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02 Okt 2014
Englisch

Each year on 1st December War Resisters' International and its member mark Prisoners for Peace Day, when we publicise the names and stories of those imprisoned for actions for peace. Many are conscientious objectors, in gaol for refusing to join the military. Others have taken nonviolent actions to disrupt preparation for war. This day is a chance for you to demonstrate your support for them.

01 Okt 2014
Englisch
01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Christine Schweitzer

This hundredth issue of the Broken Rifle reprints articles that relate to the strategies affiliates of WRI are using and and issues they are dealing with. There are articles on direct nonviolent actions and on civil disobedience, articles discussing gender, conscientious objection, land grabbing, peace-building and antimilitarist trends in various regions. They reflect discussions we have had in WRI over the last 20 years.

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 13, June/July 1989

War Resisters' International is horrified by the massacre of unarmed Chinese people around Tienanmen square and condemns it utterly. Only a leadership without the support and confidence of the people can order soldiers "by any means" to suppress nonviolent demonstrations for democratic rights and freedoms.

01 Okt 2014
Deutsch

Credit: ONADCredit: ONAD

Einleitung

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 17, September 1990

US and Australian military personnel are refusign to go to the Gulf. US Marine Jeff Paterson is now on hunger strike in Hawaii. He declares:

I cannot and will not be a pawn in the US's power play for profits and oil in the Middle East. I will resist my scheduled departure by immediately filing for conscientious objector status, and physically refusing to board the plane. And if I am dragged out into the Saudi dessert, I will refuse to fight.

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 91, April 2012 on Land-grabbing and militarism

Howard Clark

From the men of property the order came: They sent the hired men and troopers to wipe out the Diggers' claim. "Tear down their cottages. Destroy their corn!" They were dispersed but still the vision carries on.

- Lines from Leon Rosselson's song celebrating the Diggers and their struggle for land in 17th century England

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 75, September 2007, it also featured in the 1st edition of the Handbook for Nonviolents Campaigns.

Joanne Sheehan

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 69, February 2006 as part of the special issue for the 2006 Globalising Nonviolence international conference.

Jochen Stay

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 94, December 2012.

Howard Clark

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 98, December 2013 with a special focus on Africa.

April Carter

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 93, August 2012 as part of the queer and antimilitarism issue. 

Miles Rutendo Tanhira

01 Okt 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 87, December 2010 as part of a Latin America special issue.

Pelao Carvallo

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 81, February 2009 as part of the Shut Down NATO issue.

Sian Jones

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 80, December 2008. This article is the result of material published in the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns and a session on gender and nonviolence at WRI's International Nonviolence Training Exchange, in Bilbao in October 2008.

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 71, September 2006 as part of an issue on war profiteering.

Joanne Sheehan and Javier Gárate

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 69, February 2006 as part of the special issue for the Globalising Nonviolence international conference.

Stellan Vinthagen

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 53, November 2003 as part of the South Korean Prisoners for Peace issue.

Jung-min Choi

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 47, February 2007, on the model of organising against the WTO in Seattle in 1999 and published in the special Nonviolence & Empowerment issue.

Viv Sharples

This basic organising structure was used for both the WTO protests in Seattle last November (N30), and the IMF/World Bank demonstrations in Washington DC on April 16 and 17 (A16). It aims to be empowering, democratic, flexible and inclusive.

Organising Collective

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 49, May 2001 as part of the International CO Day: focus on Angola issue.

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Article in The Broken Rifle No 30, December 1994 as part of the Prisoners for Peace issue.

MOC- Zaragoza

30 Sep 2014
Englisch

Applications are open for the positions of Nonviolence Programme Worker and Countering the Militarisation of Youth Programme Worker.

Information for both positions can be found on our website:

We look forward to receiving applications from people committed to nonviolence, with fundraising skills (or willingness to learn) and experience of nonviolent campaigning. Applicants should have knowledge of English and another language, and be willing to travel. All applicants should feel able to sign the WRI declaration: 'War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war'. Full job descriptions and application forms can be found on the respective adverts.

