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Contempt of Conscience

Synopsis
At the beginning of the 20th century 80% of war casualties were combatants. At the beginning of the 21st century 80% of war casualties were civilians. Today, civilians pay for war like never before. As the global economic system plunges from crisis to crisis governments continue to spend a trillion dollars a year on the preparation or pursuance of war. At the outbreak of the Iraq war in 2003, seven British taxpayers: a Doctor, three teachers, a toymaker, a Buddhist and an accountant asked that the military portion of their taxes be spent on more constructive ways of resolving conflict.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Subjects
Philosophy; Politics & government
Keywords
conscientious objectors; military weaponry; war; Iraq war; war on terror; Quakers

Credits

Director
Joe Jenkins
Writer
Joe Jenkins; Simon Heywood

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£25.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Ethics Online

Email
info@ethicsonline.co.uk
Web
http://www.ethicsonline.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
07968 056659
Address
PO Box 257
Herefordshire
HR1 9GQ
United Kingdom

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