ZA COM MR-AAO-121
Committee on South African War Resistance : [Part 2]
- 1978 - unknown (Accumulation)
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The Law Faculty at Florida State University holds materials covering the period 1980-1992, including leaflets and publications.
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COSAWR was founded in 1978 by South African draft (military service) resisters active in the UK. It was a self-help organisation for those escaping conscription in the SADF and to support those who were resisting conscription within the country. It raised the issue of militarism in South Africa and conducted research into the South African military structure and resistance to it. COSAWR established a presence in several other European countries. Its magazine 'Resister' became the leading magazine on South Africa's militarisation.