Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

By Joseph Gibson, Courage to Resist. Now that the face of the US government is once again a cartoonish leader hated by liberals, will we see a rebirth of the antiwar movement? If so, how much attention will drones get, and what would an effective resistance look like?

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Podcast: Jacob Bridge

We are proud to release the first episode in our new Courage to Resist podcast series. This inaugural edition features Marine officer turned conscientious objector Jacob Bridge-Maier. With the support of Courage to Resist, Jake found a supportive community and was honorably discharged in 2015.

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The Establishment is not a viable candidate

Jonathan Matthew Smucker’s new article on the rise of Trump, published today in the “New Internationalist”, is definitely worth a read. Jonathan is a friend of Courage to Resist, a political organizer and strategist, and director of Beyond the Choir. His new book “Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals” is now available from AK Press.

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Empire war status

Op-ed by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. A lot of people miss Barack Obama because he smiled nicely while he dropped over 26,000 bombs on seven nations, last year. He was a much more pleasant personality. … Now, the McResistance, of the Democratic Party and the corporate media have their propagandists reviving the cold war…

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3rd Annual Shut Down Creech! April 23-29, 2017

Join us April 23 – April 29, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for a 3rd national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere.

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Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

Ryan made the decision not to go to war. With assistance from the GI Rights Hotline, they learned their options. They found they weren’t alone in resistance. We are reaching out to you to help imprisoned US Army war resister Ryan Johnson and his wife Jenna. Let’s help them get on their feet upon Ryan’s expected May release from the Miramar Brig in May. Your support is critical.

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Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

By Joseph Gibson, Courage to Resist. Now that the face of the US government is once again a cartoonish leader hated by liberals, will ... read more

Podcast: Jacob Bridge

Podcast: Jacob Bridge

We are proud to release the first episode in our new Courage to Resist podcast series. This inaugural edition features Marine officer ... read more

May 2017 Newsletter: Chelsea, Ryan Johnson, Creech & Empire

May 2017 Newsletter: Chelsea, Ryan Johnson, Creech & Empire

We’re proud to share with you our May 2017 PDF newsletter. read more

The Establishment is not a viable candidate

The Establishment is not a viable candidate

Jonathan Matthew Smucker's new article on the rise of Trump, published today in the "New Internationalist", is definitely worth a read. read more

Empire war status

Empire war status

Op-ed by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. A lot of people miss Barack Obama because he smiled nicely while he dropped over 26,000 bombs on read more

3rd Annual Shut Down Creech! April 23-29, 2017

3rd Annual Shut Down Creech! April 23-29, 2017

Join us April 23 - April 29, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for a 3rd national mobilization of nonviolent ... read more

Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

Ryan made the decision not to go to war. With assistance from the GI Rights Hotline, they learned their options. They found they ... read more

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

If implemented, a National Guard proposal — contained in an 11-page memo (http://apne.ws/2l1Dj0k ) obtained by AP — would lead to ... read more

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security, at the request of the Defense Department, issue a policy memorandum aimed at preventing ... read more

Chelsea Manning news and updates

Chelsea Manning news and updates

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May ... read more

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund for nearly seven years. Those funds ... read more

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Iraq War resister imprisoned 2016-2017: "Courage to Resist is an amazing organization that has really helped my wife and I in our time ... read more

Looking Back on 6 Years of Fighting for Chelsea Manning

Looking Back on 6 Years of Fighting for Chelsea Manning

By Rainey Reitman, Chelsea Manning Support Network Original post at raineyreitman.com President Obama announced that he would commute ... read more

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence ... read more

‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

Chelsea Manning’s Final Plea to Be Seen By Diana Tourjee, Broadly (Vice). December 29, 2016 In 2010, Chelsea Manning leaked ... read more

Remembering the soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre

Remembering the soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre

Democracy Now!. December 19, 2016 U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn died on Tuesday of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age read more

Congress drops draft registration plans for women

Congress drops draft registration plans for women

Leo Shane III, Military Times November 29, 2016 Lawmakers have officially dropped plans to make women register for the draft, instead ... read more

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Sign the whitehouse.gov petition in support of Chelsea’s request today! The New York Times November 14, 2016 Chelsea Manning, who read more

Troops told to give back thousands in war surge bonuses

NPR. October 23, 2016 In most cases, when an employer pays a signing bonus to attract new workers, that payment is understood to be ... read more

Ryan Johnson imprisoned for avoiding Iraq decade ago

Ryan Johnson imprisoned for avoiding Iraq decade ago

Courage to Resist. October 10, 2016 Please help support Ryan and Jennifer Johnson during this challenging time by making a ... read more

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

By the Chelsea Manning Support Network and Fight for the Future. October 10, 2016 After years of inhumane treatment, and having been ... read more

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

Chelsea Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist. September 23, 2016 A prison disciplinary board has decided to punish imprisoned ... read more

Interview with drone tech Cian Westmoreland

Interview with drone tech Cian Westmoreland

“If it failed, we were told that people on our side would potentially die. But I knew that if it stayed up, people on the Afghan side ... read more

“I Refuse to Support U.S. Armed Drone Policy”: Army Chaplain Reads Resignation Letter to Obama

“I Refuse to Support U.S. Armed Drone Policy”: Army Chaplain Reads Resignation Letter to Obama

Courage to Resist Former Army Reserve Chaplain Captain Chris Antal resigned due to the US drone policy, and ... read more

Join us for Chelsea Manning in SF Pride 2016

Join us for Chelsea Manning in SF Pride 2016

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, march with us again to support Chelsea Manning in the SF Pride Parade! March for our heroic WikiLeaks ... read more

What it’s like to be on the ‘Kill List’

I’m on the Kill List. This is what is feels like to be hunted by drones. By Malik Jalal. Read his article at the Independent ... read more

End draft registration – don’t extend it to women

End draft registration – don’t extend it to women

By Courage to Resist. May 1, 2016. On April 27th, a congressional committee voted to extend the draft to women as well as men. The ... read more

20+ arrested at week-long protest at Creech Air Force Base

20+ arrested at week-long protest at Creech Air Force Base

Courage to Resist. April 7, 2016. At Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, activists from over 20 states joined together for a read more

Could the draft program finally be coming to an end?

Courage to Resist. March 21, 2016 Anti-draft registration activist Edward Hasbrouck writes on two issues that may mean the end of ... read more

Shut Down Creech to demand end of drones

Shut Down Creech to demand end of drones

Courage to Resist. March 9, 2016 Courage to Resist is proud to once again support the 2nd annual Shut Down Creech, coming up on March ... read more

Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School?

Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School?

Courage to Resist. February 17, 2016. With the end of the draft in the 1973, the US military began recruitment, “by any means ... read more

Changes underway for Courage to Resist

“Oh, never mind” update, April 7, 2017. After taking a year off, I’ve been back on staff part-time for a couple ... read more

Store closing

Store closing

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist January 1, 2016 In order to better focus our time and energies on our core mission of supporting war ... read more

Veterans For Peace: Free Bowe Bergdahl!

Veterans For Peace. December 22, 2015 Veterans For Peace is dismayed by the Army’s decision to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion read more

Resister Robert Weilbacher is free!

Resister Robert Weilbacher is free!

By Courage to Resist.  December 1, 2015 Recently we introduced supporters to US Army Spc. Robert Weilbacher, a medic stationed in South read more

Drone war objectors speak out

Drone war objectors speak out

By Courage to Resist Courage to Resist salutes these four recent service members – with 20-years of drone warfare experience ... read more

This Veterans’ Day: Stop saying “support the troops”

Compulsory patriotism does nothing for soldiers who risk their lives — but props up those who profit from war By Steven Salaita. ... read more

Ad for drone pilots to refuse runs in Air Force Times

Ad for drone pilots to refuse runs in Air Force Times

By Courage to Resist. September 23, 2015 On Monday, September 14, the Air Force Times, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of over ... read more

Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. September 17, 2015 “Moral injury is a real thing. I was being forced to participate in an organization read more

Human rights award for AWOL war resister Andre Shepherd

By PRO ASYL (Germany). September 1, 2015 On September 12, 2015, in Frankfurt/Main the foundation, PRO ASYL will present its this ... read more

Chelsea Manning: Solitary for her books and toothpaste?!

UPDATE. August 18, 2015 Just heard from Chelsea following her hearing: “I was found guilty of all 4 charges @ today’s ... read more

Action Man: Battlefield Casualties

Action Man: Battlefield Casualties

Fantastic three minute video produced by Veterans for Peace UK, directed by Price James, written by Darren Cullen, and featuring Matt Berry. read more

Can we pay Chelsea Manning’s legal fees? Yes, we can!

Can we pay Chelsea Manning’s legal fees? Yes, we can!

New crowd-funding campaign for Chelsea Manning’s legal fees now underway! -Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation read more

SF Pride 2015 for Chelsea Manning

SF Pride 2015 for Chelsea Manning

On Sunday, June 28th, Courage to Resist and the Chelsea Manning Support Network organized more than 100 supporters to represent our ... read more

Free Robert Weilbacher!

Free Robert Weilbacher!

Update: RESISTER ROBERT WEILBACHER IS FREE! December 1, 2015 By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. May 19, 2015 “There are some ... read more

Medic unjustly denied CO discharge sues Army

May 5, 2015 update: With your help, we were able to raise $2,000 for Robert Weilbacher’s appeal effort within a few a hours. The ... read more

Sgt Bergdahl’s lawyer on Democracy Now!

 March 31, 2015 by Courage to Resist Sgt Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison for desertion charges brought by the US Army. But Sgt ... read more

Message from veterans to drone operators

Message from veterans to drone operators

Message from Veterans to Drone Operators and Support Personnel at Creech Air Force Base By Courage to Resist, Veterans for Peace, and ... read more

Anti-drone protesters arrested at Creech Air Force Base

Anti-drone protesters arrested at Creech Air Force Base

March 9, 2015 by Courage to Resist At Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, 140+ activists joined together for a national ... read more

Honolulu, March 10th: Chelsea Manning & war resisters

WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and US military war resisters today Presentation by JEFF PATERSON, former Kaneohe Bay Marine ... read more

USMC 1st Lt Jacob Bridge, Conscientious Objector

USMC 1st Lt Jacob Bridge, Conscientious Objector

Seeing the planes going into the Twin Towers made me feel like the planes were crashing into my heart when they went into the building. read more

An American sniper

Chris Kyle’s war was not my war. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should ... read more

Army SSgt exposes murder cover-up at Gitmo

January 15, 2015 Former US Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman has just published his book “Murder at Camp Delta.” He was stationed in ... read more

Conscientious Objection and Secularism

By Courage to Resist. January 8, 2015 Our friends at the Center on Conscience & War (CCW), who extend and defend the rights of ... read more

Military and gov’t agents who refused to torture

By the American Civil Liberties Union. December 15, 2014 We will never know the names of so many of the CIA officers who spoke out ... read more

Objector Sara Beining released from jail, discharge soon!

