Features in issue 2450

Support conscientious objectors in Israel - Get involved in War Resisters' International's campaign for 15 May (International Conscientious Objectors' Day)

by Andreas Speck

International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2003 focuses on solidarity with conscientious objectors in Israel, and nonviolent resistance against the Israeli occupation. Andreas Speck, WRI's CO Campaign Worker, explains why.

Learning the ropes of peace activism

by A H Cemendtaur

Friends of South Asia is a relatively new peace group working with the South Asian diaspora in the US. Here AH Cemendtaur reflects on their experiences over the past 15 months.

The alternative

by Daniel Garay

On 28 July 2002, the Russian President signed into law the federal bill "On Alternative Service" (ACS), adopted by the Russian Federation Federal Assembly shortly before. In November 2002, War Resisters' International's Daniel Garay was in Russia to attend the in augural meeting of the antimilitarist Organisation Without Weapons, set up to rally against military conscription.

Seeing links and opportunities

by David McKenzie

How has Britain's most active nonviolent direct action campaign against British nuclear weapons responded to the war on terror? TP2000's press officer David McKenzie reports

Resist: resisting the war on Iraq!

by Elke Steven

When the law turns into injustice, resistance becomes a duty. So say German activists from the resist campaign. Elke Steven reports on a European pledge initiative that is gaining strength.

Palestine from inside

by Franco Perna

International support is crucial in alleviating violence and conflict within Palestine and Israel. Franco Perna experiences the situation firsthand as a volunteer olive-picker.

Nonviolent resistance to war in America

by Gordon Clark

Can people in the US build an effective nonviolent resistance movement? Or is a lifetime of consumerism and militarism obstructing the path once walked by Martin Luther King? Gordon Clark reflects.

Poor taste in music is no excuse for bombing!

by Jo Wilding

So, while millions marched across the planet in protest at war on Iraq, what was 15 February like for people in Baghdad? Jo Wilding sent this first-hand report from the Iraqi capital.