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He joined the pacifist Church of Christ in Christian Union in 1914, and when drafted for service in World War I in 1917, he applied for conscientious objector status, but was denied. On Oct. 8, 1918, while on patrol along the Meuse-Argonne Front in France, York and his platoon wandered behind enemy lines ...
Many draft resisters, conscientious objectors, and protesters were fined or jailed. □ Australian retired Gold Logie-award-winning singer and actress Lorrae Desmond flew to Vietnam five times during the war to entertain the troops. More than 1200 Aussie soldiers sat through torrential monsoon rain for an ...

Conscientious objectors, or COs, as they were known, had been a problem for the government since it introduced military conscription in 1916. Threatened with execution by firing squad (the Ministry of War backed down, in part, because of pressure from a group led by Russell), imprisoned, physically ...
Mears is on a two-month U.S. tour sponsored by the Center on Conscience and War in Washington, D.C.. The center is a 77-year-old peace and advocacy organization that defends the rights of conscientious objectors to war. Mears says he has inherited a "pacifist gene"-- but is not sure from where, as his ...
The play looks at COs, Conscientious Objectors, in World War I. Mears' stories are from Britain, but the history sounds familiar. Both Fisher's life and Mears' play remind us that conscientious objection has never been popular. "This Evil Thing" is set during WWI as Britain initiates conscription. The play shows ...
Conscientious objectors were barely tolerated. In the United States, wartime federal legislation recognized that conscientious objection could exist, but it approached with skepticism anyone who claimed it referred to them. In effect, it required them to pass two tests. First, it required that their objection be ...

Ali guested more than a dozen times on Cavett's broadcast TV chat shows, starting with a 1968 appearance booked less than a year after he had been stripped of his heavyweight boxing title for refusing, as a conscientious objector, to be inducted into the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. During this ...
Columnists are supposed to have strong opinions. I do my best to oblige. For this reason, I rarely write about what are rather clumsily described as “women's issues”. Possibly this proves my cowardice, but I claim a different reason. In the sex war, I am a conscientious objector. I start from the ...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) recently took two steps to protect the conscience and religious freedom of health care workers. First, it established a new division within its Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) known as the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.
“Maybe I was born a conscientious objector,” says Penner, of Akron, who is a member of Akron Mennonite Church. A Nebraska farm boy drafted during the Vietnam War, Penner did alternative government service, like many other objectors who were members of “peace churches” such as the Mennonites, ...

Fred Hippen, of Spokane, requested a draft deferment as a conscientious objector. “I'll stand up against a wall and be shot before I'll shoot a fellow human being,” said Hippen. His claim was denied by both the local board and the district board, but Hippen remained “strong in his determination not to ...
Conscientious Objector Puts Himself in an Israeli Soldier's Boots in New Book. Debut novel by anti-occupation activist Moriel Rothman-Zecher reflects life in a 'broken place' and charts the fragile relationship between an IDF soldier and Palestinian twins. Andrew Esensten. Feb 13, 2018 7:13 PM.
When Adam Maor was released from prison after refusing to serve in the Israeli army as a conscientious objector, he left his native land for an eight-year stay in Europe. "I really felt a need to get away for a while," said the 34-year old, who served 21 months in various forms of incarceration between the ...
Reciting the words of James Brightmore, a British World War I conscientious objector, Mears revealed the horrors Brightmore was subjected to for refusing ... The presentation highlighted the mistreatment of conscientious objectors including Joseph and Michael Hofer, Hutterite brothers who were sent to ...
Two young conscientious objectors have received a prison term for refusing their mandatory military service based on their religious convictions. The Incheon District Court said on Thursday that it sentenced a 25-year-old man to 18 months in prison for violating the military law. The convict, who is a member ...
A court in the southeastern city of Ulsan has acquitted two conscientious objectors indicted for refusing the mandatory military service. ... Another judge from the same court, however, sentenced a conscientious objector to 18 months in prison last October, seeing the mandatory military duty over the rights of ...


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