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WRL PIE CHART FLYERS - Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes

FY2015 Pie Chart Flyer


The newest edition of WRL's popular “Pie Chart” flyer for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 is available for order at our Online Store now!  This year's Pie Chart analyzes the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

They're perfect for Tax Day leafletting, as a focus for forums and panels and workshops and more!

Get yours now! 

Join WRL in South Africa this summer!

Seven months after the passing of South African independence leader WRI South Africa Conference 2014 Nelson Mandela, War Resisters International will be hosting a momentous conference in Cape Town, South Africa: "Small Actions - Big Movements: the Continuum of Nonviolence."

Rooted in the historic struggle against apartheid in South Africa, this conference will bring together a gathering of activists from across the African continent as well as other places internationally--and you are invited!

90 Years of Revolutionary Nonviolence: New WRL Perpetual Calendar

Perpetual Calendar cover

WRL’s New Perpetual Calendar Highlights Revolutionary Nonviolence on the Occasion of Our 90th Anniversary.

This perpetual calendar can be used year after year. You can just write in the dates! This beautiful calendar chronicles the 90 year history of WRL with historial notes, posters and artwork, new art, and photographs that highlights WRL’s involvement in larger nonviolent movements.

Order now on the WRL online store.  And check out other gift ideas on the store - books, tshirts, hats, buttons and more!

Tear gas is NOT nonlethal: ways to resist US tear gas shipments

Since last week, the streets of Turkey have again been filled with tear gas following the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who was in a coma since June 2013 after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister while buying bread during the government repression of last summer's Gezi Park uprising.Berkin Elvan

March 13th was also the fifth anniversary of US solidarity activist Tristan Anderson's critical injury due to a tear gas canister fired at his head in a demonstration against the construction of the annexation wall through the village of Ni’lin’s land in Palestine. Tear gas is used regularly against Palestinians protesting Israeli occupation. In recent years, Israeli tear gas (made in the USA) has resulted in the deaths of Jawaher Abu Rahmah, Bassem Abu Rahmah, and Mustafa Tamimi.

We wonder how many people will be hurt and killed before we stop calling tear gas a “nonlethal” weapon?

Pete Seeger, 1919-2014

Until the last notes die, you are and will be presente!


A new coalition of groups against militarization forms in Boston and announces community event.
WRL's Facing Tear Gas campaign condemns in the strongest terms the Albuquerque Police Department's heavily militarized response to protests against police brutality this past Sunday night, March 30th.
Eleven years ago today, the United States military invaded Iraq. On March 26, 2014, Iraqi human rights advocates and labor leaders will join US military veterans in Washington D.C. to testify to the lasting impact of the war and to make the case that the US government must be held to account for the serious damage it has caused. 

War Resisters League is sending a delegation of activists to the War Resisters International conference happening this summer in Cape Town, South Africa July 4-8. And we want you to join us! How can you ever afford such a trip? Check out this guide to fundraising for your trip from WRL!
Join Under the Hood Cafe and Outreach Center (Killeen, TX), Coffee Strong (Lakewood, WA), and The Clearing Barrel (Kaiserslautern, Germany) for the first-ever GI Coffeehouse West Coast Tour! With stops in more than a dozen cities, coffeehouse organizers will meet with local activists and supporters, sharing information and stories from the coffeehouses, which over the years have been on the frontlines of support for service members and military families near Fort Hood, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the central US base in Europe.