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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ENTER TODAY TO WIN ON DECEMBER 13th!
The December 13th deadline is fast approaching! WRL's Raffle for Resistance is an easy way to get a start on holiday giving, while supporting grassroots organizing against war and militarism.
Every year, members and friends carefully search within their communities and across the globe - some even within their personal collections - to find that special prize to contribute. This year's Raffle for Resistance offers a selection ranging from a 3-day getaway in the Sierras to a beautiful hand-woven traditional Tais from East Timor, and over a dozen other prizes between and beyond.
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.
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.
Military Intervention is Not the Solution!
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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