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.

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The world events of October 2023 and the continued siege of Gaza have been a grim and painful reminder of the tragedy of war, and the continued threat that injustice and oppression pose to peace and well-being for all people. The human suffering defies our imagination, and a ceasefire is an urgent and absolutely necessary first step. 

WRL Statement on Ukraine

Maria Prymachenko, May that nuclear war be cursed! (1978). © Prymachenko Family Foundation

The War Resisters League was founded in the aftermath of a horrendous European war by those who resisted conscription and their supporters. They united around a powerful affirmation: war is a crime against humanity. Over the course of almost 100 years since that time, our commitment to this principle has been tested by many political struggles and military conflicts in different parts of the globe, yet we have continued to affirm our founding principles. Today, the eyes of the world are again fixed on war in Europe because of Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine, and we are challenged again to articulate what it means for people in the United States to resist war.