Gathering of people at the Coulport Disarmamnet camp. People hold a banner saying 'Nuclear weapons are state terrorism'

Direct actions against nukes follow international ban treaty

In early July, following years of campaigning from anti-nuclear activists, the United Nations formally adopted a treaty that categorically prohibits nuclear weapons. Read more from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. This news was met with joy amongst those staying at the Coulport Disarmament camp – run by Trident Ploughshares – who undertook ten days of direct action at the nuclear weapons depot on Loch Long.

Cover of Manuel Pour Des Campagnes Non-Violentes

Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns in French

WRI's Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns is now available in French! The translation was completed by friends at the Union Pacifiste de France, collaborating with WRI staff on the design work – to get a copy of the book, please email andrew@wri-irg.org.

WRI logo - two hands breaking a gun, with 'War Resisters' International' around the outside

Thank you to Ralph for our new logo!

Our new logo was designed by Ralph Ziman http://www.rz-art.com/ an amazing artist (and conscientious objector) from South Africa, who volunteered to work with us. He uses the broken rifle symbol in his work. See the Resistance Project.
We're really grateful for your time and creative energy, and love our new logo! Thank you Ralph!

Eritrean women in the military marching

You're invited to "Eritrea and the Ongoing Refugee Crisis"

Militarisation in Eritrea is extreme, with indefinite conscription in often unbearable conditions. Conscientious objectors are imprisoned. Many people flee the country if they can, but if they arrive in Europe, they are not always given protection, and this month the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Swiss government is not in breach of the European Convention by expelling an Eritrean asylum seeker.