Chelsea Manning: “Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine…. I am forever grateful to the people who kept me alive, President Obama, my legal team and countless supporters.”
In the Washington Post this week (May 3, 2017), journalist Dan Lamothe exposes the horrifying hazing of young recruits.
For anyone interested in military law as it pertains to war resisters, “On Watch” is a must read.
This week the award-winning drone documentary “National Bird” is premiering on PBS, as well as on a number of online streaming providers.
May 26, 2017 update: The official campaign raising funds to assist Chelsea Manning start her new life, after having been released this morning from military prison, is now near $170,000! Here's what Chase Strangio, Chelsea's attorney and fund administrator, shares on...
Berkeley, CA — On Monday, May 15, 2017, join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day, on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day. Gather at 11:30 AM for the Peace Flag raising ceremony at the Civic Center flagpole, 2180 Milvia Street.
By Joseph Gibson, Courage to Resist. Now that the face of the US government is once again a cartoonish leader hated by liberals, will we see a rebirth of the antiwar movement? If so, how much attention will drones get, and what would an effective resistance look like?
We are proud to release the first episode in our new Courage to Resist podcast series. This inaugural edition features Marine officer turned conscientious objector Jacob Bridge-Maier. With the support of Courage to Resist, Jake found a supportive community and was honorably discharged in 2015.
We're proud to share with you our May 2017 PDF newsletter.
Jonathan Matthew Smucker’s new article on the rise of Trump, published today in the “New Internationalist”, is definitely worth a read. Jonathan is a friend of Courage to Resist, a political organizer and strategist, and director of Beyond the Choir. His new book “Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals” is now available from AK Press.
Op-ed by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. A lot of people miss Barack Obama because he smiled nicely while he dropped over 26,000 bombs on seven nations, last year. He was a much more pleasant personality. … Now, the McResistance, of the Democratic Party and the corporate media have their propagandists reviving the cold war…
Join us April 23 – April 29, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for a 3rd national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere.
Ryan made the decision not to go to war. With assistance from the GI Rights Hotline, they learned their options. They found they weren’t alone in resistance. We are reaching out to you to help imprisoned US Army war resister Ryan Johnson and his wife Jenna. Let’s help them get on their feet upon Ryan’s expected May release from the Miramar Brig in May. Your support is critical.
If implemented, a National Guard proposal — contained in an 11-page memo (http://apne.ws/2l1Dj0k ) obtained by AP — would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. … Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, has been rejected for the time being. The Administration believes that President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policy can be carried out with the National Guard’s help, for now.
In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security, at the request of the Defense Department, issue a policy memorandum aimed at preventing the deportation of spouses, parents and children of active-duty service members through a program called “Parole in Place.” … [the new Executive Order] casually dispenses with exercises of executive discretion…