WAR INDUSTRY RESISTERS NETWORK
Greetings, fellow war-industry resisters!
A friendly reminder: Our next WIRN webinar is coming up next week – Oct 26, 8 pm ET.
with the presenters: Ben Freeman and Brett Heinz
The video is on facebook https://www.facebook.com/166349242342251/videos/990773958371656 Continue reading →
The letter came about through the work of US-American and Russian women participating in a dialogue and peacebuilding initiative found in 2021 by Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy and the American Committee for US-Russia Accord. Please see the final versions of our letter in both English and Russian, here is the link: https://www.nuclearwakeupcall.earth/independentamericanandrussianwomencallforpeace Continue reading →
Appell zur De-Eskalation des Konflikts in der Ukraine Europa muss in den Dialog durch OSZE-Mechanismen investieren und Frauenorganisationen und Netzwerke von Friedensstiftern und Menschenrechtsverteidigern in der Region unterstützen Januar 2022Continue reading →
When police officers themselves are responsible for so many cases of gender-based violence and when so many cases are never addressed by the judicial system, what does that say about both the institution of the police, the state and their coercive apparatus?
Interpretation will be available in English, German, Italian, and Japanese.
May 26, 2021 09:00 AM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Katharine AM Wright, Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK. (International Political Science Review 2016, 37(3), 350–361)
International security institutions play a pivotal role in the realisation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda through their adoption and implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. This article examines NATO’s adoption of UNSCR 1325, drawing upon Cynthia Enloe’s conception of NATO as a ‘teaching machine’ disseminating lessons on gender. In doing so, it finds UNSCR 1325 has been understood to be of ‘added-value’ to the Alliance in two respects: first, to support NATO’s long-established agenda to increase the representation of women in NATO forces; second, as a tool to increase operational effectiveness. I find that NATO’s adoption of UNSCR 1325 emerged as part of a counter discourse. The fact that this counter discourse was put forward by partner states challenges dominant understandings of the direction of policy dissemination within NATO. This case provides salient lessons on the opportunities for – and hindrances to – change through the pursuit of a feminist agenda within an international security institution.
Women Against NATO Network Meeting
with Kristine Karch, Rae Street and Tamara Lorincz
Topic: Prepare Counter Actions Against The Next NATO Summit on June 14th, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium
Let’s discuss what to do to get rid of NATO and militarism!
What can women distribute to the planned actions online and offline in Brussels or at home, see https://www.no-to-nato.org/actions-around-nato-summits/actions-and-articles-nato-summit-14-june-2021-brussels/
+++ SAVE THE DATE +++ SAVE THE DATE +++ Topic: NATO is weaponizing the UN resolution 1325* women, peace, and security (WPS) The women against NATO network meeting will take place on 25. April 2021 (Sunday 11am PDT (UTC-7) / 2pm EDT (UTC-4) / 8pm CEST (UTC+2). Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81992604540?pwd=aGFNK3dwQnVKK1dIaWZPbXdFT0lxQT09 The following speakers will give us a short input and afterwards will have a discussion, with the aim to strengthen our activities against the war machine NATO.Continue reading →
Webinar: “Path to Peace–The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War”
Friday March 19, 1am CET (Brussels) | 9 am Seoul Time
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eTohlkHJSRGsZxrZ84FzzA
They are dressed in black in the desert heat at Creech air force base, one of the US command centers for armed drones. In their hands are the small coffins marked with Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen — countries where American drones have extinguished several lives. https://www.opednews.com/articles/When-robots-decide-on-life-by-Olof-Klugman-China_Death-Civilians_Murder-By-Drone_Peace-210223-867.htmlContinue reading →
January 24th, 2021, at 11:00 – 13:00 CET (UTC+1)
Organized by Women against NATO
AMICA e.V. ist eine Frauenrechtsorganisation, die sich für von Gewalt betroffene Frauen einsetzt. Wir arbeiten mit Projektpartnerinnen vor Ort zusammen und unterstützen diese im Aufbau eigenständiger nachhaltiger Strukturen. Uns ist es wichtig, unsere eigene Rolle als “Helfende” konstruktiv zu reflektieren und den Partnerinnen auf Augenhöhe zu begegnen.
