The War Resisters League (f. 1923) is America’s oldest secular pacifist organization and a vociferous opponent of the phenomenon that Eisenhower called the ‘military-industrial complex.’ The group was founded in the wake of the horrors of World War I and remains an active voice against US participation in wars abroad to this day. Among their many accomplishments was pushing the anti-nuclear agenda to the forefront of American politics and public debate. Their position was not only against the proliferation of nuclear weapons but also against the increased implementation of nuclear power in America – especially after the accident at Three-Mile Island in 1979.

The War Resisters League helped take the forefront of the anti-nuclear movement, adopting a position not only against nuclear weapons but also against nuclear power. The League had gained popularity during the Civil Rights and Vietnam War protests and used its influence to help start the mass-nuclear weapon protests of the era.