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Gevangenen voor de vrede dag

4-12-2020 Op 1 december was het 'Gevangenen voor de vrede dag'. Het is een dag om solidariteit te betuigen met mensen die gevangen zitten omdat ze dienst geweigerd hebben of zich op andere wijze verzet hebben tegen oorlog en militarisme. U kunt ze een (kerst-)kaartje sturen!


Uit de oproep van War Resisters' International:


Stand in solidarity with prisoners for peace


Today, 1st December, is Prisoners for Peace Day, a chance to show solidarity with conscientious objectors imprisoned for their refusal to take up arms, and those activists imprisoned for their resistance to war and militarism.


Find a list of prisoners for peace here.


What can you do?


We have been told repeatedly by people who have been sent messages of solidarity while in prison, either via letters or solidarity actions, that the moral support of like-minded people has been invaluable. Your solidarity is crucial to remind the imprisoned refusers and peace activists that they are not alone and that we are aware of the significance of their resistance. On this day,


* Join many others from across the world and write to those imprisoned for their peace work and conscientious objection; encourage your friends, peace group, student, faith or community group to join you!


* Help us spread the word on social media. Use the hashtag #PfPday20 and post your messages of solidarity with prisoners for peace, and help us grow our solidarity! We will be sharing information on WRI's social media during the day. You can follow us on Twitter here, and Facebook here.

Bron: WRI