Wikipedia for Peace/Not Your Soldier 2024

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Wikipedia for Peace: Not Your Soldier
St. Imier (Switzerland), 28 June - 5 July 2024

About the project

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In many countries it is obligatory to do military service, usually only for young men (or what the government perceives to be “men”). Other countries are debating whether they should reintroduce obligatory military service in the context of a global militarization and an increase of wars. But will more militarization of young people really ever bring us peace? In this camp, we will discuss and research military conscription, its history and present, with a special focus on people who refuse(d) to do military service (= conscientious objectors).

A week of editing Wikipedia together in Switzerland and connecting! We will do research for Wikipedia articles online about military service and conscientious objectors, writing new articles and improving/translating existing ones. For beginners, there will be a training about technical and content aspects of editing Wikipedia. You don’t have to have knowledge on Wikipedia already.

Wikipedia for Peace. This camp is a part of the initiative Wikipedia for Peace that Service Civil International and Wikimedia have been running since 2015 in order to improve the content about peace on Wikipedia and in order to engage new target groups (young people, activists, women*, queer people) in the world of Wikipedia. This specific camp is organised by Service Civil International Switzerland in cooperation with Wikimedia Switzerland.

Participants

If you were officially accepted as a participant to the project, please add yourself to the participants list. You can do that by copying the signs #--~~~~ at the end of the page and clicking on "Publish changes"!

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  5. --Ferricanty (talk) 14:01, 28 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
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Results

Here we list all articles that we edited and wrote during the project. Add new article
Improved

  1. de:Wehrpflicht in Österreich
  2. en:Conscription in China
  3. en:National service in Singapore
  4. de:Mehmet Tarhan
  5. en:European Bureau for Conscientious Objection
  6. ro:Service Civil International
  7. en:Conscription in Cyprus
  8. zh:新加坡国民服役
  9. de:Gaetano Salvemini
  10. de:Alena Jabarine
  11. de:Zivildienst in Österreich
  12. en:Conscription in Israel

New articles

  1. de:Philip Sansom
  2. es:David McBride
  3. it:David McBride
  4. es:Ernst Friedrich
  5. ro:Pierre Cérésole
  6. it:Mehmet Tarhan
  7. de:Richmond Sixteen
  8. ro:August Dickmann
  9. en:Mesarvot
  10. it:Ufficio europeo per l'obiezione di coscienza
  11. en:Conscription in Argentina
  12. de:Mesarvot
  13. hy:Սոֆյա Օռ
  14. hy:Զորակոչ Ադրբեջանում
  15. hy:Զորակոչը Հայաստանում
  16. en:Conscription in Mozambique
  17. en:CIVIVA
  18. es:Yeny Charrez Carlos
  19. es:August Dickmann
  20. wo:Aha akk yaeffii domu adama yii

New pictures

Dashboard of the project

Article suggestions

This is the list of articles we could write during the project.

