Sixteen years in prison is not enough? Sister Megan Rice and her friends, all peace activists, already face 16 years in prison if convicted for a nonviolent peace action. Sister Megan, Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli went to Oak Ridge, Tennesse, to say NO to nuclear holocaust. Instead of dropping charges, the US Attorney General and the Department of Justice are considering two additional charges against this 82-year-old nun and two U.S. veterans, both sabotage charges. One carries 20 years and the other 30 years in prison.
Want to hone or share your organizing skills? Want to work with one of the oldest and most exciting national anti-militarist organizations? We are currently taking applications for our Winter 2013 Bilezikian Internship Program, which runs for 13 weeks starting January 14 (dates are flexible). Application deadline: Friday, December 17
Click here to read the updated Hiroshima/Nagasaki exhibit created by members of the NYC chapter of WRL, detailing the history of the bombings and the emergence of the powerful US anti-nuclear movement. The exhibit is available also available in a downloadable PDF version, which can be used as a flyer at events, actions, and vigils commemorating the anniversary of the bombings.
The War Resisters League National Office has been closed since Monday, when the storm hit our area, resulting in a power outage in the neighborhood.
Yesterday, November 2, electricity was restored to the neighborhood, and we are hoping to be back in the office this week. There are still major disruptions in public transportation, and it will remain difficult for the majority of staff to get to the office until subway service is more fully restored.
We Have Not Been Moved:
Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America
Ultimately, there can be no peace without justice, and no justice without peace. The two great moral issues of our time, peace and human rights, are so closely related that we can say that they are one and the same. —Coretta Scott King, Madison Square Garden Anti-War Rally, June 8, 1965
We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America
When we sang out “We Shall Not Be Moved” in Montgomery and Selma, we were committed to our unshakeable unity against segregation and violence. This important book continues in that struggle—suggesting ways in which we need to do better, and actions we must take against war and continued racism today. If the human race is still here in 2111, the War Resisters League will be one of the reasons why!
On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, War Resisters League joined with Occupy Wall Street activists and United for Peace and Justice for a protest at the Aerospace and Defense Finance Conference, a meeting in which Department of Defense officials met with the CEOs of 30 military contractors, including reps from three of the top five defense contractors: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon. As the U.S. government spends roughly $400 billion of U.S.
Individuals, companies and corporations have always taken advantage of warfare to make enormous economic profit. For centuries, ordinary people, who suffer most from war, have resisted these war profiteers. One of the major factors in Harry S. Truman's rise to the U.S. presidency was his relentless ("Give 'em Hell, Harry!") pursuit of war profiteers.