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 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.

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 Manning news and updates

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May 17th. While she doesn’t have Internet, she remains in touch with supporters via phone—she usually takes time to hear about her Twitter account (@xychelsea), and dictate new posts. Chelsea’s attorney Chase Strangio has created the official Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund–please consider making a contribution. The final fiscal report of the Chelsea Manning Support Network is also available.

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund 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 was immensely important to winning Chelsea’s freedom. This is a message from the Chelsea Manning Support Network Steering Committee, originally titled “Chelsea Manning Support Network coming to an end”

To those who kept me alive all these years, thank you

By Chelsea Manning, published in the Guardian. To those who have kept me alive for the past six years … I know that we are now physically separated, but we will never be apart and we are not alone.

Who we are and what we do

Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home.

Ryan Johnson

Iraq War resister imprisoned 2016-2017: “Courage to Resist is an amazing organization that has really helped my wife and I in our time of need.”

Looking Back on 6 Years of Fighting for Chelsea Manning

By Rainey Reitman, Chelsea Manning Support Network Original post at President Obama announced that he would commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence today. Instead of spending another 28 brutal years in a military prison for men, she’ll walk free in just a...

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”

‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

Chelsea Manning's Final Plea to Be Seen By Diana Tourjee, Broadly (Vice). December 29, 2016 In 2010, Chelsea Manning leaked thousands of classified documents in an attempt to shed light on the "true cost of war" in the Middle East. But while other whistleblowers...

Remembering the soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre

Democracy Now!. December 19, 2016 U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn died on Tuesday of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age of 67. He was best known for intervening to stop the 1968 , during the Vietnam War. Colburn was part of a three-person helicopter...

An appeal to support the resistance!

Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation today to support the resistance! We’ll need to come together in 2017, to collectively find the courage to resist the endless torrent of horrendous policies, proposals, and nominations spewing forth daily from the...

Congress drops draft registration plans for women

Leo Shane III, Military Times November 29, 2016 Lawmakers have officially dropped plans to make women register for the draft, instead opting for a review of the ongoing need for the Selective Service System. The controversial provision had been part of early drafts of...

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Sign the petition in support of Chelsea's request today! The New York Times November 14, 2016 Chelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than...

Troops told to give back thousands in war surge bonuses

NPR. October 23, 2016 In most cases, when an employer pays a signing bonus to attract new workers, that payment is understood to be essentially unrecoverable. But the Pentagon has a different understanding — and it's ordering the California National Guard to claw back...

Ryan Johnson imprisoned for avoiding Iraq decade ago

Courage to Resist. October 10, 2016 Please help support Ryan and Jennifer Johnson during this challenging time by making a tax-deductible donation to their support fund, hosted by Courage to Resist. Doing so will enable Jennifer to make trips to visit Ryan in prison,...

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

By the Chelsea Manning Support Network and Fight for the Future. October 10, 2016 After years of inhumane treatment, and having been held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistle-blower who has been in...

October 2016 GI resistance newsletter

Courage to Resist. October 10, 2016 Thousands of Courage to Resist supporters are receiving our October 2016 newsletter (PDF) in their mailboxes this week. Highlights include: Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary Drone technician Cian Westmoreland War resisters in...

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

Chelsea Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist. September 23, 2016 A prison disciplinary board has decided to punish imprisoned transparency advocate Chelsea Manning with 14 days of solitary confinement (with 7 days suspended) for charges directly related to...

Interview with drone tech Cian Westmoreland

“If it failed, we were told that people on our side would potentially die. But I knew that if it stayed up, people on the Afghan side would die.” Interview by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist

Activists gather for 10th annual Berkeley Peace Flag raising

By Courage to Resist. June 7, 2016 Photo by Ilona Sturm On May 16th, in honor of International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, San Francisco Bay Area supporters of Courage to Resist gathered to celebrate the 10th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day at the flag...

This Memorial Day, Support GI Rights

The U.S. has never ended the war taxes, left war footing, or ceased empire building. Some 50,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Germany to this day.


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Chelsea Manning


Wow. We did it. Chelsea is free! Here are the latest updates and news:

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