Help us pay off Sara’s legal fees so that she can begin rebuilding her life today! By Courage to Resist. December 10, 2014 ... read more

André Shepherd gets favorable opinion from EU’s top court

US war resister seeking asylum in Germany recently received great news from the EU’s top court prior to his upcoming immigration ... read more

Tomas Young (1979-2014)

November 11, 2014. Excerpts from CommonDreams obituary Iraq war veteran and outspoken Iraq war critic Tomas Young has died at the age ... read more

Objector Sara Beining sentencing Dec. 9th

Statement from Sara Beining’s civilian defense attorney. November 19, 2014 Click here to contribute to Sara Beining’s legal ... read more

FOIA request turns up Courage to Resist leaflet

November 19, 2014. By Courage to Resist This law enforcement bulletin was recently released in response to a Freedom of Information ... read more

“Stand with Ferguson protesters, not the police!”

Veterans’ appeal to National Guard: “Stand with Ferguson protesters, not the police!” November 18, 2014. By March ... read more

Army refuser Sara Beining arrested and jailed after going AWOL again

The Nuclear Resister. September, 26, 2014 Click here to contribute to Sara Beining’s legal defense and prison fund A single ... read more

Vet comes forward: Drones more dangerous than gov’t admits

Vet comes forward: Drones more dangerous than gov’t admits

Courage to Resist. September 25, 2014 For years, drone usage has been sold to the American public as a safer option, potentially ... read more

Jacob David George (1982-2014)

Jacob David George (1982-2014)

Courage to Resist. September 19, 2014 “I’m a bicycle ridin, banjo pickin, peace ramblin hillbilly from the Ouachita Mountains of ... read more

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

By Yael Even Or, Washington Post. July 23, 2014 Whenever the Israeli army drafts the reserves — which are made up of ex-soldiers — ... read more

US Navy nurse courageously refuses to force feed prisoner

Associated Press. July 16, 2014 A US navy nurse has refused to force-feed prisoners who are on an extended hunger strike at Guantánamo ... read more

New call to resist illegal war

A NEW CALL TO RESIST ILLEGAL WAR AND ILLEGITIMATE AUTHORITY By Courage to Resist. July 3, 2014 Courage to Resist calls on all U.S. ... read more

No more US intervention in Iraq!

  Veterans For Peace organizes nationwide protests against war. June 20, 2014 Protests across the nation focused on stopping a ... read more

GI Resister Spc Shepherd at European Court of Justice

GI Resister Spc Shepherd at European Court of Justice

In late 2008, US Army Specialist André Shepherd filed an application for political asylum in Germany. On June 25, 2014, the European ... read more

Welcome home Sgt. Bergdahl!

Welcome home Sgt. Bergdahl!

Bowe Bergdahl and the moral rot of American exceptionalism By Winston Warfield, CounterPunch. June 8, 2010. “The future is too good to ... read more

Pride 2014: We stand with Chelsea Manning

Pride 2014: We stand with Chelsea Manning

San Francisco, CA – Sunday, June 29SF PRIDE! 2014 Chelsea Manning Parade ContingentOrganized by Courage to Resist & Chelsea Manning read more

Berkeley objector day peace flag raising

Berkeley objector day peace flag raising

Thanks to all of our friends who joined us on May 15th to celebrate International Conscientious Objectors’ Day and Berkeley C.O. and ... read more

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Excerpts from Dave Zirin’s “Knocked the Hell Out by ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali'”, The Nation. Posted May 1, ... read more

Chelsea Manning celebrates formal name change

Chelsea Manning celebrates formal name change

By Chelsea Manning. April 23, 2014 Today is an exciting day. A judge in the state of Kansas has officially ordered my name to be ... read more

Message from Chelsea Manning

Message from Chelsea Manning

By Chelsea Manning. March 17, 2014 In preparing for the appeals phase of my legal proceedings, I have worked with Courage to Resist and read more

Iraq War vet Ryan Endicott

RT interview. March 19, 2014. Iraq War veteran Ryan Endicott, discussing the lasting legacy of the war on the 11th anniversary of the ... read more

Chris Munoz, Army Conscientious Objector

Chris Munoz, Army Conscientious Objector

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. March 17, 2014 “I could see that it disturbed some of them [who had been deployed].  Some showed ... read more

War College says Courage to Resist impedes recruiting

War College says Courage to Resist impedes recruiting

By Mike Mckee, Courage to Resist. March 17, 2014 A recently circulated academic paper from a U.S. Army War College research fellow ... read more

West Coast GI Coffeehouse Tour underway

West Coast GI Coffeehouse Tour underway

In a campaign reminiscent of Vietnam War days, military veterans and family members will travel to ten west coast cities promoting GI ... read more

War resister Sara Beining needs our help!

War resister Sara Beining needs our help!

Campaign to raise $7,500 for Sara’s legal assistance underway!190 supporters have donated over $5,200 (Feb. 12 ... read more

Chelsea Manning’s attorney speaks to supporters

Chelsea Manning’s attorney speaks to supporters

Video of a presentation by attorney David Coombs, Seattle, Washington on December 11, 2013. Transcript of presentation by Mr. Coombs, ... read more

Kimberly Rivera released from military prison!

Kimberly Rivera released from military prison!

By Courage to Resist. December 13, 2013 Yesterday, Iraq War resister Kimberly Rivera stepped out of the Miramar military confinement ... read more

Pvt. Manning attorney to speak in LA, Oakland, Seattle

Pvt. Manning attorney to speak in LA, Oakland, Seattle

David Coombs, attorney for American prisoner of conscience US Army Pvt. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, will speak at three ... read more

School of the Americas report back

School of the Americas report back

Courage to Resist. December 2, 2013 Since 1990, many thousands of people from all walks of life have gathered each November to protest ... read more

Jailed war resister gives birth

Jailed war resister gives birth

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist. November 26, 2013 Under public pressure, Balboa Medical Center reversed it’s stated policy and ... read more

Tear down the walls!

Tear down the walls!

Michael McKee, Courage to Resist. November 20, 2013 Members of the Courage to Resist collective and the Private Manning Support Network read more

Under the Hood Café and Outreach Center

Under the Hood Café and Outreach Center

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. November 13, 2013 In February, 2014, Under the Hood Café and Outreach Center will be five years old.  ... read more

Imprisoned pregnant resister seeks early release for birth

Imprisoned pregnant resister seeks early release for birth

495 supporters from around the world write letters in support of clemency application Donations to assist the Rivera family can be made read more

Team Manning: How a grassroots crew took on the US Army

Team Manning: How a grassroots crew took on the US Army

By Rena Guay, Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild. September 30, 2013 Thanks to help from the Task Force, I was able ... read more

Pvt. Manning October 2013 Newsletter

Pvt. Manning October 2013 Newsletter

Our October 2013 PDF Newsletter read more

Join us for Tear Down the Walls National Gathering 2013

Join us for Tear Down the Walls National Gathering 2013

Tucson, Arizona ~ November 1-3 This fall, Courage to Resist will be joining our fiscal sponsor, the Alliance for Global Justice — read more

AWOL US soldier before the European Court of Justice

AWOL US soldier before the European Court of Justice

André Shepherd’s political asylum case to be heard in Luxemburg soon September 16, 2013. Connection-eV (Germany) “It is ... read more

Resist war with Syria

Resist war with Syria

Courage to Resist. September 11, 2013 In the past few years, tens of thousands of service members have resisted illegal war and ... read more

Coffee Strong reborn as GI Rights counseling center

Coffee Strong reborn as GI Rights counseling center

A Courage to Resist interview with Alex Bacon, Coffee Strong co-founder and staff member Courage to Resist recently contributed $500 to read more

Pvt. Manning post-sentencing press conference

Pvt. Manning post-sentencing press conference

August 21, 2013. Pvt. Manning post-sentencing press conference hosted the Bradley Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist. ... read more

David Coombs interview with Alexa O’Brien

David Coombs interview with Alexa O’Brien

Attorney David Coombs reacts to 35 year prison sentence for WikiLeaks whistle-blower Pvt. Manning. Exclusive interview with Alexa ... read more

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy

Month-long sentencing phase now determines fate By the Bradley Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist. July 30, 2013 “We won the read more

NY Times ad declares: We are Bradley Manning

NY Times ad declares: We are Bradley Manning

Courage to Resist. July 25, 2013 Courage to Resist and the Bradley Manning Support Network published a full-page ad in The New York ... read more

Hell no, he won’t go? NBC News features objector Chris Munoz

Hell no, he won’t go? NBC News features objector Chris Munoz

By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor. July 22, 2013 As his fellow First Cavalry soldiers stow their gear in Afghanistan, a 22-year-old ... read more

Army set to deploy Conscientious Objector

Army set to deploy Conscientious Objector

By the Oklahoma Center for Conscience. July 1, 2013 Update: War objector Army PV2 Christopher Munoz was ordered to deploy on July 4, ... read more

Epic Bradley Manning contingent storms SF Pride

Epic Bradley Manning contingent storms SF Pride

Over one thousand marched in Bradley Manning support contingent at SF Pride 2013 SAN FRANCISCO – July 1 – Over 1,000 ... read more

Pride in Bradley at SF Pride 2013

Pride in Bradley at SF Pride 2013

Official Bradley Manning SF Pride contingentSunday, June 30th, 2013 ~ Meet up at 11:00amBeale St., between Howard & Mission, San ... read more

A decade of resistance to endless war

A decade of resistance to endless war

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. June 25, 2013. Reprinted from The Broken Rifle. The most powerful weapon we have against war is the ... read more

All out for Bradley! June 1-8

All out for Bradley! June 1-8

Mass Rally for Bradley Manning at Ft. Meade, Maryland on Saturday, June 1st. Info: 1pm gather (Reece Road and US 175, Fort Meade, ... read more

LGBTQ leaders uphold Bradley Manning Pride honor

LGBTQ leaders uphold Bradley Manning Pride honor

Donate here to help us publish this open letter in San Francisco, including the SF Bay Reporter and SF Chronicle. May 2, 2013 Recently, read more

International Conscientious Objector Day May 15

International Conscientious Objector Day May 15

In Berkeley, California, join us on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Wednesday, May 15th, to celebrate the 7th Annual ... read more

Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera sentenced to 14 months

Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera sentenced to 14 months

Please help us provide humanitarian assistance to these courageous objectors with your contribution to the Rivera Family Support Fund ... read more

Interview with war resister Kimberly Rivera, trial Monday

Interview with war resister Kimberly Rivera, trial Monday

Courage to Resist interview of US Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera as she anticipates her approaching court martial trial for ... read more

Grant awarded to Courage to Resist

Grant awarded to Courage to Resist

By Courage to Resist. April 15, 2013 Courage to Resist is a proud recipient of a grant this tax day by the Northern California War Tax ... read more

Justin Colby sentenced to 9 months jail

Justin Colby sentenced to 9 months jail

Please write a letter today in support of this objector’s early release Update April 19, 2013: War resister Justin Colby ... read more

US War objector-in-exile Jules Tindungan

US War objector-in-exile Jules Tindungan

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. March 15, 2013 “We treated them like dog shit. We’d roll into a village and the guys would throw read more

