The Problem With Conscientious Objectors (Clip 4 of 6)
In the fourth clip associated with the Soldiers of Conscience lesson plan, Major Pete Kilner, a veteran of the Iraq War, comments on what he believes to be the fundamental problem with conscientiously objecting to war: If a person decides to not protect himself out of principle, that is one thing, but is it acceptable to not fight when it puts someone else in danger? Students should discuss this question. View lesson plan »
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.