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Refuser Solidarity Network (RSN).

Amplification is critical for the Israeli war resisters

Newsletter of the Refuser Solidarity Network (RSN)

(16.06.2024) Hey, Atalya here. I am a refuser who spent 110 days in prison and am RSN’s social media coordinator. Last week, Mattan shared how we assist activists in executing impactful actions to shift Israeli public opinion. This is only part of our support. This week I’d like to talk to you about the work I’m doing to amplify their voices.

Press Release

Ukraine: Stop the criminalization of peace and human rights speech and the prosecution of Yurii Sheliazhenko

Pacifism is not a crime

(07.06.2024) The undersigned organizations express their deep disappointment and grave concerns about the continuing harassment of peace activists and conscientious objectors, including the obviously arbitrary prosecution of Yurii Sheliazhenko, Executive Secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement and EBCO Board member, whose trial is set on 11 June 2024 at 14:15 Kyiv time, in the Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv City (case No 757/16536/24-k, judge Oleg Bilotserkivets) and could result in jail sentence up to five years.

From our Projects

Conscientious Objector Kemal Soylu. Photo: Conscientious Objection Watch.

Conscientious Objectors Share Their Stories

Part II: Kemal Soylu

(11.06.2024) This is Merve Arkun from the Conscientious Objection Watch, Turkey. We are happy to share with you the second video of the series of interviews we started to share the stories of conscientious objectors from Turkey, the first video of which we published on the International Day of Conscientious Objection. In the second interview of the interview series, we share the experiences of conscientious objector Kemal Soylu.

Actions and Events

Fr., June 28 in Frankfurt: "Every decision not to join the military is political"

Lecture with the Israelian conscientious objector Or

Fr., June 28, 2024, in 60314 Frankfurt/M.

7pm at the headquarters of Medico International Lindleystr. 15

In every war, there are people who resist. Israeli conscientious objector Or will give us a first-hand account of the situation in Israel/Palestine in the aftermath of October 7th, and explain how militarization is connected to different struggles such as the resistance against Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip and the occupation of the West Bank.

The event is organized by Rheinmetall Entwaffnen Rheinmain and Connection e.V. in cooperation with DFG-VK Frankfurt am Main.