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Nonviolence Programme

War Resisters' International Nonviolence Programme

The Nonviolence Programme works sharing resources in nonviolent campaigning and action - such as the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns; coordinates and leads nonviolence training and promotes campaigning on war profiteering - including the publication of War Profiteers' News.

Recent War Profiteers posts

19 Aug 2016
English

Originally published in Le Sentier de la Paix, No 73, June 2016: http://agirpourlapaix.be/wp-content/uploads/SDLP73_V2.pdf

Translated by Lewis Sinkala

Recent Nonviolence Programme related publications

08 Aug 2016
English

War Profiteers News is published by War Resisters' International, a network of activists and activist organisations. We want our newsletters to reflect the work of those reading them, sharing stories and ideas from our network and friends. We don't just bemoan the state of the world as it is, we actively try to change it. We hope our newsletters highlight the work being done by activists around the world. We welcome work by seasoned writer-activists, and those telling their story for the first time.

08 Aug 2016
English

This article was originally published in the May edition of The Broken Rifle, the main magazine of War Resisters' International.

Samantha Hargreaves from WoMin - an African gender and extractives alliance - speaks to Andrew Dey from WRI about the links between gender, extractive industries and militarism in Africa, and what this new network is doing to counter it.

Tell us about your work – what is Womin, when did you form, and who makes up your network? What are the critical issues you are working on?

Samantha: WoMin was launched in October 2013. We work with about 50 allied organisations in fourteen countries across Southern, East and West Africa. Most partners are working on issues of land, natural resources, extractive industries, environmental and climate justice and women’s rights. Our work with women rights organisations has generally been challenged by their focus to more 'traditional' gender issues like violence against women, women and girl child education and health, with a small number working on the terrain of environment, land and other economic justice questions.

WoMin Southern African women and coal exchange. Photo: Heidi AugestadWoMin Southern African women and coal exchange. Photo: Heidi Augestad

08 Aug 2016
English

Activists in Melbourne erected a giant tripod with a climber hanging from it, to blockade a Wilson Security car park at Melbourne Convention Centre. The blockade delayed the start of the prestigious Security Exhibition and Conference being held in the centre, at which government representatives and members of ASIO, AFP and Border Force will be in attendance. In Sydney refugee activists also shut down Wilson Security Circular Quay car park in solidarity with the Melbourne convention blockade and refugees imprisoned on Manus Island and Nauru.

08 Aug 2016
English

A new report from the Transnational Institute and StopWapenhandel exposes the companies profiting from the militarisation of Europe's borders.

29 Jul 2016
English

Video featuring Accion colectiva de objetores y objetoras de conscienca (Collective Action of Conscientious Objectors), by FOR Peace Presence

28 Jul 2016
English

BR101BR101Would you like to write for the next edition of The Broken Rifle? In the Broken Rifle 106 We want to hear about the incredible people within our movements taking action for social change, and what has led them to become part of our struggle against militarism. Their stories are likely to be inspirational, sometimes emotional, and definitely thought-provoking.

28 Jul 2016
English

Every year, WRI holds a council meeting – sometimes this is in person, but this year will be held online over two weeks of internet forums, conference calls and webinars. As well as more formal decision-making related to WRI, it is an opportunity to discuss politics, campaigns, and issues that are important to us. In 2014 we held a series of meetings via conference calls and as 'webinars' (web-based seminars) on different topics, and we are inviting contributions for ideas of similar events for this years meeting. Email info@wri-irg.org with the subject "E-council planning" if there is something you would like to contribute.

28 Jul 2016
English

At WRI we have a wide variety of different newsletters and publications we invite people to contribute to. We have just published a short guide to writing for WRI, to explain what newsletters and magazines accept contributions, how to submit ideas, and a rough outline of the style of writing we prefer. You can find it here: http://www.wri-irg.org/en/Writing-for-WRI

 

28 Jul 2016
English

Troops involved in the July 2016 coup in TurkeyTroops involved in the July 2016 coup in TurkeyAfter the attempted coup in Turkey, WRI's affiliate Vicdani Ret Derneği (the conscientious objection association), released a statement and call to resist growing militarism: Let’s Resist the Spiral of Violence and Militarist Imposition. Following the massacre in Nice, WRI's French section Union Pacifiste extended its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, in its statement Ensemble pour la paix ! On 21st July, thirty organisations in South Sudan, including WRI affiliate the Organization for Nonviolence and Development (ONAD) signed a letter calling on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan. Find the letter here, and please share it.

28 Jul 2016
English

On 14th July, conscientious objectors Tair Kaminer and Ruslan Kotsaba – in Ukraine and Israel respectively - were released. Journalist and draft refuser Ruslan Kotsaba was freed on appeal, after initially being charged with treason. The judge found that there was no evidence to condemn him, and ordered his immediate release from custody. In Israel, refuser Tair Kaminer was exempted from the army for 'bad behaviour'. She had spent over 150 days in prison for her refusal. CO Omri Baranes is still going through the process of being repeatedly called up, imprisoned, released and called up. Sign up to support her, and other COs, here. Refusing to kill is not a crime.

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27 Jul 2016
English

Union Pacifiste, the French section of War Resisters' International, extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the massacre of 14 July.

17 Jul 2016
English

Statement from War Resisters' International's affiliate in Turkey, Vicdani Ret Derneği (the conscientious objection association)

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Military coups have brought along human rights violations in every location they have taken place. In every place where the army has taken control by force, the violence has been further institutionalized and the societies who witness the coups have been stuck in spirals of violence. The process we have been living since July 15 night is making us experience a variety of this spiral of violence. On one side military coup scenarios are being put into practice by “Peace at Home Council”, on the other side AKP government’s so called “democratic moves” are on the agenda.