October
1

Petra Kelly (1947-1992) German peace activist and Green politician Right Livelihood Award 1982

2

Jewish nonviolent protest 50 days against Statue of Caligula 39 C.E.

3

Peter Norman 1942-2006 Olympic sprinter and civil rights supporter

4

Dolores Huerta 1930- defender of the poor, USA

5

Commando de No, Chile, voters deny Pinochet extended term in referendum 5/10/1988

6

Sacred Earth & Space Plowshares II by 3 Dominican sisters 6/10/2002

7

MST in Brazil landless farmers occupied Macali land in Ronda Alta, on 7/10/1979

8

George Fox 1624-1691 Founder of the Quakers, refused military service, prison release 8/10/1651

9

Leipzig Rallies for reform in East Germany follow the Monday Church service 1989

10

Fridtjof Nansen 1861-1930 scientist & humanitarian High Commissioner for POWs 1921 Nobel Peace Prize 1922

11

Thomas Lurting 1632-1713 British naval sailor turned Quaker returns pirates to their homeland Oct 1663

12

Elizabeth Fry 1780-1845 Quaker prison and social reformer

13

Bob Hunter 1945-2005 Nonviolent environmental activist & legendary Greenpeace leader

14

William Penn 1644-1718 Quaker leader and founder of the democratic & nonviolent colony Pennsylvania

15

US National Moratorium against Vietnam War 15/10/1969

16

Desmond Tutu 1931- Priest and anti-apartheid campaigner. Nobel Peace Prize 16/10/1984

17

Tommie Smith and John Carlos Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) 17/10/1968

18

100,000 demonstrate in Sofia, Bulgaria for democratic reforms. 18/10/1989

19

John Woolman 1720-1772 Quaker anti-slavery advocate

20

3000 rally against Bjelke-Petersen ban on street marches leads to 289 arrests, 20/10/1978

21

Bill Moyer 1933-2002 Social change theorist and activist, originator of the Movement Action Plan (MAP)

22

Europeans protest deployment of Pershing nuclear cruise missiles 22/10/1983

23

James of Jerusalem, Christian church leader and spiritual teacher, martyred c.62

24

Lydia Maria Child 1802-1880 American novelist, abolitionist and social activist

25

Marguerite Barankitse Burundian humanitarian started food & shelter house for 25 children 25/10/1993

26

First Continental Congress, a parallel government in America meets 5/9/-26/10/1774

27

William Robinson & Marmaduke Stevenson executed in Boston USA for being Quakers 27/10/1659

28

Plowshares GE 5 enter General Electric factory 29/10/1981

29

Broken Hill strike, Australia 29/10/1892 6 unionists get 2 years for strike activities seeking reasonable working conditions

30

Henri Dunant 1828-1910 founder of the Red Cross Nobel Peace Prize 1901

31

WRI Die-in at Republican National Convention 31/10/2004

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