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Free Radicals

Free Radicals


War Resisters in Prison

By C J Hinke

CJ Hinke was arrested in more than 35 civil disobedience actions organized by the pacifist movement from 1963 to 1969. He was the last American arrested for the Vietnam draft and was pardoned by Jimmy Carter in his first official act as US president. After moving to Canada, he defended himself before the British Columbia Supreme Court, and served prison time, including solitary confinement, for blockading clearcut logging and roadbuilding by multinational corporados. Fear is what keeps most citizens from active resistance.

This book is intended to break that cycle of fear and encourage broad resistance to militarism. Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison is the first chronicle of absolutist resisters to war from World War I through Iraq and Afghanistan, surveying military conscription and desertion worldwide. The book's extensive bibliography on war resistance, conscription, and prisons is the first in its field.

Living in Thailand since 1989, CJ Hinke co-founded Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) to campaign against pervasive censorship in Thai society following a military coup d'etat in 2006. FACT's campaign is active both locally and internationally in opposing online, book, and film censorship: "Freedom of opinions, freedom of thought, freedom of ideas, every one of us deserves a voice." CJ Hinke is an international advisor to the WikiLeaks board and FACT provided the very first documents  Thailand's Internet blocklists– to the WL platform. As a Quaker, the author co-founded the Bangkok-based Nonviolence Conflict Workshop (NVCW) to promote the peaceful political solutions based on the teachings of Gene Sharp.


400 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $23.95)
ISBN 9781634240628

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