International CO day

News release: Campaigners call for the release of over 600 conscientious objectors imprisoned in South Korea

Contact Hannah Brock on +44-20-7278 4040 and hannah@wri-irg.org

Today marks International Conscientious Objection day. Worldwide, 92% of all conscientious objectors imprisoned for refusing obligatory military service are in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). An international campaign is calling for their release and the recognition of the right to conscientious objection everywhere.

To be a conscientious objector is not a crime: petition for South Korean COs

 

 

War Resisters' International, Amnesty International, Connection e.V. and World Without War are petitioning the South Korean Defence Minister, General Han Min-Koo 한민구, calling upon his government to immediately and unconditionally release all conscientious objectors; recognise conscientious objection as a human right inherent to the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; make appropriate provision for conscientious objectors to military service; and to clear the criminal records and provide compensation for conscientious objectors who have been imprisoned for refusing military service in the past.

Sign it online here and download a paper version here.

International Conscientious Objection Day 2015

Event in GermanyEvent in GermanyOn 15th May, campaigners around the world will be remembering those who have refused to go to war, and raising awareness of the many who continue to be persecuted and imprisoned for refusing to kill and be part of military structures.

Please let us know (write to Hannah at hannah@wri-irg.org) what events you are planning, and we can publicise them on our website. You can spread the word about the day in advance by using #COday on social media.

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International Conscientious Objection Day 2015

Start date: 
15 May 2015

Every year, 15th May is International Conscientious Objection day.

Around the world campaigners will be remembering the generations who refused to go to war, and raising awareness of the many who continue to be persecuted and imprisoned for refusing to kill and be part of military structures.

Please join an event (they will be listed here nearer the time), hold your own, and spread the word about the day!

15 May: International Conscientious Objection Day

March on 15 May 2006March on 15 May 200615th May was International Conscientious Objection Day, marked around the world as a day to celebrate those who have and those who continue to resist war, especially by refusing to be part of military structures.

Hundreds of people worldwide are imprisoned for rejecting conscription, or leaving the armed forces having developed a conscientious objection to war. In the Republic of Korea alone, there are more than 400 people incarcarated.

Today is International Conscientious Objectors Day!

15 May15 MayToday, 15th May, is International Conscientious Objectors Day! Around the world activists are using this joint day of action as an opportunity to raise awareness of conscientious objection, to highlight particular movements for conscientious objection now, and strengthen the international network that is active around 15th May.

Amnesty International Public Statement on conscientious objection

Right to conscientious objection still not guaranteed in Europe

Amnesty International, marking the International Conscientious Objectors Day, renews its call on all states to recognise the right to conscientious objection to military service. Nearly two years ago the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that states must respect the right to conscientious objection as part of their obligation to respect the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, bringing European law in line with international human rights standards.

On International Conscientious Objectors' Day, Israeli CO in prison for the 'record' tenth time

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Today is International Conscientious Objectors day: http://www.wri-irg.org/COsDay2013. Around the world, campaigners are raising awareness of the people who continue to be persecuted and imprisoned for refusing to kill, as well as remembering the generations who refused to go to war.

Transmicion En Vivo Seminario: "Trans Antimili"

Para escucharnos en vivo:

http://www.giss.tv:8000/radionomadista.mp3..m3u

si esque no puedes cargar la transmición, ingresa a http://www.giss.tv:8000
aparecera un listado de radios, para encontrar la nuestra
pulsas la tecla ctrl + f , ahí te aparecera una ventana de busqueda posiblemente en el extremo izquierdo de la pantalla, ahí pones radionomadista . prueba varias veces.

para más información del seminario:

www.comunaemma.blogspot.com

www.radionomadista.blogspot.com

Asunción Trans antimili

Connections and discon­nections: anti­militarism, feminism, women, conscientious objection and contra-hegemonic sexualities – 10/11 May 2010

As part of the activities for 15 May 2010, an inter­national seminar will take place in Asunción, Para­guay, on 10 and 11 May 2010, organised by La comuna de Emma, Chana Y Todas las Demas in coope­ration with a range of other groups from Paraguay and Latin America.

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