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Gunter Schmidt

Gunter Schmidt, painter, Germany: I always wished, war was finally dead

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) I have never personally experienced war. I am grateful for this fact under the star of grace and luck and a high degree of liberal political culture in Germany and Europe I have never experienced war, but it lives through me, it definitely outrages me, even where I encounter it indirectly. I am Gunter Schmidt. I am also a painter. Pictures tell me something. Sometimes I take up pictures, transform them artistically and give them my language.

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Stephan Brües

Stephan Brües, Germany: From this on I was engaged in the peace movement

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Hello. My name is Stephan Brües. I’m coming from Germany. 37 years ago I objected the military service, but I did not object the social service that conscription obliged me to, because this might have meant to come into a prison. But from this on I was engaged in the peace movement.

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Emanuel Matondo

Emanuel Matondo, Angola/Germany: #I knew that war is a crime and then I refused the military service

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) I know a lot about war. In my country of origin, Angola, as a young man in the 90s during the civil war we were misused as cannon fodder. Most of us were being recruited forcefully and sent to the front line.

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EBCO/Movimento Nonviolento: Military Distancing Spot, contributions from various countries

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) In times of pandemic, European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and Movimento Nonviolento have come together to say that there is always a useful distancing: on basis of our conscience from war and its preparation. We have thus prepared this video with photos of many activists who wanted to express their antimilitarist message of peace and nonviolence from their homes.

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