The War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Today, as one of the leading radical voices in the antiwar movement, we challenge military recruitment and war profiteering, organize nonviolent direct action, and offer on-the-ground tools to end the current war and all wars. Learn more »
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We are absolutely thrilled to announce this special opportunity made possible by an anonymous donor and longtime friend of the War Resisters League in Texas.
Temperatures are beginning to cool, people are unpacking their sweaters, and shopping season for 2015 calendars is now in full swing!
War Resisters League's Online Store offers a variety of calendars, celebrating peace and social justice histories, among other resources for educators, students, and activists.
On Friday, September 5th, hundreds of of protesters gathered in front of the Marriott in Downtown Oakland, CA, to stand against Urban Shield and declare two major victories: Urban Shield will no longer be held at the Marriott and it will no longer take place anywhere in Oakland. Reclaiming the streets in celebration of our power, we made it loud and clear that we do not welcome militarization and policing of our communities.
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WAR IS NOT A GAME. Playing with war toys and violent videos numbs people to the terrible truth: War means death and suffering, not fun and games. Playing violent video games has been directly linked to increased aggressive behavior. The Army spent $8 million developing a realistic video game that can be downloaded for free -- making war entertaining so youth will want to join up and fight. It is a tool for indoctrinating and recruiting young people. See our list of resources for working to stop war toys.
Military Intervention is Not the Solution!
In recent months IS has spread a wave of oppression and violence that goes well beyond the headline-catching executions and massacres to affecting millions of Iraqis and Syrians through fear, exploitation and gender-based violence. Now 12 years into the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, we witness how militarism expands violence and destroys hope rather than creating lasting solutions to ongoing crisis.