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Alan Burt

Alan Burt, U.S.: I was cultured to be a soldier

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Hi. My name is Alan Burt. I’m 67 years old. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my reflections to have signed up as a conscientious objector back in 1971. I was raised in the 50s. MY toys were army helmets and machine guns and cowboy and Indian games and other all kinds of killing games.

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Bob Meola

Bob Meola, U.S.: Resistance to the draft to the Vietnam war was an ultimate stand to say No

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Bob Meola is speaking on behalf of Courage to Resist on International Day of Conscientious Objection

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Michael Kane

Michael Kane, U.S.: Conscientious objection that is for the sanctity and dignity of the human life

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Good afternoon. My name is Michael Kane. I live in Florence, Massachusetts in United States. And I’m speaking today as a non-conforming conscientious objector. I believe that my life has been one that’s been lived out in an affirmation of and respect for the principal and values of conscientious objection that is for the sanctity and dignity of the human life.

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Steve Woolford. Photo: Quaker House

USA: Southern peace activists help soldiers become conscientious objectors

(17.01.2020) The South is arguably the engine of the U.S. war machine. The region is home to Fort Bragg, the largest U.S. military base in the world. Southern states supply more soldiers than others; the region is home to three of the five states with the highest military recruitment numbers in 2016 – Florida, Georgia, and Texas. But that also means that the South has long been a center for anti-war activism. In Fayetteville, North Carolina, just outside Fort Bragg, Quaker House has been a hub for peace activists and service members seeking support since 1969.

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