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.

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.”

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

President Obama announced that he would commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence today. Instead of spending another 28 brutal years in a ... 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

‘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

Image“I fully support the right of US military personnel who, in acts of conscience, refuse to go to a war of aggression, a war crime. … I proudly support those who take such a stand.”

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

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.

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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“As an Army veteran, I’m so glad there’s an organization like Courage to Resist that really cares about people in the military and brings the whole community together in support of the heroes that follow the call of conscience and resist war…”

-Aimee Allison, 1991 Gulf War objector, community organizer

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Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

Robert Weilbacher is a free man, enjoying his new life as a civilian peace activist. He, the ACLU, and Courage to Resist have declared a victory for the cause of Conscientious Objection.

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...

Free Robert Weilbacher!

Robert Weilbacher has always been attracted to the idea of serving people and serving his country. He founded two organizations to help the homeless community while at The Ohio State University.

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!

We turn now to developments in the case against Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held in Taliban captivity for five years after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

Message from veterans to drone operators

We were once in that position ourselves, some of us quite recently. We know what it feels like to be caught up in strange and brutal wars not of our own making, and not clearly in the interests of our nation.

Robert Weilbacher – Free at Last!

Robert Weilbacher is a free man, enjoying his new life as a civilian peace activist. He, the ACLU, and Courage to Resist have declared a victory for the cause of Conscientious Objection.

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...

Free Robert Weilbacher!

Robert Weilbacher has always been attracted to the idea of serving people and serving his country. He founded two organizations to help the homeless community while at The Ohio State University.

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!

We turn now to developments in the case against Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held in Taliban captivity for five years after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

Message from veterans to drone operators

We were once in that position ourselves, some of us quite recently. We know what it feels like to be caught up in strange and brutal wars not of our own making, and not clearly in the interests of our nation.

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