(24.03.2011) Schools provide fertile ground for militarism: there is a captive audience, a comprehensive mandate, a hierarchical structure, and a clear power differential between students and professionals. Schools can easily be turned into paramilitary institutions.
Israel: Second Imprisonment of Conscientious Objector Shir Regev
(26.03.2010) War Resisters’ International has been informed today by its Israeli affiliate New Profile about the repeated imprisonment of conscientious objector Shir Regev. Shir Regev, 20, from the village of Tuval in the North of Israel, an anarchist and anti-Occupation activist, has began serving his second prison term (10 days) on 24 March. Shir Regev chose not to show up at the Induction Base on his intended enlistment date, and was later arrested and sentenced to 20 days in prison on 2 March (at that point he did not yet authorise publicising his case, which is why it is only reporting now). He is presently held in Military Prison no. 6 near Athlit.
U.S. Soldier in Germany Question′s Obama′s Commitment to Peace
(04.06.2009) Berlin, June 4, 2009. What will President Barack Obama tell the wounded U.S. soldiers when he visits them in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany on June 5th? André Shepherd, 32, a U.S. soldier seeking asylum in Germany knows what he hopes Obama will tell them: "If Obama is serious about being the peace president, he will tell the soldiers that he will end the ’overseas contingency operations,’ including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and do so immediately."