“And I just, I started crying…I can’t do it. I can’t pull the trigger. I don’t want to kill anyone,” shared Hart after serving 11 months in Iraq.
February 1, 2022
“We need the next generations of activists to carry forward, to complete the work that we can’t get done in our lifetime.”
January 23, 2022
“It was pure hell… for the fact that I took that stand. I mean, all the labels, “Draft Dodger”, “Pinko”, “Commie”, “Shirker””, recalls Fran Da Vinci.
December 13, 2021
“Having signed a six-year contract, I thought there was absolutely nothing I could do. I just needed to hunker down and fulfill my contract.”
November 2, 2021
“You know what? This is all a bunch of bullshit, what they’re telling us to do over here,” recalls Iraq War veteran turned conscientious objector.
November 1, 2021
“I think the whole idea of a “just war” at all is a sham that we’re taught as part of this propaganda to support it.” -recent USMC Capt. Michael Rasmussen
October 12, 2021
“You are doing the right thing because this is going to be horrible for the people of Iraq, but it’s going to be horrible for the United States, too.”
September 28, 2021
“[In] appeals to every level … I pointed out that this policy was unconstitutional … the right to peaceful protest is a constitutional right.”
September 13, 2021
David Finke is a conscientious objector, military counselor, and lifetime nonviolent activist. David shares his personal history.
September 7, 2021
“I could probably speak louder with my photography than I could with my painting….I consider myself not just an artist, but a cultural worker.”
August 16, 2021
“Man, I do not want…a career in something that is intrinsically chaotic and stupid. I didn’t want to participate in that anymore.”
July 12, 2021
“Kyle, everything that you’re telling me right now, you fit the mold of a conscientious objector,” and I was speechless.
June 24, 2021
“Wow, that was shocking. What is my response as a Christian to the US support of this sort of stuff?” Threatened with death penalty for refusing to kill.
June 14, 2021
“I was shocked that he got…a whole group of guys to chant, ‘Kill’. But after that, it made me see…I don’t really want to kill anyone.” Gulf War 30 years.
June 8, 2021
Featuring Tom Wilber & Jerry Lembcke — “The POWs who came out against the war … as far as anything they said … they did so as a matter of conscience.”
May 13, 2021
“I challenged the army … This time I did dissent and went to the stockade,” shared Steve who joined the Army to organize against the war from within.
May 10, 2021
“I was objecting to the abuse of prisoners [and] forwarding complaints … I had issues with how prisoners were being tortured at Guantanamo.”
April 14, 2021
Capt. David Wiggins went on a hunger strike, publicly resigned his commission, and eventually stopped obeying all orders while deployed for the Gulf War.
March 30, 2021
“We did not renounce the use of those constitutional rights simply because we were soldiers” – Andrew Pulley of the “Fort Jackson 8” anti-war GI defendants.
February 17, 2021
Inspired by the Vietnam Era GI Resistance Movement, Jonathan co-founded Appeal for Redress so that active duty US military personnel could speak out.
“Courage to Resist has helped individuals who have taken brave stands, has been an important bridge between anti-war soldiers and civilians, and has helped both publicize and build the critical component of soldier resistance in ending war.”
-Steve Morse, GI Rights Hotline counselor & VietNam War era GI resister