Circular letter from the European Committee of Scientists for Democracy in Greece


Title:
Circular letter from the European Committee of Scientists for Democracy in Greece
Creator:
European Committee of Scientists for Democracy in Greece
Date:
[1969]
Description:
On April 21, 1967, junior military officers launched a bloodless coup against the constitutional monarchy and the civilian government of Greece to forestall an impending electoral victory by the reform-oriented Center Union Party of Georgios Papandreou. The Greek Colonels, as the junta came to be known, imposed martial law, suspended constitutional guarantees of civil rights, established special courts martial, dissolved political parties, and abolished the right to strike. Several thousand people with a record of leftist political views or activity were sent to camps on Greek islands. The junta fell during a military confrontation with Turkey over the island of Cyprus in July 1974.. In the wake of the coup and the dismissal of many academics from university positions, scientists debated whether to boycott scientific meetings in Greece as a sign of protest, and more broadly their political responsibilities for maintaining freedom of research and civil liberties.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 41. Folder: PP/CRI/E/1/17/7/3
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Richard A. Ferrell.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Government and Political Systems
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Francois Gros, 1969
Letter from Henry R. V. Arnstein to Francis Crick, 1969
Letter from Francis Crick to Henry R. V. Arnstein, 1969
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBDL
NLM ID:
101584582X39
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Biographical Information