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We're excited to announce the launch of our The Broken Rifle blog. We want this to be a space where antimilitarists from around the world share news of their actions and campaigns, explore strategies and tactics, and stories of solidarity.

The blog has grown out of other versions of The Broken Rifle, which started life as a paper magazine, before becoming an online-only magazine, and now a blog. We will regularly share posts on our email list, social media, and other spaces. We'd encourage you to share them too!

If you have stories you would like to share we would love to hear from you. Email info@wri-irg.org with the subject line "The Broken Rifle blog" and we will be in touch.

Following the horrendous attacks by Hamas in Israel on October 7th, and the reciprocal violence by the Israeli Defence Force and settlers in the West Bank, we met with Tarteel Al Junaidi, a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams based in Hebron, to find out more about the situation there, and the work her organisation is doing.

For the past twenty years, the EU has been deploying military-mandated missions overseas that have gone virtually under the radar and generally evaded public scrutiny. The Transnational Institute’s new report ‘Under the Radar: Twenty years of EU military missions’ sheds light on these missions.

Global headlines are once again seized by the outbreak of armed conflict, detailing indescribable suffering and destruction. War, it feels, is everywhere and always. To some, this means business. Many of the facilitators and profiteers of armed conflict globally attended the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London, September 2023.

In February 2024, the military regime ruling Myanmar announced that it was mobilizing a “People’s Military Service Law”. The law allows for the conscription of male citizens aged 18 to 35 and female citizens aged 18 to 27. The announcement has caused fear and loathing among the country’s 14 million young people and their families.

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