antidraft

antidraft

(ˌæntɪˈdrɑːft)
adj
(Military) US opposed to compulsory military service or conscription
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39) Demonstrations and protests broke out at other camps, including antidraft activities at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, where the rebels formed their own Fair Play Committee, perhaps in an effort to identify with the Bay Area group.
But facing a draft board of local citizens, some of whom he might otherwise have imagined to be antidraft, would quickly disarm him by convincing him that he was in his fix alone and would receive no support if he asserted his right to dispose of his own body.
Discussing President Carter's proposal in 1980 to apply the MSSA to women, Holm observed that the issue threw feminists into "confusion" because "the feminist movement has its roots in pacifism and many of the [then] current leaders are veterans of the antiwar, antidraft protests of the sixties and early seventies.
Charles Schenck was the secretary of the Socialist Party and had overseen the dissemination of 15,000 antidraft pamphlets that were distributed to men being drafted into World War I.
Military life came in for wide disparagement, and the antidraft movement caused huge strains on American society.
Even though both men were members of the Democrat party, Wool abhorred Seymour and viewed him with suspicion for his antidraft sentiments.
The antidraft movement during the Vietnam years was especially intense on the island for just that reason.
When Irish Catholics in the North End of Boston threatened to replicate the antidraft riots in New York city in the summer of 1863, Fitzpatrick's clergy succeeded in keeping the peace that John Hughes proved unable to deliver in New York.
His rectory, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, had become a Stop in the Vietnam antidraft underground railroad to Canada.
NOT WITH MY LIFE YOU DON'T," a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) antidraft slogan of 1967, could be applied with equal force to the Pentagon, a strip-mining company, or a battering husband.
Antidraft riots broke out in New York City, and nearly 1000 persons were killed or wounded before federal troops restored order.