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An election poster from the dutch PSP party, 1981. The text on the poster says:”Socialism and Disarmament”. PSP means Pacifist Socialist Party.
The Pacifist Socialist Party was a left wing Dutch socialist political party. The PSP played a small role in Dutch politics. The party was founded 1957 and was ended in 1991 when the party converted with some other small left wing, communist and anarchy party’s into Groen Links (meaning Green Left). Wich still exist today (2019).
In 1955 a group of “politically homeless” activists had formed. The group mainly consisted of former members of the Labour Party (PvdA) and the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN). Many of them had a background in the orthodox Marxist wing of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party or the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which had merged into the PvdA. The former members of the CPN had left their party over the Stalinist course of the CPN.
These politically homeless individuals were a diverse group: progressive Christians, leftwing socialists, orthodox Marxists, anti-Stalinist Trotskyists, left communists, liberal pacifists and some anarchists. Many of them were active in the developing peace movement.
On 26 January 1957 the PSP was founded by this group.