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.

Open letter to active duty soldiers on the border

Letter and PDF leaflet for distribution to the troops deployed in support of Trump’s war on migrant refugees.

Federal commission on mandatory military service working on report

Bipartisan committee working on question of whether draft registration should be ended, extended to women, or something else.

Trump calls on military to deploy to the southern border

DoD approves military-hosted immigrant concentration camps as non-mil sites fill up. We need to take the administration at its word.

How to Support Reality Winner, Imprisoned Whistleblower

Instructions for writing Reality Leigh Winner, as well as how to contribute to her prison commissary account.

To the troops: Do not collaborate with the illegal immigrant detention camps

Our goal: Raise $20,000 (approx. one penny per military member) for a strategic outreach campaign. Don’t collaborate!

The “Objector Church” and Courage to Resist

We’re excited to announce that Courage to Resist is now a project of the Church of Conscious Objection (CCO), a 501(c)3 charitable org.

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

January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

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

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

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. read more

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

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. read more

Open letter to active duty soldiers on the border

Open letter to active duty soldiers on the border

Letter and PDF leaflet for distribution to the troops deployed in support of Trump's war on migrant refugees. read more

Federal commission on mandatory military service working on report

Federal commission on mandatory military service working on report

Bipartisan committee working on question of whether draft registration should be ended, extended to women, or something else. read more

Trump calls on military to deploy to the southern border

Trump calls on military to deploy to the southern border

DoD approves military-hosted immigrant concentration camps as non-mil sites fill up. We need to take the administration at its word. read more

Nov. 5 event: Trump orders military to southern border and military law presentation

Nov. 5 event: Trump orders military to southern border and military law presentation

“Military ordered to host immigrant camps” discussion; Military law presentation by James Branum, Oakland CA. read more

edward hasbrouck“Courage to Resist is a model for what support of resistance can and should be, and of the ways that collective and individual actions can reinforce each other…”

– Edward Hasbrouck, Selective Service & Draft Resistance Activist

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.

Our most recent PDF newsletter

Courage to Resist T-Shirts

rainey reitman“I’ve worked with Courage to Resist now for six years. One of the best decisions the Chelsea Manning Support Network ever made was hooking up with them. They are amazing. I can’t sing their praises enough. In fact I became a regular donor.”

-Rainey Reitman, Internet privacy advocate & Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder

Sign up for our monthly email newsletter.

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.”

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”

‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

Chelsea Manning's Final Plea to Be Seen By Diana Tourjee, Broadly (Vice). December 29, 2016 In 2010, Chelsea Manning leaked thousands of classified documents in an attempt to shed light on the "true cost of war" in the Middle East. But while other whistleblowers...

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.”

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”

‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

Chelsea Manning's Final Plea to Be Seen By Diana Tourjee, Broadly (Vice). December 29, 2016 In 2010, Chelsea Manning leaked thousands of classified documents in an attempt to shed light on the "true cost of war" in the Middle East. But while other whistleblowers...

email-option

Please stay in touch!

Join our monthly newsletter list to get the latest news and updates about GI resistance.

You have Successfully Subscribed!