(15.05.2010) On World Conscientious Objection Day EBCO board held its annual meeting in Barcelona and supported a series of activities organised by EBCO’s Catalan member organisation, Moviment per la Pau (Movement for Peace), to commemorate the anniversary of 10 YEARS WITHOUT MILITARY SERVICE IN SPAIN AND 25 YEARS OF THE MOVIMENT FOR PEACE, a key actor in this process. The representatives of conscientious objectors in Europe were received by the President of the Catalan ParliamentMr. Ernest Benach and held a one day conference in the Open University in Barcelona.
(10.04.2010) The past three months have been very busy. I have spent the time doing more research for my case, as well as integrating into the German Culture. I have also started to write a book about my experiences, with the hope that one day it will be used to help other people in a similar situation. Again I must thank each and every one of you for your love and support. If there are those out there who have heard about my case and would like to make a donation, please do so here.
A Declaration on Anti-War Day, 2009 - Signed by more than 100 groups and organisations
(01.09.2009) US AWOL soldier André Shepherd applied in November 2008 for asylum in Germany. Currently, he is waiting for the decision of the Federal Office of Migration regarding his application for asylum. More than 100 groups and organisations are asking the Federal Government of Germany at September 1, 2009, "to grant André Shepherd asylum, and to protect those who conscientiously object to participating in wars contrary to the law of international human rights".
Statement of André Shepherd at press-conference in Frankfurt/M. (Germany)
(27.11.2008) Hello, my name is Andre Shepherd, and I was a member of the U.S. Army before finding that my conscience would no longer allow for me to continue in such a capacity. I am currently Absent Without Leave and am requesting asylum in Germany. I am asking for your support in this difficult matter.