Upcoming events: 1-5 April 2009: No to war - No to NATO / 15 May 2009 - International CO Day: Focus on South Korea

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1-5 April 2009: No to war - No to NATO

NATO will meet on 3 and 4 April 2009 for it's 60th anniversary
summit in Strasbourg, France, and Baden Baden, Germany. Groups from all
over Europe are preparing protest actions from 1-5 April 2009, which
will include:

  • Protest camps from 1-5 April 2009
  • Days of action on 1-2 April 2009
  • A counter-conference on 3 and 5 April 2009
  • Activities in Baden Baden on 3 April 2009
  • Mass blockades of the NATO summit in Strasbourg on 4 April 2009
  • An international demonstration in Strasbourg on 4 April 2009.

War Resisters' International is part of the International Coordination Committee preparing for these activities. An international call No to war - No to NATO was launched on 5 October 2008. More information will soon be available on the WRI website at /node/6104.

15 May - International CO Day: Focus on South Korea

Presently, more than 420 conscientious objectors are in South Korean
for their conscientious objection to military service. About 100 conscientious
objectors are facing trials without being detained. It has to be
expected that most will receive a prison sentence of 18 months.

War Resisters' International and Korea Solidarity for Conscientious
Objection are organising an international training in nonviolent
action, in Seoul, as the centre piece of the activities for 15 May
2009. An international action in support of conscientious objection in
South Korea will take place on 15 May itself.

More information is available at /node/6217.

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