Kampagnen : Seminare und Veranstaltungen

WRI-Erklärungen

21 Jul 2014
Deutsch

Erklärung der War Resisters‘ International (WRI)

Der Krieg kehrte zurück auf europäischen Boden und es sieht so aus, dass die Europäer nicht fähig oder willens sind, selbst die Lektionen anzuwenden, die sie in anderen Teilen der Welt lehren. Die Europäische Union, Träger des Friedensnobelpreises, brachte die Ukraine in eine unmögliche Position, als sie das Land aufforderte sich zwischen einem politischen Pakt mit der Europäischen Union oder einer engeren wirtschaftlichen Beziehung zu Russland zu entscheiden. Die allgemeine Bevölkerung in der Ukraine hat mit das niedrigste Einkommen auf dem Kontinent und sieht sich mit einem der höchsten Niveaus bei der politischen und ökonomischen Korruption konfrontiert, die Hoffnungslosigkeit unter ihnen verbreitet – folglich sah das Angebot der Europäischen Union für viele wie eine goldene Möglichkeit für einen ersten Schritt aus, um sich aus dem Sumpf zu ziehen.

Die Gewalt auf beiden Seiten in einer späteren Phase des Maidan-Protestes schuf einen Präzedenzfall und diente als Rechtfertigung dafür, in anderen Teilen der Ukraine, in denen viele Menschen mit dem neuen politischen Kurs des Landes nicht einverstanden sind, Gewalt anzuwenden. Auch die Präsenz von Neo-Nazis in der neuen offiziellen Politik der Ukraine und die Bildung von mit diesen verbundenen paramilitärischen Einheiten, ermutigte andere UkrainerInnen – in Gebieten, in denen sich viele von ihnen mehr zu Russland hingezogen und sich mit dem Land verbunden fühlen, als mit der EU – über einen bewaffneten Kampf nachzudenken, als eine gerechtfertigte Möglichkeit, mit dem Konflikt umzugehen.

14 Jul 2014
Englisch

Demonstration on Gaza in Cape TownDemonstration on Gaza in Cape Town

The Assembly of the War Resisters’ International, gathered in the City Hall of Cape Town, South Africa, strongly condemns the ongoing assault by the Israeli military on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. War Resisters’ International considers all war a crime against humanity, and we therefore call for the immediate end of hostilities, and in particular the repeated aggression by the State of Israel against Palestinians.

As opponents of war, we also oppose the causes of war, and stand in solidarity with oppressed people all over the world. We therefore call for the end of the occupation of Palestine and—especially gathered at the building from which Nelson Mandela made his first speech after release from prison—we call for the end of all forms of Apartheid everywhere.

29 Jul 2012
Englisch

Gathering Hosted by War Resisters' International and Ceasefire Campaign

Between the 26 – 30 July in Johannesburg, peacemakers from 12 countries in Africa met to share experiences, and birthed a new, continent-wide African Nonviolence and Peace-building Network. The delegates from over a dozen organizations pledged to intensify coordinated nonviolent resistance from the South to the North of Africa.

30 Jan 2010
Englisch

Nonviolent activists from 32 countries denounced development-induced displacement and corporate violence at the War Resisters' International (WRI) conference held at Gujarat Vidyapith this week. WRI, Gujarat Vidyapith, Gujarat Sarvodaya Mandal and Sampoorna Kranti Vidyalaya have together organised a conference to investigate the links between militarism, war profiteering and the patterns of development pursued across the world today. Around 175 participants from 32 countries took part in the deliberations during this week.

29 Jan 2010
Englisch

The War Resisters’ International condemns the arrest on 28 January 2010 of Mohammed Khatib of Bil’in, Palestine.

The War Resisters’ International Council, assembled in Ahmedabad, India, learned of the arrest of Mohammed Khatib by the Israeli military at his home at 1:45 am yesterday. Mohammed Khatib has played a central role in the popular committee planning and coordinating the struggle of the Bil’in village against the Apartheid Wall, constructed by Israel inside the 1967 occupied territories.

