Podcast: Emma Cape on building the Chelsea Manning campaign

Emma Cape was the Campaign Manager of the Chelsea Manning Support Network. In this podcast, she shares her experiences over years working with Chelsea and building a campaign that would lead to her release from prison.

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Vietnam Draft Dodger Donald Trump and his backup singers the Chicken Hawks

By Jeff Paterson. Toby Keith serenades Saudi royalty in support of Trump, Ted Nugent on how to avoid the draft, and more!

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Sign the Petition: Drop the Charges Against Reality Winner

Sign the petition: “Drop the changes against Ms. Reality L. Winner, the defense contractor who allegedly shared with the media evidence of attacks against US election systems by foreign agents. If true, the public had a right to know this information. Her prosecution appears politically motivated.”

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Worldwide Welcome Home Celebrations for Chelsea

Chelsea shares her first portrait photo, while supporters gather worldwide to celebrate her hard won freedom.

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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.

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Podcast: David Coombs, Chelsea Manning’s trial attorney

In this podcast, lead court martial defense attorney for Chelsea Manning, David Coombs, reflects on the case, working with the Support Network, and her release this week.

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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.”

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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.

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Marine recruit needed skin grafts for chemical burns from boot camp hazing

In the Washington Post this week (May 3, 2017), journalist Dan Lamothe exposes the horrifying hazing of young recruits.

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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?

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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 worth a read. Jonathan ... 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 would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the ... read more

dahr jamail“The effectiveness of Courage to Resist is growing, but this cannot continue unless we actively step up to the plate…”

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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.

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

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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 essentially unrecoverable. But the Pentagon has a different understanding — and it's ordering the California National Guard to claw back...

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 tax-deductible donation to their support fund, hosted by Courage to Resist. Doing so will enable Jennifer to make trips to visit Ryan in prison,...

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 held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistle-blower who has been in...

October 2016 GI resistance newsletter

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...

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 would die.” Interview by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist

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

The U.S. has never ended the war taxes, left war footing, or ceased empire building. Some 50,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Germany to this day.

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...

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 vote, held by the House Armed Service committee, attached an amendment to a “must-pass” annual military spending authorization bill (HR...

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

At Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, activists from over 20 states joined together for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere.

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 selective service programs. First, peculiarly enough, due to a lawsuit brought forward by a men’s rights group, the National Coalition of...

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 essentially unrecoverable. But the Pentagon has a different understanding — and it's ordering the California National Guard to claw back...

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 tax-deductible donation to their support fund, hosted by Courage to Resist. Doing so will enable Jennifer to make trips to visit Ryan in prison,...

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 held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistle-blower who has been in...

October 2016 GI resistance newsletter

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...

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 would die.” Interview by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist

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

The U.S. has never ended the war taxes, left war footing, or ceased empire building. Some 50,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Germany to this day.

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...

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 vote, held by the House Armed Service committee, attached an amendment to a “must-pass” annual military spending authorization bill (HR...

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

At Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, activists from over 20 states joined together for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere.

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 selective service programs. First, peculiarly enough, due to a lawsuit brought forward by a men’s rights group, the National Coalition of...

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