War Resisters' International at the World Social Forum 2007, Nairobi: Programme

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21 January


African Perspectives on Nonviolence

Seminar, 11.30—14.00, room 9 IN – Upper

Speakers: Dennis Brutus, Ela Gandhi, Netsai Mushonga

The seminar is aimed at raising the profile of nonviolence in Africa, and to connect African and international nonviolent activists.


Networking Against War Profiteers

Workshop, 17.30—20.00, room D1

Facilitator: Javier Garate

A workshop for people who are campaigning (or interested in campaigning) against war profiteers. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen international networking.


Globalising Nonviolence

Workshop, 8.30—11.00, room 18-1-1 (ground floor)

Facilitator: Stellan Vinthagen

A workshop aimed at networking among anti-globalisation and peace activists


22 January


Against All Militarism

Seminar, 11.30—14.00, room Chris Hani – 1

Speakers: Clare Bayard, USA, Michal Stoler, Israel, Tobias Pflüger, Germany, Rafael Uzcategui, Venezuela

The aim of the seminar is to present an antimilitarist critique, and to highlight the importance of an antimilitarist perspective within social movements in general, and the World Social Forum process in particular.


Nonviolence Training

Workshop, 14.30—17.00, room G-21

Facilitators: Javier Garate, Andreas Speck

A brief practical introduction to nonviolence and nonviolent action


23 January


Eritrea: Human Rights and Antimilitarism

Seminar, 14.30—17.00, room 10 IN – Lower

Speakers: Nunu Kidane, Theodros Azbaha, Andreas Speck

The seminar aims to highlight the situation regarding human rights within Eritrea, especially also regarding the situation of youth (male and female) who face conscription and a potentially unlimited military service.


Conscientious Objection

Workshop, 8.30—11.00, room D-2

Speakers: Andreas Speck, Britain, Michal Stoler, Israel

A workshop on conscientious objection to military service, its relevance, and the situation in different countries.


Venezuela from a Human Rights Perspective

Workshop, 17.30—20.00, room 18-1-10 (ground floor)

Facilitator: Rafael Uzcategui, Venezuela

Workshop on the situation in Venezuela

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