Resisting War & Offering Peace

This May 15th we successfully shutdown the Marines Recruiting Center and raised the peace and justice flag from Berkeley City Hall!

May 2018 Newsletter

Our May 2018 PDF newsletter includes news of coming changes to draft registration, our interview with Israeli military objector Tamar Ze’evi, message to troops to refuse illegal orders, and why whistleblower Reality Winner deserves our support.

Celebrate Int’l Conscientious Objectors Day with us (Berkeley CA, May 15)

In addition to the annual peace flag raising, we’re call on the Marines to throw down their weapons and dessert with us.

Podcast: Israeli military resister on her 115 days jailed

Tamar Ze’evi, who at the age of 19 refused to serve in the Israeli military. She was recently jailed for 115 days.

Petition to the DOJ: Declassify the ‘Winner Document’!

Please sign today: “We ask the Department of Justice to allow the defense access to all of the evidence and relevant documents necessary for a fair trial.”

Tell the Feds: End Draft Registration

The first meaningful opportunity for a national debate about the draft in decades, but why now?

Podcast: The Future of Draft Registration in the United States

Edward Hasbrouck on the new federal commission reviewing preparations for the draft.

Podcast with Reality Winner’s family: “She’s being treated as a political prisoner”

Whistleblower Reality Winner’s family talk about what it’s like trying to support their loved one during her Orwellian incarceration.

Video: Defending Whistleblower Reality Winner

Courage to Resist’s Jeff Paterson in discussion with Paul George of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.

October 2017 Newsletter

Your October 2017 PDF newsletter includes stories about whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner, boot camp hazing, how Donald Trump & friends avoided the Vietnam War draft, and how together we freed Chelsea Manning.

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

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. read more

Military Law Task Force’s Spring 2017 “On Watch” newsletter

Military Law Task Force’s Spring 2017 “On Watch” newsletter

For anyone interested in military law as it pertains to war resisters, "On Watch" is a must read. read more

“National Bird” drone documentary widely available

“National Bird” drone documentary widely available

This week the award-winning drone documentary "National Bird" is premiering on PBS, as well as on a number of online streaming providers. read more

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

I have known Chelsea as her attorney, advocate and friend for several years. The money will be deposited directly into her bank ... read more

Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

Berkeley, CA -- On Monday, May 15, 2017, join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day, on International ... read more

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

Image“Courage to Resist has helped individuals who have taken brave stands, has been an important bridge between anti-war soldiers and civilians, and has helped both publicize and build the critical component of soldier resistance in ending war.”

-Steve Morse, GI Rights Hotline counselor & VietNam War era GI resister

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.

Our most recent PDF newsletter

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.

“Courage to Resist has shown time and time again that war resisters and whistleblowers can depend on them.”

-Maria Santelli, Executive Director, Center on Conscience & War

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Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

After a 5-day hunger strike last month, the US Army finally agreed to provide her with gender reassignment surgery and the health care that she needs.

October 2016 GI resistance newsletter

Also included was our fundraising appeal, on behalf of Chelsea Manning, as well as other war objectors. That’s also available here (PDF).

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

After she receives written notification of her solitary confinement sentence, Chelsea has 15 days to appeal the disciplinary board’s decision.

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

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...

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...

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.

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

After a 5-day hunger strike last month, the US Army finally agreed to provide her with gender reassignment surgery and the health care that she needs.

October 2016 GI resistance newsletter

Also included was our fundraising appeal, on behalf of Chelsea Manning, as well as other war objectors. That’s also available here (PDF).

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

After she receives written notification of her solitary confinement sentence, Chelsea has 15 days to appeal the disciplinary board’s decision.

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

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...

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...

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.

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