27 Jan 2010
Deutsch

Schluss mit der Verfolgung von Albin Kurti

27. Januar 2010

Für alle, die es betrifft

25 Jan 2010
Englisch

We, members of the War Resister’s International (WRI) and all participants of the Triennial conference held in Ahmedabad from 22-25 January 2010 have, as part of our deliberations, also discussed the current situation in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

01 Mär 1999
Deutsch

War Resisters' International, ein internationales pazifistisches Netzwerk mit Mitgliedsorganisationen in mehr 30 Ländern, diskutierte auf ihrer Dreijahreskonferenz in Porec/Kroatien vom 20.-26. September 1998 den Krieg und die humanitäre Krise im Kosov@.

31 Aug 1997
Englisch

"The best local peace group in France" was how one of the Parisian participants described COT d'Albi (the Collectif des Objectrices et Objecteurs Tarnais), hosts of this year's annual War Resisters' International Council meeting in Carmaux in the Tarn region.

01 Jun 1997
Deutsch

Die War Resisters' International (Internationale der KriegsdienstgegnerInnen) sind ein weltweites Netzwerk unabhängiger Organisationen, Gruppen und Einzelpersonen, die die WRI-Erklärung akzeptieren:

Krieg ist ein Verbrechen gegen die Menschheit.
Ich bin daher entschlossen, keine Art von Krieg zu unterstützen und für die Beseitigung aller seiner Ursachen zu kämpfen.

Artikel

01 Sep 2014
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Small Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of NonviolenceSmall Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of NonviolenceL’amico Franco Perna, storico volto dell’impegno nonviolento italiano, scrive per noi un resoconto della Conferenza Mondiale della WRI (War Resisters’ International) alla quale ha partecipato come delegato del Movimento Nonviolento.

La Conferenza, che si e’ tenuta per la prima volta in Africa, e’ stata preceduta e seguita da almeno 6 altri incontri di organismi associati alla WRI, tra cui: ‘Pan-African Nonviolence/Peacebuilding Network’ e ‘Women Peacemakers Program/Gender & Militarism Consultation’. La stessa WRI ha tenuto la sua assemblea statutaria coi delegati di sezioni e organizzazioni associate, nonche’ le riunioni del suo consiglio (quello uscente all’inizio e il nuovo alla fine) – quest’ultimo eletto dall’assemblea composto da 12 membri (scelti tra i 17 candidati proposti dale sezioni) provenienti dai seguenti paesi: Corea, Israele, Nepal, Regno Unito, Serbia/Messico, Spagna, Sud Sudan, Svezia, Turchia, Venezuela, Zimbabwe/Svezia.

25 Jul 2014
Englisch

Desmond Tutu's welcome message to the Small Actions, Big Movements conference. Shown in Cape Town City Hall on the evening of 4th July. Desmond Tutu in the end was able to join us for the conference opening in person! But we were also glad to show this short film.

This page will gather text, videos and images from the Small Actions, Big Movements International Conference in Cape Town, July 2014.

11 Jul 2014
Englisch

At the WRI International Conference in Cape Town in July 2014, WRI Assembly appointed Individual Members of WRI Council, and a new WRI Executive.

WRI Council also welcome a new affiliate into membership.

We'd like to announce the Individual Members of WRI Council, and WRI Executive, appointed at the WRI Assembly.

WRI Executive

  • Chair: Christine Schweitzer
  • Treasurer: Dominique Saillard
  • Cattis Laska
  • Jungmin Choi
  • Hülya Üçpinar
  • Sergeiy Sandler

Individual Council Members

  •     Carlos Barranco, State of Spain
  •     Albert Beale, Britain
  •     Jungmin Choi, South Korea
  •     Moses John, South Sudan
  •     Subhash Chandra Kattel, Nepal
  •     Cattis Laska, Sweden
  •     Lexys Rendón, Venezuela
  •     Miles Rutendo Tanhira, Zimbabwe/Sweden
  •     Igor Seke, Serbia/Mexico
  •     Hülya Üçpinar, Turkey
  •     Sergeiy Sandler, Israel
  •     Stellan Vinthagen, Sweden

WRI Council also includes a representative from each section and a non-voting observer from each associate organisation or publication. See affiliates here.

