By supporting Courage to Resist, we support the power in each of us to end this war…
I rely on Courage to Resist to keep me connected with the struggles and triumphs of military war objectors. Without the hard work of Courage to Resist, each individual act of conscience might remain isolated. Instead, they combine to feed the growing momentum of defiance. The strength, bravery and sacrifice of those who choose to openly resist from within the military can serve as an inspiration to the rest of us. I truly hope that the taxpayers of this country will increasingly follow the examples of military objectors like Ehren Watada, Agustin Aguayo and Kevin Benderman, each of whom has found the courage to stand up for his beliefs, regardless of the risk. By supporting Courage to Resist, we support the power in each of us to end this war.
Susan Quinlan is a community organizer in Oakland, California. She is involved with the Northern California War Tax Resistance movement, and is an adult mentor of the BAY-Peace youth group