Bobby Fischer at Interzonal, Portoroz, Yugoslavia

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Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, August 14, 1958 - Page 38

The United States will definitely field a team at the World Chess Olympics at Munich in October, thanks to the financial contributions of USCF members and the American Chess Foundation. The team will be the strongest we can put together, possible members including Samuel Reshevsky, Bobby Fischer, Bisguier, Evans, one or both Byrnes, and William Lombardy.
It was announced that the State Department has given clearance for a U.S. Russian team match in this country in 1959, but no acceptance has yet been received from the Russians.

Bobby Fischer isn't finding it all peaches and cream in the interzonal tournament at Portoroz, Yugoslavia. After four rounds he is doing no better than a tie for 10th place in the 21-man field with a 2-2 score. He has lost to Pal Benko, Hungarian-American refugee, and drawn with Hector Rossetto, of Argentina, and Fridrik Olafsson, of Iceland.

Bobby Fischer at Interzonal, Portoroz, Yugoslavia

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Bobby Fischer Gives “Peace Sign” in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

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Bobby was leftist-leaning, like his mother, Regina Fischer who went on a “Peace March” to Moscow in 1961 to put pressure on the Khrushchevs and U.S.S.R. toward disarmament.

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“It originated as a symbol used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). An artist, Gerald Holtom, was on the groups' board, and as a well-known designer, stepped up to create a symbol that would have not only a visual but also a political impact. The symbol was first displayed during a protest march that took place on Easter weekend of 1958. Protesters marched 52 miles from London to Aldermaston in Berkshire, which is the site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment to protest the use of nuclear weapons in war. This march was organized by the DAC and it was the first wide spread public display of the peace sign.”

Bobby's views never strayed far from his roots. The collage above, mentions BERTRAND RUSSELL, who was responsible for putting the peace signs on the 1958 banners and buttons of the activists. BERTRAND RUSSELL held strong views opposing the Apartheid of Israel. Just as Bobby did. Bobby never abandoned his leftist-leaning roots which he learned from Regina Fischer. He loathed Fascism.

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