About WIN and Nonviolent Activist Magazines

WIN magazine, formerly the Nonviolent Activist, was the quarterly magazine of the War Resisters League, an organization founded in 1923 with a basic pledge:

The War Resisters League affirms that war is a crime against humanity. We therefore 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.

Through articles, interviews, and reviews, WIN covered resistance to war abroad as well as resistance to violence and militarism within the United States. WIN nurtured its readers as activists, equipping them with relevant and accessible information to support their organizing work. WIN  worked to build bridges between various struggles against violence and for justice, to support the growth of a broad-based, nonviolent, anti-racist, and revolutionary movement to end all war and oppression.

The last issue of WIN magazine was published in Spring 2015.  WRL will continue to create and distribute news, analysis and resources through our websites and social media outlets.  We may, in the future, create another periodical publication, digital, paper, or both.

The Nonviolent Activist was published by War Resisters League from 1983 to 2006.  Many of the issues are available in a temporary online archive accesisible through the WRL website.  Plans are being made to digitize all of the issues and to make the available online on the WRL site.

WIN Marach 1972From 1966 to1983, there was another, earlier WIN magazine put out by Workshop in Nonviolence (WIN), a direct action group in New York City and an affiliate of the Committee for Nonviolent Action and War Resisters League.  While it was not an official publication of WRL, we were closely connected to its publication and distribution.

For nearly two decades, WIN published articles on a wide range of peace and social justice activism by key activists, academics and cultural workers, and influenced a number of activist movements.

WRL hopes, in the future, to find resources to digitize the old WIN magazine so that its issues will be available online.