Lilian Wolfe


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Lilian Wolfe born Edgware Road, London, England December 22, 1875 (d. 1974). English feminist; pacifist; anarchist. Arrested for antiwar activity encouraging draft resistance, 1916; sentenced to two months in Holloway Prison. During interwar decades, resided at Whiteway Colony, Tolstoyan nonviolent community. Wrote for antiwar anarchist journal Freedom. Opposed World War II in War Commentary, 1936-44; ran Freedom Press for 25 years. Protested at CND Aldermaston, 1958; arrested for sit-ins, 1961-64.


The hope of Britain lies with the country’s youth.” (her motto, from J.B. Priestley; photo pedigogia libertaria)