Deserters' Festival in Moscow
Autonomous Action, a Russian anarchist and antimilitarist network, is organising a "deserters festival" in Moscow from 20-27 February. The festival includes a wide range of activities, including a demonstration against the war in Chechnya on 23 February.
More information is available from Autonomous Action at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 May - International Conscientious Objectors' Day
International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2005 focuses on the situation of conscientious objectors in Greece. War Resisters' International and the Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors are organising an international seminar and nonviolence training, leading to an international nonviolent action on conscientious objection in Thessaloniki on 15 May.
The activities will start on 9 May, and will last until 15 May. Accommodation will be organised, so better get in touch with War Resisters' International soon.
Solidarity actions all over the world are also welcome, and please keep us informed.
War Resisters' International will soon release a special report on conscientious objection in Greece - more information in CO-Update No 7/March 2005.
WRI Seminar 2005 in South Korea
In cooperation with several partner organisations from South Korea, War Resisters' International is preparing for its 2005 seminar and Council meeting, which will take place in or close to Seoul in June 2005. The theme of the seminar will be "Peace in North-East Asia". The Korean groups started a website on the seminar, which will carry updated information. Information is also available on the WRI website.
Seminar: 26-29 June 2005
WRI Council Meeting: 30 June-2 July 2005.