War Resisters' Stories

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71

We are asking for your contributions for our new booklet on understanding the militarised video games industry and how to counter this narrative. Violence promoted by means of popular culture is one of the key ways militaristic narrative is normalised in society. The video games industry is increasingly becoming part of this. Once we understand it, we will all be better at countering this narrative.

Icelanders have opposed military activities and NATO since the time that the country was occupied in 1940, first by the UK and then by the US. One of the demands at a huge demonstration against Iceland’s forcible incorporation into NATO in 1949 was a referendum about Iceland’s entry into NATO. Read here about the antimilitarist work of our affiliate Samtök hernaðarandstæðinga in Iceland and their ongoing campaigning against militarism.

Activists in London -including WRI affiliates Campaign Against Arms Trade and Peace Pledge Union - have taken direct action to protest and disrupt a major networking and social event held by the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security, and Space Trade Association.

For the April 2020 issue of our Broken Rifle magazine, we would like to reflect on the role of women in our antimilitarist campaigning, and the links between gender and our peace work. Would you like to contribute?

Thank you for supporting War Resisters' International in 2019. We have been as busy as ever this year! Here's a quick summary of some of the ways we've been supporting our international network to resist war and its causes.

The first weeks of 2020 have reminded us how dangerous and volatile our militarised world can be, and how much we need strong, effective antimilitarist movements, and now more than ever! War Resisters' International is committed to resisting war and its causes, and we've got big plans for 2020. Do you want to help us build and sustain our work? Read more here how.