Movimento Nonviolento activists' social media action

International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth held for the fifth time

This November, many activists from around the world took action against the militarisation of young people in their countries, cities and towns. This was part of a global action: the International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth. Initiated by War Resisters' International, the week was held for the 5th time this year. 

Forum recruitment law

Conscientious objection forum in Colombia: One year after the new recruitment law

On November 22, in Colombia, ACOOC, Justapaz, La TULPA Collective and the Anti-militarist Articulation organized a public forum to discuss the law of conscription that regulates conscientious objection in Colombia after one year of its approval. As part of the event, the organizations released a report that evaluates the implementation of the law and its impact on conscientious objectors. The experiences of three conscientious objectors were presented and strategies were presented to continue promoting conscientious objection among the youth of the country.

Activists dress in black "grim reaper" outfits and hold a banner reading "Stop Arming Saudi"

Finland, Denmark and Netherlands announce arms to Saudi suspension

Germany has been joined by Finland, Netherlands, and Denmark in a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The decisions follow the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and announcements by the United Nations that Yemen is experiencing the worst famine the world has seen for 100 years.

A line of campaigners stand with a banner reading "No EU money for arms dealers", in front of a building flying the EU flag

European organisations criticise plans for European Defence Fund

In mid-November, as European Union leaders made plans for the next EU budgetary cycle, 42 European non-profits and NGOs issued a letter criticising the bloc's plans for a European Defence Fund.