Ex-service people protest the visit of US President Lyndon Johnson, December 1966.
Picture courtesy the Waddington family
A short history of the Ex-Services Human Rights Association of Australia: a group of brave returned servicemen and women who protested the Vietnam War.
National Guard members and protesters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 20, 2020.
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The US military can exempt from service those who are religiously or morally opposed to violence. But conscientious objector status won’t help soldiers who disagree with specific lawful orders.
Eric Blair (better known as George Orwell) in characteristic pose.
When two of Britain’s most influential voices clashed over allied bombing of Germany, Orwell took an unusual line.
An anti-conscription rally in Melbourne, 1916.
Heritage Council of Victoria
It’s time the Australians who voiced vociferous opposition to war in general and conscription in particular were commemorated as an important part of our history.
An April 2017 commemoration in Edinburgh for the centenary of the Battle of Arras.
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A 1915 morality play by Vernon Lee makes a powerful critique of jingoist group-think.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela depicted on church wall in west London.
South African universities are aflame as student protests for free education turn violent. But, would a non-violent approach, as preached by Martin Luther King, be more effective in their cause?
A Quaker ambulance driver in Germany.
The government is unveiling commemorative paving stones laid in the birth places of those members of the British Empire forces in World War I who received the Victoria Cross for their bravery. The government’s…