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War is a Crime against Humanity: The Story of The War Resisters' International

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Author(s)/editor(s): 
Devi Prasad
Publisher: 
War Resisters' International
Year published: 
2005
ISBN: 
978-0-903517-20-1


Price: £5.00 (US$8.38 ; €6.40)
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War Stops Here: support international resistance at the London arms fair

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In September 2017, thousands of arms dealers will descend on London to market their wares to militaries from across the globe. Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) - is one of the biggest arms fairs in the world, and it takes place in east London every two years, exporting death and destruction around the world.

We are the international resistance to DSEI, and we need your help.

Actualización: Objetoras de conciencia israelíes

Atalia Ben-Abba is an imprisoned Israeli conscientious objectorAtalia Ben-Abba is an imprisoned Israeli conscientious objectorLuego de 115 días de prisión, se ha reconocido la objeción al servicio militar de la objetora de conciencia israelí Tamar Ze'evi y se le ha concedido la condición de objetora de conciencia. Sin embargo, las objetoras de conciencia Atalia Ben-Abba y Tamar Alon están en prisión otra vez por su negativa a participar en la ocupación y servir en las Fuerzas de Defensa Israelíes. Para Atalia es su segunda condena a prisión, y para Tamar es la sexta, y cada una pasará 30 días más tras las rejas. Haz clic aquí para envirar un correo electrónico de protesta a las autoridades israelíes.

Junto con nuestra alerta por correo electrónico, también puedes hacer llegar tus mensajes de solidaridad a Atalia y Tamar. Usa este enlace para escribirles, se enviarán tus mensajes.

WRI Council meeting, London

Fecha de inicio: 
11 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2017

Previous actions against DSEIPrevious actions against DSEI

La reunión del Consejo de WRI de este año se llevará a cabo en septiembre en Londres, y coincidirá con DSEI –Equipo de Defensa y Seguridad Internacional- la mayor feria de armas del mundo. Participaremos en las acciones antes y después del Consejo para interrumpir la feria. El programa de nuestras actividades será:

  • Viernes 8 de septiembre: llegada y preparación

WRI in 2016

As we approach the end of 2016, we're looking back on what WRI has been up to this year - we thought we would share some of the highlights,as we look towards a 2017 of radical action against war and it's causes!

Bram, Luis and Javier, outside courtBram, Luis and Javier, outside courtEarly in the year, we were excited to hear the news that several members of WRI affiliates in Europe were found "not guilty!" in a trial that exposed the criminality of the DSEi arms fair. Javier, Bram and Luis travelled from Belgium to London in September 2015 to help blockade the entrances of the huge weapons fair alongside activists from the UK. At the end of the year, we were also relieved to hear that members of Spanish group AA-MOC had their charges dropped, following an action to disrupt a NATO training event in 2015.

In April, members of the WRI network travelled to Turkey to take part in a delegation, visiting Diyarbakir and towns effected by the curfews and armed conflict that has gripped the region. The delegation inspired a petition to the EU, and a speakers tour of European cities.

Negándose a la ocupación: 1 de diciembre, Día de Acción Internacional

Durante los meses de noviembre y diciembre, tres mujeres jóvenes israelíes se negarán a alistarse en el ejército israelí y a servir en la ocupación. Prefieren ir a la cárcel antes que participar en la imposición del dominio militar en Cisjordania y en la opresión de los palestinos.

Welcome to four new WRI affiliates!

International Day of Nonviolence in South Sudan. Photo: ONADInternational Day of Nonviolence in South Sudan. Photo: ONADAt our eCouncil meeting this month, we were really glad to welcome four new organisations as Associate Organisations of War Resisters' International. They are:

Campaign Against Arms Trade (Britain), working to end the international arms trade and to promote progressive demilitarisation in arms-producing countries.

NESEHNUTÍ (Czech Republic): a social and ecological non-governmental organization, that works principally on the basis that ecological and social problems have shared causes and consequences which must be resolved. All our activities aim to show that social change based on respect for people, animals and nature is possible, and, most importantly must be led from below. Therefore, we support people who are interested and engaged in what is happening around them and who consider responsibility for life on our planet as an integral part of their own freedom. We work independently of party and economic interests, using strictly non-violent means.

Şiddetsizlik egitim ve arastirma dernegi (Nonviolence Education and Research Centre, Turkey): 'To achieve our dream of a nonviolent world we organize trainings, produce knowledge and share our resources. In doing so, our methods are non-hierarchical, participatory and based on solidarity and consensus. In this context, we aim to develop creative nonviolent campaigning tools and policy-making instruments, to share these instruments and to empower everyone struggling for a nonviolent world. Because we believe that a world without discrimination and oppression, where social justice exists and conflicts are solved in nonviolent ways, is possible.

VD AMOK (the Netherlands) -  a Dutch anti-militarist and conscientious objectors organization, non-governmental and non-profit, that works closely together with peace movements and peace organizations to create a peaceful, fair and stable world.

Three organisations already affiliated to WRI as Associate Organisations were also admitted as Sections of WRI. They are Alternatives to Violence Project, Nigeria; the Organization for Nonviolence and Development (South Sudan) and Žene u crnom (Women in Black Serbia).

We look forward to working more with all of these organisations towards a world without war!

#WarStartsHere: opposing the Paris arms fair

This week the Eurosatory arms fair is taking place in Paris. The 'Defence and Security' fair, one of the largest in the world, takes place every two years. For many years, opposition to Eurosatory took the form of one woman, Yvonna Kressman, faithfully standing outside on her own, over decades. Gradually the word has spread, and this year campaigners from Germany, England, Belgium and the Netherlands joined French antimilitarists and others to make sure it wasn't “business as usual” for the arms trade.

Put arms dealers on trial, not peace activists

Alongside other peace activists, WRI members from around Europe are in court in London from next Monday on trial for their disruption of the DSEI arms fair in September last year.
 
Anyone available to join us in solidarity in the Court next week, check out Stop The Arms Fair Facebook event for info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1716179711938981/
 
Use #stopDSEI to share you solidarity with Javier, Bram, Luis and others in the run up to their court appearance next week.
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