Thanks and Acknowledgements

‘The World is My Country’ has been made possible by grants from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the Amiel-Melburn Trust  and the Lipman-Miliband Trust.

We would also like to thank our generous Kickstarter backers: Paul Allard, Mark Ashmore, Badger Housing Co-op, Veronica Ball, Jennifer Bell, Martin Birdseye, Chris Booth, Andii Bowher, Luci Carolan, Lucy Craig, Nigel Danby, Andrea D’Cruz, Miriam Dobson, Rona Drennan, George Alan Gerrard, John Gittings, Sid Gould, Lesley Grahame, Brian Guthrie, Maggie Holdsworth, Rachel Holtom, Tony Holroyde, Simon Hughes, Salih Ibrahim, Fiona Joseph, Sarah Lasenby, Rachel Lever, John Lynes, Doro Marden, Anabel Marsh, John Morris, Andrea Needham, Guy Nicholls, Patrick Nicholson, Abby Nicol, Luke Parks, David Polden, Maciej Poplawski, Colin Prescod, Ann Ray, Karen Redfern, Nick Rendle, Sally Reynolds, Anna Robinson, Diana Shelley, Robbie Spence, Jonathan Stevenson, Robert Stuart, Isobel Urquhart, Bridget Walker, Marie Walsh, David Charles Webb, Anthony Webster, Martina Weitsch, Paul Wesley, Joan E West.

‘To the Belligerent Governments’: “The victory you seek is a victory which shall perpetuate your empire over mankind; keep Humanity bound in fetters to your cruel and senseless systems; maintain your castes and your monopolies; strengthen your embargo upon the peoples’ liberties; leave your heel firmly planted on the peoples’ necks.”– E.D. Morel, co-founder of the anti-war Union of Democratic Control, May 1916, jailed for six-months for sending an anti-war pamphlet to Switzerland.

“Freedom’s battle has not to be fought on the blood-drenched soil of France but nearer home – our enemy is within the gates” – Birmingham socialist William Holliday in a speech at the Birmingham Bull Ring, May 1915. (Holliday was arrested and sentenced to three months hard labour for this speech).

“[T]he brunt of modern war falls upon non-combatants, and the conscience of the world cannot bear the sight … Do not humanity and common sense alike prompt us to join hands with the women of neutral countries, and urge our rulers to stay further bloodshed?” – Emily Hobhouse, letter to “The Women of Germany and Austria”, written by Hobhouse and signed by 101 British women suffragists, Christmas 1914.