Conscientious objectors and deserters need our support
No to war in Ukraine!
(01.03.2022) Once again, there is war in Europe. We are appalled. In a war of aggression, Russian troops have invaded Ukraine on the orders of the Russian government under Vladimir Putin. Already many are dead or have been wounded. There is a threat of further escalation.
We demand from the Russian government to immediately cease all hostilities and withdraw all troops from Ukraine. An escalation leading to the confrontation between Russia and NATO must be avoided at all costs. We welcome starting negotiations before the suffering becomes even greater.
For the international support of conscientious objectors and deserters
(25.11.2021) We want to continue to support people who decide to oppose war or refuse military service. Our work currently supports conscientious objectors, from countries such as Eritrea, Israel, Ukraine, Syria and Turkey where they are threatened with repression and persecution. They need our support. For this work, we ask for your donation. We are happy about any support at https://en.Connection-eV.org/donation.
Council of Europe to call on Turkey to immediately implement the ECtHR’ s rulings on conscientious objection
(05.11.2021) In response to a so-called action plan by the Turkish government, theAssociation for Conscientious Objection, based in Istanbul, Turkey, together with a number of other organisations, submitted a statement to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on Wednesday to "request the Turkish government to take legislative measures without delay to recognize the right to conscientious objection to military service." (...more)
(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)