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Resolution of German parliament raises hopes for Russian deserters that will not be fulfilled

(29.04.2022) The current restrictive recognition practice of German authorities for deserters prevents them from receiving protection here. In order for the resolution of German parliament of April 28, 2022, to take effect, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the BAMF must now immediately change their practices, PRO ASYL and Connection e.V. demand.

Counseling hotline for conscientious objectors and deserters of the Ukrainian war established

(07.04.2022) The conscientious objection network Connection e.V. has set up an counseling hotline "Get out" in Russian language to support Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian conscientious objectors and deserters.

Soldier, Soldier

A new music video by Russian artist Manizha

(31.03.2022) “Soldier, soldier, you’re somebody’s brother, son and father, not a toy in somebody’s hands.” A new music video by the brilliant and controversial Russian artist, Manizha, released on her YouTube channel on March 13, 2022, was timed to coincide with the day’s protests. It is timed, also, to come just before the spring conscription, when Russia’s newest recruits will be offered contracts to serve in a foreign war. The choreography of “Soldier, Soldier” is hauntingly reminiscent of 1920’s German dance, of expressionist anti-war pieces by Kurt Joos or Mary Wigman.

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Appeal for donations - Peace Coffee

Deserters and conscientious objectors from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus need your support

(26.03.2022) A few days ago the Quixote Coffee Collective launched a Coffee of Solidarity for the work for deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. We think this is a great idea and thank them very much. We also take this as an opportunity to call for donations ourselves: Please support deserters and conscientious objectors from Ukraine, Russia and from Belarus.