Resistance 100 was launched in advance of the centenary of World War 1 (1914-1918) to tell the story of the people and social movements that resisted the war.
War resisters included conscientious objectors, people struggling to defend workplace rights against a militarised economy, revolutionaries, military deserters, mutineers, colonised people resisting empire, campaigners who pressed for a negotiated peace instead of a fight to the finish, and writers and journalists who resisted censorship and the demand for jingoism.
Some war resisters hoped to change the world, some wanted to stop the war, and some only wanted to lessen its impact on themselves or those close to them. They didn't necessarily approve of one another's principles or tactics, or feel in solidarity with one another. But they were all resisting the war.
Resistance 100 is an organic project. Alongside acts of resistance, it will present an outline of events that were occurring on the battlefields and in the corridors of power. There will also be articles that provide background, explanation and comment. And there will be news of present-day events that commemorate resistance to World War 1, or oppose the glorification of the war.
World War 1 was a catastrophe. Resistance to it was arguably more serious than to any war since then, including the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Apologists for the war don't want to face up to that. We owe it to ourselves and to our predecessors 100 years ago to remember what happened.
Resistance 100 went online in February 2014. It is currently being minimally maintained, but will eventually be expanded and developed.
Please consider giving financial support via the button on this page. For Resistance 100 to challenge the carnival of militarism surrounding the World War 1 centenary, it needs to grow. It needs continuing software development, research and content creation. That takes time, and time is money.
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