War Resisters Stories

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CO Day 2021: Solidarity with conscientious objectors from Turkey

Every year on 15th May, the International Conscientious Objection Day, we organise solidarity with conscientious objectors (COs) and draw attention to their resistance to war. This year we have a particular focus on Turkey – working closely with the Conscientious Objection Association - Turkey (VR-DER).

Our 115th edition of The Broken Rifle will focus on the stories of solidarity and resistance from across our history. Do you have a story to tell - perhaps you joined us for an international assembly, or took part in one of our solidarity actions? We hope to fill our next edition of The Broken Rifle with stories of resistance and solidarity from WRI's history.

WRI denounces the military oppression and violence in Myanmar, calls for a nonviolent civil response to the crisis, and demands recognition and safety to the conscientious objection of military/police personnel who have refused to participate in such atrocities.

As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, can you be part of sustaining and strengthening our work into the future, by becoming one of our regular supporters?