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Petition to ‘Refuse Any Order by Trump to Interfere with the Election’; 15k+ signatures
“The president’s use of the military to interfere in the election will not be tolerated.”
Legal resources for military personnel; Illegal orders related to 2020 election and aftermath
The Military Law Task Force (MLTF) of the National Lawyers Guild shares the concerns … that US servicemembers may be given illegal orders.
2021 Blueprints for a Human Rights-Centered U.S. Foreign Policy
The problem of endless war goes well beyond the multigenerational conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Podcast: Chris Lombardi’s new book “I Ain’t Marching Anymore…”
Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars. “It’s not about a matter of being a coward… like all non-violent action, it takes a lot of rigor.”
Petition to the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Refuse Trump Election Interference
“You have a responsibility to refuse to comply with any and all attempts to interfere with the 2020 presidential election.”
Trump promises post election coup. We can hope for the best–or prepare to respond.
We can look to examples of countries who have successfully stopped coup attempts for guidance of what to expect.
Podcast (GW-E02): “How did our oil get under their land?” – Stephanie Atkinson
“People found my actions personally offensive. Somehow my not going to the Gulf War would affect their patriotism,” recalls military resister Stephanie Atkinson.
Podcast (VN-E39): “It didn’t make any sense to me” – Mike Wittels
“Why would I want to blow a hole the size of a grapefruit into someone, just because somebody said, ‘Hey, that’s your enemy””?
“The Boys Who Said No!” U.S. Digital Film Premiere
The film will have it’s US Premiere as part of the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film will be available to view online from October 8th-14th, 2020.
Draft Registration Headed for 2021 Congress & Supreme Court
Whether to end draft registration or try to expand it to young women as well as young men – is on track to be debated soon.
Military Counter-Recruitment in the Time of Covid
“It’s as if they, the recruiters, are on staff.” A parent of a high school student at Pioneer Valley commented.
Podcast (GW-E01): “We were sick as dogs” – Dennis Kyne, Gulf War vet
“Those soldiers are the ones who actually got the sickest from breathing in the particles.,” Dennis Kyne on depleted uranium and Gulf War Syndrome.
Kevin Zeese, Presente! (1955-2020)
Last week we were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of our friend Kevin Zeese. Online tribute to be held September 19th.
Anti-War vet furious Trump is twisting his protest of Biden’s Iraq War record
Air Force veteran is demanding Trump stop sharing a dated video of him confronting Biden. It’s a really hard pill to swallow having to vote for Biden, but as a harm reduction approach, I feel like there is going to be less harm inflicted with Joe Biden as...
US Military Operations and Shannon Airport (Ireland)
New leaflet by our friends in Ireland, Shannonwatch and the Peace and Neutrality Alliance. It is estimated that over 3 million US troops have gone through Shannon Airport since 2002.
Town Hall: Will Congress Expand Military Draft Registration to Women?
With the California Central Coast community and U.S. Rep Salud Carbajal. Congress is currently debating the future of the Selective Service System (SSS).
Get Military Recruiters Out of Our High Schools
Military recruiters deliberately exploit the financial and social insecurities of teenagers to enlist more soldiers, notes Sidney Miralao.
Podcast (VN-E38): “You’ve got to bear witness” – Mike Hastie
“Put more and more of the puzzle pieces together, and then you realize that you’ve got to bear witness,” Mike Hastie, Vietnam War medic.
Veterans putting their bodies on the line for Black lives and democracy
The Trump administration is using fascist tactics to threaten US civil rights in pursuit of a far-right political agenda. Veterans are standing up.
Podcast (VN-E37): “The only thing I’m proud of” – Mike Turek
“The only thing I’m proud of was my involvement with the anti-war movement,” Mike Turek, Vietnam Era Air Force.
Drafting Women in the Name of Gender Equality Misses the Mark
It’s worth questioning why a policy change that is promoted using terms of gender equality has been championed by misogynists and domestic terrorists.
If Trump Refuses to Leave, What Next? Military’s Role in Civil Unrest
By Jeff Paterson. Mass people power mobilization key to military siding with democracy. We need to be ready for a “people’s eviction” if necessary.
“Follow Your Conscience” Ad Runs in Base Newspaper
Full-page “Follow your Conscience” ad ran in the weekly military newspaper, The Ranger, and included Courage to Resist contact info!
TROOPS: Stand Down for Black Lives
“An Open Letter from Veterans to Recently Activated National Guard Troops” is now signed by about 1,000 veterans.