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The case of Rosemary Taylor, Elaine Moir and Margaret Moses
Joy Damousi

those who adhere to law and order, and another law for those who defy. In other words she has made a mockery of the immigration laws of this country’. 7 Rosemary Taylor (1938–2019), Elaine Moir (1937–2012) and their companion Margaret Moses (1940–75) became synonymous with the humanitarian operations involved in aiding war orphans during the Vietnam War. Much of the literature on Taylor, Moir and Moses

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
Amnesty International in Australia
Jon Piccini

organisations that constituted Australia’s humanitarian/human rights community in the late 1950s and early 1960s, which Amnesty responded to and borrowed from. 10 It was this background that determined the two key areas of tensions that overcame the Australian sections in the 1960s: Indigenous rights and conscientious objection to service in the Vietnam War. Such conflicts reveal a divergence between

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
Postwar contexts
Mark Hampton

supported Britain’s imperial claim, with Hong Kong as a base for China-watching – the Consulate in Hong Kong was the United States’ largest one for this very reason – and as a Vietnam War-era destination for US soldiers on leave. 39 In addition to these global influences, the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong has to be situated within the colony’s demographic change

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Three centuries of Anglophone humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism
Trevor Burnard, Joy Damousi, and Alan Lester

serving in the Vietnam War. On the question of Indigenous rights, Piccini documents that the Victorian branch of Amnesty in particular recognised the violations and dispossession of land of Indigenous populations with no adequate compensations. But what Amnesty should do about these injustices was unclear and received mixed responses. Further, this case revealed the diversity of views within the organisation about what should have been the proper

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
No more ‘Australia for the White Man’
David Olds and Robert Phiddian

, disruptive, and internationalist Australian . He continued his Asian and postcolonial interests in many of the cartoons from the paper's early years, being to a significant extent ahead of the tide of interest driven by Australia's increasing involvement in the Vietnam War. On the newspaper's first day (15 July 1964), Petty's cartoon addressed Senator Barry Goldwater's imminent nomination as the Republican candidate for the 1964 presidential election, marking a turn to the new dominant (even ‘imperial’) power of the era. By day three he produced the acerbic comment on

in Comic empires
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Anna Bocking-Welch

. Histories of civic forms of international engagement in the 1960s have tended to focus on its more radical manifestations, feeding into a familiar narrative about the decline of deference and rise of political activism. 57 The Anti-Apartheid Movement, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and anti-Vietnam War movement, for example, all employed the strategies of public protest to challenge the British state to act responsibly on the international stage. In contrast, the organisations that I discuss in this book mobilised members of ostensibly apolitical associational

in British civic society at the end of empire
Anna Bocking-Welch

to do. They offer further evidence that the British public acknowledged and sought to adapt to the changing international dynamics of decolonisation. But they also illustrate some of the important distinctions between different manifestations of post-war internationalism. For internationalists on the radical left, friendship was intrinsically tied to solidarity. In the Anti-Apartheid Movement, as in the anti-Vietnam War movement and the CND, the language of friendship was used to discuss international solidarity and the obligation to take political action. 165 The

in British civic society at the end of empire
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Bengal, Vietnam and transnational solidarities in Utpal Dutt’s Invincible Vietnam
Abin Chakraborty

and your Mekong unite and may Ho Chi Minh’s last wishes be fulfilled through that union.’ 19 It is because of such a connection that the world would see the organisation of an exhibition on the Vietnam War in Kolkata, the performance of a play on Vietnam during the Khardah-Titagarh labourers’ conference, felicitation of the NLF delegates by workers of Jaya factories and even

in Cultures of decolonisation
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Shohei Sato

as Iran and Saudi Arabia. They resolutely opposed Britain’s plan. Shaikh Zayid bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the largest Protected State, even offered to pay the necessary cost of keeping troops, and even to do so secretly if Britain so wished. The US, exhausted by the Vietnam War, also tried to convince Britain to stay. But the Protected States reacted swiftly when

in Britain and the formation of the Gulf States
The tragic voice of Richard Wright
Bill Schwarz

Vietnam War in the United States and the degree to which anti-war mobilisation paralleled the race politics of Civil Rights and Black Power. In an intriguing closing passage, referring to ‘the interaction between the American Civil Rights movement and British decolonization’, he observed that ‘the comparison is fundamental for an understanding of the era. Even though the currents

in Cultures of decolonisation