Racism

Juanita Morrow Nelson -- August 17, 1923 – March 9, 2015

Juanita Morrow Nelson -- August 17, 1923 – March 9, 2015

Juanita Nelson was a Civil Rights activist, one of the 5 founders of the present day war tax resistance movement, a community land trust organizer, and organic farmer. Juanita and her partner Wally Nelson, a World War II resister, made their home at Woolman Hill, in her words to “lessen dependence on a violent society.”

During the 1980's when the WRL Organizer Training Program was held at Woolman Hill, Juanita and Wally were speakers and frequent guests during our 10 days as their neighbors. A mentor to many, Juanita's commitment to active nonviolence was an inspiration and a challenge to us all.

Solidarity with Occupied Ferguson

Police in Ferguson, Missouri

"No violence, just justice." - Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown.

War Resisters League condemns the ongoing militarized lockdown and attack against the community of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. We are saddened and outraged over the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson Police, this past Saturday, August 9th. We stand in solidarity with the work of community members to connect, resist police violence, and transform their grief into power.

Movement Building for Allies

Movement Building for Allies

Members and organizations of the traditional peace movement have been increasingly coming to recognize the importance not only of partnering and “joining forces” with groups and organizations led primarily by poor people and people of color, but also of taking leadership from those groups and learning how to be effective allies to them through our organizing efforts.

Praise for We Have Not Been Moved

Praise for

We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America

When we sang out “We Shall Not Be Moved” in Montgomery and Selma, we were committed to our unshakeable unity against segregation and violence. This important book continues in that struggle—suggesting ways in which we need to do better, and actions we must take against war and continued racism today. If the human race is still here in 2111, the War Resisters League will be one of the reasons why!

NO MORE ‘NEVER AGAIN’S: From Pan African Peacebuilding to New Afrikan Prison Resistance in the USA

Let Freedom Ring

On Friday, October 24, 2008, at 7:45 PM, please join the New York Catholic Worker and the War Resisters League at NO MORE ‘NEVER AGAIN’S: From Pan African Peacebuilding to New Afrikan Prison Resistance in the USA, with Matt Meyer, Editor, Let Freedom Ring Co-Editor, Seeds of New Hope: Pan-African Peace Studies for the 21st Century at Maryhouse, 55 East Third Street, NYC

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