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We unequivocally condemn Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine, while also opposing western militarism and increased US military spending.
Courage to Resist recently contributed 1,000 euros to the advice hotline. Here’s an update on those efforts from Connection e.V. (Germany).
GI Resistance Working Group, May 2022 meeting with Alan Kennedy and Kyle Toon, and an update on imprisoned whistleblower Daniel Hale.
Peace and justice community gathered at Berkeley City Hall for 16th Annual Berkeley Conscientious Objectors’ and War Resisters’ Day.
GI Resistance Working Group, April 2022 meeting. Rudi Friedrich of Connection e.V. (Germany), and Iraq War veteran turned resister Kevin Benderman.
Throughout April, the University of San Francisco is hosting events highlighting GI resistance against the US war in Vietnam. In person and via Zoom.
Broad alliance calls for protection/asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Update by Connection e.V. & PRO ASYL.
Obituary. We are deeply saddened by the passing of our comrade Robert “Bob” Meola; A lifelong commitment to anti-militarism.
“And I just, I started crying…I can’t do it. I can’t pull the trigger. I don’t want to kill anyone,” shared Hart after serving 11 months in Iraq.
GI Resistance Working Group of Veterans For Peace hosted by Courage to Resist, 3/9/22. With Jeff Paterson, Stephanie Atkinson, James Branum, and friends.
US style-invasions are morally indefensible, even when other countries do it. Nonviolent civilian-based defense can send the invading Russian Army home.
“We need the next generations of activists to carry forward, to complete the work that we can’t get done in our lifetime.”
“It was pure hell… for the fact that I took that stand. I mean, all the labels, “Draft Dodger”, “Pinko”, “Commie”, “Shirker””, recalls Fran Da Vinci.
The persecution of Julian Assange by the U.S. government is a threat against free speech and free press. Free Julian Assange! No to U.S. wars!
The problem of veterans being turned away from the health care they require, and may be legally entitled to, goes far beyond military objectors.
DoD Instruction 1325.06 amounts to only a small improvement in the military’s attempt to eliminate racism within its ranks.
It’s nearing the end of another calendar year, so it is again time for me to self-assess, “How do I know if I made a difference?” I volunteer & contribute.
“Having signed a six-year contract, I thought there was absolutely nothing I could do. I just needed to hunker down and fulfill my contract.”
We’re proud to share our print newsletter–print, copy, and share! It’s a great way to quickly catch up on whats going on.
We don’t have a draft today because widespread, visible, and widely supported resistance forced an end to the draft before the end of the US war in Vietnam.
“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.”