To open the Veterans For Peace 2022 National Convention, a panel of US military objectors shared their stories. Organized by Courage to Resist and the GI Resistance Working Group of Veterans For Peace. Support the troops who refuse to fight!
- Rose Del Duca
- Alan Kennedy
- Kyle Toon
- Jenn Budd
- Stephanie Atkinson
It is wonderful to hear the stories of these heroic war resisters! Tremendous thanks go to Courage to Resist for keeping the spirit of resistance alive by telling these stories,
And yet,….today, by far the largest numbers of war resisters are the Russians who are crossing borders into neighboring countries, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgystan , to resist being sent to fight Putin’s war in Ukraine. They are doing so in the hundreds of thousands, War resistance inside the Russian military is also happening, despite the extreme repression
Their stories need to be told. I think Courage to Resist should invest some effort in getting some of their stories out. The Russian organization OVD-Info https://ovdinfo.org is a good place to start.
Yes, there are also Ukrainian war resisters, relatively few I suspect, but their stories also deserve to be told.