Campañas: Seminarios y eventos

Declaraciones de la IRG

20 Jul 2014

War has returned to European soil, and it seems that Europeans are not capable, or not willing, to apply the lessons they try to teach in other parts of the planet. The European Union, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, put Ukraine in an impossible position when it asked it to choose between a political pact with the EU or a close economic relationship with Russia. Ordinary people in Ukraine have some of the lowest wages in the continent, and face one of the highest levels of political and economic corruption, creating hopelessness among many of them - hence the offer from the EU seemed to many like a golden opportunity to take a first step out of the mire.

The use of violence by both sides in the later stages of the Maidan protests created a precedent, and served as a justification for the use of violence in parts of Ukraine where many people disagree with the country's new political course. Also, the presence of neo-nazis in the new official Ukrainian politics, and the rise of the paramilitary units connected with them, encouraged other Ukrainians - in areas where many feel more attracted to and connected with Russia than with the EU - to consider armed struggle a legitimate method of dealing with conflict.

18 Jul 2014

Manifestación por Gaza en Ciudad del CaboManifestación por Gaza en Ciudad del Cabo 

La Asamblea de la Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra, reunida en el Ayuntamiento de Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, condena enérgicamente el asalto en curso por el ejército israelí contra los palestinos en Gaza y Cisjordania. La Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra considera toda la guerra un crimen contra la humanidad, y por eso reclama el cese inmediato de las hostilidades, y en particular la agresión repetida por el Estado de Israel contra los palestinos.

Como los opositores de la guerra, también nos oponemos a las causas de la guerra, y en solidaridad con los pueblos oprimidos de todo el mundo. Por consiguiente, pedimos el fin de la ocupación de Palestina y, sobre todo reunido en el edificio de la que Nelson Mandela pronunció su primer discurso después de su liberación de la cárcel-hacemos un llamamiento para el final de todas las formas de apartheid en todas partes.

29 Jul 2012

Gathering Hosted by War Resisters' International and Ceasefire Campaign

Between the 26 – 30 July in Johannesburg, peacemakers from 12 countries in Africa met to share experiences, and birthed a new, continent-wide African Nonviolence and Peace-building Network. The delegates from over a dozen organizations pledged to intensify coordinated nonviolent resistance from the South to the North of Africa.

10 Feb 2010


27 de enero de 2010

A quien pueda concernir

09 Feb 2010

Nosotros, los miembros del la Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra (IRG) y todos los participantes de la conferencia trienal celebrada in Ahmadabad entre el 22 y el 25 de enero de 2010 hemos debatido, como parte de nuestras deliberaciones, la situación actual en Bastar en la región de Chhattisgarh.

02 Feb 2010

Activistas noviolentos de 32 países denunciaron el desplazamiento forzado y la violencia de las multinacionales en la conferencia de la Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra (WRI-IRG), que se celebró en Gujarat Vidyapith esta pasada semana. WRI-IRG, Gujarat Vidyapith, Gujarat Sarvodaya Mandal y Sampoorna Kranti Vidyalaya han organizado conjuntamente una conferencia para explorar los vínculos entre militarimo, empresas que se lucran con la guerra, y los patrones de desarrollo que se siguen en todo el mundo hoy en día.

29 Ene 2010

The War Resisters’ International condemns the arrest on 28 January 2010 of Mohammed Khatib of Bil’in, Palestine.

The War Resisters’ International Council, assembled in Ahmedabad, India, learned of the arrest of Mohammed Khatib by the Israeli military at his home at 1:45 am yesterday. Mohammed Khatib has played a central role in the popular committee planning and coordinating the struggle of the Bil’in village against the Apartheid Wall, constructed by Israel inside the 1967 occupied territories.

01 Mar 1999
War Resisters' International, an international pacifist network with affiliates in over 30 countries, discussed the war and humanitarian crisis in Kosovo/a at its Triennial conference in Porec, Croatia, 20-26 September 1998.
31 Ago 1997

"The best local peace group in France" was how one of the Parisian participants described COT d'Albi (the Collectif des Objectrices et Objecteurs Tarnais), hosts of this year's annual War Resisters' International Council meeting in Carmaux in the Tarn region.

01 Jun 1997

La Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra es una red mundial formada por organizaciones independentes, grupos y personas individuales que aceptan la declaración de la IRG:


22 Mayo 2015

[an international seminar on war profiteering] 

Stopping the War Business
talking tactics and linking methods

16 - 17 October 2015: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Please register here

South Korean activists take action against the ADEX arms fair in 2013South Korean activists take action against the ADEX arms fair in 2013For antimilitarists, disrupting war profiteering means knocking out the economic pillars that make war inevitable. It goes far beyond the arms trade (although that is an important part of it), and includes all those who fund and profit from war and militarisation.

Disrupting war profiteering takes a whole range of activities, from research, lobbying and legal challenges to mobilisation, direct action and creative campaigning techniques.

This seminar will provide a space for activists using a whole range of different methods to gather together, learn how a spectrum of tactics interlink and help each other to be more effective. It'll answer questions like 'How can we make our direct action more strategic using research? 'How could a public campaign support our lobbying work?' 'What tools or methods can help my campaign be more effective?'

