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Advice for Conscientious Objectors

Advice for Conscientious Objectors

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A pro-peace educational e-book
A pro-peace educational e-book

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ADVICE FOR CONSCIENTIOUSOBJECTORS IN THE ARMED FORCES
by Robert A. Seeley
A comprehensive, step-by-step guideto applying for conscientious objectorstatus.
Find out whether applying forconscientious objector status is rightfor you.
Published by CCCO, an organizationwith fifty years of experiencecounseling conscientious objectors.
FIFTH EDITION
$20.00
CO
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
 
1948
CCCO founded in Philadelphia by the National Service Board for Reli-gious Objectors (now NISBCO), the American Friends Service Committee, TheBrethren Service Commission, the Friends Service Committee on National Legisla-tion, the War Resisters League and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, with the help of Ray Newton, Caleb Foote, AJ Muste, Jim Bristol, David and Betty Dellinger, andothers.
1951
Under pressure from CCCO, the Army stops assigning non-combat-ant conscientious objectors to mine-laying.
1952
 First editions of 
 Handbook for Conscientious Objectors
 and
 Conscientious Objectors in the Armed Forces
 published.
 1957
 Chaplains’ Guide to Conscientious Objection in the Armed Forces
 published.
 1962
 After years of pressure from CCCO and other groups, Depart-ment of Defense Directive 1300.6allows COs to be discharged honor-ably from themilitary.
 1965
 CCCO handles arecord 513 cases in one month.
 1966
 CCCO opens office in SanFrancisco.
 1968
 New monthly record of 833 cases set. The
 Draft Counselors’ Man-ual
 and the
 Draft Counselors’ Newsletter 
published. CCCO helps found Prisoner Visi-tation and Support, begun as a result of visits to conscientious objectors inprison.
 1969
 Midwest Committee for Draft Counseling opens as a CCCO officein Chicago.
 1970
  Advice for Conscientious Objectors in the Armed Forces
 , the
 Mili-tary Counselors’ Manual
 and
 Newsletter on Military Law and Counseling
 (NOMLAC)first published. Pete Seeger holds benefit concert for CCCO.
 1971
 CCCO opensoffice in Atlanta.
 1972
 Office opened in Denver. House Internal Security Com-mittee recommends
 Advice for Conscientious Objectors in the Armed Forces
 be placedon the “suggested subversive” list.
 1975
 With help from CCCO, first woman COdischarged. Atlanta CCCO office closes.
 1980
 Thousands return “CO Cards” toCCCO with the resumption of draft registration.
 1981
 The Objector 
 begins publi-cation. Thirteenth edition of 
 Handbook for Conscientious Objectors
 published.
 1985
 Fund for Education and Training (FEAT) founded by CCCOand other groups to assist non-registrants denied financial aid.
 1986
 CCCO testi-mony helps persuade Congress to declare Selective Service proposed rule changes nulland void.
 1987
 Comic book 
 Real War Stories
 published and becomes a comicsbest seller. First
 Interview a Vet 
 contest held.
 1988
 Youth, Militarism and Alterna-tives conference held in Chicago.
 1993
 First
 Report of AWOL/UA Policies
 published.
 1994
 GI Rights Hotline begins taking calls.
Choosing Peace
 , the succes-sor to
 Handbook for Conscientious Objectors
 , published.
 1996
 Student CoalitionResisting Enlistment and Militarism (SCREAM) founded.
 1997
 Survivors TakeAction Against Abuse by Military Personnel (STAMP) founded to assist those whohave survived abuse or mistreatment at the hands of militarypersonnel.
 1998
  Helping Out: A Guide to Military Discharges and GI Rights
 , thefifth edition of CCCO’s
 Military Counselors’ Manual
 , published.
 1998
 50
Years
 Central Committee forConscientious Objectors
 
 ADVICE FOR CONSCIENTIOUSOBJECTORS IN THE ARMED FORCES
 by Robert A. Seeley
 Philadelphia
 o
 San Francisco
 FIFTH EDITION
 CO
 Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors

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