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From Kashmir to the Philippines, Give to Grassroots Decolonial Education

Across the globe, populist, right-wing, and fascist governments are taking power, giving way to calls for the kind of work WRL has done to counter militarism for nearly a century. It’s an unnerving time, but it is also a time for those in the antiwar movement to adopt a truly internationalist framework, to see the connections between the different fascist movements taking root worldwide and build solidarity with those fighting them.

This Saturday! David McReynolds' Memorial

David McReynolds  (1929 - 2018)

Memorial for David McReynolds
Saturday, December 1 at 12 PM – 3 PM
at Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Sq S, New York, NY 10012
RSVP: McReynoldsMemorial [at] gmail.com

On August 31st, lifetime War Resisters League member David McReynolds - committed pacifist + socialist - passed peacefully at the age of 88. David was on WRL staff for a large part of his life and remained within community long, long after.

Letter to House Committee on Appropriations: Cut UASI funding!

As our communities mourn the lives lost in the mass shooting at Pulse queer club's Latinx night this weekend, we affirm our struggle for a safety beyond hate and militarism. As politicians and ideologues of various stripes manipulate this tragedy, we remember the refrain: "our grief is not a cry for war." We refuse to allow the deaths of those in Orlando to justify increased police presence in our communities across the country. Today, WRL and AFSC, joined by thirty-two other civil liberties, religious, and peace and social justice groups called on the House Appropriations Committee to maintain the President’s cut to Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding as a “step in the right direction.”

Media Advisory: Groups Decry Notorious Islamophobe to Address NY State SWAT Teams This Week

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For Immediate Release

April 26, 2016

Contact:

Ali Issa, War Resisters League, ali32123 [at] gmail.com, (718)310-9968

Ursula Rozum, Syracuse Peace Council ursula [at] peacecouncil.net, (315) 414-7720

COMMUNITY GROUPS FROM ACROSS NY STATE HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO OPPOSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE AND SYRACUSE PD PARTICIPATION IN VERONA SWAT EXPO

Groups decry extreme anti-Muslim views featured as keynote at New York Tactical Officers Association Conference this week

 

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