By Courage to Resist. July 16, 2009

For the third consecutive year, Courage to Resist is presenting a workshop on supporting GI resistance at the annual Veterans For Peace / Iraq Veterans Against the War Convention. This year’s convention will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus, just outside of Washington DC from August 5 through August 9. If your attending either the VFP or IVAW conventions, please join us for this important workshop on Friday, August 7 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. For more information, check out the convention website here, or “Read more…” below for a overview of the Courage to Resist workshop.

Workshop overview

Summary of current military resistance and its critical role in helping end unjust occupation wars. Featuring: Marine Cpl “Benji” Lewis on IRR recall refusal, Airman conscientious objector Michael Thurman, and brief video from Army Spc Andre Shepherd who is seeking asylum in Germany. Update on Ft. Hood Afghanistan deployment refusers Spc Victor Agosto and Sgt Travis Bishop who are scheduled to court-martialed beginning August 12, as well as efforts to support Kimberly Rivera and other US resisters seeking refuge in Canada. Overview of military counseling, legal advocacy, political campaigns in support of public resisters and their families.

Moderated by Jeff Paterson and Sarah Lazare of Courage to Resist, and VFP Chapter 69.