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Staffordshire Releases Conscientious Objector Documents from World War I

Staffordshire (England) has released a large collection of conscientious objector documents from World War I. “Over 20 thousand individual cases for the ‘Local and Appeal Tribunals’ reveal the lives of the men called up to service and the stresses and strain it had on their work and family lives, often leading to many being cast aside by their communities and in some cases, family and friends. 33 more words

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"I Have Some Wonderful News..."

I recently received the following letter from Robert MacArthur, who studied with me in fall 2005 at Saint Louis University…

Dr. Chmiel!

Hello! I hope this letter finds you well. 397 more words


Meet the new face of Israel’s growing military refuser movement - Your Middle East

This article originally appeared on Waging Nonviolence On April 27, following an event in New York City hosted by Columbia/Barnard Jewish Voice for Peace, I spoke wit… 15 more words


Conference Report - Resistance to War

Following on (rather belatedly) from my last post, one of the conferences I was only able to attend partially in March was the Resistance to War conference, 1,141 more words

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True cost of "free" peanuts

Peanuts have taken center stage in Haiti, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that a surplus of peanuts in the U.S. would be shipped to Haitian school children. 386 more words

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Opposing World War I in New Zealand

A new Web site documents the stories of those in New Zealand who opposed World War I. “The website covers the anti-conscription movement prior to World War One; conscription and those who objected; women supporting Conscientious Objectors; the response of the Labour movement to conscription; and the legacy of the World War One Peace movement.”

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The conscience of the nation: the work of three Quaker MPs during World War I

The Military Service Act came into force on 2 March 1916, and Quakers nationally are marking the centenary. Our new online exhibition Matter of conscience: Quakers and conscription… 1,154 more words

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