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Rosa Parks 1913-2005 & Irene Kirkaldy 1917-2007 Civil rights activists who refused to give up their bus seats, leading to major civil rights advances.

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Benjamin Britten 1913-1976 Composer and conscientious objector

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Michael Long 1969- walks from Melbourne to protest plight of indigenous people 3/12/2004

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First Plowshares in Europe Four protestors damage Pershing missile launcher, West Germany 4/12/1983

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Robert Burrowes declared bankrupt following his refusal to pay taxes for war, Australia 5/12/1991

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Philip Berrigan 1923-2002 Priest and courageous resistor to war and violence, founder of Plowshares movement

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Major rally after 15 months of nonviolent opposition to Queensland ban on street marches 7/12/1978

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Jeanette Rankin 1880-1973 Pioneer female politician, suffragette and anti-war activist

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Pine Gap 4 undertake Citizen\'s Inspection of suspected terrorist base, Pine Gap, Australia 9/12/2005

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY annually 10 December

11

Thomas Merton 1915-1968 Monk, spiritual writer and nonviolent social activist

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Sebuku, Indonesia coal mine pollution protest hundreds of local people block access road 12/12/2003

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Plowshares Number Two Peter Demott rams van into nuclear submarine 13/12/1980

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Dr Thomas Wainggai and flag-raising in West Papua 14/12/1988

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Andrei Sakharov 1921-1989 Soviet scientist & campaigner for civil liberties Nobel Peace Prize 1975

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Boston Tea Party American colonists object to British taxation and dump tea in the sea 16/12/1773

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John Greenleaf Whittier 1807-1892 Poet & anti-slavery campaigner

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Julia Butterfly Hill 18/12/1999 Her 738 day vigil led to decision NEVER to cut a 600 year old redwood

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Isaac Hopper 1771-1852 US abolitionist, slave rescuer, and prison reformer

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SOLSTICE 21/6 and 21/12 annually

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Chico Mendes 1944-1988 Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist

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John Howard Yoder 1927-1997 Mennonite theologian and pacifist. Author of The Politics of Jesus

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Horace Champney 1905-1990 Christmas Vigil and Fast for Peace December 1950

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Christmas Day spontaneous truce between soldiers in World War 1 25/12/1914

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Norman Angell 1872-1967 writer and peace advocate Nobel Peace Prize 1933

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Bob Brown 1944 - Australian Greens Senator Environmental campaigner

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PBI sends first mission into Aceh, Indonesia 28/12/2000

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Vera Brittain 1893-1970 English writer and pacifist, author of Testament of Youth

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Maurice McCrackin 1905-1997 Minister, nonviolent activist and peace tax resistor

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John Wycliff c. 1329-1384 Staunch advocate for equality and against war

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