|Text on Button||CHILD CARE NOT WAR FARE|
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"Child Care not War fare" is a slogan used from the 1980s to the early 2000s in Canada, the United States, and Australia. It was used by Socialist and Feminist peace activists to express opposition to the First and Second Gulf Wars and to request that money spent on war instead be spent on welfare and other social programs to help children and mothers. This slogan helped bring poor people and minorities into the peace movement by pointing out the connection between military spending and absence of social programs, such as childcare for working mothers, which they need.
Balter, M. (1988, May). Anthony Thigpenn. Mother Jones 13(1), 32-33.