Robert Pickus, American activist, Died at 92

Robert Pickus was born on October 31, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa, and died on January 22, 2016.

He was a prominent figure in Quaker, pacifist, and peace movements.

Pickus was co-author of Speak Truth to Power (American Friends Service Committee, 1955); founder of Turn Toward Peace (1961), and World Without War Council (1969); and co-author with Robert Woito of To End War: an Introduction to the Ideas, Books, Organizations, and Work That Can Help (1970).

In the mid-1960s, The activist caused dispute by attacking “radical pacifists and leftists” in the anti-Vietnam war movement, whom he accused of being “naively one-sided in their criticism of American foreign policy”.

In a 2001 interview, Robert claimed that in “the current political climate, and war was essential for justice to prevail”.

He also stated that the WWWC supported actions such as the bombing of the Taliban radio systems, provided civilians were given advance warning.

And also, pronounce he regarded the United States as a benevolent force in world affairs.

Robert Pickus passed away at 92 yrs old in St. Helena, California.