Rejecting his comfortable background, he walked out of Yale one day to live with hobos during the Depression. I wasn't even tempted to pick up a gun to fight for General MotorsU. Steelor the Chase Manhattan Bankeven if Hitler was running the other side.
The ensuing court case was turned by Dellinger and his co-defendants into a nationally-publicized platform for putting the Vietnam War on trial.
On February 18,they were acquitted of the conspiracy charge but five defendants including Dellinger were convicted of individually crossing state lines to incite a riot.
Up until only a few decades before, cannabis had been fully legal in the US. Judge Hoffman's handling of the trial, along with the FBI's bugging of the defence lawyers, resulted, with the help of the Center for Constitutional Rightsin the convictions being overturned by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals two years later, on 21 November Although the contempt citations were upheld, the appeal court refused to sentence anyone.
His father was a lawyer and a prominent Republican. Rejecting his comfortable background, he walked out of Yale one day to live with hobos during the Depressionwhilst at Oxford he visited Nazi Germany and drove an ambulance during the Spanish Civil War.
During World War IIhe was an imprisoned conscientious objector and anti-war agitator. In federal prison, he and fellow conscientious objectors — including Ralph DiGia and Bill Sutherland — protested racial segregation in the dining halls, which were ultimately integrated due to the protests.
During the s and s, Dellinger joined freedom marches in the South and led many hunger strikes in jail. As US involvement in Vietnam grew, Dellinger applied Gandhi's principles of non-violence to his activism within the growing anti-war movement, of which one of the high points was the Chicago Seven trial.
Inhe and A. Muste founded the magazine Liberationas a forum for the non-Marxist left, similar to Dissent. As chairman of the Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee he worked with many different anti-war organizations, and helped bring Dr.
King and James Bevel into leadership positions in the s anti-war movement. He sat on the executive committee of the Socialist Party of America and the Young People's Socialist Leagueits youth section, until he left in ; and was also a long-time member of the War Resisters League.
Anti-war activist, socialist and author for his lifelong commitment to pacifist values and for serving as a spokesperson for the peace movement, Dellinger was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience on September 26, Inat the first Democratic Convention held in Chicago sinceDellinger was arrested along with nine others including his own grandson as well as Abbie Hoffman 's son Andrew during a sit-in protest at Chicago's Federal Building.
Later, inhe led a group of young activists from Montpelier, Vermontto Quebec Cityto protest the creation of a free trade zone.
David Dellinger died in Montpelier, Vermont, in Quote "Before reading [his autobiography], I knew and greatly admired Dave Dellinger.
Or so I thought.
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After reading his remarkable story, my admiration changed to something more like awe. There can be few people in the world who have crafted their lives into something truly inspiring. This autobiography introduces us to one of them.
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THOSE ACTIVITIES LED TO IMPRISONMENT FOR REFUSING TO REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT DURING WORLD WAR II IN SPITE OF BEING EXEMPT FROM THE DRAFT AS A MINISTER.
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Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger () "Why I Refused to Register in the October Draft and a Little of What It Led To" (), from Gara, Larry and Lenna Mae Gara, eds., A Few Small Candles: War Resistors of World War II Tell Their Stories.
Chicago 7 defendant Dave Dellinger; civil rights and feminist icon Barbara Deming in her essay “Revolution and Equilibrium”; the Plowshares movement. For activists working for radical change, there is a useful distinction to be made between Gandhian, strategic and revolutionary nonviolence.
Following in the Footsteps of David Dellinger: The Necessity of Creative Nonviolence in Our World TodayThe War Resisters League, in conjunction with its First Annual David Dellinger Lecture Series on Nonviolence, announces a student essay contest. David T.
Dellinger (August 22, – May 25, ) was an influential American radical pacifist and an activist for nonviolent social r-bridal.com achieved peak notoriety as one of the Chicago Seven, who were put on trial in