January 2008
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1

Australia 1912-1914 Boys over 12 refuse military training, 5732 imprisoned

2

Michael Tippett 1905-1998 Composer, conscientious objector, President of Peace Pledge Union

3

Lucretia Mott 1793-1880 Pioneer Quaker campaigner for women\'s rights and racial equality

4

Marie Joan Winch 1935 - Aboriginal health worker and nurse

5

Shearers Strike, Logan Downs Station Australia starts 5/1/1891

6

William Lloyd Garrison 1805-1879 Outspoken anti-slavery campaigner, USA

7

Dorothy Detzer 1893-1981 US pacifist, lobbyist for social change, and WILPF leader 1924-46

8

Abraham (AJ) Muste 1885-1967 Nonviolent social activist

9

Emily Greene Balch 1867-1961 Academic and pacifist, founder of WILPF. Nobel Peace Laureate 1946

10

Joan Baez 1941- Folksinger, anti-war, environmental & civil rights activist

11

Narmada Dam protest, India by 25,000 people 11/1/1998

12

Menno Simmons 1494-1561 Mennonite leader, advocate of nonviolence

13

Ruhrkampf Germans resist French invasion with nonviolent campaigns 13/1/1923

14

Eglantyne Jebb 1876-1928 & Dorothy Buxton 1881- form Save the Children Union in London, January 1920

15

Martin Luther King 1929-1968 US nonviolent civil rights leader

16

Women in Black Vigils to protest the costs of war on women and children start January 1988

17

Blacklegs stopped by coal miners wives, NSW 17/1/1887

18

Kenneth Boulding 1910-1993 Economist, educator and peace activist

19

Anti-nuclear flotilla confronts USS Haddo in New Zealand 19/1/1979

20

Gene Sharp 1928- Nonviolence theorist and educator

21

Quaker Peace Testimony delivered to Charles II on 21/1/1661

22

Bloody Sunday, Common people protest for civil reforms, Russia 22/1/1905

23

Chris Cole 1963- UK peace campaigner sentenced to jail for anti Iraq war protest 24/2/2007

24

The Rocks, Sydney Green Ban 24/1/1972 started by 30 residents, saves colonial heritage buildings

25

Margaret Holmes 1909- Australian activist, founder and leader of WILPF NSW

26

St Polycarp Martyr for religious freedom ?AD 155

27

CODEPINK joins National march in Washington, USA to bring US troops out of Iraq 27/1/2007

28

Kathleen Lonsdale 1903-1970 Scientist, conscientious objector and peaceworker

29

Alan Walker 1911-2003 Antiwar activist, founder of Lifeline in Australia

30

Mohandas Gandhi 1869-1947 Inspirational nonviolence teacher and leader assassinated 30/1/1947

31

Ploughshares UK Four women damage military aircraft to protect innocent East Timorese 29/1/1996

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