ObjectWar Campaign week of action taking place with multiple events

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Activists protesting in Germany as part of the ObjectWar Campaign

The ObjectWar Campaign week of action is taking place between 4th-10th December with multiple events across Europe. With their actions, activists are calling on Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to stop the persecution of conscientious objectors and deserters; as well as calling on the European Union to protect those refusing to take part in the war in Ukraine. Find a list of events taking place as part of the week of action below:

Mo., December 4, 2023, 2-4 pm in Münster, rally in front of the entrance to the Peace Hall in the Historic Town Hall on Prinzipalmarkt - with 5m high inflatable broken rifle.

Tu., December 5, 2023: Herford

Tu., December 5, 2023, 6.30 pm in Wien, Reading Circle and letter campaign for conscientious objectors, in the office of International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Lederergasse 23/3/27

Wd., December 6, 2023, 3 pm: Frankfurt am Main, rally and creative action on the south bank of the Main, near the Old Bridge (...more)

Wd., December 6, 2023, 7 pm in Tampere, Finland: Film AKL:n tukikeikka Vastavirralla, Vastavirta-klubi, Pispalan Valtatie 39. (https://akl-web.fi/fi/posts/612-akln-tukikeikka-vastavirralla)

Wd., December 6, 2023, 2-4 pm, Hamburg Farmsen train station: information stand

Wd., December 6, 2023, 2-6 pm, Bremen, Vigil in front of Kunsthalle, Am Wall 207

Th., December 7, 2023, 12 to 6 pm, in Lübeck, at Kohlmarkt (near Betty Barclays). With a 5m high broken rifle

Th., December 7,2023, 4 to 5.30 pm in Düsseldorf, vigil Königsallee/Theodor-Körner-Str. (Triton Fountain). The author and theologian Peter Bürger spoke.

Th., December 7, 2023, 2 to 3.30 pm, Bonn, Vigil on Martinsplatz

Th., December 7, 2023, 6.30 to 8.30 pm webinar: ObjectWar! Conscientious Objection in the war in Ukraine. Protection and asylum for conscientious objectors and deserters from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. With Rudi Friedrich and Marah Frech from Connection e.V. Organized by DFG-VK. www.dfg-vk.de. Webinar in Deutsch. (...more)

Th., December 7, 2023, 7 pm Webinar on Conscientious Objection in the Situation of War in Ukraine. With two objectors from Russia. Webinar in English. (...more)

Th., December 7, 2023, 1 pm in London. Meeting outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation, 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens London, W8 4QP (nearest tube Queensway or Notting Hill Gate). After delivering our letter we will walk just under a mile to the Ukrainian Embassy at 60 Holland Park London, W11 3SJ (nearest tube Holland Park). The action will be finished by approximately 1.45pm. (...more)

Th., December 7, 2023, 6pm in Bonn: Uni Bonn HG, Hörsaal 3. #ObjectWar - #ObjectWar - Lecture on support networks for conscientious objectors in the Vietnam War and today

Fr., December 8, 2023, 4pm-6pm in Rostock: action at central station, with 5 metre high broken rifle and free chairs for conscientious objectors and deserters in need of asylum

Fr., December 8, 2023, 2pm-4pm in Kassel: in front of the town hall, rally to demand protection and asylum for conscientious objectors and deserters from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

Fr., December 8, 2023, 5-6 pm in London in front of the Israelian Ambassodor’s residence

Fr., December 8, 2023, in Cologne 5-6.30 pm: Rally on the Wallrafplatz 7.30 pm: Lecture "Das Töten verweigern" (Refuse to kill) at the Friedensbildungswerk, Obenmarspforten 7-11. Lecture on the Russian poet Leo N. Tolstoy and persecuted opponents of military service. With Peter Bürger.

Sa., December 9, 2023, 2pm-3pm in Schwerin, Alter Garten - with 5m high inflatable broken rifle in front of Schwerin Castle / Landtag

Sa., December 9, 2023, 11 am in Berlin, rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate with speakers from Russia and Belarus and a visually powerful street theater action

Sa., December 9, 2023, 12 am in Göttingen, rally at "Nabel" (Weender Str./Theaterstr.)

Sa., December 9, 2023: Athens, in front of the Greek parliament

Sa., December 9, 2023, 2 pm in Mainz, Solidarity with Prisoners for Peace, event to mark Prisoners for Peace Day, Julius-Lehlbach-Haus, Kaiserstr. 26-30. (...more)

Su., December 10, 2023, 11 am in Potsdam, Platz der Einheit: The memorial to the unknown deserter will be decorated with flowers. Deserters and opponents of military service are honored, especially in relation to the current war in Ukraine

Su., December 10, 2023, 6 pm in Karlsruhe, Tollhaus, Alter Schlachthof 35: As part of the event tot he Human Rights Day – Showing Solidarity

Su., December 10, 2023, 1 to 2.30 pm in Halle (Saale), Roter Turm (https://sachsen-anhalt.dfg-vk.de/asyl-fuer-kriegsverweigererinnen-jetzt/)

Su., December 10, 2023, 2.30 pm and 4pm in Hamburg (...more)
2.30 pm rally (monument for deserters, Dammtor)
4 pm Discussion (webinar) on Campus of Hamburg University, Syntagma VMP 5 (WIWI-Bunker), besides the HASPA-Cafe: Protection and Asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors during the Russian invasion in Ukraine (German and Russian)

Su., December 10, 2023, 3.30-5.00 pm in Naumburg, Holzmarkt, Höhe Jakobstraße (https://sachsen-anhalt.dfg-vk.de/asyl-fuer-kriegsverweigererinnen-jetzt/)

Su., December 10, 2023, 12-12.30 pm in Löbau, deserters’ memorial in Brunnenstraße

Su., December 10, 2023 in Bonn: Vigil "Peace is a Human Right".

Th., December 14, 2023, 6 to 7.30 pm: 2nd online-Webinar of Peace Calling. With Dr. Margot Käßmann, Clemens Ronnefeldt, Özlem Demirel (MEP). Organized by Grüne Alternative. https://gruenealternative.de/ Webinar in German.

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