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A Death in the Family: David McReynolds, Pacifist, Socialist, Ailurophile

 David McReynolds under arrest at "Shadows and Ashes" Direct Action for Nuclear Disarmament, New York City, April 28, 2015. Photo by Felton Davis

By Judith Mahoney Pasternak

A great force for a peaceful world left the planet when WRL's—and the nation's—David McReynolds, who for decades was the best-known voice of American radical pacifism, died August 17 of injuries from a fall in his East Village home. He was 88 and had spent almost 40 years on the staff of the War Resisters League as a self-described “movement bureaucrat.”

The New Antimilitarism: Our AMC Reportback

It's been a few weeks since you helped us get folks out to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference to attend our workshop Liberate the Skies: The New Antimilitarism - thanks for helping us get folks there! The first of its kind at the AMC, the workshop was an intentional space for us to speak candidly with one another across movements, reviewing examples of disapora and homeland-led antiwar organizing, and illuminating the ways militarism shows up in all of our struggles.

Resisting Occupation: A Teach-In on Kashmir

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.

Resist Militarism: Lessons from Mexico & Cross Border Solidarity

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.

Activists protest Saudi Crown Prince’s visits to US cities, call on elected officials to oppose US role in Saudi war on Yemen

Protestors told de Blasio to denounce prince visit; told Schumer & Menendez to immediately commit to vote to end US support for Saudi war on Yemen

CONTACTS:
New York, NY:   Isaac Evans-Frantz, 347-756-1896, actioncorps.nyc [at] gmail.com 

Washington, DC:   Ariel Gold, 510-599-5330, ariel [at] codepink.org

Act Now: Stop Fueling War in Yemen

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.

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