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War and peace

Vietnam War refuser wins Medal of Freedom from Chicken Hawk

Anti-war activists have always pondered the irony of boxing champion Muhammad Ali having claimed conscientious objector status when he was drafted for the Vietnam War.

Iain Atack, 'The Ethics of Peace and War'

Edinburgh University Press, 2005; ISBN 0 7486 1525 3; 173pp; £15.99

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New Internationalist, 'No-Nonsense Guides to Peace, Green Action and Political Animals'

New Internationalist Publications, 2005; £7 each

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Military mums, canny carpenters, and fun with mud

Back in December, The Mole surfaced at London's City Hall - the glass monstrosity near Tower Bridge, home of ex-red Ken Livingstone.

Simon Fisher, 'Spirited Living: Waging Conflict, Building Peace'

Quaker Books, 2004; ISBN 0 85245 357 4; 123pp; £9

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Vera Brittain, 'One Voice'

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005. ISBN 0 8264 8534 0; 168pp; £9.99

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Marc Rothermund (dir), 'Sophie Scholl - The Final Days (Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage)'

Germany, 2005, 117 minutes

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Devi Prasad, 'War is a Crime Against Humanity: the Story of War Resisters' International'

War Resisters' International, 2005; ISBN 0 903517 20 5; 560pp, 67 photos; £28

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A Women's Day for Peace?

Sandwiched between International Conscientious Objectors' Day (15 May), and International Day for Children as Victims of War (4 June), is another opportunity for action: 24 May, Internatio

Stanley Greene, 'Open Wound: Chechnya 1994 to 2003'

Trolley, 2003; ISBN 1 904563 01 5; Hb 231pp

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