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SF Bay Area Solidarity Statement 2020
During every period of upsurge and resistance the government attempts to exploit differences between us to divide and suppress.
National Guard and Military Resisting Defense Fund
Support a strong legal defense for National Guard members refusing to deploy against Black Rights Matter protesters!
National Guard Troops Refuse Trump’s Race War
We’re providing legal assistance and logistical aid to military members (including officers and enlisted members) who are refusing to fight people living in the US engaged in First Amendment activities.
Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down
We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.
Watch the ‘Draft Women? Hell No!’ presentation
Featuring: Arianna Standish, Truth In Recruitment; Rivera Sun, CODEPINK; Edward Hasbrouck, Resisters.info
Bill Galvin, Center on Conscience and War
Podcast (VN-E36): “I wanted to forget about it” – Mike Tork, Vietnam Veteran
Mike Tork joined the Navy before turning 18 and served in Vietnam with the Mobile Riverine Force (1966-1967).
Congress May Act Soon on Selective Service
(1) Contact your Reps & Senators and (2) Educate & organize to finalize the victory of decades of resistance to draft registration.
International Day of Conscientious Objection, 15 May 2020
Celebrating with friends around the globe with this series of video messages for International Conscientious Objector Day.
Podcast (VN-E35): “Based on nothing but a stack of lies” – Greg Laxer
“I wanted to show that an actual active duty GI in 1968 could do this, could take a very public stance against the war,” shares Vietnam War GI resister.
Update from Chelsea Manning
“Thank you, truly, for your unwavering love and support during this entire ordeal. You enabled Chelsea to maintain her principled stance.”
Podcast: Congress leaning towards drafting women for next war
Courage to Resist: Rivera Sun and Edward Hasbrouck on upcoming changes to military draft registration laws, and the history of resistance by men and women.
Podcast (VN-E34): “That’s me — I AM the enemy” – Howard Morland
Air force pilot Howard Morland’s exposure to the atrocities in Vietnam and extreme military training led him to question what the war was really about.
Ease Iran sanctions to combat Coronavirus
Loosen the crippling sanctions on Iran to aid the Iranian people’s fight against the deadly virus!
Chelsea Manning is free and quarter million in fines paid!
Our community has stepped up to cover Chelsea’s fines. We’re at $255,000 of the $265,000 goal, in just 24 hours!
Podcast (VN-E33): “Real awakening for someone … brought up on John Wayne” – Mike Ferner
“I walked up into that plane … on both sides, there were no seats, but just hooks for the stretchers to be placed on,” recalled Mike Ferner, Navy Corpsman.
Video essay on the true cost of the military-industrial complex
Short video essay on the environmental and social cost of the US military-industrial complex–the biggest war machine in the world, by Our Changing Climate.
Appeals court heard arguments on draft registration, congressional report coming
Anti-draft activists call on Congress to end draft registration in response to court case on Selective Service and congressional report.
Podcast (VN-E32): “I would not carry a weapon anymore” – Ray Cage
“I went to command and announced that I would not carry a weapon anymore and that I would not participate,” Agent Orange vet Ray Cage
[POSTPONED] Join the Pilgrimage to Close the Camps, June 5-7, Washington DC
Courage to Resist is a proud endorser of the National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps, lead by Tsuru for Solidarity, a nonviolent, direct-action project.
“No regrets” for resister who dumped human dung on draft files
“I’m proud of what I did,” declared Barry Bondhus nearly 50 years after pouring buckets of human dung on draft records during the US war in Vietnam.
Press Release: US Teens will be impacted by changes in military draft laws
A network of feminist, anti-war, and anti-draft organizations has been working together to support H.R. 5492 and to oppose any draft or draft registration for men or women.
Support Needed for New Bill to Repeal Selective Service: HR 5492
Courage to Resist supports HR 5492, which would end draft registration and existing penalties imposed on millions.
Podcast (VN-E31): “We killed every animal, every person” – Dennis Stout
“We came in sweeping through the valley killing absolutely everyone, no matter what age,” recalls Dennis Stout, who went on to report war crimes he witnessed in Vietnam.
Facing war in the Middle East: A test of conscience for GI’s
The Trump Administration’s threats of war in the Middle East raise serious legal and ethical questions for military servicemembers.