Friday, June 22, 2018

For an Independent, Sovereign and United Cyprus, World Peace Council, 1975

Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project

See the end of this post for details on the project.

Leaflet: For an Independent, Sovereign and United Cyprus, World Peace Council, 1975

This leaflet was published by the World Peace Council (which we have looked at before) after the events in Cyprus in 1974.

The fascist military junta that was in power in Greece staged a coup that overthrew the legitimate government of Cyprus. Turkey used this coup as a pretext to invade the island and seize the northern part of it, effectively splitting it into two sections.

While the constitutional government of Cyprus was restored in December 1974, the Turkish occupation of and separation of the island has not ended to this day despite yearly condemnation of it by the United Nations.

(Click on scans to enlarge) 

When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource. 

While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.

All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).

If you have any public, vintage leaflets or booklets you would like to contribute to this project please contact us via

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