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“You know what? This is all a bunch of bullshit, what they’re telling us to do over here,” recalls Iraq War veteran turned conscientious objector.
“I think the whole idea of a “just war” at all is a sham that we’re taught as part of this propaganda to support it.” -recent USMC Capt. Michael Rasmussen
Rosa del Duca on the “Intersectionality & the U.S. Military Draft” panel at the recent Peace and Justice Studies Association.
“You are doing the right thing because this is going to be horrible for the people of Iraq, but it’s going to be horrible for the United States, too.”
“[In] appeals to every level … I pointed out that this policy was unconstitutional … the right to peaceful protest is a constitutional right.”
A discussion of legislation that will require women to register with Selective Service hosted by the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee.
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.”
David Finke is a conscientious objector, military counselor, and lifetime nonviolent activist. David shares his personal history.
“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 Armed Services Committee joined Senate Armed Services Committee in voting to expand registration for a possible military draft to include young women.
“Man, I do not want…a career in something that is intrinsically chaotic and stupid. I didn’t want to participate in that anymore.”
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.
Ehren was the first military officer to publicly speak out against and refuse to deploy to Iraq back in June 2006. Here’s what he’s been up to since.
In a personal letter, Daniel Hale explains he violated the Espionage Act to stop the cycle of violence perpetuated by the US’ extrajudicial killings.
Senate Armed Services Committee was released this morning before they convened for a closed-door markup of the National Defense Authorization Act. Chair Jack Reed (D-R.I.) has proposed forcing women to register for a future military draft
“Kyle, everything that you’re telling me right now, you fit the mold of a conscientious objector,” and I was speechless.
“Wow, that was shocking. What is my response as a Christian to the US support of this sort of stuff?” Threatened with death penalty for refusing to kill.
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“I was shocked that he got…a whole group of guys to chant, ‘Kill’. But after that, it made me see…I don’t really want to kill anyone.” Gulf War 30 years.
Reality Winner, a former intelligence contractor convicted of leaking a report about Russian interference in the US election in 2016, has finally been released from prison.
Featuring Tom Wilber & Jerry Lembcke — “The POWs who came out against the war … as far as anything they said … they did so as a matter of conscience.”
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.
“I challenged the army … This time I did dissent and went to the stockade,” shared Steve who joined the Army to organize against the war from within.
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...