The Broken Rifle

The Broken Rifle is the newsletter of War Resisters' International, and is published in English, Spanish, French and German.This is issue 67, September 2005.

This issue of The Broken Rifle was produced by Javier Gárate. Special thanks go to Howard Clark, Tikiri, Frida Berrigan, Joanne Sheehan, and others who provided the information used in this issue. If you want extra copies of this issue of The Broken Rifle, please contact the WRI office, or download it from our website.

War Resisters' International, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, Britain tel +44-20-7278 4040; fax+44-20-7278 0444; info@wri-irg.org; http://wri-irg.org/pubs/br67-en.htm

A WRI Wiki

War Resisters' International launches a new WRI Wiki on its website - have a look at http://wri-irg.org/wiki, and create your own Wiki account!

Experienced and beginning Wiki users are welcome to come on board. Please make sure to create an identity and log in to every session. You need to be logged in to write new messages or edit existing messages, though you are free to look around the site as an anonymous guest.

What is WRI Wiki? A Wiki is a web based collaboration tool - many might have heard of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. On a Wiki, everyone can edit a text, add a new text, and so WRI activists can together create a useful resource on the web. So far, WRI staff "populated" the Wiki with a few articles on war profiteers. But there are no limits.

You can add whatever you want, as long as it is related to WRI.

Although the WRI Wiki has been started mostly in English, you are welcome to add texts in other languages.

War Resisters' International hopes that the Wiki will improve the cooperation among WRI activists, and will create a joint resource on nonviolence and antimilitarism. But, in the end, it all depends on YOU.

Check it out at http://wri-irg.org/wiki

Globalising Nonviolence

War Resisters' International Conference
Schloss Eringerfeld
Paderborn, Germany 23-27 July 2006

The War Resisters' International conference "Globalising Nonviolence" will be a great opportunity to meet activists from all over the world, to get to know what makes them tick, and to see how you can help each make another world possible.

Around the world, a movement of movements is converging.

This movement seeks to counterpose the perspective and values of people's power for those of global financial institutions, transnational corporations or governments. This is a movement of globalisation from below.

WRI belives that nonviolence has a major role to play in this globalisation from below.

Hence the theme of our upcoming international conference - Globalising Nonviolence.

For more information go to www.globalisingnonviolence.org

1 December Prisoners for Peace Day

Every year for 1 December - International Prisoners for Peace Day - War Resisters' International compiles a list of people imprisoned for conscientious objection or nonviolent action for peace.

This year, the focus will be on Eritrea, a country destroyed by war and an authoritarian regime, and where the only option for conscientious objectors - men and women - is to flee the country.

Please order the campaign pack (available early in November) in English, Spanish, French or German.

More information on Eritrea at http://wri-irg.org/news/2005/eritrea-en.htm