The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) celebrates this year its hundredth anniversary. The movement was born out of an international peace conference held in Konstanz, Germany, in early August 1914. The event itself as well as the fact that there was a significant movement for peace and friendship between the nations is largely unknown today.
On January 31, I made the following argument before a Court in the town of DeWitt where I was charged with Disorderly Conduct for protesting the MQ9 Reaper drones flown from Hancock Base over Afghanistan. I argue that the War on Terror is illegal under International Law and drone attacks in particular violate both Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law.
In late 2013, a well-known German journalist named Jochen Bittner (his byline appears regularly in Die Zeit and Time) published an op-ed article in The New York Times titled “Rethinking German Pacifism.” It begins provocatively, “Would the Germany of today help liberate the
Una participación sin precedentes se vió en América, durante la tercera jornada del Día de Acción Global contra el Gasto Militar, llevada a cabo el 15 de abril de 2013.
By Luke Finn
Originally published by North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) blog.