Tag Archives: antiwar protests

Ukraine | Ukrainian court convicted activist for five years due to his anti-war position

In Genichesk, Kherson region, the head of the SPAS party Eduard Kovalenko was sentenced to five years of imprisonment under Article 114-1 “Counteraction to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a special period”, reports “17 news”.

Kovalenko is accused of putting up in 2014 against the war in the Donbass and trying to prevent the sending of troops to the zone of the so-called ATO.

Ukraine | “101LIFE” project has been launched by anti-war activists

101 children have been killed during a civil war in Ukraine. This number of innocent victims has inspired anti-war activists to give a name for new international campaign. These people, who describe themselves as “ordinary and common people”, call for the termination of the civil war in Ukraine.

India | International solidarity in India

Extreme poverty is typical for Mumbai industrial area. Millions of people fight everyday for surviving here. Maybe it was a reason for international labour activists to choose this Indian city as a place for world conference against war, exploitation and precarious labour. The conference was organized by Trade union solidarity committee, uniting numerous Indian trade unions of various regions and professions. More then three hundred delegates from all continents have visited the conference. They represented Australia, Latin America, USA, Europe, former Soviet Union republics, Africa, Asia, as well as India. Social activists from twenty eight countries arrived. Delegates from several countries were not able to take part in the event, so they sent their greetings, like those from Iceland, Pakistan, Bangladesh.

USA | Anti-War Movement Anticipates More War Under A Clinton Presidency

As the bizarre 2016 presidential election nears its end, activists in the United States are considering the prospects for war and peace under the next administration.

And with Hillary Clinton leading comfortably in most polls, the Democratic nominee’s militaristic record, as well as her promises to expand the use of force, are sparking concern.

UK | The Stop the War Letter The Times Refused to Print

Stop the War, a British antiwar organization, sent an open letter to The Times on the 17th October, but The Times refused to print or even discuss it.

Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the “war on terror”. Since that time Stop the War has been opposing the British establishment’s disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. The organization has initiated many campaigns around these issues. It has organised are thousands of public meetings across the country, direct action in the run up to UK wars – including walkouts from schools, colleges and workplaces – two People’s Assemblies, international peace conferences, vigils, lobbies of Parliament and anti-war cultural events. The most famous of these events are around 40 national demonstrations, including the largest protests ever held in Britain, most memorably on 15 February 2003, when up to two million gathered on London’s streets to oppose the Iraq war.