War Resisters League is proud to announce and report back from the first of WRL's Zone’s of Forgotten Conflict teach-in series. We were honored to partner with the South Asia Solidarity Initiative, to hold up resistance to India’s occupation of Kashmir and to have Kashmiri scholar activists Hafsa Kanjwal and Mohamad Junaid as guest speakers, as well as Amin Hussain of Decolonize This Place.
As long as there has been war, there’s been those who are willing to fight and those who actively refuse to take part. Today, on International Conscientious Objector Day, we uplift all who refuse military enlistment morally, politically, spiritually, or otherwise.
The War Resisters League seeks to hire two passionate and dedicated individuals to make up its core programmatic team. The National Campaigner and the Field Organizer will work together to coordinate, develop, and implement WRL programmatic work, including building campaigns to fulfill WRL’s mission and strategic priorities.
The People's Human Rights Observatory is an initiative of grassroots and popular organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Palestine that seeks to monitor, document, disseminate, promote and demand the protection of Latin American communities Human Rights, Democracy and Social Justice from a perspective of constructing and deepening of resistance, rebellion, memory and popular power.
As energy builds across the country for March for Our Life mobilizations tomorrow, WRL calls on members to push the narrative of gun control to full disarmament. Though there are calls for the March to be de-politicized, we see an opportunity to bring an anti-militarist lens to this political moment.
Today marks 15 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq. While we rally in the streets to demand accountability for the violence visited upon Iraqis for more than a decade, our collective responsibility to dismantle militarism wherever it roots, in whatever form it takes, cannot be ignored. That’s why, as we look towards a future free of war and violence, today we’re asking you to take action against U.S. support for Saudi bombing in Yemen.
Human Rights Coalition Blasts CIA Torturer as Trump’s Pick for CIA Head
March 15th, 2018 - Washington, D.C. A coalition of human rights groups working to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and end US torture condemns President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA. Haspel's documented involvement in torture should absolutely disqualify her from consideration for the post.