Video about the anti-militarist actions in the 1970s and 1980s in the Netherlands
(14.08.2023) In the 1970s and 1980s, the anti-militarist action group Onkruit (with a t) was very active with direct actions against army, conscription and the arms industry. The name ‘Onkruit’ refers to No Gunpowder (Kruit in Dutch). Under the name ‘Onkruit does not perish’, the activists of that time have resumed their struggle. They made a movie.
The film was made by independent filmmakers Huib Schoonhoven and Karen Kuiper, with the cooperation of freelance journalists Jacqueline Maris and Marnix Koolhaas. (37:10 Dutch with English subtitles)
Video published about conscientious objector Onur Erden
16 years of persecution in Turkey - still no asylum
(08.09.2022) „If I would have completed my military service and would have participated in an operation in East, I would have killed women, childs and people of Kurds, Armenians and other nationalities, they would have rewarded me, declared me a hero. But because I refused to play the dirty game, refused to be a soldier, refused to fight, they accused me of being a terrorist.“
Today Connection e.V. published a video film about Onur Erden, conscientious objector from Turkey. For 16 years now, he has been subject to unending persecution and has therefore sought asylum in Germany.
Onur Erden’le Weismain’da - Türkiye’den bir vicdani retçi
Onur Erden ile video
(08.09.2022) Vicdani retçi Onur Erden, 2006 yılında Türkiye’de askere çağrılmıştı, ancak çok geçmeden vicdani reddini orduya açıklamış ve emirleri reddetmişti. Birkaç ay sonra firar etti. Videoda vicdani retçi olarak yıllarca süren zulmü, hiç bitmeyen bir tutuklama ve kovuşturma döngüsünü anlatıyor. 2020’de sığınma talebinde bulunmak için Almanya’ya kaçtı. Başvurusu reddedildi.
(26.10.2021) Here we show short excerpts from the staged reading »Run Soldier Run« with Rudi Friedrich and Talib Richard Vogl. With their new programme on war, desertion, refusal and asylum, they thrilled the audience at previous events. (German with English subtitles)