Wednesday 10th September, 7:30pm
Wood Green Social Club, 3 Stuart Crescent, N22 5NJ
(off the High Rd, near Wood Green tube)
In the build up to the first world war and throughout the war years there were strikes and industrial disputes, anti-war campaigns, conscientious objections and mutinies. These are the stories of resistance to the war that the official commemorations will not tell you.
What can we learn from those inspirational struggles which might help us to oppose and prevent the obscene wars for profit and power throughout the world which governments and military blocs are continuing to wage 100 years after the so-called 'war to end all wars'?
Nick Heath (Anarchist Federation) "Resistance to World War One"
Jennifer Bell (Hornsey Historical Society / Haringey First World War Peace Forum) "We will not fight! - Conscientious objectors in North London"
PLUS: Discussion on all aspects of local (NE London) resistance to the war as well as the wider national and international context.
The next three London Remembering the Real World War I group meetings will be taking place on
Thursday September 18,
Thursday October 16
Thursday November 6
all from 7.30 until 9.00 p.m. at
88 Fleet St
Other WW1 events:
The event, compered by PN co-editor Emily Johns, will feature specially commissioned poems and songs by Alan Brownjohn, Anna Robinson, Krysia Mansfield and Dan Kennedy.
Peace News will also be hosting a celebration of jailed WW1-resister Alice Wheeldon with her granddaughter, Chloe Mason, on Thursday 2 October:
On Saturday 20 September the 2014 peace history lecture takes place at the Friends' Meeting House, Manchester. In No Glory in War: noble cause or capitalist adventure? John Westmoreland, Head of History, York College, will propose alternative views to challenge the inevitability of was as the means to resolve conflict.