Bradley Manning explains why he gave docs to WikiLeaks

Bradley Manning explains why he gave docs to WikiLeaks

By Army PFC Bradley Manning. Read to Judge Denise Lind, Fort Meade courtroom, February 28, 2013. Transcript by the Bradley Manning ... read more

Canadian court rules for US war resister Jules Tindungan

Canadian court rules for US war resister Jules Tindungan

Refugee Protection Division ignored evidence that US military justice system fails to meet basic fairness standards By the War ... read more

Bradley Manning’s fight for justice at Ft. Meade

Bradley Manning’s fight for justice at Ft. Meade

Recent rulings in Bradley’s pre-trial hearings–Trial delayed until June By the Bradley Manning Support Network.  January 23, 2013. ... read more

Saluting Bradley Manning, 1/31 Berkeley CA benefit

Saluting Bradley Manning, 1/31 Berkeley CA benefit

Saluting Bradley Manning Presented by Courage to Resist and KPFA RadioThursday, January 31, 7:30 pmFirst Congregational Church of ... read more

Robynn Murray in support of our war resisters in Canada

January 18, 2013 Iraq veteran and subject of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Poster Girl” Robynn Murray’s ... read more

An appeal from Mario and the Rivera Family

An appeal from Mario and the Rivera Family

Kimberly Rivera currently awaits court martial at Fort Carson, Colorado, for seeking refuge in Canada while objecting to the Iraq War. ... read more

Presentation by Bradley’s attorney David Coombs

David Coombs, defense attorney in the WikiLeaks-related case, US. v. Bradley Manning, gave his first public presentation to an audience read more

Bradley Manning accepts responsibility

Bradley Manning accepts responsibility

Why, what it means (and doesn’t), and what next By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist. November 19, 2012. Published at ... read more

Write a letter of support for Kimberly Rivera

Write a letter of support for Kimberly Rivera

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Rivera Family Support Fund:https://co.clickandpledge.com/?wid=58528 The dire ... read more

The dire situation of objector Kimberly Rivera and her family

The dire situation of objector Kimberly Rivera and her family

Mario Rivera interviewed by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. October 27, 2012 Mario Rivera is the husband of Kimberly Rivera, the U.S. ... read more

Micah Turner, AWOL and on the road

Micah Turner, AWOL and on the road

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. October 12, 2012 I had the honor of interviewing my new hero, Army Sgt. Micah Turner, the other day.   read more

Sgt Micah Turner speaks out while AWOL

Courage to Resist. October 9, 2012 US Army Sgt Micah Turner, a 24-year-old veterans of both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, spoke out ... read more

‘We don’t have to go to Afghanistan’

‘We don’t have to go to Afghanistan’

On the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, veterans deploy to Fort Lewis with message of hope Courage to Resist (via March ... read more

Brad McCall, Iraq War resister finally out of Army

Brad McCall, Iraq War resister finally out of Army

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. October 10, 1012 In 2006, Brad McCall joined the Regular Army Infantry.  For the back-story on why he ... read more

Speedy trial denied for Bradley Manning

Speedy trial denied for Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, has filed a 117-page motion calling for the dismissal of all charges with prejudice, for lack ... read more

The journey of war resister Skyler James

The journey of war resister Skyler James

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. September 28, 2012 “Courage to Resist helped me in many ways…and just altogether being ... read more

In memory of Joshua Casteel

In memory of Joshua Casteel

By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist. August 31, 2012 An Arabic translator, Joshua Casteel deployed to Iraq with the 202nd Military ... read more

Rallies at Obama offices for Bradley Manning, vets arrested

Rallies at Obama offices for Bradley Manning, vets arrested

Call for action at Obama campaign offices nationwide Sept. 6th during DNC August 17, 2012. By the Bradley Manning Support Network. Six ... read more

Papo Rodriguez returns after PTSD related AWOL

Papo Rodriguez returns after PTSD related AWOL

By Tod Ensign, Citizen Soldier. August 15, 2012 E/4 Catalino “Papo” Rodriguez, 30, from Aberdeen, MD surrendered at the ... read more

3-star general ordered Bradley’s unlawful, brutal treatment

3-star general ordered Bradley’s unlawful, brutal treatment

By the Bradley Manning Support Network. August 13, 2012 David Coombs, civilian legal counsel for accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower PFC ... read more

Justice demands Bradley Manning be released

Justice demands Bradley Manning be released

By Courage to Resist.  July 14, 2012 Army PFC Bradley Manning is accused of releasing to the public tens of thousands of documents ... read more

US war resister in sanctuary of Canadian church

US war resister in sanctuary of Canadian church

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. July 8, 2012 Join us in helping Rodney with his monthly food and phone expenses. Please donate via our read more

Poor PTSD help forced Sgt. Brook Lindsey AWOL

Poor PTSD help forced Sgt. Brook Lindsey AWOL

By Keegan Hamilton, Seattle Weekly. June 27, 2012 Courage to Resist is currently working with Seattle area supporters of Sgt. Lindsey ... read more

Message from Bradley Manning’s attorney

Message from Bradley Manning’s attorney

“Brad also asked me to specifically thank on his behalf the unflinching support of Courage to Resist…” By David ... read more

Military objectors throw back medals

By Courage to Resist. May 23, 2012 On May 20th, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Afghans for Peace lead a historic march on NATO in ... read more

Join the Bradley Manning SF Pride 2012 Contingent!

Join the Bradley Manning SF Pride 2012 Contingent!

Sunday, June 24. Meet up at 9:30am. Howard and Main Streets, San Francisco CA. Not in the SF Bay Area? Organizer your own Bradley ... read more

Bradley Manning contingent, Chicago anti-NATO march

Bradley Manning contingent, Chicago anti-NATO march

Descend upon Chicago for Bradley Manning! Sunday, May 20, 2012Grant Park, Chiago IL At the invitation of the White House, military and ... read more

Berkeley Peace Flag Raising 2012

Berkeley Peace Flag Raising 2012

By Courage to Resist. May 15, 2012 On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Courage to Resist activists helped celebrate the 6th ... read more

Stand with Bradley during April 24-26 hearing

Stand with Bradley during April 24-26 hearing

Events in the Washington DC area and internationally in support of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley ... read more

Protest our war economy on tax day

Protest our war economy on tax day

Oakland, California: April 17th at the Federal Building Please join Courage to Resist, Northern California War Tax Resistance, and ... read more

Life after GI war resistance

Life after GI war resistance

By Mike Wong, Vietnam War GI resister. March 20, 2012 Since the start of the Bush era, soldiers and veterans have been a core part of ... read more

GI Café opens in Germany

GI Café opens in Germany

By Helen Jaccard and Gerry Condon. March 25, 2012 U.S. soldiers in Germany now have a GI coffeehouse. The Clearing Barrel Bar and Café ... read more

Free Bradley events 3/24-4/1, Midwest and California

The campaign to free Bradley Manning: Midwest & California tours next week in Minneapolis, Washburn, Madison, Ann Arbor, ... read more

Manning prosecution incurably infected by misconduct

Manning prosecution incurably infected by misconduct

By Kevin Zeese. March 20, 2012 Last week I spent two days in court for a pretrial motions hearing in the court martial of Bradley ... read more

From Michael Thurman, recent objector

From Michael Thurman, recent objector

From Michael Thurman, recent GI resister. March 8, 2012 I applied for a conscientious objection discharge from the US Air Force in ... read more

Bradley Manning to be arraigned at Ft Meade on Feb 23

Bradley Manning to be arraigned at Ft Meade on Feb 23

Court martial expected in early May By the Bradley Manning Support Network. February 13, 2012 The US Army last week scheduled a formal ... read more

Courage to Resist and the International Humanities Center

Courage to Resist and the International Humanities Center

By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist project director. February 16, 2012 The Courage to Resist organizing collective was formed in late ... read more

Pacific Northwest tour: The campaign to free Bradley Manning

Pacific Northwest Jan/Feb events presented by Jeff Paterson Corvallis, Oregon – Monday, January 30 at 7:00pm – Oddfellows ... read more

300 rally, march on Ft Meade for Bradley

300 rally, march on Ft Meade for Bradley

By John Grant (photos by John Grant), In the Mind Field. December 18, 2011 Photos of Bradley, the vigil and rally, and courtroom ... read more

Accused WikiLeaker defense argues Obama must testify

Accused WikiLeaker defense argues Obama must testify

Legal team for Army PFC Bradley Manning fights for fair deal at pre-trial “Article 32” hearing, supporters rally Jeff Paterson, ... read more

Help us support Bradley

Help us support Bradley

From Emma Cape, Bradley Manning Support Network & Courage to Resist organizer. December 1, 2011 Donate to Courage to Resist. Help ... read more

Army sets Dec 16th pre-trial date for Bradley Manning

Army sets Dec 16th pre-trial date for Bradley Manning

By Courage to Resist. November 24, 2011 Last week the Army finally set a pre-trial hearing date for Bradley Manning, the heroic soldier read more

Iraq War veteran critically wounded by Oakland police during Occupy crackdown

Iraq War veteran critically wounded by Oakland police during Occupy crackdown

Scott Olsen. November 16, 2011 Scott is a Marine veteran who did two tours in Iraq. He was hit by a police projectile during the ... read more

The Struggle for conscientious objection in Colombia

The Struggle for conscientious objection in Colombia

Michael Thurman, Courage to Resist. November 16, 2011 I recently had the privilege to travel to Colombia to share my experiences as a ... read more

Courage to Resist receives RESIST grant

Courage to Resist receives RESIST grant

Courage to Resist. November 11, 2011 Courage to Resist, working on peace/anti-militarism issues and located in Oakland, California, has read more

Ft Bragg soldiers resist evangelization

Ft Bragg soldiers resist evangelization

Last year Fort Bragg military commanders hosted a conservative religious concert by Billy Graham Ministries. When atheist soldier Sgt. ... read more

AWOL in the Army overview updated

AWOL in the Army overview updated

By attorney James Branum. October 5, 2011 An updated overview of the issues of being AWOL in the US Army, including resolution. ... read more

Conscientious objector Daniel Birmingham speaks out

Conscientious objector Daniel Birmingham speaks out

By Daniel Birmingham. September 9, 2011 Daniel is a 21-year-old active-duty soldier with 1st Battalion, 377 Field Artillery Regiment at read more

Party for Bradley Sept. 9th and 10th

Party for Bradley Sept. 9th and 10th

Over 50 fundraising dinner parties and BBQ’s for Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower, are planned for Sept. 9th and read more

About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War

About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War

Available here from Amazon.com The Courage to Resist book, About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War from PM Press (Aug 2011) ... read more

LA Rising music festival

LA Rising music festival

Courage to Resist. August 9, 2011 We were excited to be a part of the LA Rising music festival last Saturday, July 30. As part of the ... read more

On the arrest of Naser Abdo

On the arrest of Naser Abdo

By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist. July 28, 2011 This morning we were shocked to learn of the arrest of Army PFC Naser Abdo (photo ... read more

TODAY, July 27th: National call in day for Bradley Manning

TODAY, July 27th: National call in day for Bradley Manning

Will you take a few minutes to make two important phone calls for Bradley today, Wednesday, July 27th? As you know, Bradley was ... read more

Pelican Bay prisoner support

Pelican Bay prisoner support

By Courage to Resist. July 18, 2011 Courage to Resist would like to extend support for those prisoners in Pelican Bay State Prison and ... read more

Hayes Carll performs his new song “KMAG YOYO”

Hayes Carll performs his new song “KMAG YOYO” (a military acronym for “Kiss My Ass Guys, You’re On Your ... read more

Let’s keep the river of truth flowing!

