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Badge - Support Peace or I'll Kill You, circa 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 872264

Summary:
Badge, alternatively known as a button, made and used circa 1980. The slogan 'Support Peace or I'll Kill You' was a popular line from the American-based Yippie Movement (Youth International Party) in the late 1960s, along with others such as "War is a good business - invest your sons." The Yippies were a highly theatrical and anti-authoritarian political party formed in 1968.
Description:
Red text is printed on the badge's white background. The badge is round with a white metal back and a single pin.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Doug McCann, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: exhibitions, peace issues, political protests
Themes this item is part of: Nuclear Disarmament, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Peace
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed obverse: SUPPORT/ PEACE/ or/ I'll kill you
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980

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