The 1916 Military Service Act conscripted all single men between 18 and 41 – apart from the clergy, teachers, and those involved with essential industry. And conscientious objectors.
Muhammad Ali was a conscientious objector in a long line of those who said no to war - from WW1 until today: “Wars of nations are fought to change maps. Wars of poverty are fought to map change”
There's no record that 16-year-old Jack Cornwell did anything brave, but a hero was needed for war propaganda to deflect criticism.
The British army's response to the crisis of shell shock on the Somme lingers today in the stigma that prevents many soldiers from seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder.
This game risks creating a misleading portrayal of the period and may unintentionally resuscitate a perception of global conflict that WW1 very much helped to dismantle.
And when he saw them marching up Whitehall / I remember what old Arthur said / He said the donkeys are all wearing poppies / So I shall wear dandelions instead
Every year in May, International Conscientious Objectors’ Day (CO Day) is marked around the world to remember those who bravely refused to wage wars and destruction.
Beatle Paul McCartney's meeting with Betrand Russell, who was jailed for six months in the first world war for his anti-war views, led to John Lennon becoming anti-war.
The pointless slaughter of trench warfare, with lines of enlisted men mowed down in their thousands as they march slowly towards machine guns isn’t exactly a “fun” scenario.
How Isis thrives in a borderless world as it erases lines in the sand drawn by the west 100 years ago
The peoples of the Middle East have suffered this past century from the theatre of dictatorships and cardboard institutions created by the west, says Robert Fisk
A new No Glory pamhlet, written by Neil Faulkner, sets the record straight on the Battle of the Somme, which by any rational assessment, represents a world gone mad.
The 1917 Balfour Declaration recognised the movement for Jewish self-determination, while ignoring that in Palestine itself the creation of a Jewish state directly contradicted the principles of self-determination.