Category Archives: Pacifist

United States v. O’Brien (1968)

“United States v. O’Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled that a criminal prohibition against burning a draft card did not violate the First Amendment‘s guarantee of free speech. … Continue reading

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Dick Gregory

“Richard Claxton ‘Dick’ Gregory (born October 12, 1932) is an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist and occasional actor. … Active in the Civil Rights Movement, on October 7, 1963, Gregory came to Selma, Alabama, … Continue reading

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“I Have a Dream” – Martin Luther King Jr. – August 28, 1963

“‘I Have a Dream’ is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism … Continue reading

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War Resisters League

“The War Resisters League (WRL) is the oldest secular pacifist organization in the United States. Founded in 1923 by men and women who had opposed World War I, it is a section of the London-based War Resisters’ International. It continues … Continue reading

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Draft evasion

“Draft evasion is an intentional decision not to comply with the military conscription policies of one’s nation. Such practices that do not involve law breaking or which are based on conscientious objection are sometimes referred to as ‘draft avoidance.’ Refusing … Continue reading

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Jack Newfield

“Jack Abraham Newfield (February 18, 1938 – December 21, 2004) was an American muckraking journalist, columnist, author, documentary filmmaker, activist, and fierce champion of underdogs. Newfield wrote for the Village Voice, New York Daily News, New York Post, New York Sun, … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Protest, 1965-1975 by Tom Hayden

“The era of protest against Vietnam – 1965-75 – was unique as the emergence of a nationwide peace movement on a scale not seen before in American history. There were previous war resisters, for example, the Society of Friends, the … Continue reading

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