The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity.  We are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of all causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of exploitation.

Just out! Article by WRL Organizers Ali Issa & Tara Tabassi

Militarized mentalities rely heavily on cultures of fear, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and warfare logic of “us vs. them,” while successfully permeating through agencies, such as police departments, normalizing violence against those already deemed disposable, dangerous and/or “radical,” and dramatically amplifying the force of militarism through our communities.
Over the last year we have deeply researched 6 SWAT trainings/weapons expos across U.S. regions (Southern California, the Bay Area, the Midwest, and Upstate NY, among others), seeding cross-community campaigns to resist them, as inspired by solidarity work with movements facing tear gas in Egypt, Chile, and beyond. This work has offered many takeaways we find valuable for organizing.

ISDEF: Say NO to US arm dealers profiting from Israeli occupation of Palestine!

The International Defense & HLS Expo, the largest defense and security arms fair in Israel, is being held in Tel Aviv June 6-8.

While over a hundred arms dealers are exhibiting their newest technology at ISDEF this year, many specializing SWAT team and police militarization weaponry and technology, over 30% are U.S. companies with headquarters and factories across the country, see the full list below: