CO day 2017: showing solidarity with war refusers everywhere!

Over 100 people holding banners and cheering on the rights of conscientious objectors
Photo credit: World Without War

International Conscientious Objection Day was marked on Monday 15th May by antimilitarists around the world, celebrating those who have - and those who continue - to resist war, especially by refusing to be part of military structures.

It’s a day when we celebrate refusal, disobedience, and everything that says no to militarism. But also a day when we say yes to nonviolence, solidarity, and reclaiming our bodies and communities for coexistence!

Have a look here for news of street actions in Colombia, singing in Sheffield, street-naming in Mannheim, a 'vegan sandwiches and antimilitarism forum' and conscientious objector declarations in Istanbul, and more!

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