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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Literary: A Legacy of Love - Remembering Muriel Duckworth @ People's Co-0p Books

Muriel Helen Duckworth née BallCMONS (October 31, 1908 – August 22, 2009) was a Canadian pacifistfeminist and social and community activist.She was a practising Quaker, a religious denomination committed to non-violence. Duckworth maintained that war with its systematic violence against women and children is a major obstacle to social justice. She argued that money spent on armaments perpetuates poverty while reinforcing the power of privileged elites She believed that "war is stupid" and she steadfastly refused to accept popular distinctions between "good" and "bad" wars.  More from Wikipedia.

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