This international seminar Stopping the War Business will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 16-17th October. The seminar is jointly coordinated by World Without War in Korea and international antimilitarist network War Resisters' International.

25 Nov 2014

La Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra celebró su primera Conferencia Internacional cuatrienal en África del 4 al 8 de julio de 2014 en el Ayuntamiento de Ciudad del Cabo. La conferencia fue organizada en colaboración con Ceasefire Campaign.

La conferencia reunión a 220 activistas, investigadores y defensores de la paz y la no violencia de diferentes partes del mundo durante cinco días. De los 220 participantes, más de la mitad eran africanos. La conferencia tuvo lugar tras las reuniones de la Red Panafricana para la No Violencia y la Construcción de la Paz y el Programa de Mujeres Promotoras de la Paz. Asimismo, se celebraron reuniones del Consejo y la Asamblea de la IRG antes y después de la conferencia internacional. La conferencia y las reuniones tendrán repercusiones para la IRG como red en el futuro.

27 Oct 2014

A look back at the arts and cultural programme of the WRI conference in Cape Town, July 2014. Film thanks to Muti Films

10 Oct 2014

The finished work from the airThe finished work from the air

Planned for the week of the Small Actions, Big Movements WRI conference, this installation in the middle of Cape Town's grand parade was delayed due to the inclement weather. Three months on, we're delighted to see it finally take shape! The broken AK-47 is covered in money, to highlight the corruption amongst those who profit from war.

Description from the artists: "Resistance" is a giant wheat paste public art installation; a world record spanning more than 100 meters. The image is of a broken AK -47. Resistance was born from a conversation between Ralph Ziman and (anti-arms activist) and Terry Crawford-Browne (one of the organisers of the Small Actions, Big Movements WRI conference).

Resistance was inspired by War Resisters' International - an anti-war organization founded in the wake of the First World War. War Resisters has existed for almost a century and has branches all around the world. The logo has always been a rifle, broken in half by a pair of hands.

Photos and footage thanks to the Resistance project and MUTI films.

03 Oct 2014

Small Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of NonviolenceSmall Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of Nonviolence

22 Sep 2014

Por Stellan Vinthagen

Sudáfrica en solidaridad con PalestinaSudáfrica en solidaridad con Palestina

Hoy en día podemos constatar cómo algunos movimientos populares no armados son capaces de derrocar regímenes autoritarios que han controlado sus países durante décadas. Gracias a las manifestaciones multitudinarias, la desobediencia civil, la no-cooperación, las huelgas y los boicots, han caído alrede

dor de 30 dictaduras a lo largo de las últimas décadas. Más recientemente, hemos visto cómo algunos regímenes autoritarios fuertemente afianzados, caían en el marco de la "Primavera Árabe", en Egipto y en Túnez y, anterio

25 Jul 2014

Desmond Tutu's makes a surprise appearance at the opening of the Small Actions, Big Movements: The Continuum of Nonviolence conference on the evening of 4th July 2014.

This page will gather text, videos and images from the Small Actions, Big Movements International Conference in Cape Town, July 2014.

11 Jul 2014

At the WRI International Conference in Cape Town in July 2014, WRI Assembly appointed Individual Members of WRI Council, and a new WRI Executive.

WRI Council also welcome a new affiliate into membership.

We'd like to announce the Individual Members of WRI Council, and WRI Executive, appointed at the WRI Assembly.

WRI Executive

  • Chair: Christine Schweitzer
  • Treasurer: Dominique Saillard
  • Cattis Laska
  • Jungmin Choi
  • Hülya Üçpinar
  • Sergeiy Sandler

Individual Council Members

  •     Carlos Barranco, State of Spain
  •     Albert Beale, Britain
  •     Jungmin Choi, South Korea
  •     Moses John, South Sudan
  •     Subhash Chandra Kattel, Nepal
  •     Cattis Laska, Sweden
  •     Lexys Rendón, Venezuela
  •     Miles Rutendo Tanhira, Zimbabwe/Sweden
  •     Igor Seke, Serbia/Mexico
  •     Hülya Üçpinar, Turkey
  •     Sergeiy Sandler, Israel
  •     Stellan Vinthagen, Sweden

WRI Council also includes a representative from each section and a non-voting observer from each associate organisation or publication. See affiliates here.

For more information about the role of WRI's Council, visit:

New affiliate

Peace News Summer CampPeace News Summer CampWRI Council was pleased to approve the application from Peace News Ltd to be an associate publication to WRI. Peace News used to be affiliated to WRI, and only stopped being so when Peace News and WRI worked as the same organisation, so this is a reaffiliation.

The Peace News summer camp is coming up in a few weeks (31 July - 4 August)!

A list of all WRI affiliates is here.

04 Jul 2014

WRI International Conference, co-hosted by Ceasefire Campaign, Cape Town

This July, in an historic conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, War Resisters International will be convening a conference on Small Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of Nonviolence. While we recognize that at times our demonstrations and campaigns start small, they can have wide effects when we work together.