Press Release: “Stand with Reality” Support Group & Defense Fund

New “Stand with Reality” awareness campaign to fund legal defense for alleged election interference whistleblower.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

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 ... read more

Chelsea Manning news and updates

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 ... read more

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

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 ... read more

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

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 ... read more

Who we are and what we do

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 ... read more

Image“Courage to Resist gives our young soldiers the help and support so they can stand up to the military and do what is right, moral and lawful.”

-Elliot D S Adams, Veterans for Peace

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.

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.

gerry condon“I continue to be so impressed by the leadership of Courage to Resist in building a broad movement to free Chelsea Manning.”

-Gerry Condon, Veteran for Peace Board of Directors

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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.

Shut Down Creech to demand end of drones

Veterans for Peace states, “Last year, nearly 150 activists joined us from 20 different states across the country, including over 50 veterans.

Changes underway for Courage to Resist

"Oh, never mind" update, April 7, 2017. After taking a year off, I've been back on staff part-time for a couple months now. Melissa Keith recently stepped down from her manager role (but continues to contribute as a collective member). We're currently looking for...

Store closing

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist January 1, 2016 In order to better focus our time and energies on our core mission of supporting war resisters (including Chelsea Manning), Courage to Resist is closing our online shop that has featured shirts, stickers, posters,...

Veterans For Peace: Free Bowe Bergdahl!

Did Sgt. Bergdahl walk away from his post in Afghanistan? Yes, by his own account he did so, in order to bring attention to poor leadership which he believed was endangering his fellow soldiers.

December 2015 newsletter and appeal

Aside for forcing us to regularly evaluate and summarize our efforts, the point of these newsletters is to help us raise funds to sustain our work in support of the troops who have the courage to resist.

Resister Robert Weilbacher is free!

We are happy to share that Robert is now a free man, enjoying his new life as a civilian peace activist. With the help of the ACLU and Courage to Resist, Robert recently received an Administrative Honorable Discharge.

Drone war objectors speak out

By Courage to Resist Courage to Resist salutes these four recent service members – with 20-years of drone warfare experience between them – for their courage to resist our nation's endless drone warfare. Thank you Brandon Bryant and Michael Haas (15th Reconnaissance...

Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

Robert Weilbacher is a free man, enjoying his new life as a civilian peace activist. He, the ACLU, and Courage to Resist have declared a victory for the cause of Conscientious Objection.

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.

Changes underway for Courage to Resist

"Oh, never mind" update, April 7, 2017. After taking a year off, I've been back on staff part-time for a couple months now. Melissa Keith recently stepped down from her manager role (but continues to contribute as a collective member). We're currently looking for...

Store closing

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist January 1, 2016 In order to better focus our time and energies on our core mission of supporting war resisters (including Chelsea Manning), Courage to Resist is closing our online shop that has featured shirts, stickers, posters,...

Veterans For Peace: Free Bowe Bergdahl!

Did Sgt. Bergdahl walk away from his post in Afghanistan? Yes, by his own account he did so, in order to bring attention to poor leadership which he believed was endangering his fellow soldiers.

December 2015 newsletter and appeal

Aside for forcing us to regularly evaluate and summarize our efforts, the point of these newsletters is to help us raise funds to sustain our work in support of the troops who have the courage to resist.

Resister Robert Weilbacher is free!

We are happy to share that Robert is now a free man, enjoying his new life as a civilian peace activist. With the help of the ACLU and Courage to Resist, Robert recently received an Administrative Honorable Discharge.

Drone war objectors speak out

By Courage to Resist Courage to Resist salutes these four recent service members – with 20-years of drone warfare experience between them – for their courage to resist our nation's endless drone warfare. Thank you Brandon Bryant and Michael Haas (15th Reconnaissance...

Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

Robert Weilbacher is a free man, enjoying his new life as a civilian peace activist. He, the ACLU, and Courage to Resist have declared a victory for the cause of Conscientious Objection.

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