AMICA hat eine Webseit zum Thema zusammengestellt: www.20-jahre-1325.org
Dear friends, On June 26, 1945, the United Nations Charter was adopted in San Francisco with the principle aim to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’ We invite you to join a very special webinar on Wednesday June 24 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter, and to discuss concrete and effective ways to achieve UN objectives to prevent war and advance disarmament for public health and sustainable development. The webinar will also commemorate 20 years … Continue reading →
A global women’s appeal to commemorate International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (May 24) and the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations
Human security for public health, peace and sustainable developmentA global women’s appeal to commemorate International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (May 24) and the 75th anniversary year of the United NationsInitiated by: ParliamentariansforNuclearNon-proliferationandDisarmament,WomenLegislators’Lobbyand WorldFutureCouncil
Ich bin hier in Hamburg und auch bundesweit in der Friedensbewegung aktiv. Für mich sind Feminismus und Friedensbewegung untrennbar miteinander verbunden. Beide leben von den Grundgedanken der Gerechtigkeit, der Partizipation und der internationalen Solidarität. Ohne die Befreiung der Frauen kann es keinen wirklichen Frieden geben und ohne den Frieden keine Befreiung der Frau! Continue reading →
I ask all women reading these lines, please try to find the 2 missing T-Shirts.
Please send them back!!!
We need them for counter actions
against the “NATO security conference“
Please send them back to CND (Kate Hudson), 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ
Action in London on the ve of December 3rd, 2019, near Buckingham Palast.
Unfortunatly at the end of the demonstration I did not get back all 14 T-Shirts, the T-Shirts with the Number 6 and 7 are missing, please send them back to CND, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ. We need them for our next action the demonstration against the Munich Security Conference Februar 16th, 2020.
Cynthia Cockburn was a British academic, feminist, and peace activist. She was a researcher, writer, and photographer who has contributed to the study of masculinity, labor processes, and trade unionism, and more recently of gender, war and peace-making. She was an active anti-militarist and has long been involved in a number of peace and anti-war organizations. Cynthia was involved in the European Forum of Socialist Feminists and Women Against Fundamentalism and has long been active in the international network and London local group of Women in Black against War. From the beginning she supported the women against NATO network and produced the pink T-Shirts “Say no to NATO” which was handed over to the No to war – no to NATO network. In remembering of here we will use them in our fight against NATO.
This year we managed to use the No to NATO – T-Shirts on serveral events. First was a test a the Peace Festival Evening April 3rd 2019 Second was during the counter actions in front of the meeting place of NATOs foreign ministers (State Department / Harry S. Truman Building) Third we marched from there to the Lincoln Memorial and fourth we were part of the ralley on the Martin Luther King Memorial on April 4th, … Continue reading →
2018 WOMEN’S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON Give a Sh!t October 20 & 21, 2018 In response to the continuing march of military aggression by the USA and to put an antiwar agenda back on the table of activists, we are calling for an Women’s (and allies) March on the Pentagon tentatively sent for the 51st anniversary of the 1967 big antiwar event in DC and subsequent march on the Pentagon that had 50,000 people! Our demands are simple: The complete … Continue reading →
Since the mid-80th a monthly the women peace camp take place in Aldermasten to oppose the nuclear weapons factory there. Read the report in the CND Oxford’s newsletter.
at the ralley “Trump not welcome” in Brussels, May 24th, 2017 all pictures ©Lucas Wirl The following leaflets were distributed during the actions in Brussels 2017 Read the leaflet flyer-women-brussels-2017-short.pdf Download the leaflet flyer-women-brussels-2017-short.pdf Read the leaflet flyer-women-brussels-2017.pdf Download the leaflet flyer-women-brussels-2017.pdfContinue reading →
during the international Peace Conference part of the Anti-NATO activities in Brussels 2017, May 24/25 NATO Counter Summit 09:00 – 18:00 h Location Institut libre Marie Haps – Aarlenstraat,11 – 1050 Brussels- Belgium Metro: Lijn 2 & 6 – stop Troon Bus : E – AUDERGHEM Herrmann-Debroux – stop Ixelles Luxembourg & Bus 34, 38, 80, 95 – stop Luxembourg Workshop Woman and NATO Introduction by Ana Azaria (Femmes et Egalité, FR) Comments: Kristine Karch (No to War – No … Continue reading →
Late last week the Obama administration released shockingly underreported numbers claiming that the U.S. government has caused only 64 to 116 civilian deaths by drone strikes. These numbers simply don’t add up. Independent organizations estimate that the number of civilian deaths is closer to 8 times that amount! Take action: Call on the Obama administration to release the names of the civilian drone strike victims as well as its methodology for determining who is a civilian. At CODEPINK, we agree … Continue reading →
