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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WRL PIE CHART FLYERS - Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes

FY2016 Pie Chart Flyer

AVAILABLE NOW!

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! 

Pre-Order! "Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq"

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq
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.

WRL 2014 Annual Report

WRL 2014 Annual Report

 

We've been busy! To learn more about about our work in the last year, download WRL's 2014 Annual Report, Seeds of Peace and Liberation.

 

 

All 2015 calendars on Sale!

WRL Perpetual Calendar 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.

WRL 1998 Peace CalendarChoose from our Perpetual Calendar, featuring 90 Years of activist history, our vintage 1998 Peace Calendar, which matches the days and dates for 2015, or wall calendars and datebooks from our friends at Syracuse Cultural Workers and the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative and Eberhardt Press 2015 Organizer

We Pushed Urban Shield Out of Oakland, But the Struggle Continues!

Stop Urban ShieldOn 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.

News

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.
Want to hone or share your organizing skills? Want to work with one of the oldest and most dynamic anti-war and antimilitarist organizations? WRL works on an array of antimilitarist projects and areas of focus: counter-recruitment work for queer/trans youth and girls, challenging domestic militarization and police power through our DHS campaign, and working on the Facing Tear Gas Prisoner Letter Project. We are currently accepting applications for our stipended Spring 2015 Bilezikian Internship Program!
Is creating beautiful culture inspired by revolutionary change important to you? Want to learn to connect organizing to grassroots fundraising? War Resisters League is looking for an energetic, passionate intern to join our development team, grow their grassroots fundraising skills, and be part of the life of our national office!
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!
Welcome to Police Militarization Bingo! On one side you'll find ideologies and politics that support systems of police militarization. On the other side you'll find counter-points. The numbered box on one side connects to the corresponding box on the other!