Four people sit in front of a screen with the words "Antimilitarism in Movement"

Antimilitarism in Movement!

From July 30th to August 1st 2019, activists from across Colombia, Latin America and the wider world gathered in Bogota for the Antimilitarism in Movement conference, a three day gathering to explore the intersecting experiences of war and militarism - and our movements’ resistance to militarism – from around the world.

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Turkmenistan: Fourth conscientious objector jailed in 2019

An Ashgabad court jailed 20-year-old Jehovah's Witness Azat Ashirov for two years on 31 July for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience.

A number of people stand with monkey masks. One holds a sign reading "I'm not a monkey"

A call for solidarity from West Papua

In August 2019 we were excited to welcome a new affiliate to our international network - Pasifika, based in West Papua. In late August the Indonesian military began a violent crackdown in West Papua, prompting a mass nonviolent response across the region.

Two dozen people stand behind a banner reading "War Resisters' International"

WRI welcomes six new affiliates to our network!

At WRI's recent conference and meeting in Colombia, we were delighted two welcome six new affiliates to our international network.