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Media Advisory: Community Groups Rally in Chicago to Denounce Islamophobic & Hyper-Militarized SWAT Training

The #StopITOA coalition, a group of Chicago community organizations, will rally downtown today to express deep concerns about Islamophobic and hyper-militarized tactical training at the Illinois Tactical Officers Association's (ITOA) 2016 Tactical Training Conference taking place at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Center in Hoffman Estates from October 9-13. The #StopITOA Coalition is calling on Stonegate as well as Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) and other government agencies to end their relationships with ITOA.

VOTE: National Committee Elections 2016

ELECTION of AT-LARGE MEMBERS
to the WRL NATIONAL COMMITTEE

The National Committee

The National Committee (NC) is WRL's highest decision-making body. The NC  meets twice a year in New York City and at other times by conference call to shape the WRL's programs, policy and direction and set its budget.  (The Administrative Coordinating Committee, a subcommittee of the NC, meets monthly in New York City for day-to-day oversight of the operations and staff of the National Office.)

 

"Against the Battalions in Blue" - New Piece by Skanda Kadirgamar

Police violence is at the heart of a perpetual crisis in the United States. Today military-grade equipment and training is broadly available to officers. Such developments are especially distressing given the impunity American police have always enjoyed when terrorizing or attacking racialized communities. The tendency to wage violence of this kind -- essentially to target Black and Brown people -- implicates American police in a history of imperialist violence. This is why War Resisters League has been campaigning against those amongst the private sector and federal agencies that sustain police militarism . . .

Nominations for WRL's National Committee!

Deadline Extended! Nominations for WRL's NC due September 26th!

Do you have what it takes to lead WRL? Do you know someone who does?

Nominations are open for the at-large seats on the National Committee (NC). This is WRL's highest decision-making body. The NC currently meets twice a year in New York City and at other times by conference call to shape the WRL's programs, policy and direction, and set its budget.

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