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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‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

‘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 ... read more

Remembering the soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre

Remembering the soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre

Democracy Now!. December 19, 2016 U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn died on Tuesday of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age read more

An appeal to support the resistance!

An appeal to support the resistance!

Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation today to support the resistance! We’ll need to come together in 2017, to ... read more

Congress drops draft registration plans for women

Congress drops draft registration plans for women

Leo Shane III, Military Times November 29, 2016 Lawmakers have officially dropped plans to make women register for the draft, instead ... read more

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Sign the whitehouse.gov petition in support of Chelsea’s request today! The New York Times November 14, 2016 Chelsea Manning, who read more

Troops told to give back thousands in war surge bonuses

Troops told to give back thousands in war surge bonuses

NPR. October 23, 2016 In most cases, when an employer pays a signing bonus to attract new workers, that payment is understood to be ... read more

Ryan Johnson imprisoned for avoiding Iraq decade ago

Ryan Johnson imprisoned for avoiding Iraq decade ago

Courage to Resist. October 10, 2016 Please help support Ryan and Jennifer Johnson during this challenging time by making a ... read more

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

By the Chelsea Manning Support Network and Fight for the Future. October 10, 2016 After years of inhumane treatment, and having been ... 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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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

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SF Pride 2015 for Chelsea Manning

On Sunday, June 28th, Courage to Resist and the Chelsea Manning Support Network organized more than 100 supporters to represent our hero in the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade! In 2013, the Chelsea Manning contingent was awarded the highest honor, “The Absolutely...

Interview with Spc. Weilbacher by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, reposted from TruthDig. June 7, 2015 “If I’m forced to remain in the Army, I expect to eventually receive an order that I—as an objector—will be unable to comply with, resulting in a court-martial.” -Spc. Robert Weilbacher The military in the United...

Free Robert Weilbacher!

Update: RESISTER ROBERT WEILBACHER IS FREE! December 1, 2015 By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. May 19, 2015 "There are some noncombatant Conscientious Objector Medics, such as Desmond Doss, who continued service in the military. That worked for their consciences and...

2015 Berkeley Peace Flag raising, May 15th

By Courage to Resist. May 15, 2015 Today, on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, San Francisco Bay Area supporters of Courage to Resist gathered to celebrate the 9th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day at the flag poles in front of City Hall. With...

Medic unjustly denied CO discharge sues Army

May 5, 2015 update: With your help, we were able to raise $2,000 for Robert Weilbacher's appeal effort within a few a hours. The ACLU attorneys are donating their time, while Courage to Resist (and supporters like you) are covering their expenses, such as travel and...

Sgt Bergdahl’s lawyer on Democracy Now!

 March 31, 2015 by Courage to Resist Sgt Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison for desertion charges brought by the US Army. But Sgt Bergdahl may have been attempting to contact another base to report wrong-doing in his unit. Hear more from Sgt Bergdahl’s lawyer, Eugene...

Message from veterans to drone operators

Message from Veterans to Drone Operators and Support Personnel at Creech Air Force Base By Courage to Resist, Veterans for Peace, and Iraq Veterans Against the War. March 17, 2015 To our Brothers and Sisters, Sons and Daughters at Creech Air Force Base, Last week,...

March 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. March 15, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! The Courage to Resist March 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country this week. In this issue you can read about active duty Marine...

Anti-drone protesters arrested at Creech Air Force Base

March 9, 2015 by Courage to Resist At Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, 140+ activists joined together for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere....

Honolulu, March 10th: Chelsea Manning & war resisters

WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and US military war resisters today Presentation by JEFF PATERSON, former Kaneohe Bay Marine who publicly refused to deploy to the Gulf War. Featuring: JACOB BRIDGE, active duty Kaneohe Bay Marine officer, Conscientious...

“Spring Rising” anti-war actions: March 18-21, 2015

Spring Rising event announcement. Posted February 20, 2015 “Spring Rising” is four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ "shock and awe" attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a...

USMC 1st Lt Jacob Bridge, Conscientious Objector

Seeing the planes going into the Twin Towers made me feel like the planes were crashing into my heart when they went into the building. “I couldn’t understand why they would do that. When it was said that they hated our freedom, it was all I needed to hear.” Jake graduated from High School in 2007 and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. There, he enrolled in Naval ROTC. When he graduated from college, in 2011, he also graduated as the Honor Graduate in the Commissioning Class at NROTC at CU, Boulder.

