The archives also show organisers of the "patriotic" meeting tried to get the anti-conscription
event prohibited under the terms of the Defence of the Realm Act.
In the year following the passage of the Military Services Act, about 4,000 people were arrested for anti-conscription
John's, fishermen and sealers versus merchants, pro- versus anti-conscription
forces, to which could be added the activities of the Orange Order, the Methodist Conference, and the Roman Catholic Church.
57) In Hughes' absence, anti-conscription
leagues had sprung up and, instructively, by June the largest state Labor conferences declared against conscription.
In countries where conscription continues, anti-conscription
efforts play a crucial role in challenging the power of the military and the state.
84) "Trouble at Quebec," Maritime Baptist, 3 April 1918, 1; "Trouble in Quebec," Presbyterian and Westminster, 4 April 1918, 315; "Canada A Nation," Presbyterian and Westminster, 11 April 1918, 343; "Quebec Anti-Conscription
Riots," Presbyterian Witness, 6 April 1918, 1; "The Pope's Apologists," Presbyterian Witness, 29 June 1918, 4; "Quebec Coming Into Line," Presbyterian Witness, 18 May 1918, 1; "Editorial," Canadian Churchman, 11 April 1918, 232; "From Week to Week," Canadian Churchman, 11 April 1918, 234; "Machine Guns in Quebec," Christian Guardian, 10 April 1918, 6; "The Case of Quebec," Christian Guardian, 17 April 1918, 5.
Germany's 1940 conquest of Europe convinced the government to impose conscription for home defence; Japan's dramatic entry to the war led the government in 1942 to hold a plebiscite, seeking a release from its anti-conscription
Shaw argues that the Mennonite aversion to "universalizing their behavior" (56), their "quietism," and their refusal to link their "non-resistance to secular pacifism" went a long way in preventing the kind of organized anti-conscription
movement from emerging in Canada that became important and influential in Britain (71).
The Irish NUR backed the anti-conscription
strike of 1918 and the general strike of 1919.
The memorandum revealed that the Royal Irish Constabulary could not be relied on if it was called upon to arrest those Catholic priests fomenting the anti-conscription
campaign in Ireland.
28) A week later Paech was in Albury railing, again, against the humiliation and shame of disenfranchisement at an anti-conscription
Margaret Thorp played a significant role in the anti-conscription
campaigns of World War One, as a pacifist, feminist and Christian socialist coordinating the various factions in Queensland opposed to conscription.
If you wish to further explore the artistic and social effects of the Armory Show, visit this site based on the life and work of Emma Goldman, an early feminist deported for her anti-conscription
activities during World War I.
Well John Howard is putting this to the test by taking away those social and political freedoms won at the Eureka Stockade, in the eight-hour movement, the anti-conscription
fight, at Anzac Cove and Kokoda, in the women's liberation movement and everywhere else over the past 200 years.
When Max Plowman, a Lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment who had been blown up by a shell and severely concussed, sent home and, in the course of twelve months found to be unfit by seven successive medical boards, tried to resign his commission and refused posting to another base in Britain, Childs urged that he should be treated as 'mentally deficient', explaining 'This would largely, in my opinion, discount the capital which the various anti-conscription
papers will make out of the case .