May 2008
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1

Washington Vietnam War March by 500,000 people 1/5/1966

2

Joanna Macy 1929- Eco-philosopher, visionary of a better world and nonviolence trainer

3

Trident Ploughshares UK was launched 2/5/1998

4

Freedom Ride for racial equality leaves Washington 4/5/1947 and another 1961

5

El Salvador General Strike displaces the dictator Hernandez Martinez 5/5/1944

6

Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 US author, abolitionist, tax resistor, advocate of nonviolence

7

Mongolia Hunger Strike ends as the State accepts talks towards free elections 7/5/1990

8

First Vietnam War Moratorium marches in Australia 8/5/1970

9

A Quaker Action Group sails Phoenix with medical supplies to north Vietnam March-April 1967

10

Julia Ward Howe 1819-1910 Abolitionist, poet, activist who wrote the Mothers Day proclamation.

11

Rodolfo Seguel National Protest Day, Chile 11/5/1983

12

Washington 100,000 rally against US invasion of Cambodia & Kent State shootings 11/5/1970

13

Buddha 560-480 BC Founder of Buddhist faith, teacher of nonviolence

14

Philip Pritchard & Toby Olditch (The \'B52  Two\') defend their planned action to stop UK planes bombing Iraq 14-22/5/2005

15

International Conscientious Objectors\' Day 15 May

16

Pennsylvania Hall, burnt by mob 16/5/1838 only 2 days after opening, yet the abolitionists never gave up

17

Catonsville Nine burn draft cards in protest at senseless killing by the USA 17/5/1968

18

Boston City Hospital USA Heal-in wins salary reviews 16-18/5/1967

19

Yvonne Margarula and the Mirrar people Australia & Jaqui Katona joint winners with of the 1999 Goldman Prize

20

Michael Sattler Peace Award first award to Christian Peacemaker Teams 20/5/2006

21

Jewish Rosenstrasse protest, Nazi Germany Let Our Husbands Go 1943

22

Betty Williams & Mairead Corrigan, Northern Ireland Nobel Peace Co-Laureates 1976

23

Nonviolence & Peace Education Program launch, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding 23/5/2000

24

Mary Stone McDowell 1876-1955 war and tax resistor, dismissed from her job for opposing US war involvement, May 1918

25

David Dellinger 1915-2004 US pacifist & nonviolent activist, member of the Chicago Seven

26

Journey of Healing with indigenous people launched Australia 26/5/1999

27

Australian Referendum removes discriminatory clauses on aborigines 27/5/1967

28

Ecuador Nonviolent overthrow of the dictator Arroyo del Rio 28/5/1944

29

Amnesty International follows Peter Benenson\'s letter published 28/5/1961

30

Jo Vallentine 1946- Senator for Nuclear Disarmament, Australia and Greens from 1/7/1985-31/1/1992

31

Mkhuseli Jack 31/5/1958- South African UDF-leader, consumer boycott organiser

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