People

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Wikidata st.
1 Antonio Gargallo Mejía (1918-1937) Spanish conscientious objector executed during the Civil War - - + - - - - - - - 1 Q5698447 13
2
Pepe Beunza (b. 1945) Spanish peace activist and conscentious objector - - + - - - - - - - 1 Q11940871 10 +
3 Tayfun Gönül (1958-2012) Turkish conscentious objector - + - + - - - - - - 2 Q17430735 12
4
Franz Jägerstätter (1907-1943) Austrian martyr and conscientious objector + + + + - + - + - + 7 Q45243 26 +
5
August Dickmann (1910-1939) German conscientious objector + + + + - + + - - - 6 Q74444 15 +
6 Johann Nobis (1899-1940) Austrian conscientious objector + + + + - - - - - - 4 Q78863 13 +
7
Arndt Pekurinen (1905-1941) Finnish pacifist + + - - - - - + - - 3 Q692068 16 +
8 Hansjörg Weigel (1943-2020) German civil rights activist and pacifist + - - - - - - - - - 1 Q95283254 13
9 Hubert W. Peet (1886-1951) Quaker journalist and WWI conscientious objector - - - - - - - - - - 0 Q61917091 9 +
10
Kees Vellekoop (1952-2013) Dutch conscientious objector and peace activist - - - - - - - - - - 0 Q2193561 12 +
11 Tal Mitnick (?) Israeli conscientious objector and peace activist - - - - - - - - - - 0 Q124038452 8
12
Lucien Tronchet (1902-1982) Swiss baker, mason and anarcho-syndicalist activist (1902-1982) - + - + - - - - - - 2 Q51845983 16 +
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Pierre Cérésole (1879-1945) Swiss pacifist, engineer and quaker (1879-1945) + + + + + + + - - - 7 Q116353 20 +
14 Vasily Pozdnyakov (1869-1921) Russian activist - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q7916799 7
15 Agustin Aguayo (b. 1971) United States Army soldier and conscientious objector + + - - - - - - - - 2 Q4694620 12
16
Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal (b. 1996) Thai activist, librarian, publisher and author - + - - - - - - - + 2 Q21280805 8 +
17 Stojan Cerović (1949-2005) Serbian journalist (1949-2005) - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q1561272 8
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Ruslan Kotsaba (b. 1966) Ukrainian journalist, activist and prisoner of conscience + + - - - - - + - - 3 Q19326727 15 +
19 Sofia Orr (b. 2005) Israeli conscientious objector - - - - + - - - - - 1 Q125414925 5
20 Atalya Ben-Abba (?) Israeli conscientious objector - - - - - - - - - - 0 Q125415162 4
21
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Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) American boxer, philanthropist, and activist (1942–2016) + + + + + + + + - + 9 Q36107 51 +
22
Bülent Ersoy (b. 1952) Turkish singer and actress + + + + - - - - - - 4 Q467067 16 +
23
David McBride (b. 1963) Australian whistleblower and soldier - + + - - + - - - + 4 Q102109821 17 +
24 Lode Bonten (1906-1975) Flemish conscientious objector - - - - - - - - - - 0 Q114290291 15
25 Immanuel Röder (1916-1940) + - - - - - - - - - 1 Q79495676 8 +
26 David Bruce (?) Conscientious objector imprisoned for refusing to defend the apartheid system by serving in the South African army - - - - - - - - - - 0 Q46792117 8
27 Marcellin Babey (b. 1956) Swiss historian (1956- ) - - - + - - - - - - 1 Q29363977 12
28
Philip Sansom (1916-1999) British anarchist (1916–1999) + + - - - - - - - - 2 Q7184345 13 +
29 Osman Murat Ulke (b. 1970) Turkish conscientious objector - + - + - - - - - - 2 Q7107091 8
30 Katherine Jashinski (b. 1982) American conscientious objector - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q6376428 8
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Jacob Kuechler (1823-1893) Commissioner Texas General Land Office, surveyor, Civil War Conscientious objector (1823-1893) - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q6118882 16 +
32 Halil Savda (b. 1974) Turkish conscientious objector - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q5642308 7
33 Albert Merz (?) German who was executed for refusing to bear arms in the Second World War - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q4710835 7
34 Aidan Delgado (b. 1981) United States Army soldier and American conscientious objector - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q4696682 7
35
Ernst Friedrich (1894-1967) German anarchist and pacifist (1894-1967) + + + + - - - - - - 4 Q216400 16 +
36 Jean Van Lierde (1926-2006) Belgian peace activist - - - + - - - - - - 1 Q3174956 11
37 Henri Roser (1899-1981) French pastor - - - + - - - - - - 1 Q3131945 17 +
38
Joseph Pyronnet (1927-2010) French philosopher - - - + - - - - - - 1 Q3185526 13 +
39 Maximilian of Tebessa (274-12 March 295) Christian martyr + + + + - + + - - - 6 Q1737567 13
40 Mehmet Tarhan (b. 1978) Kurdish conscientious objector + + + - - + - - - - 4 Q968238 12
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John Baudraz (1891-1968) Swiss conscientious objector WWI - - - + - - - - - - 1 Q26138850 10 +
42 Remigio Cuminetti (1890-1939) Italian Jehovah's Witness and conscientious objector - - - - - + - - - - 1 Q124368719 10
43
Ludwig Baumann (1921-2018) German soldier and deserter + - - - - - - - - - 1 Q1874194 15 +
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Jean-Jacques de Felice (1928-2008) French lawyer (1928-2008) - + - + - - - - - - 2 Q3166462 14 +
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Organisations, movements, events, laws, cultural works

