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NEW PAGE May 2012: Mother's Day
Why reinvent the wheel? We already have MOTHER'S DAY FOR PEACE !
Hellen Cooke from Women's International League for Peace and Freedom sent us:
'For Mother’s Day, remember Julia Ward Howe.
Julia, born in New York City on May 27, 1819, became a peace activist and suffragist. In 1870, she wrote The Mother's Day Proclamation; inspired by the Franco-Prussian war to call for mothers to be a civil and social force against war... see Mother's Day
I (Geraldine) would like to add:
'History will proclaim you false if you are silent now. "Come out and be separate" from all that makes for war' said Vida Goldstein in 1914.
Don't we need to "Come out and be separate" now?
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Australia website is at http://www.wilpf.org.au/
For those who want the more 'provocative' activism too, well ... see Mother's Day
NEW PUBLICATION April 2012: available now!
For every person who:
Prejudice and Reason some Australian women's responses to war
Two women, two organisations, two journals -
In their own words, feminists and reactionary women tell of their work and activism from 1909 to now, concentrating on WWI. Be prepared to be surprised. The arguments are fresh and current today.
Cover design: compliments Deb Snibson
"An awesome achievement ... long silenced voices rise up again to tell an authentic story of war and peace. Geraldine Robertson's immaculate research sheds valuable light on a much neglected, but vitally important, aspect of Australia's history."
Historian Author Broadcaster
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