The closing date for applications for both roles is 2 November, midnight (UTC).

Please share the job adverts with your contacts, and write to info@wri-irg.org with any questions.

23 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Wenn man die Geschichte Afrikas zurückblickt, angefangen mit der Ankunft von Sklavenhändlern aus der westlichen und arabischen Welt, haben auswärtige bewaffnete Kräfte auf dem ganzen Kontinent fortwährend militärische Expeditionen durchgeführt, auf der Suche nach schwarzen Menschen, die als Sklaven exportiert werden konnten.

17 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Die Welt hat über die Jahrhunderte Dutzende von Wirtschaftskrisen erlebt. Zu den großen Schwächen des Kapitalismus zählt seine Unfähigkeit, sich zu stabilisieren, seine Tendenz, Blasen zu erzeugen, die mit schrecklichen Wirkungen platzen. Seine Stärke scheint seine überraschende Fähigkeit zu sein, sich wieder zu erholen – und gewöhnlich ohne größere strukturelle Reformen.

15 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Alle Arten und Nuancen von Gewalt sind miteinander verbunden – von häuslicher Gewalt über Straßengewalt, ethnischen Konflikten, politischer Unterdrückung, wirtschaftlicher Ausbeutung zu Krieg und multinationalen Militärinterventionen. Es kann sich um direkte Gewalt (z.B. Töten), strukturelle Gewalt (z.B.

15 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Die Profitmacherei mit dem Krieg hat eine lange und abscheuliche Geschichte. Im Zeitalter des Neoliberalismus – während dem großformatige Privatisierungen vorgenommen wurden – haben Kriegsprofiteure jedoch neue Möglichkeiten gefunden, riesige Gewinne einzufahren.

12 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Alltägliche Gewalt ist eine Art von Gewalt, die schwer auszuhalten und noch schwerer ausgerottet werden kann. Wenn gewalttätiges Verhalten und gewalttätige Aktionen Teil unseres täglichen Lebens werden, wenn Menschen nicht mehr in der Lage sind, ohne Angst vor Bedrohung, Schlägen, Verlust ihres Zuhauses oder sogar ihres Lebens zu leben, dann können wir das als alltägliche Gewalt diagnostizieren.

12 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Die Bilder von Krieg, bewaffneten Konflikten und organisierter Gewalt auf der ganzen Welt können unterschiedliche Formen annehmen. Aber eines haben sie fast immer gemeinsam: junge Männer und Frauen, die die Reihen der militärischen und paramilitärischen Organisationen füllen.

04 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Hast Du Dich schonmal gefragt: Was braucht es fuer ein erfolgreiches Gewaltfreiheitstraining?

02 Sep 2014
Englisch

Back in June, conscientious objector Mario Andrés Hurtado Cardozo was granted a tutela (a writ for protection, which should prevent him from being recruited by the military) by the municipality of Soacha, close to Bogotá. Mario was the very first non-religious conscientious objector to receive a tutela in this way. The magistrate ordered military district 59, located in the municipality of Soacha, to resolve his military situation within a maximum of two months. Mario's next struggle is to complete and graduate from his degree with his libreta militar – the card given the conscripts when they finish their time in the military. Being unable to graduate from university is just one of the discriminations that faces those without a libreta militar. You can read his conscientious objection declaration from 2010 (in Spanish) here.

01 Sep 2014
Deutsch

Swati Desai und Lerato Maragele, die zur Themengruppe eingeladen hatten, schreiben ueber gewaltfreien Kaempfe.

29 Aug 2014
Englisch

Press Statement by the spokesperson of the campaign Action outcry - Stop the arms trade!

The campaign "Action outcry - Stop the arms trade" criticized the decision made by the Federal Government, to upgrade the weapons of Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq with German war weapons. The campaign spokesmen Jürgen Grässlin and Paul Russmann spoke emphatically of "the disastrous consequences of the pending arms transfers".

