“A modern-day draft, if marketed carefully and cleverly”

Updates on the national military service commission by Edward Hasbrouck. Selective Service System messaging uncovered by FOIA request.

Review of how we got to Trump’s fake wall emergency

The troops on the border camped mainly for propaganda purposes. Then they became the legal justification for Trump’s fake “national emergency”.

Feb. 23 events globally: Resist the US-backed coup in Venezuela

Veterans call for resistance: Saturday, Feb. 23rd events globally; DC march on March 30th.

The Slavery Commission

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

Registry Launches As Draft Registration of Women Nears

Courage to Resist & interfaith church offer free “Objector Registry” for all opposed to war and concerned about military conscription.

Analysis of military service commission’s interim report

By Edward Hasbrouck. Draft registration has failed. There’s no reason to think it can be salvaged by expanding it to women.

Deployed to the border: A test of conscience for GI’s

Critical legal info for US service members concerned about legality of orders to deploy to the US-Mexico border.

January 2019 Newsletter

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

Troops ordered to engage in illegal law enforcement near US-Mexico border

“Cabinet order” stands in direct violation of federal law assumed to safeguard against martial law.

Why the deployment of active-duty troops to the border is illegal

Decision to send thousands of troops to the US-Mexican border is not just a bald-faced political stunt — it is also illegal.

“A modern-day draft, if marketed carefully and cleverly”

“A modern-day draft, if marketed carefully and cleverly”

Updates on the national military service commission by Edward Hasbrouck. Selective Service System messaging uncovered by FOIA request. read more

Review of how we got to Trump’s fake wall emergency

Review of how we got to Trump’s fake wall emergency

The troops on the border camped mainly for propaganda purposes. Then they became the legal justification for Trump's fake “national ... read more

Feb. 23 events globally: Resist the US-backed coup in Venezuela

Feb. 23 events globally: Resist the US-backed coup in Venezuela

Veterans call for resistance: Saturday, Feb. 23rd events globally; DC march on March 30th. read more

The Slavery Commission

The Slavery Commission

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

Registry Launches As Draft Registration of Women Nears

Registry Launches As Draft Registration of Women Nears

Courage to Resist & interfaith church offer free "Objector Registry" for all opposed to war and concerned about military conscription. read more

Analysis of military service commission’s interim report

Analysis of military service commission’s interim report

By Edward Hasbrouck. Draft registration has failed. There's no reason to think it can be salvaged by expanding it to women. read more

Fundraiser at Mercury Cafe, SF (Friday evening, Jan. 25)

Fundraiser at Mercury Cafe, SF (Friday evening, Jan. 25)

Brief presentation and Q&A with Courage to Resist’s Jeff Paterson. 1/25, 5-9pm, Octavia & Page Streets. + Poetry! Pie raffle! ... read more

Deployed to the border: A test of conscience for GI’s

Deployed to the border: A test of conscience for GI’s

Critical legal info for US service members concerned about legality of orders to deploy to the US-Mexico border. read more

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-Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi, father & step-mother of former Lt. Ehren Watada, Iraq War resister

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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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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.

On Reality Winner & Freedom

This Forth of July, Reality Winner sits behind bars for allegedly acting upon her commitment to stand up for a government free from tyranny.

Chelsea Manning is Free!

Organizers of the former Chelsea Manning Support Network describe how the fight to win Chelsea’s freedom was won, and share their reactions to this amazing victory.

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.”

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.

On Reality Winner & Freedom

This Forth of July, Reality Winner sits behind bars for allegedly acting upon her commitment to stand up for a government free from tyranny.

Chelsea Manning is Free!

Organizers of the former Chelsea Manning Support Network describe how the fight to win Chelsea’s freedom was won, and share their reactions to this amazing victory.

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.”

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