The War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and abroad since 1923. Today, as one of the leading radical voices in the antiwar movement, it challenges military recruitment and war profiteering, organizes nonviolent direct action, and offers on-the-ground tools to end the current war and all wars. The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity. It is determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of the causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of human exploitation.
Its work for nonviolent revolution has been shaped by the new visions and strategies of each generation’s peacemakers. Its political influences span the globe and include the teachings of the Indian leader, Mohandas Gandhi, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., pacifist-feminist activist and theorist Barbara Deming, labor organizer Cesar Chavez, and peace agitators A.J. Muste and Dave Dellinger. The League’s current projects include the GI Resistance Support Project, the Bite the Bullet: War Profiteering Education and Action Network, the quarterly magazine WIN: Through Revolutionary Nonviolence, advocacy of and support for war tax resistance, and a number of local and regional anti-war organizing projects. It organizes demonstrations, cooperates in coalition with other peace and justice groups, opposes military recruitment and all forms of militarism including war toys and ROTC, and supports men and women who resist the military at all levels.
The War Resister’s League was an early supporter of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorows. It played an important role in organizing our 2002 Vigil for Peaceful Tomorrows in New York’s Washington Square Park on the first anniversary of 9/11, and presented our group with its 2003 Peace Award.
Web site: http://www.warresisters.org/