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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The newest edition of WRL's popular “Pie Chart” flyer for Federal Fiscal Year 2016 is available for order at our Online Store now! This year's Pie Chart analyzes the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.
They're perfect for Tax Day leafletting, as a focus for forums and panels and workshops and more!
Get yours now!
Co-published by WRL and Tadween Publishing, we are proud to announce "Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq" which is now available for pre-order here. For over four years, our Field Organizer Ali Issa has been interviewing Iraqi activists and compiling reports from actions: all culminating in this rare collection of cross-movement voices.
Featuring dozens of interviews with and reports from Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders,Against All Odds presents unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground.
On Friday, September 5th, hundreds 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.
Check out our Facing Tear Gas website for more info.
The War Resisters League seeks an enthusiastic and experienced grassroots fundraiser, who brings initiative and works well collaboratively, to coordinate and facilitate the advancement of our fundraising program, increasing our income, our national visibility and our membership base.
We mourn with sadness the passing of Narayanbhai - teacher, trainer, author, spinner: total revolutionary. He was a founder of the World Peace Brigades and Peace Brigades International, a chairperson of the War Resisters International, and a leader of India's Shanti Sena (Peace Army) and many other organizations and movements.
Juanita Nelson was a Civil Rights activist, one of the 5 founders of the present day war tax resistance movement, a community land trust organizer, and organic farmer. Juanita and her partner Wally Nelson, a World War II resister, made their home at Woolman Hill, in her words to “lessen dependence on a violent society.”
During the 1980's when the WRL Organizer Training Program was held at Woolman Hill, Juanita and Wally were speakers and frequent guests during our 10 days as their neighbors. A mentor to many, Juanita's commitment to active nonviolence was an inspiration and a challenge to us all.
Want to stop police militarization in your community? We can’t build a movement without building consciousness. Our new participatory workshop Buy 10 Guns, Get 2 Tanks Free: A Workshop on Resisting Police Militarization is one such building tool. The workshop, co-created with the Ya-Ya Network, highlights the successful cross-community organizing initiated by Oakland, CA’s Stop Urban Shield Coalition.
Militarism is guns, armored tanks and drones, but it’s also a state of mind. Militarized mentalities have permeated U.S police departments and amplified dramatically the force of police violence against our communities. It has also begun to infuse emergency preparedness. Now Fire-fighters and EMT are training right along with heavily armed SWAT teams, all funded by the Department of Homeland Security (the original DHS). Join us in challenging these harmful forces, striking at the $500 million (plus) grant program—UASI—that strengthens and unifies state repression. Support imagining a world where we get to decide how to take care of one another. Lift up community wellness, resilience, and safety. Together we can Demilitarize Health & Security!