War Resisters' International
5 Caledonian Rd
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London N1 9DX,
Purpose: War Resisters' International (WRI) works for a world without war. We are a global pacifist and antimilitarist network with over 90 affiliated groups in 40 countries. We remain committed to our 1921 founding declaration that 'War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war'. All wars, including wars of 'liberation' and 'humanitarian military intervention' are used to serve some power #political or economic interest. All war leads to suffering, destruction, and new structures of domination.
What we do
WRI is primarily a network of organisations, groups and individuals. We facilitate mutual support, by
Linking people together through publications, events and actions
Initiating nonviolent campaigns that actively involve local groups and individuals
Supporting those who oppose war and who challenge its causes
Promoting and educating people about pacifism and nonviolence
From the WRI office in London, we run three programmes of work that are important to the network. They are The Right to Refuse to Kill Programme, the Nonviolence Programme, and Countering the Militarisation of Youth.
War Resisters' International was founded in 1921 under the name "Paco". It was and is based on the WRI declaration:
"War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war "
War Resisters' International exists to promote nonviolent action against the causes of war, and to support and connect people around the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war. On this basis, WRI works for a world without war.
Geographic Scope: International
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