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South Korea: Petition on Mandatory Military Duty for Women

(14.05.2021) A petition filed on the National Assembly website demanding that the country’s mandatory military duty also apply to women will be reviewed by parliamentary committees after it was signed by 100-thousand people.

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North Korean Youth Find Ways to Dodge Military Service

(11.03.2021) More and more North Korean youth are dodging mandatory military service, because ruling party membership and all its perks are no longer as automatic for those who finish lengthy stints in the armed forces, sources in the country told RFA.

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USA: National Guard Troops Refuse Trump’s Race War

(04.06.2020) Courage to Resist is currently assisting members of the National Guard who resisted Trump’s orders to violently attack people on the streets of Washington DC peacefully and lawfully protesting racial injustice. Now that Trump is threatening to use the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops in cities across the US, it’s time for every member of the military to search their conscience. We want to make sure we’re there to support the brave men and women who continue to refuse these illegal orders.

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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