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April 2014 newsletter available

By Courage to Resist. March 26, 2014 Our tri-annual print newsletter, April 2014 edition, is now available to view, print, and share! (PDF) We’ve found these newsletters to be very helpful in communicating with supporters who don’t follow every Facebook post, or read...

Message from Chelsea Manning

I would like to thank all of you for your support. Without your efforts–including organizing, fundraising, and public education–my court martial would not have been nearly as visible to the public.

Iraq War vet Ryan Endicott

RT interview. March 19, 2014. Iraq War veteran Ryan Endicott, discussing the lasting legacy of the war on the 11th anniversary of the US invasion.

Chris Munoz, Army Conscientious Objector

Chris enlisted because he wanted to make more money to support his wife and his daughter and take advantage of the free education the Army promised.

Giving birth behind bars

It was her maternal instincts that first landed Kimberly Rivera at odds with her role serving in Iraq. Six years later, the army used her most basic human right as an expecting mother to make an example of other soldiers who might fall out of line.

West Coast GI Coffeehouse Tour underway

Iraq veteran and artist Malachi Muncy will represent Under The Hood Cafe & Outreach Center, along with Ryan Holleran, recently discharged from the Army at Ft. Hood.

Chelsea Manning’s attorney speaks to supporters

Video of a presentation by attorney David Coombs, Seattle, Washington on December 11, 2013. Transcript of presentation by Mr. Coombs, Oakland, California on December 9, 2013 below.

Kimberly Rivera released from military prison!

Yesterday, Iraq War resister Kimberly Rivera stepped out of the Miramar military confinement facility in San Diego, California, to the embrace of her husband Mario and their newborn son Matthew.

School of the Americas report back

This year, Courage to Resist’s Michael McKee (pictured right with Roy Bourgeois) with joined the thousands of people attending this year’s annual gathering,

Jailed war resister gives birth

War resister Kimberly Rivera is currently serving a ten month military prison sentence for having taken her family to Canada in order to refuse redeployment to Iraq.

Tear down the walls!

Campaign assistant Farah Muhsin and organizer Michael McKee facilitated a workshop on GI resistance and the Manning case, informing supporters of the next steps in the fight to win justice for Chelsea Manning.

Under the Hood Café and Outreach Center

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. November 13, 2013 In February, 2014, Under the Hood Café and Outreach Center will be five years old.  Under the Hood is a GI coffeehouse founded in the spirit of the Oleo Strut and the other GI coffeehouses of the Vietnam era.  The...

Join us for Tear Down the Walls National Gathering 2013

Tear Down the Walls National Gathering 2013 will include representatives and presentations from Courage to Resist, School of the Americas Watch, Code Pink, Occupy Wall Street, World Can’t Wait, and more!

Resist war with Syria

In the past few years, tens of thousands of service members have resisted illegal war and occupation in a number of different ways—by going AWOL, seeking conscientious objector status and/or a discharge,

Coffee Strong reborn as GI Rights counseling center

In November, 2008, the day after the presidential election, a few people—recent veterans and their civilian supporters started Coffee Strong, a GI coffee house outside the gates of Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Pvt. Manning post-sentencing press conference

I want to thank everybody who has supported me over the last three years. Throughout this long ordeal, your letters of support and encouragement have helped keep me strong.

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