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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors

“I read earlier editions bought from the publisher, with other authors. It explains who qualifies as a conscientious objector under the U.S. military draft and how the procedures work. The book did not push one type of belief over another, … Continue reading

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Liberation Magazine (1956–77)

“Liberation Magazine (1956–77) was a bimonthly, later a monthly, magazine identified in the 1960s with the New Left. Liberation was founded, published, and edited by David Dellinger, Bayard Rustin, Sidney Lens, Roy Finch, and A. J. Muste out of New … Continue reading

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Dr. Benjamin Spock

“Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-sellers of all time. The book’s premise to mothers is that ‘you know more than … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

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Bed-Ins for Peace

“As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, each of which were … Continue reading

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The Moral Case for Draft Resistance

A clergyman joining those burning draft cards at Arlington Street Church in Boston, October 1967. “On Monday, Oct. 16, 1967, Americans gathered by the thousands in cities and on campuses all over the country for the first ‘Stop the Draft’ … Continue reading

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Scott Nearing – The Conscience of a Radical (1965)

“… Nearing was only warming up. Two years later, his pacifism and opposition to U.S. entry into World War I led to another firing, this one from the University of Toledo. His publisher — Macmillan — dropped him. Lecture bookings … Continue reading

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