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Conscientious objection

Ann Kramer, Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War: Refusing to Fight

Pen and Sword Books, 2013; 224pp; £19.99


Pacifists win WW1 grant

Peace Pledge Union to launch "No More War" project



White flowers lie on the Conscientious Objectors Memorial Stone in Tavistock Square, London, during a ceremony on International Conscientious Objectors Day, 15 May.


‘Secrecy is for losers’

In May 2010, Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst in the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division, was arrested on suspicion of leaking nearly half a million government documents, including the in


CO 18 months

Conscientious Objectors’ Day

Last month, peace activists held commemorations in Manchester (13 May), London (15 May) and Birmingham (20 May) to mark the thirtieth International Conscientious Objectors’ Day.


Turkish solidarity

Turkish conscientious objector Halil Savda was arrested on 24 February to serve a 100-day sentence for ‘alienating the people from the military’.

Peace Prisoners

On 1 December, Peace Prisoners' Day, please put aside an hour to write four cards to people whoíve been imprisoned for their commitment to peace.

Michael Lyons free

Navy medic and conscientious objector Michael Lyons was released from Colchester military prison on 9 November.