Pardon Reality Winner

Sign the petition to pardon Reality Winner or to commute her sentence to time served. Reality has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for sharing a secret doc about election insecurity with the media.

Afghanistan: Same Strategy, Different War, Same Failed Results

Harry Wagner worked in US Military Intelligence, Psychological Operations, USAID, and the Phoenix Program in Vietnam.

Feds holding last national public hearing on draft registration in LA

Last public hearing on draft registration changes scheduled for Cal State University, Los Angeles, on September 20, at 2:30pm.

Army Capt. Brittany DeBarros under scrutiny for tweeting facts

Despite high-level pressure, Capt. DeBarros continues to share basic facts about our country’s endless wars.

Podcast: Keith Mather, Presidio 27 “Mutiny” 50 years later

Keith Mather, Presidio 27 “mutiny” participant, reflects on what happened and its relevance today. 50th anniversary commemoration events Oct 14 & 15 at the Presidio, San Francisco.

US Military Ordered to Host Massive Immigrant Concentration Camps

Concentration camps are under development at military bases across the US. Service members are being given illegal orders to collaborate.

Tell the Feds: End Draft Registration

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

Podcast: Billie Winner-Davis speaks out

Billie Winner-Davis is the mother of NSA contractor, and alleged whistleblower, Reality Leigh Winner. In this podcast, she shares her fears for her family as Trump’s Justice Dept. takes aim at her daughter.

Pardon Reality Winner

Pardon Reality Winner

Sign the petition to pardon Reality Winner or to commute her sentence to time served. Reality has been sentenced to 5 years in prison ... read more

Afghanistan: Same Strategy, Different War, Same Failed Results

Afghanistan: Same Strategy, Different War, Same Failed Results

Harry Wagner worked in US Military Intelligence, Psychological Operations, USAID, and the Phoenix Program in Vietnam. read more

Feds holding last national public hearing on draft registration in LA

Feds holding last national public hearing on draft registration in LA

Last public hearing on draft registration changes scheduled for Cal State University, Los Angeles, on September 20, at 2:30pm. read more

Army Capt. Brittany DeBarros under scrutiny for tweeting facts

Army Capt. Brittany DeBarros under scrutiny for tweeting facts

Despite high-level pressure, Capt. DeBarros continues to share basic facts about our country’s endless wars. read more

Podcast: Keith Mather, Presidio 27 “Mutiny” 50 years later

Podcast: Keith Mather, Presidio 27 “Mutiny” 50 years later

Keith Mather, Presidio 27 "mutiny" participant, reflects on what happened and its relevance today. 50th anniversary commemoration ... read more

In Memory of Marshall Peckham (1988-2018)

In Memory of Marshall Peckham (1988-2018)

We're sad to announce the death of longtime volunteer Marshall Peckham. Thank you, Marshall, for having the heart and courage to resist. read more

US Military Ordered to Host Massive Immigrant Concentration Camps

US Military Ordered to Host Massive Immigrant Concentration Camps

Concentration camps are under development at military bases across the US. Service members are being given illegal orders to collaborate. read more

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

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Howard Zinn (1922-2010), author and historian, A People’s History of the United States

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.

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Reality Leigh Winner

Join us in supporting recent Air Force veteran and NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner. Reality has been jailed without bail since June 2017. She was recently sentenced to five years in prison for giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in US election systems to a news organization.

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-Aimee Allison, 1991 Gulf War objector, community organizer

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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.

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

If implemented, a National Guard proposal would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. … Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, has been rejected for the time being.

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 the deportation of spouses, parents and children of active-duty service members through a program called “Parole in Place.” … [the new Executive Order] casually dispenses with exercises of executive discretion…

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 17th. While she doesn’t have Internet, she remains in touch with supporters via phone—she usually takes time to hear about her Twitter account (@xychelsea), and dictate new posts. Chelsea’s attorney Chase Strangio has created the official Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund–please consider making a contribution. The final fiscal report of the Chelsea Manning Support Network is also available.

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 provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and was immensely important to winning Chelsea’s freedom. This is a message from the Chelsea Manning Support Network Steering Committee, originally titled “Chelsea Manning Support Network coming to an end”

To those who kept me alive all these years, thank you

By Chelsea Manning, published in the Guardian. To those who have kept me alive for the past six years … I know that we are now physically separated, but we will never be apart and we are not alone.

Who we are and what we do

Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home.

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 of need.”

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.

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

If implemented, a National Guard proposal would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. … Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, has been rejected for the time being.

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 the deportation of spouses, parents and children of active-duty service members through a program called “Parole in Place.” … [the new Executive Order] casually dispenses with exercises of executive discretion…

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 17th. While she doesn’t have Internet, she remains in touch with supporters via phone—she usually takes time to hear about her Twitter account (@xychelsea), and dictate new posts. Chelsea’s attorney Chase Strangio has created the official Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund–please consider making a contribution. The final fiscal report of the Chelsea Manning Support Network is also available.

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 provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and was immensely important to winning Chelsea’s freedom. This is a message from the Chelsea Manning Support Network Steering Committee, originally titled “Chelsea Manning Support Network coming to an end”

To those who kept me alive all these years, thank you

By Chelsea Manning, published in the Guardian. To those who have kept me alive for the past six years … I know that we are now physically separated, but we will never be apart and we are not alone.

Who we are and what we do

Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home.

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 of need.”

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