Dissenting Voices and everyday lives on the Home Front during the First World War.
Organised by The National Archives and the Everyday Lives in War Engagement Centre.
This poster was displayed at The National Archives in Kew (England) as part of a Conference held there on 7-8 September 2016.
19 April 2007 Interview on Radio 4
John Jackson recounts the story of an attempted assasination attempt (using a poisoned dart) on David Lloyd George in 1916 (references to such a plot, I cannot find anywhere) and brings in 'stitch up by the secret service', the Attorney General, the DPP, working together to suppress evidence resulting in the imprisonment of innocent people.
Listen to Radio 4 at http://z13.invisionfree.com/julyseventh/ar/t1781.htm
The Parliamentary Justice Committee' verdict:
"We conclude that the CCRC is performing its functions reasonably well, and we have identified areas for improvement, but we were struck by the disparity between what critics believe it to be doing and what it claims that it is doing. At times there was complete disagreement, even on objective and factual matters. This indicates that at the very least the CCRC has a problem with public perception, including with the awareness of applicants as to what it can do for them and of all stakeholders, including applicants, their representatives, and others, as to how it operates. The CCRC will never convince its most vociferous detractors, but it could be doing more to ensure that its work and processes are well understood.
The level of successful referrals from the CCRC shows that it remains as necessary a body now as when it was set up. We received very little evidence advocating its abolition, and even its strongest critics have said that they simply want it to improve. The existence of the CCRC is not enough in and of itself; it must be given the resources and powers it requires to perform its job effectively. The fundamental constitutional principle on which our criminal justice system rests and which the Commission exists to uphold is that the guilty are convicted and the innocent go free."
Be bold and make more referrals, MPs tells cash-starved miscarriage watchdog. Read more.
The full report can be found here.
The Convenor of the Derby People's History group, Keith Venables, tells the story of Derby citizen Alice Wheeldon and the miscarriage of justice that occurred in 1917. Listen the the BBC program here.
The third episode in this 4 part series is called the Darkest Hour. It shows how Germany's attempts to starve Britain into submission edged the nation close to defeat. Chloë Mason discusses her great grandmother, Alice Wheeldon's, role in opposing the war. This episode will be screened in the UK on BBC 1 at 21:00 on Monday 10 February. For more on the program click here.
The Alice Wheeldon Story: When Conscience Became a Casualty of War
Deirdre and Chloë Mason tell how in 1917 their grandparents and great grandmother were convicted of conspiracy to murder the British PM, David Lloyd George. Activists and feminists, unaware until 1987 of their heritage, Deirdre and Chloë uncovered blinding prejudice against a woman who opposed War, supported women's suffrage and the right to refuse to bear arms.
Time: 12:15pm-1:30pm Feb 20 Cost: $22/$16 Members incl sandwich lunch
Venue: Southern Function Room, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney
Bookings: Jessie Street National Womens Library www.nationalwomenslibrary.org.au 02 9571 5359
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