"German arms supplies to the Kurdish peshmerga are false and fatal in their effect. Whoever supplies weapons to a war party, is adding fuel to the fire of war" said Jürgen Grässlin, national spokesman of the German Peace Society - United War Resisters (DFG-VK) and for the campaign 'Action outcry - Stop the arms trade"!

29 Aug 2014
Englisch

By Angela Cuenca Sempértegui

The Bolivian economy is traditionally based on the extraction and export of large volumes of unprocessed natural resources, and this type of economy is called 'extractivist'. Mining and hydrocarbons are the most representative economic activities of this type, but what is often forgotten is that it is a case of extraction and exportation of non-renewable resources, resources that we are losing and thi is far worse if the exportation of raw materials (minerals) is controlled by others.

98% of extractive mining industry is run by the private sector (cooperatives and transnational companies). Just 2% is run by the state, meaning that the state has not regained sovereignty over mineral resources. Bolivia is facing serious environmental problems and violation of collective rights that have impacted water supplies, polluted the soils, and effected the health and quality of life of the people that live in territories with mining activities. Mining code Nº 1777, which favours the miners economic interests – and was approved by the ex-president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, himself a mining businessman (COMSUR) - is still valid.

29 Aug 2014
Englisch

In the last months in Israel a group of Druze Palestinian war refusers has publicly launched their campaign,  reservists and new conscripts have declared their refusal to take part in Israeli military operations in Gaza, and resistance to the call up of the ultra-Orthodox Jews (Haredim) continues.

29 Aug 2014
Englisch

This CO Update comes a month after I returned from South Africa, where WRI held its first ever International Conference in Africa. The conference was an amazing event, and will have impacts on the work of the Right to Refuse to Kill programme for years to come. We made contacts with new movements for conscientious objection and against conscription and militarisation, especially in Africa.

29 Aug 2014
Englisch

The Kurdish autonomous administrations in Syria have adopted a law in July that obliges families living in the region to send one of their 18-30 year-old members to "defence duty", which lasts for six months, either continuously or intermittently over one year.

29 Aug 2014
Englisch

In one province in Mozambique, the great majority of young people called up for military service "did not turn up", reports O Pais.

By law, all Mozambicans (men and women) must register for military service in the year of their 18th birthday. The armed forces (FADM) then selects those it wishes to recruit and submits them to medical tests to check whether they are "fit to join the military".

Those who have not responded to the call up have 30 days to justify their absense before they are considered deserters.

28 Aug 2014
Englisch

'Arming all sides' is the name of this issue's campaign of the month - an initiative that looks at the arms trade during World War One, and how the arms trade has been one of the main motors for wars since "the war to end all wars". The latest military attacks in Iraq are the clearest example of war profiteers making their killing by arming all sides.

28 Aug 2014
Englisch

In April UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said that more than 9,000 child soldiers have been fighting in South Sudan's civil war, recruited by both the army and rebel forces. These numbers account for These reports are based on observations of children with armed groups, children wearing military uniforms and carrying weapons, and children undergoing military training.

28 Aug 2014
Englisch

By Sunniva Taylor

The London-based British Museum was (peacefully) invaded by uninvited guests four times in June: one Saturday afternoon people – many dressed as Vikings - erected a mobile long ship in the museum's Great Court in an act of vocal performance poetry initiated by the group BP or not BP; on separate lunchtimes visitors to the museum found a group of Quakers and friends holding a Meeting for Worship, surrounded by posters about BP; and on a weekend afternoon members of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE), a group of active Buddhist practitioners, held a walking mediation around the museum, reflecting on the link between big oil and climate change.

28 Aug 2014
Englisch

The last CO Update reported plans in UAE to introduce conscription. This has now begun. Conscripts start at age 17, with high school students who have failed their last year of schooling delaying their conscription until they have completed final exams in the next academic year. The military training centres for conscripts can accommodate between 5,000 and 7,000 people. Conscription began on July 13.