Let’s keep the river of truth flowing!

By Rebecca Solnit and David Solnit. July 14, 2011 Please join us in supporting Courage to Resist’s work—an amazingly effective ... read more

UK medic refuses firearms training after reading WikiLeaks docs

UK medic refuses firearms training after reading WikiLeaks docs

By James Ball, UK Guardian. July 5, 2011 Michael Lyons sentenced to seven months’ detention after developing moral objections to ... read more

Bradley Manning expresses appreciation to supporters

Bradley Manning expresses appreciation to supporters

By David Coombs, attorney for Bradley Manning. June 28, 2011 It has been a little over two months since PFC Manning was moved from ... read more

Adam Winfield: Whistle-blower or murderer?

Adam Winfield: Whistle-blower or murderer?

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. June 10, 2011 “Allegedly, one soldier in 3rd platoon, Adam Winfield, attempted to be a ... read more

Rally for Bradley at Leavenworth, June 4th

Rally for Bradley at Leavenworth, June 4th

Rally to protest the indefinite detention of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning, Saturday, June 4th at Leavenworth, ... read more

I am Bradley Manning

Courage to Resist. May 16, 2011 Check out our new video below, and then join the “I am Bradley Manning” campaign at ... read more

ACLU sues on behalf of Bradley Manning supporter

ACLU sues on behalf of Bradley Manning supporter

By ACLU. May 13, 2011 On May 13, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in federal ... read more

Conscientious Objectors’ and War Resisters’ Day

Conscientious Objectors’ and War Resisters’ Day

Berkeley, California – On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Celebrate the 5th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ ... read more

Campaign ends torturous treatment of Bradley Manning!

Campaign ends torturous treatment of Bradley Manning!

Supporters of accused WikiLeaks source vow to fight on for open trial and freedom By the Bradley Manning Support Network. May 5, 2011 ... read more

President’s comments = Unlawful Command Influence

President’s comments = Unlawful Command Influence

Video and transcript of Obama’s declaration of Bradley Manning’s guilt By the Bradley Manning Support Network. April 25, 2011 On ... read more

Supporters cause ruckus over Manning at President’s fundraiser

Supporters cause ruckus over Manning at President’s fundraiser

Accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower becomes focus of breakfast with President Barack Obama By the Bradley Manning Support Network. April ... read more

Criticism grows over Bradley’s detainment

Criticism grows over Bradley’s detainment

By the Bradley Manning Support Network. April 14, 2011 Mistreatment criticized by over 300 law professors and the United Nation’s read more

Half million people sign letter for Bradley Manning; top legal scholars call on government to end torturous treatment

Half million people sign letter for Bradley Manning; top legal scholars call on government to end torturous treatment

By Courage to Resist. April 12, 2011 The international activist website Avvaz.org has joined the campaign to support Bradley Manning in read more

We need your help to support Bradley and all resisters

We need your help to support Bradley and all resisters

Courage to Resist. March 28, 2011 Donate online now, or more donation information You might already have been a regular supporter of ... read more

Global Bradley Manning action days, March 19-20

Global Bradley Manning action days, March 19-20

A few of the reports, photos, and videos from around the world: Veterans lead march on White House to free Bradley Manning and end ... read more

Bradley Manning facing death with new charge of “aiding enemy”

Bradley Manning facing death with new charge of “aiding enemy”

By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist. March 2, 2011 US Army News Release: New Charges Against Pfc. Manning | Updated US Army Charge ... read more

Naval Academy grad’s successful objector bid

Naval Academy grad’s successful objector bid

By Paul Vitello, NY Times. February 22, 2011 The question that changed Michael Izbicki’s life appeared on a psychological exam he read more

Vets urge Wisconsin Nat’l Guard to “side with the people”

Vets urge Wisconsin Nat’l Guard to “side with the people”

By IVAW. February 25, 2011 Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) calls on all U.S. military service members to refuse and resist any ... read more

Bradley Manning campaign updates and alerts

Bradley Manning campaign updates and alerts

By Courage to Resist. February 23, 2011 A month after CW02 Denise Barnes took over command of the Quantico brig, accused WikiLeaks ... read more

In wake of protest, PayPal reinstates service

In wake of protest, PayPal reinstates service

By Courage to Resist and the Bradley Manning Support Network SAN FRANCISCO, 25 February 2011 (5pm PST) — Reacting to an enormous ... read more

PayPal cuts service to Courage to Resist, Bradley Manning support

Due to high traffic, we have had to removed the content of the PayPal press release. Too many folks were trying to read it at once! ... read more

Quantico, VA: Rally for Bradley! March 20

Quantico, VA: Rally for Bradley! March 20

Rally at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia to support accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Army Pfc. Bradley Manning on March 20th! ... read more

Visitor provides update on Bradley Manning’s condition

Visitor provides update on Bradley Manning’s condition

By Courage to Resist. February 6, 2011 After being detained and questioned the previous weekend, Bradley Manning Support Network member read more

National White House call-in day to support Bradley Manning

National White House call-in day to support Bradley Manning

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011~ 9am to 5pm EST White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414 (or the White House comments line after hours: ... read more

Military statements regarding Bradley Manning “patently false”

Military statements regarding Bradley Manning “patently false”

Replacement of Quantico brig commander provides military opportunity to end mistreatment of alleged WikiLeaks whistle-blower By the ... read more

Amnesty Int’l protests Bradley Manning abuse

Amnesty Int’l protests Bradley Manning abuse

By Susan Lee, Amnesty International Program Director, Americas Regional Program. January 19, 2011 Dear Secretary of Defense Robert M. ... read more

Military steps up retaliation against Bradley Manning

Military steps up retaliation against Bradley Manning

Following a rally by supporters Monday at Quantico, the military retaliated with an arbitrary "suicide watch" against Bradley read more

Bradley Manning supporters rally at Quantico

Bradley Manning supporters rally at Quantico

30k petitions protesting inhumane conditions to be delivered this weekend By Courage to Resist. Select images above for larger versions read more

Former Quantico commander objects to Manning treatment

Former Quantico commander objects to Manning treatment

From David C. MacMichael. January 19, 2011 Dear Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos: As a former regular Marine Corps ... read more

Support grows for Manning; Confinement conditions protested

Support grows for Manning; Confinement conditions protested

Overview of important developments in the international campaign to free accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower US Army PFC Bradley Manning. ... read more

Help end the inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning

Help end the inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning Support Network. Updated January 11, 2011 The Marine Brig at Quantico, Virginia is using “injury ... read more

Thousands rally to defend accused whistle-blower Bradley Manning

Thousands rally to defend accused whistle-blower Bradley Manning

"The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention" by Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com (December 15, 2010) is an urgent read more

Bradley Manning defense funds update

Bradley Manning defense funds update

The Bradley Manning Support Network accepts responsibility for all expenses to defend accused Wikileak whistle-blower Army PFC Bradley ... read more

Send a holiday message to Bradley Manning!

Send a holiday message to Bradley Manning!

Bradley Manning Support Network. November 11, 2010 This winter, millions of people will be sending cards to friends and loved ones ... read more

Bradly Manning organizing kit and holiday gift ideas

Bradly Manning organizing kit and holiday gift ideas

We want to make it as easy as possible for folks to get involved in the campaign to free accused Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley ... read more

Courage to Resist needs your support

Courage to Resist needs your support

Dec 2010 newsletter now available! By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist. November 15, 2010 It’s been quite a ride the last four ... read more

Bradley Manning legal update and overview

Bradley Manning legal update and overview

We expect the pre-trial hearing of accused Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning to take place early 2011, followed by trial about ... read more

Iraq veterans support Bradley Manning

Iraq veterans support Bradley Manning

"Authorities were quick to vilify Army Specialist Bradley Manning … Yet we insist that it is the right of the U.S. public to read more

Now a program of the Alliance for Global Justice

Now a program of the Alliance for Global Justice

Courage to Resist. October 12, 2010 Courage to Resist is now a program of the Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ)! We would like to ... read more

Operation Recovery launched to resist repeated deployments

Operation Recovery launched to resist repeated deployments

Iraq Veterans Against the War. October 7, 2010 Thousands of troops are being sent to war despite suffering from Post Traumatic Stress ... read more

Over 20 cities rally support for Bradley Manning

Over 20 cities rally support for Bradley Manning

The Days of Action to Support Bradley Manning kicked off with packed hall in Oakland, Thursday, September 16, "Afghanistan: ... read more

Chelsea Manning Defense Fund

Chelsea Manning Defense Fund

The Chelsea Manning Defense Fund succeed because over 25,000 people stepped forward to save Chelsea’s life. Together, we did ... read more

Bradley Manning lawyer hired, advisory panel formed

Bradley Manning lawyer hired, advisory panel formed

“He’s aware of all the people who are rallying to his support. So his spirits are relatively good.” – Bradley ... read more

SF Bay events to support Bradley Manning

SF Bay events to support Bradley Manning

Thursday, September 16, 7pm ~ Oakland, California Afghanistan: Occupation, Wikileaks, and accused whistle-blower Bradley Manning A ... read more

Whistleblowing is not a crime

Whistleblowing is not a crime

By Tommi Avicolli-Mecca. August 25, 2010 I’m old enough to remember when Daniel Ellsberg blew the whistle on the lies of the ... read more

Attention resisters who were interviewed our audio project

Attention resisters who were interviewed our audio project

Attention resisters who were interviewed for the Courage to Resist Audio Project: We need to contact you. By Courage to Resist. August ... read more

Bradley Manning defense fund FAQ

Bradley Manning defense fund FAQ

By Jeff Paterson, Project Director of Courage to Resist. Updated August 31, 2011 Answers to questions regarding the Bradley Manning ... read more

Free Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower

Free Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower

Photos from the "Free Bradley Manning" rally Aug. 8 at USMC Quantico Base, VA Bradley Manning Support Network, ... read more

I thought the winds of change were coming…

I thought the winds of change were coming…

US Army Private. July 21, 2010 I would just like to say this website is a safe-haven for me when I thought there was none. I recently ... read more

We need your support to move forward

We need your support to move forward

Our printed triannual newsletter and report is in the mail. If you have not gotten yours yet, just drop us a note with your postal ... read more

Defend Bradley Manning! Facing 52 years for sharing video

Defend Bradley Manning! Facing 52 years for sharing video

By Courage to Resist. July 14, 2010 “From what I’ve heard of (Pfc. Bradley) Manning, he is a new hero of mine.” ... read more

