History Assessment: A Mind Map of Initial Ideas
A Mind Map of Initial Ideas
Stop conscription; end the violence
How long? How many more?
Our sons will not go
Resist the draft: don't register
I'm not breeding men for war
Withdraw our troops now
Conscription is a denial of human rights
Stop this war; stop conscription
Where is our freedom? Where are our rights?
We want free will! Stop conscription!
What if it was your son?
Conscription does not equal freedom
How they did it (Elements of their campaign
Handing out leaflets
At Army Barracks
At railway stations where men were leaving to go serve.
Approached government members
In Melbourne Square
Organise public meetings.
Informal lectures (teach-ins).
Work with other anti-war groups.
Use big words
Strong and powerful
Ba to the point and obvious in what we want
Address the audience (make it personal)
What they wanted to achieve
Promote the rights of conscientious objectors.
Protecting the men under the age of 18 who couldn't vote yet.
Stop compulsory conscription and abolish the National Service Act.
To stop the violence, bloodshed and death in Vietnam.
They thought that South and North Vietnam could figure out their problems diplomatically and non-violently.
RESPECT OUR RIGHTS AND STOP CONSCRIPTION
STOP CONSCRIPTION TO STOP THE WAR
SAVE OUR SONS AND END THE VIOLENCE
STOP SENDING OUR BOYS TO WAR
DON'T SEND OUR BOYS TO DIE
How we would achieve it (Elements of our campaign)
Join ranks with other anti-war groups (create one big anti-war group [strength in numbers] instead of just occasionally working with them)
We would do teach-ins, but we would inform young men and politicians about the negative side effects of war on our resources and the health of our young men.
We would try and convince government officials against compulsory conscription and war by appealing to their wants, instead of just telling them what we want. We will tell them not what we want but what they want.
Say who we are
Say what we stand for
Strong, to the point
How the people felt during previous wars
Why force these horrors onto the next generation