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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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

Ryan Johnson

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 ... read more

Looking Back on 6 Years of Fighting for Chelsea Manning

Looking Back on 6 Years of Fighting for Chelsea Manning

By Rainey Reitman, Chelsea Manning Support Network Original post at raineyreitman.com President Obama announced that he would commute ... read more

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

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 ... read more

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

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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-Ann Wright, Col., US Army (ret.), former US State Department Diplomat

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Shut Down Creech to demand end of drones

Courage to Resist. March 9, 2016 Courage to Resist is proud to once again support the 2nd annual Shut Down Creech, coming up on March 27-April 2 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, to demand the end of killer drone operations. Learn more and Register Veterans...

Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School?

Courage to Resist. February 17, 2016. With the end of the draft in the 1973, the US military began recruitment, “by any means necessary.” Recruitment in schools; offering incentives such as scholarships, bonus money; ROTC programs; and even participation in kid’s...

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!

Veterans For Peace. December 22, 2015 Veterans For Peace is dismayed by the Army’s decision to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and endangering troops, for which, if convicted, he could potentially face life in prison. We believe that Sgt. Bergdahl should be...

December 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. December 14, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! ... take advantage of a year-end tax deduction. The Courage to Resist December 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country in the next...

Resister Robert Weilbacher is free!

By Courage to Resist.  December 1, 2015 Recently we introduced supporters to US Army Spc. Robert Weilbacher, a medic stationed in South Korea.  For two years, Robert fought the military’s bureaucracy for a discharge as a Conscientious Objector (CO), and was facing...

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...

This Veterans’ Day: Stop saying “support the troops”

Compulsory patriotism does nothing for soldiers who risk their lives -- but props up those who profit from war By Steven Salaita. Read his op-ed at Salon.com "No televised sporting event escapes celebration of the troops. Networks treat viewers to stars and stripes...

Ad for drone pilots to refuse runs in Air Force Times

By Courage to Resist. September 23, 2015 On Monday, September 14, the Air Force Times, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of over 65,000 subscribers who include active, reserve and retired U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and general military personnel and their...

Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. September 17, 2015 “Moral injury is a real thing. I was being forced to participate in an organization that I had a moral and ethical dilemma against ... Yet the Army was hell-bent on sending a statement to other potential objectors...

Human rights award for AWOL war resister Andre Shepherd

By PRO ASYL (Germany). September 1, 2015 On September 12, 2015, in Frankfurt/Main the foundation, PRO ASYL will present its this year's human rights award to the U.S. AWOL soldier and asylum candidate in Germany, André Shepherd. The international conscientious...

Chelsea Manning: Solitary for her books and toothpaste?!

UPDATE. August 18, 2015 Just heard from Chelsea following her hearing: "I was found guilty of all 4 charges @ today's board; I am receiving 21 days of restrictions on recreation--no gym, library or outdoors." So while she was convicted of all four crimes (yes, even...

Action Man: Battlefield Casualties

Fantastic three minute video produced by Veterans for Peace UK, directed by Price James, written by Darren Cullen, and featuring Matt Berry.

August 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. July 24, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! The Courage to Resist August 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country in the next few days. In this issue you can read about active...

Shut Down Creech to demand end of drones

Courage to Resist. March 9, 2016 Courage to Resist is proud to once again support the 2nd annual Shut Down Creech, coming up on March 27-April 2 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, to demand the end of killer drone operations. Learn more and Register Veterans...

Why Is My Kindergartner Being Groomed for the Military at School?

Courage to Resist. February 17, 2016. With the end of the draft in the 1973, the US military began recruitment, “by any means necessary.” Recruitment in schools; offering incentives such as scholarships, bonus money; ROTC programs; and even participation in kid’s...

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!

Veterans For Peace. December 22, 2015 Veterans For Peace is dismayed by the Army’s decision to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and endangering troops, for which, if convicted, he could potentially face life in prison. We believe that Sgt. Bergdahl should be...

December 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. December 14, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! ... take advantage of a year-end tax deduction. The Courage to Resist December 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country in the next...

Resister Robert Weilbacher is free!

By Courage to Resist.  December 1, 2015 Recently we introduced supporters to US Army Spc. Robert Weilbacher, a medic stationed in South Korea.  For two years, Robert fought the military’s bureaucracy for a discharge as a Conscientious Objector (CO), and was facing...

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...

This Veterans’ Day: Stop saying “support the troops”

Compulsory patriotism does nothing for soldiers who risk their lives -- but props up those who profit from war By Steven Salaita. Read his op-ed at Salon.com "No televised sporting event escapes celebration of the troops. Networks treat viewers to stars and stripes...

Ad for drone pilots to refuse runs in Air Force Times

By Courage to Resist. September 23, 2015 On Monday, September 14, the Air Force Times, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of over 65,000 subscribers who include active, reserve and retired U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and general military personnel and their...

Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. September 17, 2015 “Moral injury is a real thing. I was being forced to participate in an organization that I had a moral and ethical dilemma against ... Yet the Army was hell-bent on sending a statement to other potential objectors...

Human rights award for AWOL war resister Andre Shepherd

By PRO ASYL (Germany). September 1, 2015 On September 12, 2015, in Frankfurt/Main the foundation, PRO ASYL will present its this year's human rights award to the U.S. AWOL soldier and asylum candidate in Germany, André Shepherd. The international conscientious...

Chelsea Manning: Solitary for her books and toothpaste?!

UPDATE. August 18, 2015 Just heard from Chelsea following her hearing: "I was found guilty of all 4 charges @ today's board; I am receiving 21 days of restrictions on recreation--no gym, library or outdoors." So while she was convicted of all four crimes (yes, even...

Action Man: Battlefield Casualties

Fantastic three minute video produced by Veterans for Peace UK, directed by Price James, written by Darren Cullen, and featuring Matt Berry.

August 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. July 24, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! The Courage to Resist August 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country in the next few days. In this issue you can read about active...

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