International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters
USA: National Guard Troops Refuse Trump’s Race War
(04.06.2020) Courage to Resist is currently assisting members of the National Guard who resisted Trump’s orders to violently attack people on the streets of Washington DC peacefully and lawfully protesting racial injustice. Now that Trump is threatening to use the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops in cities across the US, it’s time for every member of the military to search their conscience. We want to make sure we’re there to support the brave men and women who continue to refuse these illegal orders.
Eritrea: Cooperation with the wider Eritrean democracy movements recommended
Intergroup discussion on Eritrea in the Bundestag
(29.06.2020) On 25 June 2020, a public intergroup zoom discussion was held at the invitation of Rudi Friedrich (Connection e.V.) and Kathrin Vogler (MdB, Die Linke). Several experts as well as members of the German parliament parties SPD, FDP and the parliamentary group Bündnis 90/Die Grünen took part in the discussion. More than 60 persons from about 10 countries were following the discussion.
Jhony Arango: Colombia: From a very young age I decided not to participate in any war
Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill
(16.05.2020) I am Jhony Arango, conscientious objector from the city of Medellín - Colombia. Why did I declare myself an objector and conscience? Because from a very young age I decided not to participate in any war, and that’s why I decided not to be part of the Army. From there I became linked to antimilitarist organizations and groups, I have been an activist during this time until now.