From the Archives: “The Bertrand Russell Society Urges President Obama to Go for Broke in Eliminating Nukes”

At its 2016 annual meeting, the Bertrand Russell Society, a group of scholars and admirers of the late Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), a Nobel Prize winner, logician, philosopher, and social activist who advocated against nuclear weapons, has urged President Obama to intensify his activity during the remainder of his term, and to fulfill his 2009 pledge … Continue reading From the Archives: “The Bertrand Russell Society Urges President Obama to Go for Broke in Eliminating Nukes”

BRS Honorary members in the news: Tariq Ali involved in the Belmarsh Tribunal

Today we have another episode of Bertrand Russell Society honorary members in the news: Tariq Ali was an original member of the Russell-Sarte War Crimes Tribunal on U.S. involvement in Vietnam. According to openDemocracy, Ali is now involved in a citizens tribunal styling itself after the original Russell-Sartre War Crimes Tribunal. The stated objective of … Continue reading BRS Honorary members in the news: Tariq Ali involved in the Belmarsh Tribunal

Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

We stand with those in the Black Lives Matter movement. Black lives matter. In his July 9, 1938, "The Persecution of the Jews," Bertrand Russell memorably said, "[T]he oppression of a minority by a majority is no better, except numerically, than the oppression of a majority by a minority." The longstanding, and ongoing, oppression of … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

NEW: Sheila Turcon’s “The Homes of Bertrand Russell”

We are delighted to see that one of our Society's directors, Sheila Turcon (Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University), has turned her scholarship on the homes of Bertrand Russell into an online resource! Over his 97 years, Russell lived in roughly 20 residences, and we are glad to see that information we have about these … Continue reading NEW: Sheila Turcon’s “The Homes of Bertrand Russell”