August 2008
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1

Fellowship of Reconciliation, later IFOR conceived 1/8/1914

2

Mubarak Awad leads fast at US Sate Dept for changed Middle East policies 2/8/2006

3

Elizabeth Comstock 1815-1891 Anglo-American Quaker abolitionist, reformer and Civil War war nurse

4

SERPAJ-E Service for Peace and Justice of Ecuador started 1985

5

10,000 Jews-Arabs march in Tel Aviv against War in Lebanon 5/8/2006

6

City of Hiroshima & the Hibakusha campaign to end nuclear weapons following 6/8/1945

7

Helen Caldicott 1937- Physician and anti-nuclear campaigner

8

Franz Jägerstätter 1907-1943 Austrian conscientious objector who refused Nazi military service

9

International Day of the World\'s Indigenous People 9 August

10

John La Forge 1956- & Barb Katt 1958- . Sperry Plowshares Two damage computers for nuclear weapons systems 10/8/1984

11

Archibald Baxter 1881-1970 New Zealand conscientious objector to war

12

John Dear 1959- Jesuit nonviolence leader, teacher, activist

13

George Thomson 1826-1889 Nonviolent response secures lesser gold-mining licence fee, Australia 1853

14

Solidarity shipyard strike, Poland begins 14/8/1980

15

Asoka 304-232BC Buddhist King and legislator of nonviolence

16

Widespread Buddhist protests in South Vietnam against Diem government 16/8/1963

17

Pierre Ceresole 1879-1945 Tax and war resistor, organiser of peace camps

18

Canungra Land Warfare Centre nonviolent education and intervention, Australia 16 -18/8/1997

19

Brother Roger Schultz 1915-2005 Founder of Taize Community, France

20

United Democratic Front (UDF) South Africa launched 20/8/1983

21

Terania Creek blockade, Australia starts to protect rainforest wilderness 21/8/1979

22

CAMDEN 28 arrested 22/8/1971 after breaking into draft board office to destroy Selective Service records.

23

Vincent Lingiari 1908-1988 Australian aboriginal leader for land rights

24

Street signs painted out to confuse invading Soviet army, Czechoslovakia 23/8/1968

25

SERPAJ Uruguay founded Sept 1975

26

Blue Wedges sponsor Wild about Port Philip Bay young artists exhibition 25-31/8/2006, Mordialloc, Victoria

27

Larzac farmers refuse military base extension, France 1971-1981, major protest spring 1972

28

Martin Luther King 1929-1968 delivers I Have a Dream speech 28/8/1963

29

Sojourner Truth 1797-1883 Former slave, traveling campaigner for rights of women and blacks

30

Brazil in Black - mass nonviolent demonstrations defy corrupt President Collor 30/8/1992

31

Joseph Rotblat 1908-2005 Scientist and campaigner against nuclear weapons Nobel Peace Prize 1995

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