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Hacksaw Ridge
A pacifist goes to war in Mel Gibson's brutal film
"...hero Desmond T. Doss, a medic and the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor, is a..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stop the Loss
Austin veterans turn away from Iraq and war
"...Viges applied for conscientious objector status, entering a battle with the Army bureaucracy...."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fighting the War: Wilkerson sentenced, activists press Congress
Soldier faces seven months in prison for refusing Iraq service
"...November 2004, after the Army denied his application for conscientious-objector status – a legal exemption from fighting based on..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Justin Ward

Soldier of Morality
Spc. Mark Wilkerson learns that it's a lot easier to get in the Army than it is to get out
"...been deceived, one of them suggested he apply for conscientious objector status. A conscientious objector, according to the military..."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature by Diana Welch

Our readers talk back.
"...several good points, but clarification is needed about seeking conscientious objector status in the event of a draft. Case..."

June 4, 2004 Column

On the Return of a Military Draft
"...several good points, but clarification is needed about seeking conscientious objector status in the event of a draft. Case..."

May 28, 2004 Postmarks

Aleshire the Agitator
Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Limelight
" with the former Republican sheriff, Terry Keel. A conscientious objector, Aleshire spoke out against the Gulf War in..."

Aug. 28, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

A beloved children's book gets a mediocre screen adaptation
"...Speaking of, Ferdinand the conscientious objector only wants to wallow in the vivid and..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Armed for Court-Martial Combat
One court-martial down, another one on the way
"...specialist to private. Branum said Agosto is not a conscientious objector and still believes in wars of self-defense. But..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Saturday Night at the Bookstore
The Dicks' Gary Floyd 20 years after Austin's first Punk Prom at the ArmadilloWorld Headquarters
"...He was drafted, however, in 1972. Registered as a conscientious objector, Floyd avoided Vietnam by serving two years as..."

May 12, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Follow Your Conscience
"...his enlistment agreement. Clarification is needed about one point: Conscientious objectors do not need to prove "opposition to all..."

Aug. 9, 2004 Postmarks

ATX Film News
Bill Hicks, vampires, and slime
"...Radegund, starring August Diehl as Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian conscientious objector murdered by the Nazis in 1943 and later..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

A Good Time to Be Lawrence Wright
With new book God Save Texas, The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and his play Cleo at the Alley, Lawrence Wright is the man of the moment
"...teach at the American University when he was granted conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War. "My time there..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
by Lawrence Wright
"...history" – seeking to fulfill his obligation as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, he drifted into a..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Michael King

LoneStarCon 3: The George R. R. Martin Interview
'Game of Thrones' creator discusses how he writes and why
"...torn by political power struggles. Martin, who was a conscientious objector during Vietnam, knows something about resisting the tide..."

Aug. 29, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

Under the Hood Celebrates Hoodstock at JAX
On the 11th anniversary of war in Afghanistan, help a military resource center stay afloat
"...Hood gives legal referrals that sometimes help soldiers achieve "conscientious objector" status, allowing them to leave the military for..."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Liz Williams

Power Play
In Robert Schenkkan's new play, LBJ roars back to life to make civil rights history
"...Vietnam, and theatrical works such as Michael Murphy's The Conscientious Objector, about LBJ and Martin Luther King Jr.; Jeffrey..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mark Wilkerson: "My Conscience Is Clear"
Mark Wilkerson speaks out on his reasons for opposing the Iraq war
"...seriously by my chain-of-command. I was crushed when my conscientious objector application was denied. I had failed somehow in..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Mark Wilkerson

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the decision to go AWOL after his application for conscientious-objector status, which he had filed within a month of..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature

Anti-War Dad Comes to Austin
Bob Watada, father of Lt. Ehren Watada – who refused to go to Iraq and who has publicly denounced the war repeatedly – comes to Austin as part of national speaking tour
"...Stryker Brigade to Iraq – not because he's a conscientious objector, but because he feels the war "violates our..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Diana Welch

Stand Up for Jashinski!
"...Guard (and former UT-Austin student) who has filed for conscientious objector status, and who has publicly declared that she..."

Nov. 21, 2005 Postmarks

Beating the Back-Door Draft
Legal advice for reservists caught in the Iraq 'stop-loss' trap
"...War, the first sets of people who filed for conscientious objector [status], all were denied that; they all went..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Local peace activist is snared by Pentagon's "back-door draft"
"...Conscientious-objector status is not really an option, Webb says, noting..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Being Bayard Rustin
Bennett Singer and Nancy Kates' Brother Outsider gets inside the life of a civil rights lion.
"...Communist Party, once jailed as a World War II conscientious objector, and one of the architects of the civil..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

An Austin Original
Celebrating the Life of Otto Hofmann,1918-2001
"...then, during World War II, Otto had been a conscientious objector. He did his alternative service caring for severely..."

June 8, 2001 Features Feature by Robyn Turner

SXSW Profiles
Playing Tonight
"...singular punk rock bands. The Dicks, featuring Vietnam War conscientious objector Gary Floyd (born in Alabama; forced into the..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Double Take
Austin Scribe Lawrence Wright Tackles Noriega -- Twice
" affluent Austin neighborhood with his experiences as a conscientious objector during Vietnam and journalist for the Race Relations..."

March 10, 2000 Screens Feature by Cary L. Roberts

No Ordinary Folk
Producer Fred Miller remembers the making of this antiwar documentary, which focuses on the music of folk legends Peter, Paul & Mary.
"...with my youth groups. They knew I was a conscientious objector and very concerned about teaching people about the..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

What the Right Hand Is Doing
Magician turned sitcom star Harry Anderson returns to Austin at Palmer Auditorium this weekend, and his former partner and cohort, Austin author Turk Pipkin, looks back as he looks forward to reuniting with his old pal.
" front of 70,000 screaming hippies. Since my long-ignored conscientious objector claim with the Navy had recently left me..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Features Feature by Turk Pipkin

Still the Greatest
When We Were Kings
"...1967, Ali officially refused induction into the army, claiming conscientious objector status as a minister in the religion of..."

March 28, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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