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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From WRL's Facing Tear Gas Campaign:
Over the past several days, Turkey has seen some of its largest mass mobilizations in years. Protesters are pouring into Taksim Square, Gezi Park, and other public spaces throughout the country in the thousands to reject neoliberalism and government-backed urban gentrification. As they brave vomit-inducing tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons, and live ammunition, it is clear that the people of Turkey are demanding much more than simply the conservation of Istanbul’s precious remaining green space. Rather, what we are witnessing in Turkey is a broad movement of people from various classes, ages, religious sects, and political backgrounds calling for real democracy. It is also imperative to contextualize this recent uprising as a continuation of many struggles that Turkish citizens have undertaken for years around economic justice, rights of minorities (including the Kurdish people), and resistance to mandatory military service.
War Resisters League is proud to have reached our 90th anniversary and we are doing a number of things in 2013 to celebrate. Plans include our 90th anniversary conference, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Building Bridges Across Generations and Communities, at Georgetown University in Washington DC, August 1 - 4. We'll also have a 90th Birthday Bash in NYC on Friday, October 18, our online video project, I Choose Peace, a Perpetual Peace Calendar, a special history issue of WIN magazine and more.
Spring is here and WIN wants to talk about healthcare. We all know that Obamacare doesn't cut it for the millions without health care, but what's the alternative? This issue of WIN contains stories of the obstacles, struggles, and movements to making health care for all a reality.