Prisoners for Peace Day

Start date: 
1 Dec 2013

1st December marks Prisoners for Peace Day. For more than 60 years, War Resisters' International has used this opportunity to make known the names and stories of those imprisoned for their actions for peace. Some are conscientious objectors, detained for their refusal to join the military. Others have taken nonviolent direct actions to disrupt preparations for war.

This day is a chance for you to demonstrate your support for those individuals and their movements, by writing to those whose freedom has been taken away from them because of their work for peace.

While WRI has a permanent Prisoners for Peace list, which we make a special effort to update for Prisoners for Peace Day on December 1st.

We invite you to:

  • Put aside some time on December 1st, or a day close to it, to send cards that express your solidarity. You can find the names and address here: http://www.wri-irg.org/inprison, or you can download the list as a pdf file below
  • Get your friends, peace group, class, faith or community group together and organise a card-writing session;
  • Set up a stall in your town centre, perform a bit of street theatre, or do whatever else it takes to attract attention and interest.

More information, visit: http://wri-irg.org/campaigns/prisoners_for_peace

Events

  • Britain: Card writing drop-in session at the Merseyside C.N.D
    Friday 29th November: 'Everybody is welcome to come in to the office between 12 – 3 at 151 Dale Street, L2 2AH and to write a card. We look forward to seeing you.'
    More info: http://www.mcnd.org.uk/
  • Germany: Solidarity with Prisoners for Peace
    Card-Sending Party of DFG-VK Mainz
    Friday, 13th December 2013, 19 h, Rochusstr. 10
    with live music, films and pictures, snacks and drinks, and a surprise guest
    More information: www.dfg-vk-mainz.de
  • Korea: World Without War are holding an event on November 30th Saturday, 17:00 at Space Mindle(Mapo, Seoul) It will be a letter night with poems and songs for Prisoners for Peace all over the world!
    See http://www.withoutwar.org/?p=8382 for more info.

Write to hannah@wri-irg.org if you are planning an event for Prisoners for Peace Day and we will add it here!

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