Army GI resisters Travis Bishop, Victor Agosto, and Dustin Stevens

Help provide civilian legal defense funds for military GI resisters with a house party, music show, poetry night, film showing, or by simply passing the hat at your next community/social/union meeting.

By Courage to Resist. May 29, 2009

Service members are courageously taking a stand against our nation’s endless occupation wars. Will you or your community organization step up to support them? These three Army soldiers are likely to face court martials—and a year or more in the stockade—possibly as early as July.

  • Victor Agosto—Ft. Hood, Texas (Specialist., US Army)
    Awaiting likely court martial after publicly refusing to deploy to Afghanistan.
  • Travis Bishop—Ft. Hood, Texas (Sergeant, US Army)
    Awaiting likely court martial after publicly refusing to deploy to Afghanistan
  • Dustin Stevens—Ft. Bragg, North Carolina (Private, US Army)
    Awaiting court martial after refusing to graduate from Airborne school after concluding that he was a conscientious objector.

Courage to Resist has in the past raised funds for and covered the expenses of over a dozen GI resisters, including Cliff Cornell, Robin Long, and Agustin Aguayo. However, we believe a more decentralized effort right now can be more effective, and will unleash additional grassroots support for GI resisters.

House parties can be as simple as a donation jar at the door and shout out later in the evening, or can be more elaborate—including a possible phone call from one of the resisters. Poetry and film events can be built around a “war, resistance, and peace” theme.

We ask that all funds, minus the actual expenses incurred presenting the event, be donated to war resisters. Tax-deductible donations earmarked for Victor/Travis/Dustin can be made via Courage to Resist at, or check/money order to: Courage to Resist, 484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610

Donations can also be made directly to attorney James Branum. Mr. Branum is the civilian lawyer for these three courageous individuals. These contributions are not tax-deductible.

Please let us know what you are planning. We might be able to provide informational materials or other help.

“Support the troops who refuse to fight!”

Courage to Resist
484 Lake Park Ave #41, Oakland CA 94610

Template event leaflets and resister profile mini-posters to be provided soon.