GI Resistance at the US Social Forum

GI Resistance at the US Social Forum

Join us for "Building a Military Resistance Movement: Veterans, Service Members & Allies Organizing Together" presented ... read more

This Memorial Day, remember need to resist war

This Memorial Day, remember need to resist war

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist for OaklandSeen. May 31, 2010 This memorial day, it is not enough to remember those killed in war. We ... read more

Important week for U.S. war resisters in Canada

Important week for U.S. war resisters in Canada

Gerry Condon, Veterans for Peace organizer. May 26, 2010 This week was very important for the 200 U.S. war resisters who are seeking ... read more

Message from recently released objector Nicole Mitchell

Message from recently released objector Nicole Mitchell

By Army Spc Nicole Mitchell. June 20, 2010 I just wanted to give a big thank you for posting an outreach for support in regard to my ... read more

Support Joe Glenton, UK Army Afganistan War objector

Support Joe Glenton, UK Army Afganistan War objector

By Mike Ferner, president of Veterans for Peace. May 20, 2010 Dear Brother Glenton, Speaking for over 7,000 members of Veterans For ... read more

Letter of reconciliation and responsibility to the Iraqi people

Letter of reconciliation and responsibility to the Iraqi people

By Josh Stieber and Ethan McCord, former US Army specialists, www.lettertoiraq.com. April 20, 2010 A newly released Wikileaks ... read more

Eric Jasinski from the Bell County Jail

By Eric Jasinski, Iraq veteran. Updated April 27, 2010 Eric recently served a month in a county jail for going AWOL in order to seek ... read more

IRR refusers now cut off from some “Post-9/11 GI Bill” benefits

IRR refusers now cut off from some “Post-9/11 GI Bill” benefits

By Jeff Paterson and Adam Seibert, Courage to Resist. April 22, 2010 GI Counseling Alert – As of March 2010, some members of the ... read more

Truth Commission finds “selective objection” recognition needed

Truth Commission finds “selective objection” recognition needed

By Courage to Resist. April 13, 2010 The Truth Commission on Conscience in War was held last month at the Riverside Church in New York ... read more

Rebirthing the anti-war movement

Rebirthing the anti-war movement

By Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist, and Clare Bayard, Catalyst Project. March 19, 2010 Think back seven years ago to this day. Where ... read more

Seeking a ‘real’ end to Iraq War

Seeking a ‘real’ end to Iraq War

By Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist, for Al Jazeera. March 19, 2010 On the eve of the the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of ... read more

Without your help I would be in jail

Without your help I would be in jail

“Thank you for all your help. Without Courage to Resist, I would be in jail.” —Army Spc. Alexis Hutchinson April 6, ... read more

Eric Jasinski jailed for not deplying to Iraq

Eric Jasinski jailed for not deplying to Iraq

Donate to Eric’s defense fund: couragetoresist.org/eric Write Eric in jail at: Eric Jasinski; 113 West Central Ave; Belton TX ... read more

City council recommends amnesty for war resisters

City council recommends amnesty for war resisters

Berkeley City Council recommends universal and unconditional amnesty for Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan war military resisters and ... read more

UK Soldier jailed for resisting Afghanistan deployment

UK Soldier jailed for resisting Afghanistan deployment

Courage to Resist. March 25, 2010 Joe Glenton, the first British soldier to serve in Afghanistan and publicly speak out against ... read more

US Policy: More war, less relief

US Policy: More war, less relief

By Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist for ZNet. January 24, 2010. As Haiti asks the world for help turning around the destruction wrought ... read more

Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist. February 1, 2009 Historian. WWII veteran. Author. Activist. GI resistance supporter. I remember ... read more

UK Soldier arrested for resisting Afghanistan deployment

UK Soldier arrested for resisting Afghanistan deployment

By supporters of Joe Glenton. January 19, 2010 Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, the UK soldier who faces desertion charges for refusing to ... read more

Activist veterans group calls for troops to refuse

Activist veterans group calls for troops to refuse

March Forward!, an ANSWER Coalition affiliate, has renewed the “political challenge to troops” call done last by Call to ... read more

Eric Jasinski forced to go AWOL for PTSD care

Eric Jasinski forced to go AWOL for PTSD care

Please donate to Eric’s defense at couragetoresist.org/eric Eric’s story was featured on the front page of The New York ... read more

Leo Church released from Ft Lewis stockade

Leo Church released from Ft Lewis stockade

Amanda and Leo Church By Courage to Resist. December 11, 2009 Two days ago, Leo Church was finally released from the Ft. Lewis ... read more

My situation in Germany

My situation in Germany

By André Shepherd. November 30, 2009 Wow what a year this has been! I cannot believe that so much time has passed since I first ... read more

Dialogues Against Militarism report from Israel/Palestine

Dialogues Against Militarism report from Israel/Palestine

DAM activists Stephen Funk, Sarah Lazare, and Clare Bayard. Bil’in, Israel/Palestine 11/13/09 Update from Sarah Lazare, Courage to ... read more

Preparing undeployables for the Afghan Front

Preparing undeployables for the Afghan Front

By Dahr Jamail and Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist, for TomDispatch. November 11, 2009 As the Obama administration debates whether to ... read more

Army sends infant to protective services, mom to Afghanistan

Army sends infant to protective services, mom to Afghanistan

Army has mom, Alexis Hutchinson, arrested and 11-month old son put into county foster care system. Donate to Alexis’ legal and ... read more

Hope, courage and support

Hope, courage and support

This is an amazingly effective, bare-bones organization. I’m asking you to become a monthly sustainer or to make a ... read more

Solidarity statement to war resisters from RAWA

Solidarity statement to war resisters from RAWA

Solidarity statement to U.S. war resisters and Afghanistan occupation veterans from Zoya, Revolutionary Association of the Women of ... read more

Can you be one percent of the solution?

Can you be one percent of the solution?

By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Project Director September 24, 2009 Dear Friend, I’m writing today out of urgent necessity. ... read more

At the Power to the Peaceful festival

By Manifest Positivity. September 23, 2009 Courage to Resist organizer Michael Thurman introduces folks to our mission in support of ... read more

Lesbian war resister asks for Canada asylum

Lesbian war resister asks for Canada asylum

By Janice Tibbetts, Canwest News Service. September 9, 2009 A lesbian soldier who deserted the U.S. military appealed to a Canadian ... read more

Leo Church: Imprisoned for putting family first

Leo Church: Imprisoned for putting family first

Leo Church has been transfer to Ft Lewis, Washington to serve the remainder of his eight month sentence. Leo welcomes your letters of ... read more

Many different enemies: Afghan women fight for their country

Many different enemies: Afghan women fight for their country

Iconic photo of Afghani woman Following up on our "Afghanistan: 10 Reasons to Resist" leaflet, we believe this interview is ... read more

Courage to Resist joins Vandenberg protest

Courage to Resist joins Vandenberg protest

By Courage to Resist. August 23, 2009 Before sunrise this morning, the U.S. Air Force launched a Minuteman III Intercontinental ... read more

Why we protest Chevron

Why we protest Chevron

Anti-War movement joins the climate justice movement. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 11:30am at RICHMOND BART 16th St. & Macdonald Ave., ... read more

GI Resistance under the radar

GI Resistance under the radar

By Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist for Truthout. August 3, 2009 An interview with two former soldiers who describe how they helped ... read more

Afghanistan: Ten reasons to resist

Afghanistan: Ten reasons to resist

By Courage to Resist. August 5, 2009 [PDF Leaflet-short version] Like Iraq, it is also illegal No military solution to terrorism Funds ... read more

“Supporting GI resistance” workshop

“Supporting GI resistance” workshop

By Courage to Resist. July 16, 2009 For the third consecutive year, Courage to Resist is presenting a workshop on supporting GI ... read more

GI outreach info cards and stickers now available

GI outreach info cards and stickers now available

By Courage to Resist. July 14, 2009 Courage to Resist organizers and supporters have been reaching out to military personnel for a few ... read more

“Portraits of Courage” paintings of GI resisters

“Portraits of Courage” paintings of GI resisters

By Gregory Moore. Posted July 13, 2009 A series of portraits of US Soldiers who have publicly refused to fight in Iraq on moral ... read more

Questioning the war? You are not alone.

GI outreach PDF leaflet GI outreach leaflet by Courage to Resist. June 17, 2009 "GI resistance against war is anything that gives ... read more

Direct GI resistance

Direct GI resistance

By Carl Davison. June 8, 2009 "As I expected, not long after presenting this to my whole chain of command and refusing to go on ... read more

“There’s no way I’m going to deploy to Afghanistan”

“There’s no way I’m going to deploy to Afghanistan”

By Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service. May 26, 2009 MARFA, Texas — “It’s a matter of what I’m willing to live ... read more

Wanted: Grassroots fundraising events for war resisters

Wanted: Grassroots fundraising events for war resisters

Army GI resisters Travis Bishop, Victor Agosto, and Dustin Stevens Help provide civilian legal defense funds for military GI resisters ... read more

GI Victor Agosto : ‘There is no way I will deploy to Afghanistan’

GI Victor Agosto : ‘There is no way I will deploy to Afghanistan’

The Army has told Specialist Victor Agosto that he will be deployed to Afghanistan. He has told the Army he won’t go. By Alice ... read more

Iraq vets rally against Stop-Loss at Ft. Lewis

Iraq vets rally against Stop-Loss at Ft. Lewis

Seth Manzel and Andrew VanDenBergh, GI Voice. Updated May 13, 2009 Iraq Veterans rallied directly outside Fort Lewis in Washington ... read more

Long time passing: Mothers speak out about war and terror

Long time passing: Mothers speak out about war and terror

By Courage to Resist and Susan Galleymore. April 29, 2009 Courage to Resist co-founder Susan Galleymore made international headlines by read more

Courage to Resist on Democracy Now!

Courage to Resist on Democracy Now!

