Hosted by Courage to Resist / Veterans For Peace
Supporting GI Resistance, Panel & Discussion
May 10, 2023 | 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern
Meetups are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month
Welcome and introduction from:
- Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist / VFP Board of Directors
- Stephanie Atkinson, Courage to Resist / VFP Seattle Chapter
- James Branum, GI Rights Lawyer / VFP Associate Member
Recently featured meetup:
Thank you Alan for doing this very hard thing. As a vet, I get the dynamics of guilt and shame written into the fabric of conscious objection. It’s nuanced but a very powerful force and deterrent that potentially robs our society of an important indicator of cultural integrity -a true moral compass. Hearing descension in the ranks of our military, i.e. hearing what our soldiers and sailors are thinking and struggling with and protesting is a potentially very powerful force for change. Who knows what decisions like yours, and other soldiers and sailors could do if shared freely. Instead they are compartmentalized, controlled, and supported by systems of shame. Helping to penetrate and expose the veil of ignorance that feeds fear and blinds people from sharing freedom and fairness equally EVERYWHERE seems the way. So thank you again.
This is an awesome blog. Thanks Alan! Thanks, James! Thanks, Jeff!