Hayes Carll performs his new song "KMAG YOYO" (a military acronym for "Kiss My Ass Guys, You're On Your Own") from his new album also called KMAG YOYO on SiriusXM Outlaw Country.
By Rebecca Solnit and David Solnit. July 14, 2011
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There’s a small lake shaped like a wishbone you’ve probably never heard of near the Canadian border that’s considered to be the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The river flows 2,340 miles from this point to the Gulf of Mexico, gathering in more waters as it becomes the great artery that drains and waters and sometimes floods the heart of our continent. Headwaters are often like that, a little-known spring or lake in an obscure place, the places where even the biggest rivers begin.
By James Ball, UK Guardian. July 5, 2011
Michael Lyons sentenced to seven months' detention after developing moral objections to Afghanistan conflict
A Royal Navy medic has been sentenced to seven months' detention for refusing rifle training prior to deployment in Afghanistan after developing moral objections, following revelations made by WikiLeaks.
Michael Lyons, 25, was found guilty of wilful disobedience of a lawful order at a military hearing on Tuesday. He had served since 2005 as a medical assistant submariner. He was demoted and dismissed from the navy.
By David Coombs, attorney for Bradley Manning. June 28, 2011
It has been a little over two months since PFC Manning was moved from Quantico to the Joint Regional Corrections Facility (JRCF) at Fort Leavenworth. Since being moved to the JRCF, PFC Manning's overall mood and demeanor has greatly improved. PFC Manning is able to maintain regular contact with his defense team. He receives weekly written updates, phone calls and visits from defense counsel. In addition, he receives regular visits from family. Finally, PFC Manning also receives hundreds of letters from supporters every week. He wishes to extend his sincere appreciation to those who have taken the time to send along their thoughts and well-wishes.
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US Army soldier sentenced to 10 months imprisonment at Fort Hood, Texas, court-martial. Your letters calling for a reduction in PFC Reed's sentence are needed.
By James Branum, attorney for Ryan Reed. June 27, 2011
His crime? - He put his family first.
PFC Reed tried to get help from his chain of command when his wife suffered from serious health issues after the birth of their first child, but his request were repeatedly denied. In fact he was told by some of his NCO's that he should give up his child to either his parents (or the state), so that he could legally abandon his family and deploy with his unit.
By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. June 10, 2011
"Allegedly, one soldier in 3rd platoon, Adam Winfield, attempted to be a whistle-blower after the first murder, by communicating to his father about it via facebook. He was afraid to say anything to the officers in his unit and chain of command in Afghanistan out of fear, with good cause, of being harmed."
Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight. We also support the troops who refuse to participate in staged killings and other war crimes.
In March, Rolling Stone magazine featured a long article, "The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians."
By Courage to Resist. June 1, 2011
Much has been written regarding the death of Osama bin Laden. It is clear that this home invasion murder was not prescribed by international law. For example, Nazi war criminals were tried at Nuremburg. They were not just summarily executed. There seems to have been no effort to bring bin Laden to trial in any court. Thus, it seems that the home invasion murder of Osama bin Laden was about vengeance, not justice. Capturing or killing bin Laden was the reason professed by the Bush administration for the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan by the United States. Bush wanted bin Laden, "Dead or alive." With the murder of bin Laden, that "reason" for the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan no longer exists. It is long past time to end those wars. Courage to Resist organizing collective members appreciated the statement released by the War Resisters League: www.warresisters.org/binladenmurder
Rally to protest the indefinite detention of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning, Saturday, June 4th at Leavenworth, Kansas.
Sponsored by the Bradley Manning Support Network, Courage to Resist, and Veterans for Peace
11:30 am – Gather at Bob Dougherty Memorial Park, N 2nd St. and Kickapoo St. (map). Unrestricted street parking is available around the park. Toilets will be available as well.
Also: Listen to the May 25, 2011 Bradley Manning Support Network press call (mp3) featuring Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange.
Courage to Resist. May 16, 2011
Check out our new video below, and then join the "I am Bradley Manning" campaign at iam.bradleymanning.org
By ACLU. May 13, 2011
On May 13, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the suspicionless search and seizure of electronics and personal data belonging to David House, a computer programmer and U.S. citizen who lives in Cambridge, Mass. The lawsuit charges that the government targeted Mr. House solely on the basis of his lawful association with the Bradley Manning Support Network when it seized Mr. House's laptop, USB drive and camera, and proceeded to copy and possibly disseminate their contents.
Berkeley, California - On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Celebrate the 5th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters’ Day, Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 11am
Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia Street, corner of Allston Way and then at the flagpole at Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK, Jr. Way (between Center Street and Allston Way, across from Old City Hall), Berkeley, California
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