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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Noncooperation for Liberation

From Ferguson and Oakland to New York City and beyond, WRL stands with all political prisoners from this wave of resistance and all those currently targeted by political repression.


This December, Double the Resources for Resistance

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.

To support WRL in reaching our fundraising goals this year, until the end of December, every one-time or sustainer donation you make online will be generously DOUBLED up to $20,000 by a matching contribution.

Time to buy your 2015 calendars!!

2015 CalendarsTemperatures 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.

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

Stop Urban ShieldOn 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.

Check out our Facing Tear Gas website for more info.

DON'T BUY WAR TOYS

Boycott War Toys button 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.

News

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!
Each year on December 1st War Resisters' International and its member mark Prisoners for Peace Day, when WRI and its affiliates (including WRL) publicise the names and stories of those imprisoned for actions for peace. Many are conscientious objectors, in jail for refusing to join the military.
For over 100 days, Black community members in Ferguson, Missouri, have led a movement for justice--coming out every single night in response to the murder of Michael Brown. Today, 400 National Guard troop members stand ready—under the “state of emergency” banner— as a militarized force ready to repress and intimidate a nonviolent resistance movement.[ . . .] The people of Ferguson have given the United States a model for how community should respond to state sanctioned murder: by naming police violence and state repression as our real state of emergency.
"No violence, just justice." - Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown. War Resisters League condemns the ongoing militarized lockdown and attack against the community of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. We are saddened and outraged over the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson Police, this past Saturday, August 9th. We stand in solidarity with the work of community members to connect, resist police violence, and transform their grief into power.
To limit our action to the terms and timelines dictated by war-makers is a trap. To be part of the solution we must deepen our solidarity with people whose work leads us beyond the cynical terms of what we are told is possible, instead we must heed the urgency behind their insistence in realizing the world we need.