Call to action for the International Day of Conscientious Objection (May 15)

Conscientious objection is a human right. Conscientious objectors to military service need asylum

(08.04.2024) War is a crime against humanity.

Wars are currently being waged in various countries, at the expense of the respective populations, with thousands of deaths and widespread destruction. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is now in its third year. Israel has been waging a war in Gaza since the Hamas attack. Turkey is repeatedly deploying military forces in neighbouring states in the Kurdish regions. The situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains tense. In Sudan, Yemen and Myanmar, there are wars that are in no way inferior to the aforementioned wars in terms of the number of victims and cruelty, but which receive less public attention.

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No extradition to the Lukashenko regime: Asylum for Oleg Borschevsky

antimilitaristische aktion berlin, 28.03.2024

Today, members of the Antimilitarist Action Berlin used the “Welcome Buddy Bear” for an unannounced action at Berlin Central Station in solidarity with the Belarusian war opponent Oleg Borschevsky. The bear is colored red and white. These are the colors of both Berlin and the opposition movement from Belarus. The group added a cardboard speech bubble to the buddy bear. The speech bubble reads: “Asylum for Oleg Borschevsky!” and “No deportation to Lukashenko’s Belarus!” The group also sent a letter of protest to the Lithuanian embassy, which is welcome to be adopted and can be found further down in the text.

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Laudatory speech by Alexia Tsouni – Séan MacBride Prize 2022 and 2023

To Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia, Nash Dom, Asya Maruket and Ukrainian Pacifist Movement

(22.03.2024) Today the Seán MacBride Peace Prize of the International Peace Bureau was awarded to Saša Belik for the Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia, Olga Karach for Nash Dom, Asya Maruket and Yurii Sheliazhenko and his organisation Ukrainian Pacifist Movement. “I am so happy to honour such distinguished personalities, such powerful activists committed to peace and the human right to conscientious objection to military service, especially in wartime!”, said Alexia Tsouni in hier laudatory speech. Another laudatory speech was given by Rudi Friedrich from Connection e.V.

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