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Devi Prasad (1921-2011)

Devi PrasadDevi PrasadDevi Prasad, WRI's General Secretary from 1962-1972 and chairperson 1973-1975, died on 1 June in Delhi. An artist and potter, Devi graduated from Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan before moving to Sevagram where he worked with Gandhi from 1942 to 1947. Post-India's independence, he remained active in the Gandhian movement, especially in the field of education.

Die Armee und das Volk haben nie an einem Strang gezogen

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  • AktivistInnen durch die Armee gefoltert und getötet, selbst nach dem Rücktritt Mubaraks (eine durch Dokumente unterstützte Studie)
  • Ist die ägyptische Armee auf der Seite der Revolution?

Das Militär verhaftet einen AktivistenDas Militär verhaftet einen AktivistenNach der Rücktrittsrede des Präsidenten, die am 11. Februar 2011 von Omar Suliman (Vizepräsident der Republik und Chef des ägyptischen Geheimdienstes) vorgetragen wurde, beeilten sich viele ägyptische Kräfte, den Sieg und das Ende der Revolution zu erklären ... Ich bedauere, dass ich das Folgende sagen muss – hauptsächlich, weil viele davon meine Freunde sind – aber das Volk hat ein Recht darauf, die Wahrheit zu erfahren ... Einige davon wollten aus der Anwesenheit des Obersten Rats der Streitkräfte Nutzen ziehen, d.h. durch einen Handel mit dem Obersten Rat an politische Positionen kommen. Sie wußten, dass sie durch reguläre demokratische Prozesse solche Positionen nie erreichen konnten ... Und einige von ihnen hatten Verbindungen zum Geheimdienst, bevor die Revolution ausgerufen wurde, und unterstützten die Institution Geheimdienst per default (Ich möchte sie nicht als Geheimdienstagenten bezeichnen), und andere dachten, dass die Armee nicht zu dem Juli-Militärregime gehörte!! Deshalb wurden sie durch die Erklärungen der Armee (Pressemeldungen) in die Irre geführt und haben die Rolle der Armee in der Übergangsphase akzeptiert.

The Story of 2 Days I spent at the Egyptian Intelligence

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We are against what the army is doing to steal our revolutionWe are against what the army is doing to steal our revolutionLast Friday, the 4th of February, at night, I was arrested at one of the headquarters of the Egyptian intelligence. They were covering my eyes and there was a group of intelligence officers making conversations with many Egyptian activists who were arrested as me (9 of them were arrested while going out from El-Barada’i home). One of the intelligence officers told me in front of them “if we collected those 20 activists it would be 10% of what you did”, so I replied, “I am a humble person and I see that all of them are better than me”.

Venezuela: la Revolución como espectáculo

La Revolución como espectáculoLa Revolución como espectáculo

Rafael Uzcátegui: Venezuela: La Revolución como espectáculo.
Una crítica anarquista al gobierno bolivariano.

ISBN: 978-84-937144-5-1

El Libertario/ La Cucaracha Ilustrada / Libros de Anarres / Tierra de Fuego / LaMalatesta
2010

War Resisters’ International Statement on the Murder of Nigeria’s Chidi Nwosu

We, members of War Resisters’ International (WRI), express our profound horror and deep sadness at the torture and murder of Nigerian pacifist, Chidi Nwosu, founder and president of the Human Rights, Justice and Peace Foundation, affiliate member of WRI. Nwosu, a lifetime human rights activist and promoter of nonviolent social change, was brutally assassinated in his home on December 29th, 2010.

WRI, a pacifist network with 90 affiliates in 40 countries, recognizes that this is the first time in its 90-year history that the founder and president of an affiliate member has been murdered.

GALZ: The sign of a victory

“I feel relieved and elated! Thank God! Today I will have a good night sleep in peace,” these are the words of victory echoed by Ignatious Muhambi a consultant accountant with GALZ following his acquittal today.

Muhambi was on trial facing charges of allegedly possessing pornographic material, in breach of the country’s censorship laws.

In her ruling Magistrate Sandra Mupindu who presided over the matter said that there was no prima facie evidence to prove the essential elements of the case which are possession, indecent or obscene and without lawful excuse.

Phyllis Higgins (-10 June 2010)

Phyllis HigginsPhyllis Higgins

Phyllis Higgins, a pacifist and a volunteer with the WRI (and other pacifist organisations), has died on June 10th, 2010. She will be remembered with kindness by the many WRI activists to whom she had extended her hospitality while they were staying in London.

War Resisters' International at the IV European Social Forum in Istanbul

From 1-5 July 2010 the IV European Social Forum will take place in Istanbul.

War Resisters' International is part of several seminars and workshops during the ESF:

Thursday, 1 July, 9.30-12.30

The struggle against nuclear weapons in Europe and the Middle-East
Hans Lammerant (Vredesactie), Dominic Moran (Greenpeace), Ufuk Uras
Room D102-200, İtü Maçka Kampüsü

"No to Nato, Against militarisation and nuclearisation of the EU, build EU for peace"

Zimbabwe: Die Polizei überfällt das Büro der WRI-Mitgliedsgruppe „Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe“ und verhaftet zwei AktivistInnen

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Am Montag, 24. Mai 2010 stellte die Polizei Strafanzeigen gegen zwei Angestellte der WRI-Mitgliedsgruppe Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), die in der vergangenen Woche verhaftet wurden, nachdem die die Polizei ihre Büros in der Hauptstadt durchsucht hatte.

Am Montag beschuldigte die Polizei Ellen Chademana, die im Januar an der WRI-Konferenz in Indien teilgenommen hatte, und Ignatius Muhambi des Verstoßes gegen Abs. 33 des Kriminalgesetzes wegen angeblicher Unterminierung der Autorität von Präsident Robert Mugabe.

Is Gujarat A Democratic State? Do Gandhi's Ideals Live Here Anymore? Answer is: NO.

Do people have a right to voice their concerns? Can people peacefully speak out against something they consider as injustice? It would seem not if you go by the recent action of Gujarat state and Police.

That Gujarat has one of the worst Human Rights track records in the country is no secret. That it is only hell bent on worsening it, if recent developments are to be believed, is new.

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