Tag Archives: Pacifist

My Time as a Vietnam War-era Conscientious Objector

Conscientious objector William White being dragged from his home in Sydney after being arrested, 1966 “When I chose to apply for conscientious objector status in 1969 during the height of the Vietnam War, I was a teenager and in a … Continue reading

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History of War Tax Resistance

Writers and Editors War Tax ad as it appeared in 1968 Ramparts magazine. “… War tax resistance gained nationwide publicity when Joan Baez announced in 1964 her refusal to pay 60 percent of her 1963 income taxes because of the … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear movement in the United States

Women Strike for Peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. “The anti-nuclear movement in the United States consists of more than 80 anti-nuclear groups that oppose nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and/or uranium mining. These have included the Abalone Alliance, … Continue reading

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Burning Draft Cards (November 19, 1965)

“Seldom does there occur a liturgical ceremony more impressive than the draft-card burning which took place in Manhattan’s Union Square November 6. Through the opening poems chanted by the only bearded speaker of the day, through the homilies delivered by … Continue reading

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Diane di Prima

“Diane di Prima (August 6, 1934 – October 25, 2020) was an American poet, known for her association with the Beat movement. She was also an artist, prose writer, and teacher. Di Prima authored nearly four dozen books. … She edited … Continue reading

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Amnesty International

“Amnesty International (also referred to as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights. The organization says it has more than eight million members and supporters around the world. The … Continue reading

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The Price of Peace Is Confusion – Renata Adler

Anti-Vietnam War protestors march on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., November 27, 1965. December 4, 1965: “At almost every major university in the country, mimeograph machines operate by night in cluttered student apartments, coffeehouses are filled by day with animated political … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky Explains the Best Way for Ordinary People to Make Change in the World, Even When It Seems Daunting

“The threat of widespread violence and unrest descends upon the country, thanks again to a collection of actors viciously opposed to civil rights, and in many cases, to the very existence of people who are different from them. They have … Continue reading

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Merging of Messages, Proliferation of Protest (May 2, 1968)

“I remember a year ago, when the march began in the Sheep Meadow, and the people walked through the midtown streets until they came to the plaza of the United Nations to hear the man they now mourn repeat as … Continue reading

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Thích Trí Quang

“Thích Trí Quang (21 December 1923 – 8 November 2019) was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk best known for his role in leading South Vietnam‘s Buddhist population during the Buddhist crisis in 1963, and in later Buddhist protests against subsequent … Continue reading

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