Project Director Jeff Paterson with Fr. Louis Vitale on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. April 14, 2009 Watch video. Excerpts ... read more

35 Letter writing parties held to support resisters

35 Letter writing parties held to support resisters

By Courage to Resist. April 10, 2009 Congratulations, letter writing party organizers! All over the United States and in several ... read more

March on the Pentagon 3/21, resister outlines why

March on the Pentagon 3/21, resister outlines why

By James Circello. March 2, 2009 If we were to ask everyone planning to travel to Washington this month to march on the Pentagon, ... read more

GI Coffeehouse provides haven for war resisters

GI Coffeehouse provides haven for war resisters

Coffee Strong’s Michael William By Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist. Published by AlterNet. March 5, 2009 The milk frother screams read more

An appeal for support

An appeal for support

By Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist Project Coordinator February 24, 2009 [PDF leaflet] www.couragetoresist.org/donate We are entering a read more

GI Resisters gather in Chicago

GI Resisters gather in Chicago

By Patrick Dunn. Published on CommonDreams, February 23, 2009 With a new administration taking office in Washington, and an era of ... read more

Resister Brandon Neely on being a guard at Guantánamo

Resister Brandon Neely on being a guard at Guantánamo

When the Army recalled Brandon Neely from the Individual Ready Reserve, Brandon did not answer the call. Today he is president of the ... read more

Organizing training for active duty troops

Organizing training for active duty troops

CTR Project Coordinator Sarah Lazare with Coffee Strong workers By Courage to Resist. February 20, 2009 This past weekend, Courage to ... read more

National week of letter writing for war resisters

National week of letter writing for war resisters

Courage to Resist announces a National Week of Letter Writing to Show Support for War Resisters March 16-23, 2009 Where: In your ... read more

Organizing to win

Organizing to win

By David Solnit, Courage to Resist. January 16, 2009 issue of The Indypendent Barack Obama’s election seems to have dispelled ... read more

U.S. resisters’ solidarity with Israeli “shministim” refusers

U.S. resisters’ solidarity with Israeli “shministim” refusers

Statement signed by over two dozen U.S. military war resisters. Reprinted by AlterNet, Democracy Now, The Progressive, Common Dreams, ... read more

Write holiday greetings to war resisters

Write holiday greetings to war resisters

By Courage to Resist. December 9, 2008 The holidays are a difficult time for many folks, especially when separated from family and ... read more

“Support GI Resistance to War” poster available

“Support GI Resistance to War” poster available

Order poster here – enter "Courage to Resist" in the check out comments and we’ll get 50% of the proceeds. This ... read more

Packed Ithaca NY council supports Spc Steve Loope

Packed Ithaca NY council supports Spc Steve Loope

December 5, 2008 update – Spc. Loope turned himself in this morning at Ft. Drum. The Army may take some time to announce if they ... read more

Mentally ill soldier sentenced to 8 months in stockade

Mentally ill soldier sentenced to 8 months in stockade

Courage to Resist. November 18, 2008 update Daniel Sandate, a mentally ill US soldier, was deported from Canada and sentenced to 8 ... read more

Five simple things you can do

Five simple things you can do

…to organize war resister support in your community By Courage to Resist. November 7, 2008 Support networks are a vital part of ... read more

Sign the petition to support the Hempstead 15

Sign the petition to support the Hempstead 15

By Courage to Resist, November 7, 2008 On October 15, 2008, police attacked a peaceful gathering of Iraq Veterans Against the War and ... read more

Where we are at. An appeal for support

Where we are at. An appeal for support

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Project Director. November 14, 2008 www.couragetoresist.org/donate I’m proud to report that we ... read more

Where Courage to Resist came from

February 2003—Founding members of the future Courage to Resist (CTR) project organized the political and legal support of Marine L/Cpl ... read more

The G.I. movement against the war

The G.I. movement against the war

Kris Goldsmith with IVAW outside the RNC in St. Paul MN 9/1/08. Photo: Jeff Paterson/CTR By Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist Project ... read more

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts

Available now from Courage to Resist, by Aaron Glantz with forward by Anthony Swofford (paperback). “The only way this war is ... read more

When refusing to kill has a higher sentence than murder

When refusing to kill has a higher sentence than murder

Army Col. Ann Wright (ret.) outside Ft. Lewis WA Army Col. Ann Wright (ret.). September 20, 2008 From the beginning of the wars in ... read more

Iraq veterans march against war at the RNC

Iraq veterans march against war at the RNC

Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist. September 9, 2008 Throughout the Republican National Convention last week in St. Paul, John McCain was read more

In the shadow of the RNC, war resisters convene to stop war

In the shadow of the RNC, war resisters convene to stop war

Courage to Resist workshop on GI resistance with Hart Viges, Selena Coppa, and Matthis Chiroux Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist. August ... read more

Objector Robert Weiss released after 7 month sentence

Objector Robert Weiss released after 7 month sentence

November 9, 2008 update – Robert Weiss was released this morning from the military prison at Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, ... read more

Sgt. Matthis Chiroux declares Iraq recall resistance

Sgt. Matthis Chiroux declares Iraq recall resistance

“This occupation is unconstitutional and illegal and I hereby lawfully refuse to participate… I refuse to participate in ... read more

Thank you Lori

Thank you Lori

On April 30, 2008 Courage to Resist and SF Bay Area allies gathered to appreciate our staff organizer Lori Hurlebaus who recently ... read more

Equipment donations wanted

Equipment donations wanted

July 8, 2008 update Another way of supporting Courage to Resist is by donating "things", or making a donation earmarked for a read more

‘Body of War’ opens nationally

‘Body of War’ opens nationally

"Body of War" is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 ... read more

Body of War openings nationally

Body of War openings nationally

  NEW YORK – Begins Wed, April 9 IFC Center 323 6th Avenue (@ W 3rd St), Manhattan (map) click for tickets & showtimes ... read more

Winter Soldier report back

Winter Soldier report back

Courage to Resist. April 9, 2008 update Courage to Resist was proud to attend and support “Winter Soldier: Iraq and ... read more

Courage to Resist by Colonel Ann Wright, US Army (ret.)

Courage to Resist by Colonel Ann Wright, US Army (ret.)

Colonel Ann Wright, US Army (ret.) Former US diplomat and author What’s it going to take to end the illegal and unjust war and ... read more

Support Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan

Support Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan

End the war. Support the troops who oppose it. From March 13-16, 2008, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) members will gather near ... read more

Winter Soldier promotional postcards available

Winter Soldier promotional postcards available

WINTER SOLDIER PROMOTIONAL CARDS Please enter qty per pack 50 pack, $6 (.12 ea.) 100 pack, $10 (.10 ea.) 250 pack, $20 (.08 ea.) 500 ... read more

Hundreds of high school students rally against recruiting

Hundreds of high school students rally against recruiting

Berkeley students put pro-war, right-wing mob on defensive Courage to Resist. February 19, 2008 For months, the anti-war women’s ... read more

Col. Ann Wright, Courage to Resist event video

Col. Ann Wright, Courage to Resist event video

Cindy Sheehan and Daniel Ellsberg joined former diplomat Army Col. Ann Wright (ret.) for a Courage to Resist event in Oakland, ... read more

“Not us. We’re not going.”

“Not us. We’re not going.”

Soldiers in 2nd Platoon, Charlie 1-26 stage a 'mutiny' that pulls the unit apart  By Kelly Kennedy, Army Times. December ... read more

Ft. Huachuca rally to oppose torture

Ft. Huachuca rally to oppose torture

By Courage to Resist. November 21, 2007 The weekend before Thanksgiving, members of Courage to Resist traveled to southern Arizona to ... read more

New resister audio interview project

New resister audio interview project

By Courage to Resist. November 18, 2007 Courage to Resist presents our new audio interview project. In launching this new feature, we ... read more

Winter Soldier 2008

Winter Soldier 2008

On the weekend of 13-15 March, 2008 Iraq Veterans Against the War will assemble history’s largest gathering of US veterans of ... read more

AWOL Sgt. arrested after seeking PTSD treatment

AWOL Sgt. arrested after seeking PTSD treatment

Sgt. Brad Gaskins at Different Drummer Cafe, Watertown, NY. 11/14/07 By William Kates, Associated Press. November 14, 2007 SYRACUSE, ... read more

Oct 27 protest reports and photos

Oct 27 protest reports and photos

Sara Rich and son. Photo: Elliot Stoller Courage to Resist. November 9, 2007 In Seattle, Washington, Courage to Resist member Sara ... read more

Ryan Johnson: AWOL in Canada audio interview

Ryan Johnson: AWOL in Canada audio interview

Once in the military, Ryan began hearing heard many stories from GIs returning from Iraq and began to examine more critically what the ... read more

Under investigation for talking about ‘search & avoid’

Under investigation for talking about ‘search & avoid’

Eli Wright during anti-war march, St. Louis 8/19/07. Photo: Jeff Paterson / Courage to Resist Update November 3, 2007: The Army has ... read more

An appeal from Helga Aguayo and Sara Rich

An appeal from Helga Aguayo and Sara Rich

Wife of Army Spc. Agustín Aguayo; Mother of Army Spc. Suzanne Swift www.couragetoresist.org/donate October 26, 2007 Dear Friend, read more

Capt. Peter Brown wins victory against Army

Capt. Peter Brown wins victory against Army

West Point Grad Wins Objector Status By the Associated Press. October 16, 2007  FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point graduate read more

San Francisco Labor Conference to Stop the War!

San Francisco Labor Conference to Stop the War!

Saturday, October 20 – 9am to 5pm 400 North Point St. (at Mason St.), SF (map) Don’t miss the Courage to Resist presented ... read more

Vatican to venerate conscientious objector

Vatican to venerate conscientious objector

Franz Jagerstatter; soon-to-be Catholic Saint By Logan Laituri. September 19, 2007 Many conscientious service members have been ... read more

Catholics support GI resistance, initiate call to refuse

Catholics support GI resistance, initiate call to refuse

"Refuse to kill. Refuse the order to go to war … We know your resistance to war will be difficult and require great ... read more

Wisconsin Iraq vet returns medals to Rumsfeld

Wisconsin Iraq vet returns medals to Rumsfeld

Iraq vet Joshua Gaines By David Solnit, Courage to Resist / Army of None Project. September 26, 2007 "I swore an oath to protect ... read more

Farewell Dave Cline

Farewell Dave Cline

Dave Cline at the Oleo Strut, 1970 By David Zeiger, director of the film Sir! No Sir! September 18, 2007 "He has played a ... read more

“Where is the rage?” asks Iraq War veteran

“Where is the rage?” asks Iraq War veteran

By Army National Guard Spc. Justin Cliburn. September 10, 2007 "No, I am not going back to participate in that war." I had ... read more

How Private Derek Hess resisted the Iraq War

How Private Derek Hess resisted the Iraq War

Courage to Resist. September 12, 2007 Derek Hess is an Army veteran who was recently discharged after resisting deployment to Iraq. ... read more

Anti-war officer wins victory against Air Force

Anti-war officer wins victory against Air Force

Rev Lennox Yearwood, Jr. An Open Letter to America: All Power to the People By Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. September 6, 2007 On July 1, ... read more

IVAW to launch campaign to support GI resistance

IVAW to launch campaign to support GI resistance

IVAW members march for GI resisters. Photo: Jeff Paterson By Aaron Glantz, OneWorld.net. August 21, 2007 SAINT LOUIS – Members of read more

New book by Iraq veteran, objector Aidan Delgado

New book by Iraq veteran, objector Aidan Delgado

The Sutras of Abu Ghraib – Notes from a conscientious objector in Iraq ‘The Sutras of Abu Ghraib’ is the story of a ... read more

Report from Vets for Peace St. Louis convention

Report from Vets for Peace St. Louis convention

Top: Iraq War resisters Camilo Mejia, Agustin Aguayo, Stephen Funk, Eugene Cherry, and Suzanne Swift. Bottom: Vets march to Arch Jeff ... read more

