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.

Resister, whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner

Like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, she’s a courageous whistleblower who gave the media info clearly of public interest.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.”

Worldwide Welcome Home Celebrations for Chelsea

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

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.

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

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

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-Edward Asner, actor & 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, 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.

Image“Courage to Resist is a organization that has helped many soldiers, including myself who have taken a vital stance in refusing to redeploy to Iraq…”

-Kyle Snyder & Maleah Friesen, Iraq War veterans living in Canada after resisting redeployment

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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.

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...

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.

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...

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