Resisting War & Offering Peace

This May 15th we successfully shutdown the Marines Recruiting Center and raised the peace and justice flag from Berkeley City Hall!

May 2018 Newsletter

Our May 2018 PDF newsletter includes news of coming changes to draft registration, our interview with Israeli military objector Tamar Ze’evi, message to troops to refuse illegal orders, and why whistleblower Reality Winner deserves our support.

Celebrate Int’l Conscientious Objectors Day with us (Berkeley CA, May 15)

In addition to the annual peace flag raising, we’re call on the Marines to throw down their weapons and dessert with us.

Podcast: Israeli military resister on her 115 days jailed

Tamar Ze’evi, who at the age of 19 refused to serve in the Israeli military. She was recently jailed for 115 days.

Petition to the DOJ: Declassify the ‘Winner Document’!

Please sign today: “We ask the Department of Justice to allow the defense access to all of the evidence and relevant documents necessary for a fair trial.”

Tell the Feds: End Draft Registration

The first meaningful opportunity for a national debate about the draft in decades, but why now?

Podcast: The Future of Draft Registration in the United States

Edward Hasbrouck on the new federal commission reviewing preparations for the draft.

Podcast with Reality Winner’s family: “She’s being treated as a political prisoner”

Whistleblower Reality Winner’s family talk about what it’s like trying to support their loved one during her Orwellian incarceration.

Video: Defending Whistleblower Reality Winner

Courage to Resist’s Jeff Paterson in discussion with Paul George of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.

October 2017 Newsletter

Your October 2017 PDF newsletter includes stories about whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner, boot camp hazing, how Donald Trump & friends avoided the Vietnam War draft, and how together we freed Chelsea Manning.

Whistleblower Reality Winner Accepts Responsibility for Helping Expose Attacks on Election Systems

Whistleblower Reality Winner Accepts Responsibility for Helping Expose Attacks on Election Systems

If this new plea deal is approved, she will have a maximum prison sentence of 5 years as opposed to the 10 years she faced. read more

Stand with Reality Campaign Update

Stand with Reality Campaign Update

Courage to Resist & the Stand with Reality campaign have made a mutual decision that the campaign will be led by close family & friends read more

Resisting War & Offering Peace

Resisting War & Offering Peace

This May 15th we successfully shutdown the Marines Recruiting Center and raised the peace and justice flag from Berkeley City Hall! read more

May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

Our May 2018 PDF newsletter includes news of coming changes to draft registration, our interview with Israeli military objector Tamar ... read more

Celebrate Int’l Conscientious Objectors Day with us (Berkeley CA, May 15)

Celebrate Int’l Conscientious Objectors Day with us (Berkeley CA, May 15)

In addition to the annual peace flag raising, we're call on the Marines to throw down their weapons and dessert with us. read more

Podcast: Israeli military resister on her 115 days jailed

Podcast: Israeli military resister on her 115 days jailed

Tamar Ze'evi, who at the age of 19 refused to serve in the Israeli military. She was recently jailed for 115 days. read more

Petition to the DOJ: Declassify the ‘Winner Document’!

Petition to the DOJ: Declassify the ‘Winner Document’!

Please sign today: "We ask the Department of Justice to allow the defense access to all of the evidence and relevant documents ... read more

Tell the Feds: End Draft Registration

Tell the Feds: End Draft Registration

The first meaningful opportunity for a national debate about the draft in decades, but why now? read more

Image“Courage to Resist is a organization that has helped many soldiers, including myself who have taken a vital stance in refusing to redeploy to Iraq…”

-Kyle Snyder & Maleah Friesen, Iraq War veterans living in Canada after resisting redeployment

Supporting the Troops Who Refuse to Fight

We’re a group of concerned community members, veterans and military families who support 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.

Our most recent PDF newsletter

Reality Leigh Winner

Join us in defending recent Air Force veteran and NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner against an overzealous prosecution by Trump’s Department of Justice.

Reality is currently jailed without bail, facing 10 years in prison, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in US election systems to a news organization.

Image“I fully support the right of US military personnel who, in acts of conscience, refuse to go to a war of aggression, a war crime. … I proudly support those who take such a stand.”

-Ann Wright, Col., US Army (ret.), former US State Department Diplomat

Sign up for our monthly email newsletter.

S Brian Willson

Vietnam veteran & peace activist: “In a society like the US where virtually every foreign intervention, everywhere, is grotesquely illegal and criminal, the most effective resistance is from the soldiers themselves.”

May 17 events to celebrate Chelsea Manning release

On Wednesday, May 17, Chelsea Manning will walk out of Fort Leavenworth military prison a free person. She has served seven years behind bars, more than any whistle-blower in American history.

Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

In our new podcast, Internet privacy advocate, and Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder, Rainey Reitman talks about helping launch a movement that would eventually free an American political prisoner and hero.

Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

Chelsea Manning: “Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine…. I am forever grateful to the people who kept me alive, President Obama, my legal team and countless supporters.”

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

I have known Chelsea as her attorney, advocate and friend for several years. The money will be deposited directly into her bank account, which is being managed by her current power of attorney.

Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

Berkeley, CA — On Monday, May 15, 2017, join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day, on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day. Gather at 11:30 AM for the Peace Flag raising ceremony at the Civic Center flagpole, 2180 Milvia Street.

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?

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.

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 worth a read. Jonathan is a friend of Courage to Resist, a political organizer & strategist, Beyond the Choir dir., and author of “Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals”.

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…

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.

S Brian Willson

Vietnam veteran & peace activist: “In a society like the US where virtually every foreign intervention, everywhere, is grotesquely illegal and criminal, the most effective resistance is from the soldiers themselves.”

May 17 events to celebrate Chelsea Manning release

On Wednesday, May 17, Chelsea Manning will walk out of Fort Leavenworth military prison a free person. She has served seven years behind bars, more than any whistle-blower in American history.

Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

In our new podcast, Internet privacy advocate, and Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder, Rainey Reitman talks about helping launch a movement that would eventually free an American political prisoner and hero.

Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

Chelsea Manning: “Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine…. I am forever grateful to the people who kept me alive, President Obama, my legal team and countless supporters.”

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

I have known Chelsea as her attorney, advocate and friend for several years. The money will be deposited directly into her bank account, which is being managed by her current power of attorney.

Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

Berkeley, CA — On Monday, May 15, 2017, join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day, on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day. Gather at 11:30 AM for the Peace Flag raising ceremony at the Civic Center flagpole, 2180 Milvia Street.

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?

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.

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 worth a read. Jonathan is a friend of Courage to Resist, a political organizer & strategist, Beyond the Choir dir., and author of “Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals”.

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…

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.

email-option

Please stay in touch!

Join our monthly newsletter list to get the latest news and updates about GI resistance.

You have Successfully Subscribed!