Worth Fighting for

Worth Fighting for

Canada's Tradition of War Resistance From 1812 to the War on Terror

Book - 2015
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Publisher: Toronto : Between the Lines, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781771131797
Branch Call Number: 327.1720971 Wor
Characteristics: 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Jun 20, 2016

Demonstrates that the peace movement in Canada is not a recent phenomenon, but predates the War of 1812, primarily with the peace churches (Quakers, Mennonites, Brethren etc.), and that even Pentecostals tried creative ways at avoiding conscription during WWII. The book also proves that Canada is violating its international obligations by refusing refugee status to American conscientious objectors to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It concludes with a discussion of the national anthem and attempts to link it to our military past and refusal to sing it as being "unpatriotic". 17 articles, about 20 authors, well versed in the subjects contained.

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