Category: Profiles in Resistance

Swift, Suzanne

She remains on active duty until 2009 and has been active in anti-war and anti-rape protests. Her mother Sara Rich says, The Army has turned her into a fierce warrior for peace and justice.

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Mejia, Camilo

He later served 9 months in prison for desertion and was released in February 2005. In August 2007 he was elected Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

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Funk, Stephen

There is no way to justify war because you’re paying with human lives.” In September 2003, he was court-martialed and sentenced to six months imprisonment and reduction in rank to private.

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Watada, Ehren

Watada was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1978. Watada joined the US Army after the war in Iraq had begun, stating that he was motivated “out of a desire to protect our country” after 9/11.

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