Quebec-Washington- Guantanamo Walk
for Peace," in the course of which he and more than 20 other demonstrators
were brutalized by police in Griffin and Macon, Georgia, and undertook
an approximately two-months fast of protest against their imprisonment
for attempting to conduct a racially integrated peace walk in Albany, Georgia.
1960-61, helped to originate, and then coordinated, the "San Francisco-to-Moscow
Walk for Peace," a multi-national project that carried the pacifist message
of unilateral disarmament and defense by nonviolent resistance across the
United States, through parts of England, France and the Netherlands, across
Belgium and East Germany, across Poland, and across Russia to Moscow. This
was the first of the transcontinental U.S. peace walks.
Summer, 1960, as National Secretary of CNVA, coordinated Polaris Action.
Demonstrations focussed on missile-launching submarine establishments at
Groton and New London, Connecticut, but ranged along the East Coast from
Portland, Maine, to Norfolk, Virginia.
1957-58, Associate Peace Secretary of the Chicago office of the AFSC. Took
primary responsibility for coordinating the "Week for World Peace," the
first mass, post-World War II, peace march and outdoor rally, in Chicago.
1958, summer, participated in "An Appeal to Cheyenne," the earliest demonstrations
against strategic missile bases (the first Atlas missile bases then were
being constructed near Cheyenne, Wyoming).
- 1954-55, refused to cooperate with Selective Service law and was
incarcerated for nine months in the Medical Center
for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, Missouri.
1952, as Associate Peace Secretary of the Des Moines office of the American
Friends Service Committee, coordinated opposition to universal military
Member of Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), Peacemakers, United States
Pacifist Party, War Resisters League (WRL), and Wider Quaker Fellowship.
The Chicago Anti-Vietnam War Movement; A study of the background, development,
character, and possible consequences of the anti-Vietnam War movement in
Chicago; A 173-page book published April, 1988.
The Flaw in Deterrence; A detailed examination of deterrence's failure
probability; 71-page booklet; 1982.
The Apocalypse Equation; Two letters to Harvard Magazine, regarding
a mathematical analysis of the failure probability of deterrence; 1982.
May Ninth; Commentaries by David Gelber, Fred Halstead, Arthur Waskow and
Bradford Lyttle; A booklet about the Washington anti-Cambodian invasion
demonstrations; 1970; 20pp.
Washington Action, Nov. 13-15, 1969: report and comments from the viewpoint
of a practical organizer; 1969; 57pp.
Political Power: Quotations and Reflections; Includes an analysis off Gandhi's
sources of influence and power; c. 1965; 44pp.
Haymarket: Violence Destroys a Movement; A study of the Chicago "Haymarket
Riot"; 1965; 8pp.
Nonviolence in Vietnam; Liberation Magazine article about the nonviolent
resistance movement in Vietnam, and its transformation into an armed struggle
National Defense thru Nonviolent Resistance; 1958; 69pp.
The Conscientious Objectors' Guide to Cook County Jail; 1954; approx. 20pp.
Adin Ballou Grassroots Peace Award of the Unitarian/Universalist
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