A Call to generals to respect the rights of our troops

A Call to generals to respect the rights of our troops

By Veterans For Peace and Asian Pacific Islanders Resist. August 1, 2007 Dear General: There are many kinds of betrayal in human ... read more

Supporting GI Resistance workshop

Supporting GI Resistance workshop

With Agustin Aguayo, Mark Wilkerson, & Steve Mortillo presented by Courage to Resist & IVAW At the Veterans for Peace 2007 ... read more

Veterans lead march to demand healthcare and end to war

Veterans lead march to demand healthcare and end to war

Photo: Elliot Stoller By Keith Ervin, Seattle Times. July 29, 2007 Veterans of the Iraq war marched at the head of a protest on Beacon ... read more

Teenage U.S soldier flees to Ottawa before Iraq deployment

Second U.S. soldier settled in city by Canadian group Published by CBC News. July 6, 2007 A U.S. military deserter has applied for ... read more

Officer sues Army for conscientious objector status

Officer sues Army for conscientious objector status

Capt. Peter Brown By the Associated Press. July 18, 2007 FORT DRUM, N.Y. A 10th Mountain Division officer serving in Iraq has sued the ... read more

Report from the U.S. Social Forum

Report from the U.S. Social Forum

12,000 march in Atlanta to kickoff first US Social Forum David Solnit, Courage to Resist. July 9, 2007 The broadest gathering of GI ... read more

Anti-war Air Force officer threatened with discharge

Anti-war Air Force officer threatened with discharge

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. Courage to Resist. July 26, 2007  The Air Force has indefinitely postponed the discharge review hearing ... read more

GI Resistance at the US Social Forum

GI Resistance at the US Social Forum

Another World is Possible! Another U.S. is Necessary! June 27-July 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gathering under the banner "Another ... read more

Chris Capps goes AWOL, resists deployment, gets out

Chris Capps goes AWOL, resists deployment, gets out

Iraq vet Chris Capps Like tens of thousands of other troops, Army Communications Specialist Chris Capps recently went AWOL. After ... read more

AWOL in Canada: Ryan Johnson convinced he made the right decision

AWOL in Canada: Ryan Johnson convinced he made the right decision

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Interview with Iraq vet who marched California capitol

Interview with Iraq vet who marched California capitol

Vet walking for Iraq dead, Sacramento 6/3/07 By Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Sacramento, California (Updated June 7, ... read more

Event: John Pilger in San Francisco June 13

Event: John Pilger in San Francisco June 13

Tickets for this event are no longer available from Courage to Resist. However, they are probably still available directly from the ... read more

Marines to review discharged vets for anti-war activity

Marines to review discharged vets for anti-war activity

Former USMC Sgt Kokesh. Washington DC 3/19/07 May 31, 2007 Update Adam Kokesh and Liam Madden are active members of Iraq Veterans ... read more

Jailed for upholding law at Guantánamo

Jailed for upholding law at Guantánamo

Lt. Cmdr. Matt Diaz On May 18, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Diaz was sentenced to six months in a Navel brig and removal from the Navy ... read more

Iraq vet marching California capitol to oppose war

Iraq vet marching California capitol to oppose war

Unnamed Iraq vet Courage to Resist. June 1, 2007. 8:00 pm PST update SACRAMENTO, CA – An Iraq War veteran – who insists on remaining ... read more

Gulf War objector arrested at library for opposing recruiting

Gulf War objector arrested at library for opposing recruiting

Yvette and Tim Coil On March 12, Tim and Yvette Coil peacefully objected to military recruiting in the Stow Monroe Falls public library read more

Courage to Resist launches MySpace operations

Courage to Resist launches MySpace operations

U.S. Army bans MySpace! www.myspace.com/couragetoresist Courage to Resist. May 17, 2007 In the name of limited bandwidth and national ... read more

Military veterans speak out against war

Military veterans speak out against war

Iraq combat veterans, Agustín Aguayo and Camilo Mejía, will be joined by fellow war resisters Pablo Paredes and Robert ... read more

Army of None – The Book

Army of None – The Book

An Army of None: Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War, and Build a Better World A new book by Courage to Resist ... read more

Resistance then and now

Resistance then and now

"As a counselor on the GI Rights Hotline, I know that, for every GI in the news refusing to fight, there are thousands more GIs ... read more

Army Pvt Marc Train marches on DC instead of Iraq

Army Pvt Marc Train marches on DC instead of Iraq

Marc Train at the ‘March on the Pentagon’ 3/17/07. Photo: Jeff Paterson / Courage to Resist "Just because we ... read more

Army Is Cracking Down on Deserters

By Paul von Zielbauer, New York Times. April 9, 2007 Army prosecutions of desertion and other unauthorized absences have risen sharply ... read more

Robert Zabala ordered discharged as a conscientious objector

Robert Zabala ordered discharged as a conscientious objector

Civilian federal judge sides with Marine objector By Aaron Glantz, posted on AntiWar.net. April 6, 2007 University of California Santa ... read more

The Women’s War

by Sara Corbett, The New York Times Magazine. March 18, 2007. On the morning of Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, a 21-year-old Army specialist ... read more

Troops urge end to Iraq occupation

Troops urge end to Iraq occupation

As of March 13, 2007 over 1,700 active duty military, reserve, and guard service members have signed an "appeal for redress" ... read more

A Soldier’s Right to Disobey Illegal Orders: The Court Martial of Lt. Watada

By Paul Rockwell, Common Dreams. February 1, 2007 It is a sad day in American jurisprudence when a soldier of conscience is ... read more

Navajo Marine granted objector status

Navajo Marine granted objector status

Mraine Pvt. Ronnie Tallman. Photo by: AP By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press Writer. January 27, 2003 WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – ... read more

Military Families on Front Lines of War Protest, Pain

by Stacy Bannerman, posted on Truthout, January 11, 2007 Washington, DC – Susan Tileston sets a half-full mug of beer on the ... read more

SAN FRANCISCO: 28 are arrested at courthouse protest

by Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle. January 5, 2007 Twenty-eight opponents of the Iraq war were arrested after blocking entrances ... read more

As Watada Pretrial Begins, Local Nikkei Activists Arrested

By Ben Hamamoto, Nichi Bei Times. January 11, 2007   The pretrial hearing for Lt. Ehren Watada, who refused deployment to Iraq to ... read more

Public inaction dismays Watada

Officer faces court-martial for refusing Iraq deploymentBy Paul Nyhan, Seattle Post Intelligencer. January 13, 2007 Less than a month ... read more

Fallen soldiers’ names grace hill

By Tom Lochner, MediaNews. January 9, 2007 Creators of a hillside monument of crosses outside the Lafayette BART station began to put ... read more

Active duty Army Sergeant, Ronn Cantu, speaks out from Iraq about the announced troop escalation

Active duty Army Sergeant, Ronn Cantu, speaks out from Iraq about the announced troop escalation

"It’s a belief of the soldiers I’ve talked to that any troop increase over here, it’s just going to be more ... read more

About Face

"..the most significant movement of organized and dissident GIs seen in America since 1969, when 1,366 active-duty service members read more

Marine pushes for conscientious-objector discharge

By Edward Colimore, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 27, 2006 PHILADELPHIA — Marine Corps Lance Corporal John Rogowskyj Jr. says ... read more

Deployed N.J. Marine fighting for conscientious-objector discharge

By Associated Press, November 24, 2006 PHILADELPHIA – A Marine was deployed to Iraq this month after a military board rejected a ... read more

Soldiers of Conscience

"Like David Mitchell in the 1960s, Ehren Watada is not a pacifist. He offered to go to Afghanistan but refused to go to Iraq. He ... read more

Iraq war resister Ivan Brobeck faces court martial; sentenced to a military brig

"It is important that Ivan receive mail everyday , so he is constantly reminded that he is not alone during this time in the brig ... read more

GI Coffeehouse to open its doors in Watertown, N.Y.

GI Coffeehouse to open its doors in Watertown, N.Y.

Different Drummer Cafe, GI Coffeehouse, to open its doors Oct. 27, 2006 The first G.I. Coffehouse, of the current Iraq war, is planning read more

Melanie McPherson, Minnesota Army Reservist, charged with desertion

Melanie McPherson, Minnesota Army Reservist, charged with desertion

Spc. Melanie McPherson photo by: Star Tribune A Minnesotan would rather go to prison than go to Iraq as a possible MP, a role for which read more

Not Shooting our Heroes: It’s a Start

The U.S. government hasn't shot military deserters since World War II (progress), but are we yet ready to recognize Iraq War ... read more

You wouldn’t catch me dead in Iraq

by Peter Laufer , Sunday Times Magazine (UK). August 27, 2006 Scores of American troops are deserting — even from the front line ... read more

We Shall Not Be Moved

Some joined the US military as a patriotic duty, some to better themselves, but the horrors of serving in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib, ... read more

Deserter defies mom in return to U.S.

Iraqi war vet faces court martial, jail, in bid to speak out against BushMother `can't talk him out of it' but understands need read more

Army deserter wants to return to U.S., mother says

by Jim Warren, Lexington Herald-Leader. September 7, 2006 Darrell Anderson, the young Lexington soldier who deserted to Canada last ... read more

July 15 Day of Action to Support Suzanne Swift

JULY 15th 2006: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE HONORABLE DISCHARGE FOR SUZANNE SWIFT Saturday, July 15th marks a ... read more

Sample Press Release for June 27 Actions

YOUR GROUP NAME/LetterheadFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Date you are sending release Press Contact: Name and cell phone #(This should be ... read more

Plan a Support Action on June 27! Here’s How

1) CHOOSE A TIME AND PLACE 2) DOWNLOAD THE ORGANIZING KIT 3) LET US KNOW WHAT YOU’RE PLANNING! Send an e-mail to: ... read more

List of Events for the June 27th “National Day of Action”

List of Events for the June 27th “National Day of Action”

Stand Up with Lt. Ehren Watada!  (To add your event, send an email to: [email protected] ) Participating Events List: ... read more

Organizing Kit for June 27 National Day of Action

Organizing Kit for June 27 National Day of Action

Download and distribute today!  Posters and flyers have space for info about your local action  Flyer 8 1/2" x ... read more

Army Colonel Supports Iraq War Refuser

Press Release (June 19, 2006)Army Colonel Supports Iraq War RefuserNationwide Support Events Set for JUNE 27 read more

Fort Lewis solider says she was in coerced relationship

by The Associated Press, published by Seattle Times. June 15, 2006 read more

AWOL soldier’s reasons not easily dismissed

By Robert L. Jamieson Jr., Seattle Post Intelligencer. June 16, 2006 read more

Tacoma Church Declares Itself Sanctuary for Refusing Soldiers

Tacoma Church Declares Itself Sanctuary for Soldiers Refusing Iraq TourAssociated Press, published by The Olympian, June 15, 2006 read more

Sanctuary for Troops Refusing Iraq

Sanctuary for Troops Refusing Iraq

" First United Methodist Church of Tacoma has declared itself a sanctuary for servicemen and servicewomen who don't want to go read more

Groups and Organizations endorsing National Days of Action

 Groups and Organizations endorsing National Days of Action to support Lt. Ehren Watada   Action Center for Justice ... read more

FIRST U.S. MILITARY COMMISSIONED OFFICER TO REFUSE DEPLOYMENT

First U.S. Military Commissioned Officer to Refuse Deployment to Unlawful Iraq WarWednesday June 7, 2006  read more

Intial Call to Support Lt. Ehren Watada

A Call to Support U.S. Military Officer to Refuse Illegal Iraq War Updated June 6, 2006 First U.S. military officer poised to publicly ... read more

May 10, 2005: National Day of Action for GI Resisters

Reports and Media Coverage May 10, 2005: National Day of Action for GI Resisters read more

Military draft boards ready to roll

A little-known job, draft boards still operate and prep for national crisis.by Chad Hemenway, published by Courier News, May 29, 2006 read more

Iraq, Vietnam, and the dilemmas of United States soldiers

The soldiers who refuse and resist carry the hidden wounds of war in Iraq. James M Skelly, who refused to serve in Vietnam, examines ... read more

Army to assess if Oregon recruiter lied

by The Associated Press, May 29, 2006 read more

War Resisters Support Campaign important in the U.S.

