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Friends of Reality Winner are preparing to file a petition of clemency on behalf of the election hacking whistleblower.
Vietnam combat veteran Daniel Shea on his time in Vietnam, Agent Orange, and post traumatic stress.
The US Army wants 25,000 more troops. Preying on low income high schoolers and the student loan crisis is apparently how they intend to do it.
“Over 4,000 junior officers … brought suit against the Secretary of Defense for war crimes, who carried out demonstrations, who were quite active in their opposition.”
Podcast (VN-E23): “All I did was open my mouth,” Ahmad Daniels sentenced to a decade in military prison
Marine Ahmad Daniels was sentenced to a decade in prison for speaking to other servicemen about the injustices he saw and questioning military authority.
We know that if we stay focused on dismantling US militarism, this can have monumental positive consequences on climate change.
Al Glatkowski for the very first time explains how and why he helped seize a US naval ship transporting napalm for the Vietnam War.
Join the 2019 Global Climate Strike Sept. 20-27; youth-led actions Sept. 20. Militarism is killing us and our planet. Resist extinction.
Largest producer of greenhouse gases on Earth? US Military — Anti-militarism themed images for social media. It’s time for a rebellion on hope.
Trump Admin has unleashed ICE in unprecedented ways. Military forced to support concentration camps, as well as border deployments.
“I met the enemy, guess who it was? It was me. And it’s always true. And that saved me. That has really saved me.”
Podcast (VN-E20): “Disruption of the military was the major cause of US defeat in Vietnam” -Eric Seitz
Attorney Eric Seitz on defending war objectors, “Our efforts were better utilized representing people in the military who were beginning to stir.”
While student demonstrators drew more attention, many military draftees and recently returned veterans also protested the Vietnam war.
While on active duty, “We flew the plane and fliers over five military installations in the SF Bay Area,” explained the former Army “Peace Nurse.”
Going to the VFP convention in Spokane? Don’t miss the GI Resistance panel, Friday, 3:30pm, featuring our Exec. Dir. Jeff Paterson.
Podcast (VN-E18): “All forms of resistance to an illegal and unjust war are fully justifiable” – Dee Knight
Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, “Don’t be afraid. Follow your conscience.”
Join us for 10 years of drone resistance at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, September 29 – October 5, 2019
The US Congress can redress some of this pain by creating legislation for the Reparation for Soldiers in the Iraq conflict.
“The fact that we were not shot encouraged us that this was not an unusual opinion … that Vietnam was just a bad idea in so many ways.”
“The vast majority of guys who were sent to Vietnam were sent against their will…coerced into the army and had a chip on our shoulders.”
I said, “This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t belong here.”
On organizing with the American Serviceman’s Union: “I thought, what could I be doing that’s more effective than helping the GIs organize to stay out of this war.”
“Four of us from the same platoon desert[ed] together, which is the ultimate military crime,” shares Ward Reilly, US Army Vietnam era GI resister
“It’s very hard for people to believe that their country would try to kill them,” explains former National Guard member Zels Johnson.