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.

Stop Urban Shield 2015!

T-shirts at Urban Shield

Stop Urban Shield is a broad coalition of grassroots community and social justice organizations that have united against Urban Shield, a SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police-military units - including those from the Apartheid State of Israel - to collaborate on and profit from new forms of surveillance, state repression, and state violence.
 

When Black Life Matters: One Month, One Year

Black Lives Matter on Statue

For The Long Struggle Ahead...

One month since Charleston massacre; One year since Eric Garner’s murder

  In the summer of 2014, we witnessed the spread of a beautiful movement against increased militarism and white supremacy. Inspired by the determination of people in Ferguson, MO to defend their community, their dignity, and their lives, countless thousands across the US seized that moment to take action. Swelling in the streets of their cities and towns, spontaneously blocking freeways and intersections in open rebellion, people collectively transformed their grief and rage into the kind of power that momentarily disrupts a status quo that steals the life of a Black person every 28 hours in the US. Now we are faced with the question of how to sustain and grow that power.

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq

Get your copy now!  Co-published by WRL and Tadween Publishing, we are proud to announce "Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq" which is now now available. 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.

May Day 2015

WRL on the drums at the May Day March 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.