Militarization 

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Marcela Paz and Rocio Elizabeth

Marcela Paz and Rocio Elizabeth, Chile: For a world without war, without borders, without violence

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Marcela Paz of the Antimilitarist Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (Red Antimilitarista de América Latina y el Caribe, RAMALC) and Rocio Elizabeth, conscientious objector, both from Chile, give a short statement to the International Day of Conscientious Objection: “Because we want a world without war, without borders and without violence, a greeting today to all the conscientious objectors in the world”

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Armenia forcibly turns its youth into ‚soldiers‘

(15.09.2017) The Armenian army, which suffers from a lack of military personnel, is looking for ways to swell its ranks through new programs of conscription within the Nation Army concept.

Turkey: Let’s Resist the Spiral of Violence and Militarist Imposition

(16.07.2016) Military coups have brought along human rights violations in every location they have taken place. In every place where the army has taken control by force, the violence has been further institutionalized and the societies who witness the coups have been stuck in spirals of violence. The process we have been living since July 15 night is making us experience a variety of this spiral of violence. On one side military coup scenarios are being put into practice by “Peace at Home Council”, on the other side AKP government’s so called “democratic moves” are on the agenda.

Turkey: We are against any kind of coup d’état, attempt to stage coup d’état, and anti-democratic practices

We defend real civil democratic life and respect for human rights

(16.07.2016) On 15 July 2016, there was an attempt to stage coup d’état in Turkey. There is still danger of coup d’état. Many civilians, soldiers and police officers either lost their lives or were injured resulted from violence, clashes during this attempt. Since military vehicles, fighter jets were active in city centres particularly in civilian settlements, neighbourhoods, and clashes took place in these areas lead to serious concerns and fear among citizens. On the other hand, we also observed that there are some cases that some citizens showed reactions beyond democratic principles, and some lynches attempts. In short, Turkey is heading towards a fast and deep chaos of which extent is unknown.