Please join us during this 100th year of actions and educational events, which we are initiating with a weekly blog focusing on highlights from WRL’s 100 years, as we head towards the actual October 19 anniversary.
Founded 100 years ago this year as a secular militant pacifist organization, the War Resisters League is made up of people united in nonviolent opposition to all wars while seeking to remove the causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of exploitation.
Throughout its 100 years, WRL has held conferences, given out annual peace awards, produced periodicals, magazines, peace calendars, books, posters, flyers, organized marches, rallies, parades, nonviolence training programs, street speaking, pickets, poster walks, blockades, guerrilla theater, leafletting, coffin walks, nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience, sailings, die-ins, sit-ins, walk-outs, vigils, banner drops, occupations, draft card burnings, war tax refusal, confrontations with powers that be.
War Resisters League contingent during march from the Ellipse past the White House to the Capitol protesting President Reagan’s military and domestic policies. Washington, DC, April 20, 1985. (Photo by Ed Hedemann)