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The Boys Who Said NO! is an upcoming documentary profiling the young people who actively opposed conscription in order to end the draft and the Vietnam War.
Podcast (VN-E09): “I was part of a war that I came to see as unjust, immoral, illegal” – David Cortright
“Speaking out against [the war], as an active-duty GI, would incur some risks. I might have to pay a price, but I had to do it because business as usual was not an option.”
Former Selective Service director says the program no longer works, the database is hopelessly inaccurate, and that it should be shut down entirely.
“We were holding demonstrations, and sometimes the demonstrations became very militant. Yet, the war kept on going.”
By Randy Rowland. Don’t blame Venezuela for the US economic war being waged against it. We are witnessing a US siege.
“The My Lai Massacre hit the front pages…. I went and turned myself in to the Presidio stockade, and refused orders to Vietnam.”
“Why didn’t I intervene and stop this guy from smacking around this papasan or these guys from gang raping this 16-year-old villager? Why didn’t I stop that? I didn’t.”
“… and they asked my friend and I did we want to go to Chicago the next day for a Black Panther rally. That was the night I became a revolutionary.”
“You know what Commander, I’m not going to be doing that … I don’t know if you’ve noticed it over here, but we’re not the good guys,” declared Lt. Gene Marx to his XO in Vietnam.
“There was a lot of guilt that I didn’t have the courage to stand up on the day that we killed those people,” explains Paul Cox.
“Before You Enlist!” (2018), a short video that provides a rational voice to counter often deceptive US military recruiting practices.
“It wasn’t like I planned to be a resister or a troublemaker or anything of the sort,” explains Randy Rowland, an organizer of the “Presidio 27 Mutiny.”
Jailed for refusing to collaborate with the WikiLeaks grand jury, Chelsea declared “I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury.”
We’re seeking individuals who took a stand of some kind against war in general, or a specific war, while in uniform, or who refused to be drafted.
Now that a federal court has ruled unconstitutional the current men-only draft, the system will either have to expanded to women or ended for all.
By Edward Hasbrouck. How did this happen? What did the Court say? What does this decision mean? What will/should happen next?
Updates on the national military service commission by Edward Hasbrouck. Selective Service System messaging uncovered by FOIA request.
The troops on the border camped mainly for propaganda purposes. Then they became the legal justification for Trump’s fake “national emergency”.
Veterans call for resistance: DC march on March 30th and other events.
By Laurence Vance. Although the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, it does not apply to the US government regarding conscription.
Courage to Resist & interfaith church offer free “Objector Registry” for all opposed to war and concerned about military conscription.
By Edward Hasbrouck. Draft registration has failed. There’s no reason to think it can be salvaged by expanding it to women.
Critical legal info for US service members concerned about legality of orders to deploy to the US-Mexico border.
PDF updates: Illegal orders at the border, Resistance through dance, Deployed to the border: A test of conscience, The Objector Church.