International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters
Nonviolent Livelihood Struggle and Global Militarism: Links & Strategies
WRI 2010 conference in Ahmedabad
(05.02.2010) Nonviolent activists from 32 countries denounced development-induced displacement and corporate violence at the War Resisters’ International (WRI) conference held in Ahmedabad at Gujarat Vidyapith. WRI, Gujarat Vidyapith, Gujarat Sarvodaya Mandal and Sampoorna Kranti Vidyalaya have together organized the conference to investigate the links between militarism, war profiteering and the patterns of development pursued across the world today. Around 175 participants from 32 countries took part in the deliberations during the 25th WRI conference.
US AWOL soldier André Shepherd Needs Asylum!
A Declaration on Anti-War Day, 2009 - Signed by more than 100 groups and organisations
(01.09.2009) US AWOL soldier André Shepherd applied in November 2008 for asylum in Germany. Currently, he is waiting for the decision of the Federal Office of Migration regarding his application for asylum. More than 100 groups and organisations are asking the Federal Government of Germany at September 1, 2009, "to grant André Shepherd asylum, and to protect those who conscientiously object to participating in wars contrary to the law of international human rights".
Israel: Investigation against New Profile
Letter to Supporters
So many have stepped forward to back New Profile during this time. We would like to thank you warmly. This has been deeply meaningful for us. In a truly amazing show of support, you have sent over 5,000 letters to Israel’s Attorney General, protesting the criminalization of New Profile, via the Jewish Voice for Peace website. You have, moreover, taken many other actions, as suggested on our website.