Civil disobedience/NVDA

Why South Korean peace activists walked into a prison on their own feet

Yeo-ok Yang and Jungmin Choi, activists of World Without War, and Reverend Bora Im of Hyanglin Church were put into prison on May 20.

They were sentenced to pay a fine of two million won each (approximately 2,000 USD) for taking a direct action to block the construction of Jeju Naval Base, which had been illegally undertaken without an agreement with local residents.

NONVIOLENT ANTIMILITARIST ACTION IN THE LAS PALMAS NAVY BASE (14-4-2014)

International activist enter water of the Spanish military to denounce military expenditure and infrastructure, pointing out that “War starts from here: let's stop it from here!”

Nonviolent resistance in USA, Belgium, Britain

Activists around the world have been on trial for nonviolently resisting war.PlowsharesPlowshares In the USA, the Transform Now

14 April: Global Day of Action on Military Spending

The International Peace Bureau announced that the date of the 4th edition of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending is  Monday, 14 April 2014. It coincides, once again, with the release by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) of their annual statistics on global military spending.

Plowshares sentencing shows U.S. government afraid of peace activists

Jim Haber

Outside the courthouse in Knoxville, Tenn., where three anti-nuclear activists were severely sentenced on February 18, Michelle Boertje-Obed, the wife of one of the three Transform Now Plowshares members, encouraged everyone to see Judge Amul Thapar’s ruling in a positive light. Despite her husband Greg having just received over 5 years in prison for infiltrating the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility on July 28, 2012 and damaging federal property — along with Michael Walli and 84-year-old Catholic nun Megan Rice – Michelle pointed out that the judge could have easily given them much longer sentences, as recommended by the prosecution.

Support a KEM-MOC activist on trial for a nonviolent action against the military

On December 2012, the antimilitaristic group from Bilbao Grupo Antimilitarista de Bilbao (KEM-MOC) carried out a nonviolent action in an exhibit commemorating the army. For this action, one participant is facing trial, with the prosecutor requesting a 3-year sentence.

South Korea: Challenging Seoul ADEX 2013

Challenging Seoul ADEX 2013Challenging Seoul ADEX 2013As the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2013 started on 28th October, 22 civil society organizations in South Korea engaged in a series of actions targeting the largest arms fair in the Asia-Pacific region. The coalition organized an alternative exhibition of their own in response to the Seoul ADEX 2013, and named it the Peace and Disarmament Exhibition.

Queering Antimilitarism working group talking point: Militarism and militarization in lgbt*/queer movements

Militarism and militarization in lgbt*/queer movements, and challenges for queer antimilitarists and antimilitarist queers...

Download below a presentation that was used by WRI's Queering Antimilitarism working group in their conference call.

If you would be interested in being part of future conversations on queering antimilitarism, email info@wri-irg.org

Resisting War and Preparation for War: Taking Back Militarised Spaces

The Broken Rifle, No 97, September 2013

By Javier Gárate

This issue of The Broken Rifle looks at actions against sites such as military bases, weapons production plants and state borders, and the role that they play in the preparation and implementation of war and militarism.

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