Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

I said, “This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t belong here.”

Podcast: “The right not to fight an illegal war” – John Catalinotto

On organizing with the American Serviceman’s Union: “I thought, what could I be doing that’s more effective than helping the GIs organize to stay out of this war.”

Podcast: “Intentionally trying to disrupt the machine” – Ward Reilly

“Four of us from the same platoon desert[ed] together, which is the ultimate military crime,” shares Ward Reilly, US Army Vietnam era GI resister

Podcast: “I refuse to be [used] against people who dissent” – Zels Johnson

“It’s very hard for people to believe that their country would try to kill them,” explains former National Guard member Zels Johnson.

Podcast: “There were US anti-war soldiers all over the world” – Hal Muskat

“I told my command officer that I wasn’t going to, I was refusing my orders [to Vietnam] … In his rage, he thought if he court-martialed me, he’d have to stay in the Army past his discharge date.”

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day 2019 Report and Photos

Berkeley, California: Report and photos from the 13th Annual “Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day” and Peace Flag raising.

Drone warfare activist Daniel Hale facing 50 years for whistleblowing

Air Force vet, intel analyst turned anti-war activist arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act.

Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace, violently arrested at Venezuelan Embassy

Emergency support needed at the Venezuela Embassy in DC – “Their coups failed in Venezuela so they are trying one here.”

Podcast: “This was a war … against an entire people” – Michael Uhl

Michael Uhl led a combat intelligence team with the 11th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam during 1968-69. Afterwards, he helped expose the Phoenix Program.

Chelsea Manning from jail pledges continued grand jury refusal

“Nothing that will convince me to testify before this or any other grand jury for that matter.” – Chelsea Manning

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

I said, "This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t ... read more

Podcast: “The right not to fight an illegal war” – John Catalinotto

Podcast: “The right not to fight an illegal war” – John Catalinotto

On organizing with the American Serviceman's Union: "I thought, what could I be doing that's more effective than helping the GIs ... read more

Podcast: “Intentionally trying to disrupt the machine” – Ward Reilly

Podcast: “Intentionally trying to disrupt the machine” – Ward Reilly

"Four of us from the same platoon desert[ed] together, which is the ultimate military crime," shares Ward Reilly, US Army Vietnam era ... read more

Podcast: “I refuse to be [used] against people who dissent” – Zels Johnson

Podcast: “I refuse to be [used] against people who dissent” – Zels Johnson

"It's very hard for people to believe that their country would try to kill them," explains former National Guard member Zels Johnson. read more

Podcast: “There were US anti-war soldiers all over the world” – Hal Muskat

Podcast: “There were US anti-war soldiers all over the world” – Hal Muskat

"I told my command officer that I wasn't going to, I was refusing my orders [to Vietnam] ... In his rage, he thought if he ... read more

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day 2019 Report and Photos

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day 2019 Report and Photos

Berkeley, California: Report and photos from the 13th Annual "Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day" and Peace Flag raising. read more

Drone warfare activist Daniel Hale facing 50 years for whistleblowing

Drone warfare activist Daniel Hale facing 50 years for whistleblowing

Air Force vet, intel analyst turned anti-war activist arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act. read more

Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace, violently arrested at Venezuelan Embassy

Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace, violently arrested at Venezuelan Embassy

Emergency support needed at the Venezuela Embassy in DC - "Their coups failed in Venezuela so they are trying one here." read more

david swanson“Thank you to Courage to Resist for working long-term on supporting some of the bravest and most effective resistance to war we have seen.”

-David Swanson, author, activist & journalist

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 or party.

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We’re seeking individuals who took a stand of some kind against war in general, or a specific war, while in uniform, or who refused to be drafted.

The Slavery Commission

By Laurence Vance. Although the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, it does not apply to the US government regarding conscription.

January 2019 Newsletter

PDF updates: Illegal orders at the border, Resistance through dance, Deployed to the border: A test of conscience, The Objector Church.

Share your story of military resistance!

We’re seeking individuals who took a stand of some kind against war in general, or a specific war, while in uniform, or who refused to be drafted.

The Slavery Commission

By Laurence Vance. Although the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, it does not apply to the US government regarding conscription.

January 2019 Newsletter

PDF updates: Illegal orders at the border, Resistance through dance, Deployed to the border: A test of conscience, The Objector Church.

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