The Soviet Union has launched a campaign against the American Neutron bomb, depicting it as the ultimate in capitalist horror -- a weapon which kills yet leaves property untouched.
SV INT Antonina Kisarova addressing workers in watch factory
GV & SVs Women workers listening (5 shots)
CU Kisarova speaking
SV Workers applauding
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Background: The Soviet Union has launched a campaign against the American Neutron bomb, depicting it as the ultimate in capitalist horror -- a weapon which kills yet leaves property untouched. The warhead has been designed to destroy people with intense radiation. It was given backing by President Jimmy Carter of the United States in July. The Soviet media has been pouring out reports of anti-Neutron protests in the West. On Thursday (11 August) workers in all parts of the country began an international week of action against what they call this "barbarious and diabolical" device.
SYNOPSIS: As part of the protest week, they held meetings and passed resolutions condemning the United States. One such meeting took place in a Moscow watch-making plant and was addressed by Antonina Kisarova, a World War II veteran and watch maker. She said peoples of the world wanted to live in peace, and called upon them to stand up against this latest threat.
Mrs. Kisarova said that as a mother she was particularly concerned about tomorrow's citizens, and declared: "Our children must live under a clean sky. We can't allow a new war". We can't allow a new war". The meeting unanimously passed a resolution, demanding a total ban on the bomb which has been attacked by the Soviet Press and radio and television as "an extremely dangerous spiral in the arms race."