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Israeli conscientious objector Hallel Rabin, 19, was imprisoned for her refusal to serve in the army. On 19th October, Rabin was sentenced to 25 days in military prison. This is Rabin’s third imprisonment, adding to 15 days she already spent behind bars. Write to the Israeli authorities here demanding Rabin's immediate release. 

On 29th October, War Resisters' International (WRI), European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO), International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) and Connection e.V. released a statement on a problematic judgment by the European Court of Human Rights on the case of a Russian conscientious objector, Maksim Andreyevich Dyagilev.

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 the rest of 2020. Do you want to help us build and sustain our work? Read more here how.

We are excited to be preparing for WRI’s 100th anniversary next year! As part of it, we are working on an international conference to be held in London in the last week of November 2021. But just as important are plans to hold a number of autonomous local events throughout the year. Here are a number of ways you can get involved and celebrate WRI's centenary with your autonomous local events.

Ecological breakdown and rampaging militarisation are two threats that will come to define this period of history. Never has the world been more heavily armed, and never have we faced the potential of run-away climate change, biodiversity loss, and other forms of ecological breakdown. In the next edition of the Broken Rifle, we'd like to explore the links between climate change and militarism.