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Resist war with Syria

In the past few years, tens of thousands of service members have resisted illegal war and occupation in a number of different ways—by going AWOL, seeking conscientious objector status and/or a discharge,

Coffee Strong reborn as GI Rights counseling center

In November, 2008, the day after the presidential election, a few people—recent veterans and their civilian supporters started Coffee Strong, a GI coffee house outside the gates of Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Pvt. Manning post-sentencing press conference

I want to thank everybody who has supported me over the last three years. Throughout this long ordeal, your letters of support and encouragement have helped keep me strong.

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy

Five of the more serious charges PFC Manning was convicted of today are ripe for appeal as Judge Lind altered the charges only a week ago in order to match up with Government’s evidence presented, long after the defense closed its case.

NY Times ad declares: We are Bradley Manning

The ad states, “We are American military veterans, artists, journalists, educators, homemakers, lawyers, and citizens. We live in red states and in blue states.

Army set to deploy Conscientious Objector

War objector Army PV2 Christopher Munoz was ordered to deploy on July 4, 2013. He reported as ordered, but refused to deploy as a matter of conscience.

Epic Bradley Manning contingent storms SF Pride

SAN FRANCISCO – July 1 – Over 1,000 supporters of openly gay whistle-blower, PFC Bradley Manning, marched in the Bradley Manning Support Network contingent in the SF Pride Parade today.

Pride in Bradley at SF Pride 2013

UPDATE: We have been assigned slot 179 (out of about 250). While organizers will be at Howard and Beale at 10:00am as planned, it is very unlikely that the contingent will step off before noon.

A decade of resistance to endless war

The most powerful weapon we have against war is the refusal of the individual to become a soldier and the refusal of the individual soldier to fight.

All out for Bradley! June 1-8

After more than three years of imprisonment, including nine months of torture, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning’s trial is finally scheduled to begin June 3, 2013, at Fort Meade, Maryland.

International Conscientious Objector Day May 15

In Berkeley, California, join us on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Wednesday, May 15th, to celebrate the 7th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day.

Grant awarded to Courage to Resist

The People’s Life Fund’s money comes from conscientious war tax resisters in Northern California who deposit or donate all or part of the amount they would otherwise pay to the federal government in income taxes.

US War objector-in-exile Jules Tindungan

Jules Tindungan (photo right) is a U.S. War Resister living in Toronto, Ontario. He joined the Army in 2005. Jules comes from a military family.

April 2013 print newsletter

By Courage to Resist. March 18, 2013 We're proud to share our April 2013 print newsletter (PDF). This tri-annual newsletter highlights Bradley Manning's historic statement taking credit for exposing war crimes and government corruption, "Bradley Manning in his own...

Canadian court rules for US war resister Jules Tindungan

TORONTO, ONTARIO – On Friday, February 1, the Federal Court of Canada released a decision granting United Stated (US) war resister Jules Tindungan a new hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

Saluting Bradley Manning, 1/31 Berkeley CA benefit

In the San Francisco Bay Area, please join us in saluting Bradley Manning on Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:30 pm, at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley.

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The men-only military draft has been ruled unconstitutional. Mandatory registration must now include women or be ended for ALL.

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s brian willson“In a society like the US where virtually every foreign intervention, everywhere, is grotesquely illegal and criminal, the most effective resistance is from the soldiers themselves…”

-S Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran & Peace Activist

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