Civil disobedience/NVDA

Activistas antimilitaristas se arrojan pintura roja en señal de protesta en la puerta principal de la base aeronaval de EEUU/España de Rota

Con este acto de denuncia, y portando pancartas con los lemas “La Guerra empieza aquí. ¡¡PARÉMOSLA” y “ROTA Alguién te USA”, miembros de la Red Antimilitarista y Noviolenta de Andalucía (R.A.N.A.) denuncian el papel clave de la base militar de Rota (Cádiz) – tanto la parte estadounidense como la parte española – en la estrategia intervencionista militar de la Unión Europea, de la OTAN y de los EE.UU.

Seven-mile scarf unfurled between nukes factories as thousands oppose Trident

A seven-mile pink scarf knitted by over 5,000 people from around Britain and beyond has been unfurled between the Atomic Weapons Establishments (AWE) at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire. The knitters are calling on Parliament not to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system when the decision comes up in 2016.

Civil resistance and 'people power' movements: beyond regime change

South Africa in solidarity with PalestineSouth Africa in solidarity with PalestineToday it is obvious that unarmed popular movements are able to overthrow authoritarian regimes, even militarized and dictatorial regimes that have controlled countries for decades. Through mass demonstrations, civil disobedience, noncooperation, strikes and boycotts some 30 dictatorships have fallen during the last decades. We have more recently seen how entrenched authoritarian regimes have fallen within “the Arab Spring” in Egypt and Tunisia, and previously similar dramatic transitions have happened throughout Latin America, Easter Europe, Western Africa, as well as in South Africa, Iran, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc. All these examples point towards the people power or nonviolent revolution that Gandhi was instrumental in developing during the struggle in South Africa and India. However, it is also obvious today that these regime changes point towards a number of problems and challenges, some of which our theme group want to engage with.

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.

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