Worldwide Welcome Home Celebrations for Chelsea

Chelsea shares her first portrait photo, while supporters gather worldwide to celebrate her hard won freedom.

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Chelsea Manning is Free!

Organizers of the former Chelsea Manning Support Network describe how the fight to win Chelsea’s freedom was won, and share their reactions to this amazing victory.

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Podcast: David Coombs, Chelsea Manning’s trial attorney

In this podcast, lead court martial defense attorney for Chelsea Manning, David Coombs, reflects on the case, working with the Support Network, and her release this week.

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S Brian Willson

Vietnam veteran & peace activist: “In a society like the US where virtually every foreign intervention, everywhere, is grotesquely illegal and criminal, the most effective resistance is from the soldiers themselves.”

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Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

In our new podcast, Internet privacy advocate, and Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder, Rainey Reitman talks about helping launch a movement that would eventually free an American political prisoner and hero.

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Marine recruit needed skin grafts for chemical burns from boot camp hazing

In the Washington Post this week (May 3, 2017), journalist Dan Lamothe exposes the horrifying hazing of young recruits.

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Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

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?

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Podcast: Jacob Bridge

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.

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Empire war status

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…

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Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

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.

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Lawyer explains US military’s “policies on dissent” within ranks

Lawyer explains US military’s “policies on dissent” within ranks

David Gespass provides an update on the US military's internal "policies on dissent" for the NLG's Military Law Task Force. read more

Worldwide Welcome Home Celebrations for Chelsea

Worldwide Welcome Home Celebrations for Chelsea

Chelsea shares her first portrait photo, while supporters gather worldwide to celebrate her hard won freedom. read more

Confirmed: Chelsea Manning has been released from prison!

Confirmed: Chelsea Manning has been released from prison!

“After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived. I am looking forward to so much! ... exciting, awkward, ... read more

Chelsea Manning is Free!

Chelsea Manning is Free!

Organizers of the former Chelsea Manning Support Network describe how the fight to win Chelsea's freedom was won, and share their ... read more

Podcast: David Coombs, Chelsea Manning’s trial attorney

Podcast: David Coombs, Chelsea Manning’s trial attorney

In this podcast, lead court martial defense attorney for Chelsea Manning, David Coombs, reflects on the case, working with the Support ... read more

May 17 events to celebrate Chelsea Manning release

May 17 events to celebrate Chelsea Manning release

On Wednesday, May 17, Chelsea Manning will walk out of Fort Leavenworth military prison a free person. She has served seven years ... read more

Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

In our new podcast, Internet privacy advocate, and Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder, Rainey Reitman talks about helping ... read more

Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

Chelsea Manning: “Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine.... I am forever grateful to read more

Image“After Alex was killed in Iraq, my ex-wife told me that he didn’t want to go back … If I had known about Courage to Resist, Alex might be alive today.”

-Carlos Arredondo, Gold Star Father

About Us

We’re a group of concerned community members, veterans and military families who support military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance, which cuts off the supply of troops. We are autonomous from and independent of any political organization, party or group.

Chelsea Manning

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May 17th. Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund, along with helping lead the Chelsea Manning Support Network, for nearly seven years. Those funds provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and–along with worldwide grassroots organizing–won Chelsea’s freedom.
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Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

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.”

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

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 CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

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.

Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

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?

Podcast: Jacob Bridge

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.

The Establishment is not a viable candidate

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.

Empire war status

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…

3rd Annual Shut Down Creech! April 23-29, 2017

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.

Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

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.

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

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.

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

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…

Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

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.”

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

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 CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

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.

Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

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?

Podcast: Jacob Bridge

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.

The Establishment is not a viable candidate

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.

Empire war status

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…

3rd Annual Shut Down Creech! April 23-29, 2017

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.

Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

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.

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

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.

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

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…

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