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War College research fellow shows that orgs like Courage to Resist are having a substantive effect on the military’s ability to recruit and retain soldiers.
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.
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.
After deploying to Iraq in 2006 and spending a year as an analyst in Baghdad, my (now EX) husband and I went AWOL, suffering from PTSD.
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.
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.
Events will include Q&A with Mr. Coombs, and a fund pitch by the Support Network to benefit Pvt. Manning’s ongoing defense efforts, including pending legal appeals.
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,
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.
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.
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...
Fort Carson Senior Commander Brigadier General Michael A. Bills will be making a decision on PFC Rivera’s clemency request in the coming weeks.
I wanted to witness the court-martial for myself and more clearly understand the case and the support campaign developed around it.
Our October 2013 PDF Newsletter
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!
Rudi Friedrich from Connection, an international network for conscientious objectors, commented that “André Shepherd’s refusal to continue participating in war crimes.
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,
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.
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.
David Coombs interview with Alexa O’Brien
Five of the more serious charges PFC Manning was convicted of today are ripe for appeal as Judge Lind altered the charges only a week ago in order to match up with Government’s evidence presented, long after the defense closed its case.
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“We are getting more calls. There seems to be a lot of folks having problems of conscience,” said Bill Galvin, counseling coordinator at the Center of Conscience & War, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group.
War objector Army PV2 Christopher Munoz was ordered to deploy on July 4, 2013. He reported as ordered, but refused to deploy as a matter of conscience.