Welcome to War Starts Here

War Starts Here is the campaign website of the European Antimilitarist Network.

This page provides information and maps on where war starts.

The European Antimilitarist Network is not a fixed entity, but a flexible network of antimilitarist groups, based on the principle of nonviolent direct action. It inclu­des, but is not limited to, groups formally affiliated to War Resi­sters' International. As a net­work, it aims to keep an infor­mation flow going between ac­tions, and also to take decisions jointly on the focus for the coming months/year(s).

The following groups pre­sently form the core of the net­work: War Resisters' Interna­tional (International), Vredes­actie/Bombspotting (Belgium), alternativa antimilitarista-moc (Spain), Ofog – för en kärn­va­pen­fri värld (Sweden), Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft-Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (Ger­many), Gewaltfreie Aktion Atom­waffen abschaffen (Germany), Aseistakieltäytyjäliitto (AKL – Finland), Transnational Institute (TNI – Netherlands), Trident Ploughshares (Britain), Gruppe für eine Schweiz ohne Armee (GsoA – Switzerland).

The wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, the military operations in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, or the European Union military in­terventions in Congo and Sudan would not have been possible without the use of military infra­structure in Europe. This military infrastructure – military bases, headquarters, satellite centres, ports, and even civilian airports used by the military – form the backbone for wars and inter­ventions.

The network is convinced that actions of civil disobe­dience and nonviolent direct actions have an important role to play to stop war, as they throw some spanners into the works of the war machine. It is important to make the step from protesting against war to resisting war!
The increasingly trans­na­tional structure of military interventions requires to coordinate resistance activities better.

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