The World is My Country
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WW1 Centenary Peace
Elist for all peace groups organising events to coincide with the centenary of WW1.
Remembering the Real WW1
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Website set up as part of the campaign to clear the names of Alice Wheeldon, Winnie Mason and Alf Mason – three First World War activists from Derbyshire, framed for conspiring to murder the Prime Minister. Contains some wonderful photos and a useful list of background reading materials..
Campaign to use the first world war centenary in 2014 ‘to promote peace and international understanding, rather than the nationalistic commemoration “like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations” that David Cameron says he wants.’ Events listing & useful blog.
UK’s oldest peace movement newspaper. Currently serialising the posters for ‘The World is My Country’. Other highlights include Ann Kramer’s (author of Conchies: Conscientious Objectors of the First World War) First World War column.
Peace News Summer Camp
31 July – 4 August 2014, Leiston, Suffolk. Annual partipatory camp for radically-minded folk. The WW1 centenary will be major theme at the 2014 Camp, with participation by European activists.
Peace Pledge Union
The oldest secular pacifist organisation in Britain, the PPU site contains a wealth of information about Conscientious Objector’s in WW1 and beyond. See below for their ‘No More War’ project.
The Real WW1
Blog for groups and individuals in cities around the UK who are ‘planning to oppose the official events, with commemorations, actions, talks, lectures, and counter-commemorations.’ Includes useful events listing, reading list and list of films. See below for the email discussion list.
Web-site of the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations holding events during the centenary. Hosted by the Imperial War Museum.
15 May International Conscientious Day 2014
This year’s Day will include a major national event in Tavistock Square in London, backed by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Pax Christi, Peace Pledge Union, Peace News, Quaker Peace and Social Witness, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Campaign Against Arms Trade
CAAT is planning to challenge pro-militarist voices during the centenary with a project highlighting parallels between the arms trade then and now, with a particular focus on opposition to the arms trade during and after the war.
No More War
Peace Pledge Union project ‘to reclaim the lost voices of WW1 conscientious objectors.’ Currently looking for volunteers from around the UK to help with research
Legacies of War: War and Resistance
Part of the Legacies of War Centenary project being run by colleagues at the University of Leeds who have research interests in different aspects of the First World War. This strand will be ‘uncovering and presenting the stories of those who resisted the war in various ways.’