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A conversation with the man who brought the peace symbol to the USA

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In September 2012, Susan Smith, founder and president of LooptyHoops, interviewed Philip Altbach, who is credited with bringing the peace symbol to the United States. The interview is below. Can you tell me your story about learning about the peace symbol? I was national chairman of SPU (Student Peace Union) which was then one of the largest left wing student organization in US and definitely the largest of the peace oriented organizations and was sent by SPU at the invitation of the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament which was this very huge, massive organization against nuclear weapons in the UK...

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LooptyHoops Gives Peace a Chance with New Peace-Inspired Hoop Earring Collection

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 PHILADELPHIA – June 20, 2013 In celebration of the 55th anniversary of the peace symbol this year, LooptyHoops has announced a new collection of hoop earrings that celebrate the peace symbol. The inspiration behind the collection began when Susan Smith, founder and president of LooptyHoops, was reading Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis. In it, King described how one group of college students first saw an odd symbol they described as looking like a large sparrow track drawn on the back of the raincoat of a disabled student. Curious, Smith began to look further into the origination of the peace symbol....

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