April 2008
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1

Anti-nuclear protest chain 22.5km long in UK 1/1/1983 Nuclear Fools Day in Australia 2007

2

Books not Bombs anti-war protest by 10,000 high school and other students, Sydney 2/4/2003

3

Jean Goss (1912-1991) and Hildegard Goss-Mayr Active nonviolence workers for peace and justice

4

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated 4/4/1968, the day after his speech \'I\'ve Been to the Mountaintop\'

5

Wangari Maathi 1940- Kenyan activist for democracy, human rights and environmental conservation. Nobel Peace Laureate 2004

6

Salt Satyagraha Gandhi arrives at Dandi beach, India 6/4/1930

7

Andre & Magda Trocme 1901-1971 Nonviolent advocates and protectors of refugees during World War 2

8

Najaf march by 1 million Iraqis to protest US occupation in Iraq 9/4/2007

9

Denmark nonviolent response to Nazi invasion 1940-1945

10

Plowshares Eight who entered the King of Prussia nuclear warhead factory were finally paroled 10/4/1990

11

Pepe Beunza Spanish conscientious objector starts the MOC in Spain

12

Rachel Carson 1907-1964 Pioneer environmentalist Her book Silent Spring published 13/4/1962

13

Vida Goldstein 1869-1949 Australian Suffragist and Peace campaigner, founder of Womens Peace Army 1915

14

St Justin AD 165 martyr for religious freedom

15

First US Mobilisation against Vietnam War in New York and San Francisco 15/4/1967

16

Birmingham Letter by Martin Luther King 16/4/1963

17

David Carline 1944- Indigenous activist & only Australian on Mururoa nuclear protest yachts Oct 1995

18

Vinoba Bhave 1895-1982 Indian spiritual leader of Sarvodaya and Bhoodan movements

19

Diane Nash 1938- Civil rights activist, co-founder of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

20

Iqbal Masih 1982-1995 Child advocate against bonded labour in Pakistan, murdered 16/4/1994

21

Massive rally in China for civil reforms 21/4/1989

22

Pershing Plowshares - 8 people enter factory and damage Pershing nuclear missile components 22/4/1984

23

Margaret Fell 1614-1702 Original Quaker and mother to the early movement

24

Vietnam War moratorium march, USA 24/4/1971

25

Carnation Revolution, Portugal ousts 48 years of repressive dictatorship 25/4/1974

26

Joan Chittister OSB 1936-Benedictine nun, writer and advocate of peace and justice

27

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

28

Iraqi Week of Nonviolence 29 April - 6 May 2007

29

Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) founded 1915

30

Mother Courage, Argentina protest by 14 women 30/4/1977

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