 "Why the War Resisters Support Campaign in Canada is Important to the US Anti-War Movement" by Virginia Rodino, posted ... read more

Salem man who went AWOL will turn himself in at Army base

Salem man who went AWOL will turn himself in at Army base. Jeremy Crawford said that he did not get needed medicine. by Alan Gustafon, ... read more

Army discharges conscientious objector

Associated Press, May 27, 2006 read more

Guard woman brought to tears

Guilty plea brings rank reduction, bad conduct dischargeby Alan Riquelmy, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, posted May 24, 2006   read more

One Excellent Reason Not to Join the Military:

You May be Ordered to Kill Civiliansby Paul Rockwell read more

AWOL GIs dealt legal blow

Latest court decision leaves refugee claims of Iraq war refuseniks in doubtby Matt Mernagh, Toronto NOW, published May 18, 2006  read more

Mother of Malcom Kendall-Smith speaks out

"There are some among us who have integrity and determination to challenge what they know to be wrong, for the greater good of us ... read more

AWOL soldier out of Army

"Hounshell, 21, who went AWOL from the Army after a 14-month tour in Iraq, is trying to start over, free from the military service read more

Congressional Briefing for Conscientious Objection

"We kill many people in the name of keeping the peace – an oxymoron if there ever was one.  After many months of ... read more

Afghan war objector faces discharge

Female Army cook enters guilty plea, serving sentenceby Alan Riquelmy, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, May 23, 2006 read more

Write to Katherine Jashinski in Prison

On May 31  Katherine was transferred from the Harris County Jail to Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, California. read more

Oakland Celebrates Int’l C.O Day!

Oakland Celebrates Int’l C.O Day!

photo by: Eric Wagner Oakland Recruting Center Shut Down. In celebration of GI Resistance, and ALL war resisters, local artists, high ... read more

Court to Hear War Resister Cases

Court to Hear War Resister Cases

War Resisters Support Campaign: www.resisters.ca Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to Hear U.S. War Resister Refugee Cases.by Faisal ... read more

Man AWOL, Says Army Tricked Him

Salem man goes AWOL, says Army tricked him.He was falsely assured that he’d receive medications, he says.by Alan Gustafon, ... read more

Bay Area Celebrates the Right to Resist War!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, May 15th, 2006 Bay Area Celebrates the Right to Resist War!Students, Artists and Seniors to Shut Down ... read more

Why I Ran

"It wasn’t like I was going to Iraq to liberate the people. It was like I was going to the desert to kill rag heads. They ... read more

Iraq: Beyond the Horizon, The Storm

"The peace movement can shape the outcome by maintaining a pressure role in close political races, blocking military recruiters on read more

Resist Military Recruiting!

Resist Military Recruiting!






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Celebrate Resistance to the Military

Celebrate Resistance to the Military

Let’s Reclaim the Anti-War History of Mother’s Day! read more

Behind the Military Revolt

by Richard Holbrooke, Washinton Post. Published April 16, 2006 read more

Generals versus Rumsfeld

by Andrew J. Bacevich,  LA Times.  Published April 15, 2006 read more

Retired Generals Against Iraq War

Retired Generals Against Iraq War

"Retired generals are speaking out against this war and the civilian leadership that thought it up and messed it up." by Erin read more

British War Resister Jailed

British War Resister Jailed

Prisoner of conscience: RAF doctor who refused Iraq service is jailed. Flt Lt Malcolm Kendall-Smith was yesterday jailed for refusing ... read more

From GI’s to Protesters

…"In “Sir! No Sir!” military men from the Vietnam War generation reveal the difficult path to their decision to ... read more

Celebrate Soldiers Resistance from Vietnam to Iraq!

Celebrate Soldiers Resistance from Vietnam to Iraq!

In the 1960s, thousands of American GIs rebelled against the Vietnam War, changing the course of U.S. history and society. No film has ... read more

SIR!, NO SIR!

SIR!, NO SIR!

How GI Resistance Altered The Course Of History: “Sir, No Sir,” A Timely Filmby Paul Rockwell, In Motion Magazine Published read more

Soldiers of Misfortune

Soldiers of Misfortune

Kyle Snyder outside the Vancouver Catholic Worker photo by: Dan Toulgoet / Vancouver Courier "I know I'm not the only ... read more

May 15: Int’l Conscientious Objector Day

May 15: Int’l Conscientious Objector Day

A Day of Action in Support of Conscientious Objectors and War Resisters! Courage to Resist is calling for groups, organizations, and ... read more

The Spirit of Ghandi, the Passion of Jesus

Thoughts on the Plight of Fernando Suarez del Solar By Pablo Paredes. February, 2006 " I can’t sit here and do nothing while read more

Killed for Bush’s Lies: A Year Since My Son’s Death in Iraq

Killed for Bush’s Lies: A Year Since My Son’s Death in Iraq

By Fernando Suarez del Solar, posted on Counterpunch. March 31, 2004 March 27 marked the one year anniversary of the death of my ... read more

Army Reservist Witnesses War Crimes:

Army Reservist Witnesses War Crimes:

New Revelations about Racism in the Militaryby Paul Rockwell April 2, 2005 In Motion Magazine read more

241 Mile Peace March Reaches SF

241 Mile Peace March Reaches SF

On March 12, 2006 Fernando Suarez del Solar , Pablo Paredes , Camilo Mejia and Aidan Delgado led a coalition of the willing across a ... read more

Pablo Paredes Sues US Navy

by Victor Paredes. September 19, 2005  Pablo Paredes, the San Diego-based sailor who refused to board his Iraq-bound ship last ... read more

Pablo Paredes: Anti-war Sailor

Pablo Paredes: Anti-war Sailor

“…if there's anything I could be guilty of, it is my beliefs. I am guilty of believing this war is illegal. I'm ... read more

When A Marine Speaks Truth to Power: Why I Stand By My Interview With Sgt. Jimmy Massey

by Paul Rockwell January 23, 2006 Common Dreams.org read more

Torture of Iraqis was for “Stress Relief”, Say US Soldiers

By Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald (Scotland). Published Oct. 2, 2005 For the first time, American soldiers who personally tortured Iraqi ... read more

Network Organizations and Individuals

Participating organizations and individuals of the National Network to Support GI Resistance Organizations  Student Peace Action ... read more

A feminist in the military?

Is it possible to be a feminist within the U.S. military today? Military counselor and 1991 Gulf War objector Aimee Allison on Army SPC read more

Hell no, she won’t go

Katherine Jashinski is the first female soldier to refuse to participate in the Iraq war. Her refusal could change the face of the ... read more

National GI Resistance Alert Network

National GI Resistance Alert Network

We urge you to join us in a National GI Resistance Alert Network!It’s time for us to escalate public pressure and action in ... read more

A Matter of Honor

A Matter of Honor

"Despite my efforts, I have been unable to get clear, consistent answers from my leadership about what constitutes lawful and ... read more

Why is Jimmy Massey under attack?

Why is Jimmy Massey under attack?

This question almost answers itself, doesn’t it? Former Marine Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey, a 12-year veteran who became an ... read more

Katherine Jashinski

Katherine Jashinski

Statement of Army SPC Katherine JashinskiFebruary 1, 2006 Katherine Jashinski writes from Ft. BenningDecember 15, 2006 Hell no, she ... read more

Image“Since the day I surrendered to military custody after refusing to return to Iraq, Courage to Resist has been there for me and my family as a constant fountain of support.”

Agustín Aguayo, Iraq War veteran & war resister

About Us

We are group of concerned community members, veterans and military families that supports military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance, which cuts off the supply of troops. We are autonomous from and independent of any political organization, party or group.

Chelsea Manning

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May 17th. Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund, along with helping lead the Chelsea Manning Support Network, for nearly seven years. Those funds provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and–along with worldwide grassroots organizing–won Chelsea’s freedom.
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Courage to Resist. October 10, 2016 Thousands of Courage to Resist supporters are receiving our October 2016 newsletter (PDF) in their mailboxes this week. Highlights include: Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary Drone technician Cian Westmoreland War resisters in...

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

Chelsea Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist. September 23, 2016 A prison disciplinary board has decided to punish imprisoned transparency advocate Chelsea Manning with 14 days of solitary confinement (with 7 days suspended) for charges directly related to...

Activists gather for 10th annual Berkeley Peace Flag raising

By Courage to Resist. June 7, 2016 Photo by Ilona Sturm On May 16th, in honor of International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, San Francisco Bay Area supporters of Courage to Resist gathered to celebrate the 10th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day at the flag...

This Memorial Day, Support GI Rights

By Roots Action This Memorial Day it's worth remembering that World War II persists. Over 100,000 U.S. and British bombs remain in German soil and continue to kill. During the last 71 years, the U.S. has never ended the war taxes, left war footing, or ceased empire...

Join us for Chelsea Manning in SF Pride 2016

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, march with us again to support Chelsea Manning in the SF Pride Parade! March for our heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and show your support for Chelsea, whistle-blowers, and government transparency. TBA meet up time (currently...

10th annual Berkeley objector day peace flag raising

For International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, celebrate the 10th annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day with us! Monday, May 16, 2016, 11:30am 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia...

What it’s like to be on the ‘Kill List’

I'm on the Kill List. This is what is feels like to be hunted by drones. By Malik Jalal. Read his article at the Independent "The third drone strike came on 6 October 2010. My friend Salim Khan invited me to dinner. I used my phone to call Salim to announce my...

Shut Down Creech to demand end of drones

Courage to Resist. March 9, 2016 Courage to Resist is proud to once again support the 2nd annual Shut Down Creech, coming up on March 27-April 2 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, to demand the end of killer drone operations. Learn more and Register Veterans...

Changes underway for Courage to Resist

"Oh, never mind" update, April 7, 2017. After taking a year off, I've been back on staff part-time for a couple months now. Melissa Keith recently stepped down from her manager role (but continues to contribute as a collective member). We're currently looking for...