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.

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy

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.

NY Times ad declares: We are Bradley Manning

The ad states, “We are American military veterans, artists, journalists, educators, homemakers, lawyers, and citizens. We live in red states and in blue states.

Army set to deploy Conscientious Objector

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.


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