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Chile: New objectors present themselves to the public

Fifteen new conscientious objectors presented their CO statements on 27 September in a public act in front of the Dirección General de Movilización Nacional in Santiago, the branch of Chile's armed forces in charge of conscription.

A "Ni Casco Ni Uniforme" banner was unfolded in front of the DGMN building. Leaflets were handed down to people, while the COs entered in groups to gave the documentation to military personnel. Some participants had "square head" masks, representing the "square" mentality of the military.

Chile: New military service law, but no right to conscientious objection

In August 2005 the Chilean parliament passed a new recruitment law, after almost five years of discussion. However, the parliament failed to include any regulation for the right to conscientious objection in this new law.

The new law, which will come into force in 2007, introduces several changes. According to the law, registration for military service will be automatical. In January, the Civil Registry will pass on the data of all men who completed their 18th year to the military.

Chile: Protests against military service following the death of conscripts

Following the death of up to 45 conscripts in a snowstorm in the Chilean Andes on 18 May, opposition to military service in Chile is growing. The soldiers - most of them 18- or 19-year-old-conscripts - were ordered into a training march during a blizzard described as the worst snowstorm in 30 years in the mountains 350 miles south of the capital.

Chile: Senate rejects regulation for conscientious objection

The Chilean Senate rejected draft regulations for conscientious objection which were included in a report of the Commission on Defence on military reform in early March. While the overall report was approved with 18:15 votes, the Senate voted out the CO regulation by a majority of 17:14. According to the proposed regulations, conscientious objection would have been recognised in principle for reasons of conscience based on religious, philosophical or ethical convictions. However, a CO application would only have been possible within 30 days after public call-up.

OC y antimilitarismo en Chile: Lucha por desmilitarizar una sociedad

La sobredimensionada influencia del militarismo en Chile no es adjudicable entera y únicamente a la dictadura militar Pinochetista (1973-1990) sino que es una construcción histórica que le ha dado carácter y forma al Estado-Nación Chileno.

In Chile, Latin America and the whole world: INSUMISIÓN

From Peace News Jun-Aug 2004

For the third time, War Resisters' International organised an international training and action for International Conscientious Objectors' Day. After the Balkans and Israel, the focus of this years' activities was Chile and Latin America - with the central activities taking place in Santiago de Chile. Andreas Speck, WRI's CO Campaigning Worker reports from Santiago.

Chile and Latin America International Seminar

"Social Militarisation in Latin America: experiences of resistance to the New World Order"
and International nonviolent action training

War Resisters' International
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Ni Casco Ni Uniforme
Rob

Editorial

El enfoque de este año para el día internacional de objetores/as de conciencia es un país - Chile- pero también Latinoamérica en general.

Solidaridad con Chile y Latino América

La sobredimensionada influencia del militarismo en Chile no es adjudicable entera y únicamente a la dictadura militar Pinochetista (1973-1990) sino que es una construcción histórica que le ha dado carácter y forma al Estado-Nación Chileno.

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