October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.
Want to hone or share your grassroots fundraising skills? Want to work with one of the oldest and most exciting anti-militarism organizations? We are currently taking applications for our Summer 2012 Freeman Internship Program, which runs for 13 weeks starting June 4. Application deadline: May 11.
WRL is headed to Chicago! Please join us in spreading the word about the counter-summit planned for May 18-19 and the call for videos that WRL is launching as part of the popular education-based organizing of the Network for a NATO-free Future. See below for info or get in touch with the WRL national office at wrl [at] warresisters.org or 212-228-0450.
Contrary to popular opinion, active-duty members of the military do retain some of their constitutional rights. While there are some military-specific restrictions on these rights, most protest actions are in fact legal.
On October 7th, War Resisters League joined with a number of our partner organizations in the anti-war movement to host War Voices,* a dialogue on these past ten years of U.S.-led war and occupation and their connections to the militarization of life here in the U.S. and globally.
From January 2-12 Witness Against Torture will spend two weeks in Washington D.C. leading up to the 10 year commemoration of the Guantanamo prison and along with it a system of indefinite detention and torture that targets Arab, South Asian, and Muslim men and necessitates the spread of rampant Islamophobia that we have seen escalating over the last decade. January 3rd marks the beginning of a jury trial of 14 WAT activists who disrupted a session of Congress to demand that they stop permanent funding for Guantanamo prison.