28 Aug 2014
Englisch

By Xavier León Vega

In Ecuador, antimilitarist and environmental activists are currently working together in a way that allows us to imagine a post-extraction society. Since the 1970s, the country has been heavily dependent on petroleum extraction in order to finance its budget and achieve sought-after 'development', as defined by the Western world view.

This has led to Ecuador depending on petroleum for almost 35% of its income. (El Telégrafo, 2012) This model based on extraction has not taken into consideration the environmental and social costs in some areas of the country, displacing and contaminating indigenous and rural communities in the areas where petroleum is extracted.

28 Aug 2014
Englisch

Conscientious objectors to military service face a number of serious and negative implications for their refusal to perform military service, when the right of conscientious objection is not recognised in their country. The Quaker United Nations Office have released a report examining the scope of these implications, including include prosecution and imprisonment (sometimes repeated), as well as fines.

27 Aug 2014
Englisch

Elbit Systems is one of the world's largest defence electronics manufacturers and integrators. Established in 1967, and based in Haifa, Israel, Elbit employs 11,000 people worldwide. It supplies the military, navy and air force in the occupation of Palestine, and has profited greatly from Israel's numerous attacks and assaults on the Palestinian and Lebanese people.

27 Aug 2014
Englisch

For the next four years the First World War may be used to promote militarism. But to use the war to promote military spending and justify conflict is a miserable legacy for those who died. CAAT is challenging this militarism, which helps to sustain the arms trade now, by exposing the profiteering of the arms trade during the First World War, and the opposition to it that followed.

27 Aug 2014
Englisch

As the police violence in Ferguson, MO continues and there is a growing outcry over military weapons transfers from the Pentagon to police departments all over the US, a group of Bay Area organizations and War Resisters League are organizing a week of action and education against Urban Shield, a massive SWAT team training and weapons expo set to take place September 4-8 in Oakland, CA. According to an internal memo between the Alameda County Sheriff's office to the Board of Supervisors, Urban Shield 2014 will cost at least $1.7 million. National programs such as 1033 under the Department of Defense, and Urban Shield, under the Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security Initiative, are behind the militarization of US police forces.

27 Aug 2014
Englisch

By Wendela de Vries

“Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.”

Last year, the powerful DG Trade and Enterprise of the European Commission published a study on the European arms industry. The 'strategy for a stronger and more competitive European defence industry' stresses the need for a strong European arms industry, not only to provide security but first and foremost because the Commission considers the arms industry a great technological innovator and employment generator. According to the Commission, military research should be stimulated with EU money, and export regulation (“unnecessary red tape”) should be kept to a minimum. There was even the proposal to use the Commission as 'launching costumer' for new military products. When reading this Communication one can only conclude that the lobby of the European defence industry – by organisations like AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe - has been very effective.

25 Aug 2014
Deutsch

Südafrika solidarisch mit PalästinaSüdafrika solidarisch mit Palästina

Heute ist es offensichtlich, dass unbewaffnete Volksbewegungen in der Lage sind, autoritäre Regime zu stürzen, sogar militarisierte und diktatorische Regime, die die Länder jahrzehntelang kontrolliert haben. Durch Massenproteste, zivilen Ungehorsam, Kooperationsverweigerung, Streiks und Boykotte wurden im letzten Jahrzehnt 30 Diktaturen gestürzt. Vor nicht allzu langer Zeit haben wir den Sturz etablierter autoritärer Regimes in Ägypten und Tunesien während „des arabischen Frühlings“ beobachtet. Und früher gab es ähnliche dramatische Übergänge in ganz Lateinamerika, Osteuropa, Westafrika sowie in Südafrika, Iran, Indonesien, auf den Philippinen usw. Alle diese Beispiele zeigen auf Volks- oder gewaltfreie Revolutionen hin, die Gandhi während des Kampfes in Südafrika und Indien entscheidend mit entwickelt hat. Es ist heutzutage jedoch auch offensichtlich, dass diese Regimewechsel eine Reihe von Problemen und Herausforderungen mit sich bringen. Unsere Themengruppe möchte sich einiger dieser Probleme und Herausforderungen annehmen.

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