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Wikidata st.
1 2013 Austrian conscription referendum referendum around abolition of conscription in Austria + + + + + + - - - - 6 Q250241 3 +
2 Mesarvot Israeli non-profit organization supporting conscientious objectors + + - - - - - - - - 2 Q124286887 4
3 War Resisters' International organization + + + + - + - + - - 6 Q1890441 9 +
4 European Bureau for Conscientious Objection umbrella organisation for national associations of conscientious objectors + + - - - + - - - - 3 Q95479076 9
5 Israeli Selective Service Law Israeli law that regulates military conscription - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q16132211 0
6 Protest against the conscription of yeshiva in Israel 2014 mass rally in Jerusalem - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q15873322 4 +
7 construction soldier person who didn't bear arms but instead did construction work in the military of the German Democratic Republic + + - + - - - - - + 4 Q811867 3 +
8 Draft evasion in the Vietnam War U.S. and Australian social phenomenon, 1964–1973 - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q85757599 1
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Insubordinate movement in Spain - + + - - - - - - - 2 Q9164575 6 +
10 conscientious objection of Jehovah's Witnesses + - - - - - - - - - 1 Q1788721 2
11 Yesh Gvul Israeli NGO for conscientious objection + + - + - - - - - - 3 Q1688045 5
12 Swiss Civilian Service overview about the Swiss Civilian Service + + - + - + - - - - 4 Q13423498 3
13 Ephebic Oath oath sworn by young men of Classical Athens, typically eighteen-year-old sons of Athenian citizens upon induction into the Ephebic College - + + - - + - + - - 4 Q5382132 1
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don't ask, don't tell 1993-2010 policy on gay people serving in the US military + + + + - + - + - + 7 Q135475 9 +
15 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 2011 US federal law allowing LGBT people to openly serve in the military - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q3660063 10 +
16 CIVIVA Swiss association for civil service + + - - - - - - - - 2 Q95469549 5
17 German Peace Society German association + + - + - - - + - - 4 Q457233 9 +
18 Movimento nonviolento Italian peace organisation - - - - - + - - - - 1 Q3866601 4
19 Richmond Sixteen group of "absolutist" English conscientious objectors during the First World War + + + - - + - - - - 4 Q18390366 5
20 A Hidden Life 2019 film by Terrence Malick + + + + - + - - - - 5 Q27555348 30
21
The Human Condition Japanese film series + + + + + + - - - - 6 Q808114 17 +
22 Le Déserteur song + + + + - + - + - - 6 Q733238 9
23 Thou Shalt Not Kill 1961 film by Claude Autant-Lara - + - + - + - - - + 4 Q2062914 17
24 Objector 2019 documentary film - - - - - - - - - - 0 Q125415148 5
25 Camp Angel American World War II era camp for conscientious objectors - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q5026965 6
26 Bögkompaniet urban legend about gay conscripts in the Swedish military - - - - - - - + - - 1 Q10438680 1
27 Soldat Bom 1948 film by Lars-Eric Kjellgren - + - - - - - + - - 2 Q10673127 11
28 Värnpliktsnytt newspaper for Swedish conscripts - - - - - - - + - - 1 Q10717717 2
29 deportation of Eritreans during the war in Sudan (2023–present) ethnic deportation of Eritreans in the Sudan - + + - - - - - - - 2 Q118209999 5
30 SAWA Defence Training Center view on maps military training center in Eritrea + + - - - - - - - - 2 Q7388873 4
31 Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights article on right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the European Convention on Human Rights - + - + - - - - - - 2 Q2865722 4
32 Youth Against Dictatorship 2023 Israeli youth organisation and open letter - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q122376080 1
33 Dymshits–Kuznetsov hijacking affair 1970 aircraft hijacking attempt - + - - + - - - - + 3 Q2907826 5
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Situation in different places

