There is an inescapable link between the globalisation-induced displacement, dis-employment and dispossession that are results of internal wars and ravage local, traditional and indigenous natural-resource based communities everywhere. There is a linkage between these and the monstrous international wars - whether they are fought in Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo or Somalia. The biggest challenge therefore is to build alliances that are local and global at the same time, and those that not only resist injustice but also present alternatives.
War Resisters' International is cooperating with Indian partner organisations for an international conference investigating the links between local nonviolent livelihood struggles and global militarism, including war profiteering. This participatory conference will bring together campaigners from all over the world to analyse the role of states and multinational corporations in depriving local communities of their sources of livelihood, and learning from the experience of nonviolent resistance at various levels - from the community to the global - and at various phases, from preventing displacement to planning for return.
- Video of opening speech by Arundhati Roy
- Conference Report
- Press statement
- WRI Council statement on the Arrest of Mohammed Khatib
- WRI condemns EULEX in Kosovo for investigating the wrong people
- Resolution on the Conflict in Bastar (Chhattisgarh)
- Conference Reader (downloadable PDF)
- Conference Programme
- Conference Organisers
- Promotional Flyer (also as PDF for download (A4 and US Letter))
- Online Conference Registration Form (including payment by credit card / Downloadable Registration Form
- Practical Information for Participants
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- The Broken Rifle No 84