Gender

A Message from Movement Elder, Mandy Carter

I graduated high school in the summer of 1966 in Central New York during the tail ends of the Civil Rights Movement and during the height of the U.S.-led wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. That summer, almost 400,000 men were drafted. Having lived and been raised in two orphanages and a foster home, I left New York and hitchhiked my way to California to attend the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence. I was barely out of my teens when I was first arrested at the Oakland Induction Center in 1967, the same year Dr. Martin Luther King gave his Beyond Vietnam speech. While in jail I was invited by a War Resisters League West staffer to a potluck - my very first introduction to WRL.

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.”

Open Letter to the U.N. Security Council on the Government of Iraq’s NGO Shelter Policy

War Resisters League stands with the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq and the undersigned nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to express concerns about the Government of Iraq’s policy prohibiting Iraqi NGOs from legally providing shelter to individuals and families fleeing conflict-related gender-based violence.

Not another #Feministfail

On International Women's Day, members of the New York City Chapter of AF3IRM (The Association of Filipinas, Feminists Fighting Imperialism, Re-feudalization, and Marginalization)--is a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism and militant movement building through grassroots organizing, trans-ethnic alliance building, education, advocacy and direct action--reflect on what choice and freedom mean for all who are marginalized by patriarchy. Does opening up the draft liberate women? Or does even enlisting allow the military to sell your body to a culture that will perpetuate violence against you? AF3IRM calls on us to reject mainstream use of feminism to further militarism and stand in resistance with women & transnational feminists as we struggle towards our collective liberation!

Support #Justice4Rasmea Today!

Our comrades in the Rasmea Defense Committee are calling for support! Rasmea Odeh, a long time immigrant rights leader and Arab community organizer is currently facing imprisonment and deportation. Join the War Resisters League in circulating this call, and help us amplify Rasmea's fight against politically motivated charges today! Learn more about Rasmea's case here & check out WRL's statement from 2013 below.

9 Tips for Muslims Who Want To Make Social Change

War Resister's League's very own Uruj Ehsan Sheikh just published on www.muslimmatters.org!

9 Tips for Muslims Who Want To Make Social Change

We are in a historic moment. Renewed Islamophobia has emerged in the mainstream. GOP candidates' anti-Muslim rhetoric and an upsurge of hate crimes against Muslims have gone unabated. The Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis continues to spiral out of control. San Bernardino, Paris, Ankara, Baghdad and many more – the politicization of Islam is polarizing and forcing many to take sides.

This was the context for my trip to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with 13 others from Witness Against Torture – a group demanding the United States close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, a “War on Terror” prison that has become synonymous with torture, solitary confinement and indefinite detention.

NVDA Training Agenda

Nonviolence Training: Nonviolent Direct Action Preparation Agenda
An annotated agenda for trainers to prepare people who are considering engaging in nonviolent direct action and for people who want to participate in nonviolent actions but not risk arrest. Includes links to handouts and resources. The agenda includes:

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