10 September, 7pm:
Meeting with Colombian CO Julian Ovalle
Housmans Bookshop, London
Colombian conscientious objector and activist, Julian Ovalle will talk about the political situation, the recruitment practice of the different armed groups, and the work of the movement for conscientious objection in Colombia.
More information: http://wri-irg.org/news/2008/ovalle-en.htm
17-21 September 2008: European Social Forum
War Resisters' International will be present at the European Social Forum (ESF), which is being held in Malmö, in the south of Sweden. More than 20 000 people are expected to participate in the forum, which is a meeting place for social movements in Europe.
War Resisters' International is especially cooperating with European Peace Action, a network of activist groups, who organise a coordinated presence during the European Social Forum - the European Peace Forum. The forum will focus on 4 themes: NATO and the militarisation of the EU, nuclear weapons, militarisation of space, and the international military industrial complex.
The over-reaching theme for the entire forum will be how to strengthen our resistance against militarisation.
If you plan to come to Sweden in September, please get in touch with the WRI office.