March 2008
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1

Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Treaty) Entry into Force 1/3/1999

2

Barbara Deming 1917-1984 US feminist and nonviolent activist

3

Worldwide readings of Lysistrata 3/3/2003

4

Quaker presence at Faslane 365 protest against Trident nuclear submarines 4-5/3/2007

5

Anti-nuclear World Bike Ride 1982-1984 begins Canberra 6/3/1982, enroute to Darwin, Japan and Europe 6/3/1982

6

CODEPINK members arrested when presenting petition to US mission at UN, New York 6/3/2006

7

Felix Mainz Mennonite martyr for freedom of religious worship c.1498-1527

8

International Women\'s Day 8 March annually

9

Tom Fox 1951-2006 Christian Peacemaker Team member, Iraq

10

Vykom Satyagraha, India breaks the taboo against \'untouchables\' 1924-25

11

Salt March by Gandhi and 76 followers starts at Ahmedabad 11/3/1930

12

St Maximilian 273-295 Christian martyr for conscientious objection to military service on 12/3/295

13

Sydney Carter 1915-2004 Pacifist poet and composer

14

Morgan Tsvangirai & Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe protests in March 2007

15

Fort Lawton, USA nonviolent occupation leads to 77 arrests 15/3/1970.

16

Rachel Corrie died resisting bulldozing of Palestinian refugee home16/3/2003

17

Failure of the Kapp Putsch following nonco-operation by the government, Germany 1920

18

War Resisters International founded 16/3/1921

19

Tolpuddle Martyrs 1834 English farm labourers penalised for joining a workers organisation

20

George & Lillian Willoughby US nonviolence activists, PBI supporters & the 1958 The Golden Rule trip

21

Jesus Founder of Christian nonviolence martyred AD 30

22

Neville Watson 1929- Australian lawyer, minister and nonviolent interventionist in war

23

Peace village San José, Colombia founded 23/3/1997

24

Oscar Romero 1917-1980 El Salvadoran priest & defender of the poor martyred 24/3/1980

25

Selma-to- Montgomery, USA civil rights march 21-25/3/1965

26

Caroline Chisholm 1808-1877 Philanthropist and defender of poor women in colonial Australia

27

Sulak Sivaraksa 1933- Thailand Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award) 1995

28

Eleanor Moore 1875-1949 Australian peace campaigner and the Sisterhood of International Peace

29

Lake Pedder, Australia pioneer environmental action group Save Lake Pedder Committee formed 29/3/1967

30

Cause of Vieques nonviolent campaign ends when US Navy leaves final Puerto Rico base 31/3/2004

31

Cesar Chavez 1927-1993 US Labour leader and defender of the agricultural poor

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