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Wikidata st.
1 Conscription in Switzerland overview of conscription in Switzerland - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q5162767 1
2 Conscription in Azerbaijan - + - - + - - - - - 2 Q55116382 2
3 Conscription in Greece overview of conscription in Greece - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q3567015 1
4 Conscription in Sweden - + - - - - - + - - 2 Q10717714 1 +
5 Conscription in Israel overview of conscription in Israel - + - + - - - - - + 3 Q2363995 3
6 Conscription in Austria + - - - - - - - - - 1 Q117287555 2
7 Conscription in Cyprus - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q16833681 2
8 Conscription in Ukraine - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q20075259 2 +
9 Conscientious objection in Germany + - - - - - - - - - 1 Q1788722 3
10 conscription in the Republic of Korea compulsory military service in South Korea - + + - - + - - - + 4 Q5162770 3 +
11 Conscription in Eritrea overview of conscription in Eritrea - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q124060999 2
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refusal to serve in the Israeli military conscientious objection in Israel (1948-) + + + + - - - - - - 4 Q1526321 4 +
13 conscription in the Soviet Union overview of conscription in the Soviet Union - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q65065927 2
14 Conscription in Egypt compulsory military service in Egypt - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q5162761 4
15 conscription in Mozambique overview of conscription in Mozambique - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q126709456 2
16 conscription in Armenia compulsory military service in Armenia - - - - + - - - - - 1 Q126928090 2
17 Conscription in Mexico - + + - - - - - - - 2 Q5162765 2
18 Conscription in China overview of conscription in China - + - - - - - - - + 2 Q28571674 2
19 national service in Singapore compulsory service in Singapore - + - - - - - - - + 2 Q5162771 2
20 conscription in Argentina - + + - - - - - - - 2 Q21059933 2
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Concepts

Bild Article Description de en es fr hy it ro sv wo zh Σ
Wikidata st.
1 conscription compulsory enlistment into national or military service + + + + + + - + - + 8 Q580750 6 +
2 military service performing the service in the armed forces of a state + + + + - + - + - + 7 Q209572 6 +
3
military recruitment recruitment for military positions + + + + + - - + - - 6 Q451987 3 +
4 conscientious objector individual who refuses to do something on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, and/or religion + + - - - - + - - + 4 Q2930613 7 +
5 conscientious objection to military service type of draft evasion + + + + - + - + - - 6 Q5576246 2
6
alternative civilian service alternative to military service in countries with military conscription + + - + + + - + - + 7 Q702635 5 +
7 Counter-recruitment activity opposing military recruitment - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q5176897 0 +
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draft evasion intentional non-compliance with military conscription + + + + - + - - - + 6 Q1379902 5 +
9 total conscientious objection refusing to enage in military or non-military service + - - - - - - + - - 2 Q2445546 1
10 desertion abandonment of military duty without authorization + + + + + + + + - + 9 Q633339 4 +
11 Conscription and sexism Discrimination in military enlistment - + - - - - - - - - 1 Q22907446 1
12 male expendability idea in anthropology - + + - - - - - - - 2 Q39047923 2
13 refresher training military - + - - - - - + - - 2 Q7307594 3
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