An American sniper

Chris Kyle’s war was not my war. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it. By Garett Reppenhagen, Salon.com February 1, 2015 I spent nights in Iraq lying prone and looking through a 12-power...

Army SSgt exposes murder cover-up at Gitmo

January 15, 2015 Former US Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman has just published his book “Murder at Camp Delta.” He was stationed in Guantánamo Bay from March 2006 to March 2007, and was the Sergeant of the Guard the evening that three detainees died. The Pentagon...

SF Pride 2015 for Chelsea Manning

On Sunday, June 28th, Courage to Resist and the Chelsea Manning Support Network organized more than 100 supporters to represent our hero in the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade! In 2013, the Chelsea Manning contingent was awarded the highest honor, “The Absolutely...

Interview with Spc. Weilbacher by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, reposted from TruthDig. June 7, 2015 “If I’m forced to remain in the Army, I expect to eventually receive an order that I—as an objector—will be unable to comply with, resulting in a court-martial.” -Spc. Robert Weilbacher The military in the United...

Free Robert Weilbacher!

Update: RESISTER ROBERT WEILBACHER IS FREE! December 1, 2015 By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. May 19, 2015 "There are some noncombatant Conscientious Objector Medics, such as Desmond Doss, who continued service in the military. That worked for their consciences and...

2015 Berkeley Peace Flag raising, May 15th

By Courage to Resist. May 15, 2015 Today, on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, San Francisco Bay Area supporters of Courage to Resist gathered to celebrate the 9th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day at the flag poles in front of City Hall. With...

Medic unjustly denied CO discharge sues Army

May 5, 2015 update: With your help, we were able to raise $2,000 for Robert Weilbacher's appeal effort within a few a hours. The ACLU attorneys are donating their time, while Courage to Resist (and supporters like you) are covering their expenses, such as travel and...

Sgt Bergdahl’s lawyer on Democracy Now!

 March 31, 2015 by Courage to Resist Sgt Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison for desertion charges brought by the US Army. But Sgt Bergdahl may have been attempting to contact another base to report wrong-doing in his unit. Hear more from Sgt Bergdahl’s lawyer, Eugene...

Message from veterans to drone operators

Message from Veterans to Drone Operators and Support Personnel at Creech Air Force Base By Courage to Resist, Veterans for Peace, and Iraq Veterans Against the War. March 17, 2015 To our Brothers and Sisters, Sons and Daughters at Creech Air Force Base, Last week,...

March 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. March 15, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! The Courage to Resist March 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country this week. In this issue you can read about active duty Marine...

Anti-drone protesters arrested at Creech Air Force Base

March 9, 2015 by Courage to Resist At Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada, 140+ activists joined together for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere....

Honolulu, March 10th: Chelsea Manning & war resisters

WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and US military war resisters today Presentation by JEFF PATERSON, former Kaneohe Bay Marine who publicly refused to deploy to the Gulf War. Featuring: JACOB BRIDGE, active duty Kaneohe Bay Marine officer, Conscientious...

“Spring Rising” anti-war actions: March 18-21, 2015

Spring Rising event announcement. Posted February 20, 2015 “Spring Rising” is four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ "shock and awe" attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a...

USMC 1st Lt Jacob Bridge, Conscientious Objector

Seeing the planes going into the Twin Towers made me feel like the planes were crashing into my heart when they went into the building. “I couldn’t understand why they would do that. When it was said that they hated our freedom, it was all I needed to hear.” Jake graduated from High School in 2007 and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. There, he enrolled in Naval ROTC. When he graduated from college, in 2011, he also graduated as the Honor Graduate in the Commissioning Class at NROTC at CU, Boulder.

An American sniper

Chris Kyle’s war was not my war. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it. By Garett Reppenhagen, Salon.com February 1, 2015 I spent nights in Iraq lying prone and looking through a 12-power...

Army SSgt exposes murder cover-up at Gitmo

January 15, 2015 Former US Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman has just published his book “Murder at Camp Delta.” He was stationed in Guantánamo Bay from March 2006 to March 2007, and was the Sergeant of the Guard the evening that three detainees died. The Pentagon...

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