Courage to Resist. September 11, 2013

In the past few years, tens of thousands of service members have resisted illegal war and occupation in a number of different ways—by going AWOL, seeking conscientious objector status and/or a discharge, asserting the right to speak out against injustice from within the military, and for a relative few, publicly refusing to fight. We’re motivated by a “people power” strategy that we believe can weaken the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Syria.

By supporting GI resistance, we hope to diminish the number of troops available for unjust war and occupation. However, Courage to Resist believes in “informed resistance.” It’s important for service members contemplating public resistance to have a basic understanding of both the benefits and consequences of doing so.

Support the troops who have the courage to resist attacking Syria!