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Beyond Afghanistan: Choosing Nonviolence

Friday, 3 April 2009, 1:13 pm | War Resisters League

As we approach the April 4 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s great 1967 “Beyond Vietnam” speech in New York City’s Riverside Church, the War Resisters League reiterates King’s urgent cry for nonviolence¬and nonviolent resistance. ... More >>

Weeping For Gaza

Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 10:11 am | War Resisters League

The War Resisters League decries the horror of Gaza with a broken heart and a grief that only strengthens our commitment to the broken rifle , the icon of our 85-year-old organization. More >>

Conscientious Objectors from Around the World

Friday, 12 May 2006, 8:57 pm | War Resisters League

Conscientious Objectors from Around the World Gather in Washington DC and New York to Oppose Global War More >>

Americans Attempt to Visit Guantánamo Prisoners

Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 2:43 pm | War Resisters League

25 U.S. Citizens walk 80 miles across Cuba in an effort to visit prisoners at U.S. Naval Base More >>

Advisory on CD planned for Republican Convention

Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 1:23 pm | War Resisters League

New York, NY - Several peace and other socially progressive organizations will hold a press conference on 11 am on Wednesday, August 25 at 241 Thompson St. ("Garden Room" of Judson Memorial Church) in Manhattan to announce plans for a nonviolent ... More >>

On The Capture Of Saddam Hussein

Tuesday, 23 December 2003, 2:12 pm | War Resisters League

December 16, 2003 - The media emphasis on the capture of Saddam Hussein repeats one of the fundamental mistakes made by successive U.S. administrations: that Hussein is Iraq. Iraq - as the peace movement has been saying, and as the U.S. occupiers ... More >>

Gandhi Needed Now More Than Ever, Says Peace Group

Friday, 3 October 2003, 3:39 pm | War Resisters League

Calling for massive nonviolent resistance to the current U.S. government, the War Resisters League today urged peace activists to follow more closely the tactics and philosophy of Mohandas K. Gandhi. More >>

4 Disarm Ship in New York City During Fleet Week

Tuesday, 27 May 2003, 2:30 pm | War Resisters League

On Sunday, May 25, at about 4 pm, four Catholic Workers, calling themselves the Riverside Ploughshares, went aboard the USS PhilippineSea during the 16th Annual Fleet Week hosted by the Intrepid Museum in New York City. More >>

Book Encourages Nonpayment of Taxes for Iraq War

Wednesday, 9 April 2003, 10:47 am | War Resisters League

New York, NY -- The War Resisters League has just published "War Tax Resistance, A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military," which advocates the nonpayment of federal income taxes as a means protest military spending. More >>

War Resisters League: Statement On Iraq

Saturday, 22 March 2003, 7:02 pm | War Resisters League

March 20, 2003, marks one of the darkest days in U.S. and world history. As this statement is written, bombs fall on Baghdad, and U.S. and British troops, in violation of international law and world opinion, have crossed the borders of Iraq. More >>

Call For Nonviolent Actions At Military Bases

Wednesday, 26 February 2003, 11:29 am | War Resisters League

War Resisters' International, the 81 year old international network of pacifist organisations with 90 affiliates in 45 countries, calls for nonviolent actions at military bases on the weekend 5/6 April under the slogan "Reclaim The Bases". More >>

War Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Monday, 15 October 2001, 9:53 am | War Resisters League

On Sunday, October 7, without a declaration of war from Congress, George W. Bush took the United States to war, sending out bombs and missiles against Afghanistan, a country that had not attacked us. Those acts demand sober reflection and a careful ... More >>

Statement on September 11 Attack

Wednesday, 12 September 2001, 9:33 am | War Resisters League

As we write, Manhattan feels under siege, with all bridges, tunnels, and subways closed, and tens of thousands of people walking slowly north from Lower Manhattan. As we sit in our offices here at War Resisters League, our most immediate thoughts ... More >>