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Update: Israeli conscientious objectors

After 115 days of imprisonment, Israeli conscientious objector Tamar Ze’evi has had her objection to military service recognised, and has been granted CO status as a political refuser. However, conscientious objectors Atalia Ben-Abba and Tamar Alon have been imprisoned again for their refusal to take part in the occupation and serve in the IDF. This is […]... Read More

When Muhammad Ali took the real heavy weight

A reposting for International Conscientious Objectors Day. In an era defined by endless war, we should recognise a day in history that wasn’t celebrated on Capitol Hill or in the White House. On June 20, 1967, the great Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston for refusing induction in the US armed forces. Ali saw the […]... Read More

‘But What Can We Do About It?’

Occasionally, often after a long discussion about the orchestration of various current and historical events and/or global directions, when faced with overwhelming evidence that counters the other person’s previously held beliefs or worldviews, I hear the response, ‘I see what you’re saying, but what can we do about?’ I’ll begin this answer by quoting from […]... Read More

Specific suggestion: General strike

By Garret Keizer Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust. —Isaiah 26:19 1. Of all the various depredations of the Bush regime, none has been so thorough as its plundering of hope. Iraq will recover sooner. What was supposed to have been the crux of our foreign policy—a shock-and-awe tutorial on the utter futility […]... Read More

The Nuremberg Principles

The Nuremberg Principles are a set of international guidelines that constitute what a war crime is. The document was compiled during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi Party members after the Second World War. Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal, 1950 Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and in the Judgment […]... Read More