Activists disrupt HomeSec arms fair

Activists in Madrid have taken action against Spain's biggest arms fair, with large demonstrations accompanied by nonviolent direct action, which saw activists covering themselves in red paint and unfurling banners at the entrance to the HOMESEC arms fair, in Madrid.

Antimilitarists occupy the Russian Consulate in Valencia in protest at the bombing of Aleppo

Photo: MOC ValenciaPhoto: MOC ValenciaIn Spain, members of MOC Valencia occupied the Russian consulate, hanging banners and dropping rubble in the floor, in protest at the ongoing bombardment of the eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo. The activists were dressed in white overalls and helmets, in solidarity with the rescue teams in the city. The action was supported by activists outside, where more rubble was dumped.

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Environmental, health and safety risk to the civil population bordering the Naval Station Rota in Cádiz

By Cristóbal Orellana González (from the Red Antimilitarista y Noviolenta de Andalucía)

In 2013, Ecologistas en Acción de Cádiz wrote an open letter to the central government titled “Environmental, health and safety risk to the civil population bordering the Naval Station Rota in Cádiz”. The letter outlined 19 different environmental concerns the group had about the base, which is a Spanish naval base fully funded by the USA on the south coast of Spain. The base houses US Navy and Marine Corps military personnel.

Call for Support: Repressive Response against MOC Activists for Blockading Tank Transport during NATO Exercise


The group of antimilitarists that paralyzed the transport of armoured vehicles to the NATO “Trident Juncture“ manoeuvres last October face accusations of “serious disobedience”, “breach of the peace”, and fines for “intrusion". 

Spanish activists highlight tax spending on military

Activists in Spain, outside the Juan de Garay military barracks in BilbaoActivists in Spain, outside the Juan de Garay military barracks in Bilbao

January nonviolence series in Sevilla

A series of events on nonviolence is running throughout January in Sevilla, state of Spain. The event this evening will launch the 'Manual para Campañas Noviolentas' – the Spanish edition of the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns. On Saturday, attend the Workshop Design of Nonviolent Campaigns, led by former WRI staff member Andreas Speck. Register here.


Los objetores fiscales en España apoyan a la IRG

Los objetores fiscales en España han apoyado el programa de noviolencia de la Internacional de  Resistentes a la Guerra reuniendo el dinero de sus contribuciones fiscales que de otro modo habrían sido entregadas al ejército español. Decenas de activistas de la región de Bilbao (España) recaudaron fondos, y en toda España cientos de activistas del MOC-AA se opusieron a la militarización de sus impuestos negándose a pagar miles de euros. 

Sevilla: Series Nonviolent January

Start date: 
4 Jan 2016 - 30 Jan 2016

We live in a violent world. We suffer the social and environmental consequences of a capitalist economic system based in irresponsible growth. We suffer the "Ley Mordaza" (a Spanish law increasing repression of protest) and the reform of the Penal Code, the brutal politics related to "foreigners" and borders, the repressive police response to social protests... These forms of violence, within the framework of a society which in addition is hetero-patriarchal and in an open systemic crisis, makes us desire change in the direction of a nonviolent transition. Every Tuesday of January, beginning on 12 January, and also during the workshop on Saturday, 30 January, we put the focus on the violence the system exercises and on the different nonviolent alternatives that exist as a protest or action against inequality and social injustice.

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