For more information about the role of WRI's Council, visit: http://www.wri-irg.org/members/councilduties-en.htm

New affiliate

Peace News Summer CampPeace News Summer CampWRI Council was pleased to approve the application from Peace News Ltd to be an associate publication to WRI. Peace News used to be affiliated to WRI, and only stopped being so when Peace News and WRI worked as the same organisation, so this is a reaffiliation.

The Peace News summer camp is coming up in a few weeks (31 July - 4 August)!

A list of all WRI affiliates is here.

04 Jul 2014
Englisch

WRI International Conference, co-hosted by Ceasefire Campaign, Cape Town

This July, in an historic conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, War Resisters International will be convening a conference on Small Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of Nonviolence. While we recognize that at times our demonstrations and campaigns start small, they can have wide effects when we work together.

24 Jun 2014
Englisch

South Africa in solidarity with PalestineSouth Africa in solidarity with PalestineToday it is obvious that unarmed popular movements are able to overthrow authoritarian regimes, even militarized and dictatorial regimes that have controlled countries for decades. Through mass demonstrations, civil disobedience, noncooperation, strikes and boycotts some 30 dictatorships have fallen during the last decades. We have more recently seen how entrenched authoritarian regimes have fallen within “the Arab Spring” in Egypt and Tunisia, and previously similar dramatic transitions have happened throughout Latin America, Easter Europe, Western Africa, as well as in South Africa, Iran, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc. All these examples point towards the people power or nonviolent revolution that Gandhi was instrumental in developing during the struggle in South Africa and India. However, it is also obvious today that these regime changes point towards a number of problems and challenges, some of which our theme group want to engage with.

30 Mai 2014
Englisch

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the 'Small Actions, Big Movements: The Continuum of Nonviolence' International Conference. We know that many of you did not manage to register in time but still would like to attend the conference, so we have extended the registration deadline to 31 May.

This is the link to the registration form.

30 Mai 2014
Englisch

Elections for WRI Council will take place in Cape Town. The following people have been nominated as individually elected Council members:

Carlos Barranco, state of Spain // Albert Beale, Britain // Pelao Carvallo, Paraguay/Chile // Jungmin Choi, Korea //  Estefanía Gómez Vásquez, Colombia // Daniel Jakopovich, Croatia/United Kingdom // Cattis Laska, Sweden // Subhash Chandra Kattel, Nepal // Moses John, South Sudan // Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, South Africa // Lexys Rendón, Venezuela // Rosa Biwangko Moiwend, West Papua // Miles Rutendo Tanhira, Zimbabwe/Sweden // Sergeiy Sandler, Israel // Igor Seke, Serbia/Mexico // Hülya Üçpinar, Turkey // Stellan Vinthagen, Sweden

Read 'What does it mean to be a WRI Council member?' here.

21 Mai 2014
Deutsch

Liebe Freunde,Nozizwe Madlala-RoutledgeNozizwe Madlala-Routledge

die Kraft der Menschen in Südafrika – gewaltfreie direkte Aktionen in großer Zahl – trug zum Ende der Geißel Apartheid und des grausamen politisch genehmigten Rassismus bei.

Heute, 20 Jahre nach unseren ersten demokratischen Wahlen, sieht sich Südafrika immer noch vielen Problemen gegenüber, einschließlich Gewalt auf der Straße, Kleinwaffen, Fremdenfeindlichkeit, wirtschaftliche Ungerechtigkeit, und die Opposition gegen diese Misstände wächst, wobei die zivile Gesellschaft wieder kreative, unbewaffnete Methoden nutzt. Auf dem ganzen Kontinent sehen wir zunehmenden Militarismus, der zu oft durch mächtige Poliker unterstützt wird, und die diesjährigen Wahlen in Südafrika lassen vermuten, dass Menschen den üblichen Vorgang leid sind.

In diesem Zusammenhang begrüßen wir War Resisters' International in Cape Town zur allerersten Internationalen Konferenz der WRI in Afrika. Wir möchten helfen, dies möglich zu machen.

14 Apr 2014
Deutsch

Photo: Engender, South AfricaPhoto: Engender, South Africa