Celebrating the International Day of Conscientious Objection 2020
A colourful video collection to May 15 is online now !
(15.05.2020) Today, on May 15, the International Day of Conscientious Objection, Connection e.V. and War Resisters’ International present numerous video clips from all over the world on our YouTube channel Refuse to Kill. “We received contributions from many countries that deal with varied aspects of conscientious objection, from North and South America, from Asia, from Africa, and from Europe”, says Rudi Friedrich from Connection e.V. “It is a clear commitment against war and participation in war.”
World Without War, South Korea: Active Resistance to War
Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill
(15.05.2020) We believe that protecting people who decided not to take part in the military is a way of active resistance to war. In our skit, we co-ruminate on and show how we can raise our voice against war together with the refugees and transgenders. You can watch the full video on the YouTube channel of World Without War: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9AMEN0CmkfrYjmaXQ1bew
Frankfurt: Performance Conscientious Objectors and Deserers Need Asylum!
(15.05.2020) Today activists of Pro Asyl, Connection e.V. an German Peace Society (DFG-VK) showed up in Frankfurt on the square Hauptwache. Because of the Corona pandemie the number of participants was restricted to 25. In a performance 49 boxes were built up to show a picture with the main slogan: Conscientious Objectors and Deserters Need Asylum!
Two days to go until the International Day of Conscientious Objection
A colourful variety on our YouTube channel Refuse to Kill
(13.05.2020) Connection e.V. and War Resisters’ International had called for videos to be sent to May 15, 2020, the International Day of Conscientious Objection. These will be made public on May 15 from 8:00 a.m. on the YouTube channel Refuse to Kill (www.youtube.com/channel/UC0WZGT6i5HO14oLAug2n0Nw). "The contributions from all over the world are varied and colorful," said Igor Seke for War Resisters’ International. Rudi Friedrich from the German based organization Connection e.V. added: “This year, with the International Day of Conscientious Objection, we particularly draw attention to those who have to leave their countries of origin due to forced recruitment and who are looking for protection in other countries."