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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WIN Magazine

WIN Spring 2015: The Final Issue

Order now! The final issue of WIN magazine. This is a document for the ages, a 52-page issue covering half a century of activism and communications -- and how they intersected yesterday, today, and tomorrow -- from the people who have been doing activist publishing during the past 50 years.

This issue has reviews of “favorite issues” of the original WIN, the Nonviolent Activist, and the second incarnation of WIN by those who wrote, edited and produced those magazines. It chronicles recent nonviolent efforts for change and shows how similar efforts were covered over the years. It has a vibrant roundtable among five former editors of the three magazines discussing how they worked and how we can communicate now. And if that weren't enough, it has full-color graphics from all three magazine and a moving memoir about at inter-generational friendship that began with the first WIN.
 
You're going to want to keep it­and share it, so buy extra copies!

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

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in IraqCo-published by WRL and Tadween Publishing, we are proud to 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.

The Day the World Says "No"

International CO Day 2015, Germany

May 15th, is a global holiday: Conscientious Objection Day. Part of building a culture of peace is marking new traditions. This holiday - created in England in 1985 - gives us a valuable chance to thank war resisters for their service: service to a future demilitarized world.

Conscientious objectors have risked death, prison, humiliation, and raised powerful voices that have moved others against war. Today is an opportunity to remember conscientious objectors of the past, honor those among us, and encourage still others to join the ranks of these heroes. Right now events are taking place around the world from South Korea to Colombia, find one that's happening near you

May Day 2015

 

This past May Day in NYC, WRL was drummin' for the revolution against policing, war, and worker exploitation. 

"From the fight to reduce the working day to the movement against borders, we believe that real economic justice requires an end to exploitation and inequality internationally. Resisting militarism for over ninety years, we aspire toward a world where workers are free to make, move, grow, and care with dignity in peace.

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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! 

News

The world stage has lost a shining light and WRL has lost a dear friend. We mourn the death April 10 at the age of 88 of legendary pacifist actor-director Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theater. She was 88.
We, peace and human rights organizations, declare our support and solidarity with No to Compulsory Military Service Movement and with the Egyptian conscientious objector, Mark Nabil Sanad. We condemn the silence of Egypt’s authorities over conscientious objectors’ suffering. We call on the Egyptian authorities to restore his civil rights and to recognize his right to an exemption from the military service based on his conscientious beliefs.
WRL has been putting out regular print publications for 70 years, starting with WRL News in 1945, but that long run is coming to an end.
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.