GI Resistance, Vets For Peace 2019 Convention, Spokane WA

Going to the VFP convention in Spokane? Don’t miss the GI Resistance panel, Friday, 3:30pm, featuring our Exec. Dir. Jeff Paterson.

Podcast: “All forms of resistance to an illegal and unjust war are fully justifiable” – Dee Knight

Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, “Don’t be afraid. Follow your conscience.”

Shut Down Creech Air Force Base 2019

Join us for 10 years of drone resistance at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, September 29 – October 5, 2019

A Necessary national apology to US troops from Presidents Bush and Obama

The US Congress can redress some of this pain by creating legislation for the Reparation for Soldiers in the Iraq conflict.

Podcast: “Everything we could think of to screw with the system” – Ray Parrish

“The fact that we were not shot encouraged us that this was not an unusual opinion … that Vietnam was just a bad idea in so many ways.”

Podcast: “Not something you go home and be proud of” – John Ketwig

“The vast majority of guys who were sent to Vietnam were sent against their will…coerced into the army and had a chip on our shoulders.”

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

I said, “This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t belong here.”

Podcast: “The right not to fight an illegal war” – John Catalinotto

On organizing with the American Serviceman’s Union: “I thought, what could I be doing that’s more effective than helping the GIs organize to stay out of this war.”

Podcast: “Intentionally trying to disrupt the machine” – Ward Reilly

“Four of us from the same platoon desert[ed] together, which is the ultimate military crime,” shares Ward Reilly, US Army Vietnam era GI resister

Podcast: “I refuse to be [used] against people who dissent” – Zels Johnson

“It’s very hard for people to believe that their country would try to kill them,” explains former National Guard member Zels Johnson.

GI Resistance, Vets For Peace 2019 Convention, Spokane WA

GI Resistance, Vets For Peace 2019 Convention, Spokane WA

Going to the VFP convention in Spokane? Don't miss the GI Resistance panel, Friday, 3:30pm, featuring our Exec. Dir. Jeff Paterson. read more

Podcast: “All forms of resistance to an illegal and unjust war are fully justifiable” – Dee Knight

Podcast: “All forms of resistance to an illegal and unjust war are fully justifiable” – Dee Knight

Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, "Don't be afraid. Follow your conscience." read more

Shut Down Creech Air Force Base 2019

Shut Down Creech Air Force Base 2019

Join us for 10 years of drone resistance at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, September 29 - October 5, 2019 read more

A Necessary national apology to US troops from Presidents Bush and Obama

A Necessary national apology to US troops from Presidents Bush and Obama

The US Congress can redress some of this pain by creating legislation for the Reparation for Soldiers in the Iraq conflict. read more

Podcast: “Everything we could think of to screw with the system” – Ray Parrish

Podcast: “Everything we could think of to screw with the system” – Ray Parrish

"The fact that we were not shot encouraged us that this was not an unusual opinion ... that Vietnam was just a bad idea in so many ways." read more

Podcast: “Not something you go home and be proud of” – John Ketwig

Podcast: “Not something you go home and be proud of” – John Ketwig

"The vast majority of guys who were sent to Vietnam were sent against their will...coerced into the army and had a chip on our shoulders." read more

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

I said, "This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t ... read more

Podcast: “The right not to fight an illegal war” – John Catalinotto

Podcast: “The right not to fight an illegal war” – John Catalinotto

On organizing with the American Serviceman's Union: "I thought, what could I be doing that's more effective than helping the GIs ... read more

“Courage to Resist is an amazing organization that has really helped my wife and I in our time of need.”

Ryan Johnson, Iraq War resister imprisoned 2016-2017

Supporting the Troops Who Refuse to Fight

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 or party.

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Image“I would urge people to support Courage to Resist in whatever way they can. … As a veteran myself I know how difficult it is to break out of the stranglehold the military has on one’s mind…”

Howard Zinn (1922-2010), author and historian, A People’s History of the United States

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