It was great to see you in Warsaw for the excellent No to NATO conference! After our roundtable on Sunday with the discussion about citizen diplomacy, I thought it would be good to send you some information about the trip to Russia including the Crimea that I was on two weeks ago–, It was great to see you in Warsaw! Here are some links to the Crimea and Russia trip. Sharon Tennison was the group leader for the trip. She … Continue reading →
Liebe Ligafrauen und freundinnen, gestern hat der Stadtrat beschlossen, dass die Gruppe München der Internationalen Frauenliga für Frieden und Freiheit (IFFF) den Anita Augspurg Preis *nicht erhält. Die Preisverleihung am 17.03.16 im Alten Rathaussaal wurde abgesagt.* Die Begründung dafür ist, dass die deutsche Sektion der Frauenliga 2010 einen internationalen Beschluss für Boycottmaßnahmen gegen israelische Waren unterstützt hat. In München haben wir diesen Beschluss damals zur Kenntnis genommen, aber nicht umgesetzt, da unsere Schwerpunkte auf anderen Themen liegen. (siehe unsere u.s. … Continue reading →
CODEPINK Announces the Seven Delegates Going to Bayreuth to Receive the 2016 Wilhelmine Tolerance Prize CODEPINK WOMEN FOR PEACE Activists Plan a Speaking Tour in Germany April 7th – 19th. March 1, 2016 — On Monday CODEPINK announced the names of the seven delegates who will travel to Bayreuth, in the German state of Bavaria, to receive the 2016 Wilhelmine von Bayreuth Prize for Tolerance and Humanity in Cultural Diversity on April 15th. The Bayreuth prize of 10.000 euros (about US $11,000) … Continue reading →
CODEPINK Works For Peace and Justice for All People and Stands Against Hate and Prejudice in All Forms CODEPINK INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE February 26, 2016 — Yesterday the Israeli Embassy in Germany strongly objected to the city council of Bayreuth’s vote on Wednesday to confirm that the U.S. peace and civil-rights organization CODEPINK will receive the 2016 Wilhelmine-Tolerance Prize from the city in a public ceremony on April 15th. CODEPINK was founded in 2002 and is led by women. CODEPINK … Continue reading →
While US-Presidents waged wars, destroyed whole regions, and victimized millions they protested decidedly with great personal commitment – the members of CODEPINK. Even at President Bush’s press conference, they raised their voices against the propaganda of war and risked severe personal ramifications – the members of CODEPINK. With actions of civil courage, they continuously warned of the dangers of nuclear weapons and drone warfare – the members of CODEPINK. They protested against the – according to international law – illegal … Continue reading →
We want you to know that Women in Black devoted our Wednesday evening central London vigil on Wednesday Sept 3 to “women say no to NATO”, and I attach a couple of photos you might want to add to the website report of the events, together with our leaflet – those leaflets that passersby signed we sent onwards as a petition to David Cameron. Leaflet Signatures No to NATO 2014.pdfContinue reading →
Materials from the Workshop in Strasbourg 2009
As added information to this crucial debate, you may be interested in the papers from a workshop coordinated with Cynthia Cockburn, members of WILPF, Women in Black and others at NATO’s 60th ‘birthday’ in Strasbourg in 2009.
A summary of the papers is here: THE FEMINIST CASE AGAINST NATO & EU MILITARIZATION
See reports of the workshop here:
And the papers here:
March from the city of Newport to the NATO Summit at Celtic Manor pix © Lucas WirlContinue reading →
distributed at the march to Celtic Menor in Newport at Thursday, September, 4th, 2014. T-Shirt-Leaflet2014.pdfContinue reading →
Joseph Gerson found the attached article, which reports that the Japanese military officer is sending its first officer to NATO HQ. Looks like they are starting at a level that can be marketed as warm hearted public relations. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201409020058Continue reading →
Women say no to NATO! Position paper originating at the women’s workshop at the Counter Summit “No new Wars – No to NATO” Newport, September 1st, 2014 As women of the No to War, No to NATO international action network we join in wholehearted condemnation of NATO as an aggressive, expansionist, nuclear armed military alliance. Its creation fostered decades of Cold War, its continued existence has perpetuated armed conflicts and wars, and its intention is clearly to assure long-term … Continue reading →
NATO talks about women rights but it destroys life’s! A Workshop during the counter summit (programm counter summit.pdf) in Wales, Sunday, August 31st, 2014, 12:30-13:30 h, Cardiff County Hall, Atlantic Wharf Cardiff CF10 4UW We should discuss, why with NATO no gender justice can be achieved, even if it implements UN Res 1325 and talks about women rights. NATO is a military organization, which need for its survive hierarchical structures, with commandingandobedience, creates and need concept of the enemy (Feindbilder). … Continue reading →