Ed Asner (1929 – 2021): A life of persistence and perseverance for justice and peace

Ed Asner was beyond a gifted actor. He was also “one of us”–a veteran and a person of conscience who paid a price for “doing the right thing.”

Podcast (VN-E44): “Strong religious commitment against war” – David Finke

David Finke is a conscientious objector, military counselor, and lifetime nonviolent activist. David shares his personal history.

Podcast (VN-E43): “I’m going in for a long time” – William Short

“I could probably speak louder with my photography than I could with my painting….I consider myself not just an artist, but a cultural worker.”

House and Senate Committees vote to make women register for the draft

House Armed Services Committee joined Senate Armed Services Committee in voting to expand registration for a possible military draft to include young women.

Podcast: “I was always the ‘Good Sailor'” – Mike James

“Man, I do not want…a career in something that is intrinsically chaotic and stupid. I didn’t want to participate in that anymore.”

National Guard concedes members have more freedoms

Capt. Alan Kennedy was punished for marching in Black Lives Matter protest, so he took the National Guard to court. Initial victory–regs don’t apply to NG.

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-Maria Santelli, Executive Director, Center on Conscience & War

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House holds hearing on draft registration

A House Armed Service Committee hearing heard from witnesses on only one side of the debate over whether to end draft registration or extend it to women.

Celebrate International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, May 15th

For International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Celebrate the 15th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day on May 15th, wherever you are! Friends, below is the resolution passed by the Berkeley City Council, in 2007, designating May 15th, every year, as Berkeley...

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House holds hearing on draft registration

A House Armed Service Committee hearing heard from witnesses on only one side of the debate over whether to end draft registration or extend it to women.

Celebrate International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, May 15th

For International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Celebrate the 15th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day on May 15th, wherever you are! Friends, below is the resolution passed by the Berkeley City Council, in 2007, designating May 15th, every year, as Berkeley...

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Tonight, Thurs., Sept. 9th at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern! From About Face: Veterans Against the War -- September 11th looks much differently from the view in Afghanistan. Hear communities not typically listened to on this 20 year anniversary - Afghan diaspora, Muslims countering Islamophobia, and veterans who enlisted in endless wars forever known as the Global War On Terror. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/demilitarizeu-afghanistan-911-tickets-169683352475 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight, Thurs., Sept. 9th at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern! From About Face: Veterans Against the War -- September 11th looks much differently from the view in Afghanistan. Hear communities not typically listened to on this 20 year anniversary - Afghan diaspora, Muslims countering Islamophobia, and veterans who enlisted in endless wars forever known as the Global War On Terror. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demilitarizeu-afghanistan-911-tickets-169683352475
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