Friends of Courage to Resist

David Wiggins, M.D.

Image1991 Gulf War military resister; West Point grad, former US Army Captain
"Courage to Resist is invaluable in supporting those brave individuals who speak truth to power..."

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Mark Wilkerson

ImageIraq War veteran, resister
"Without the help of Courage to Resist, I would have never been able to speak out. They gave me a voice, and helped me realize that I was not alone in my thoughts about the war."

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Maricela Guzman

ImageIraq Veterans Against the War
"I believe that Courage to Resist has provided amazing support for soldiers who have the courage to resist this insane war."

Ed Fisher

ImageInterfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, Los Angeles

"Your donations to Courage to Resist will help assure that those among our military who might otherwise be compelled to remain silent are able to take a strong and public stand..."

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Fr. Bernard Survil

ImageCatholic Priest, Greensburg, PA
"Resistance to the Iraq War by Catholics ... can only increase, aided by Courage to Resist... May Catholic youth especially seek out this website."

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James Circello

ImageUS Army Sgt., AWOL Iraq War veteran
"Courage to Resist highlights the real face of the war by allowing the individuals that have been a part of this insanity to share their experiences and voice their concerns..."

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Marin Peace & Justice Coalition

ImageMarin County, California
"Courage to Resist is engaged in some of the most essential work against the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan..."

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Helga Aguayo

ImageWife of Iraq veteran and objector Army Spc. Agustin Aguayo
"I don’t know if I could have gone through all of this without the support of Courage to Resist..."

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Garett Reppenhagen

ImageChairman, Iraq Veterans Against the War
"Courage to Resist [helps soldiers] resist a dishonest use of the United States military in an unlawful occupation of Iraq..."

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¡Presente! Affinity Group

ImageSF Bay Area-based non-violent direct action group
"By focusing on GI resistance, Courage to Resist works to take the heart out of the war machine...."

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Susan Quinlan

ImageNorthern California War Tax Resistance
"By supporting Courage to Resist, we support the power in each of us to
end this war..."

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David Swanson

ImageCo-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org
"Resistance from within the military requires tremendous courage. Organizing in support of resisters requires courage and hard work..."

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Paul Cox

ImageVeterans for Peace (Chapter 69-SF Bay Area); American Legion Post 315
"We all need to support those...who speak up and stand out and say no to the meatgrinder! Courage to Resist is already doing that..."

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Mike Wong

ImageVietnam War military resister
"Courage to Resist is out there actively supporting GI resisters, and it is making a difference. History shows that GI resistance can stop this war..."

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Howard Zinn

ImageAuthor and historian, "A People's History of the United States"
"I would urge people to support Courage to Resist in whatever way they can..."

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Sara Rich

ImageM.S.W, mother of Army Spc. Suzanne Swift
"Courage to Resist were amazing and continue to support my daughter and me through a horrible battle and ordeal with the US Army..."

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Ann Wright, Col., US Army (ret.)

ImageFormer State Department diplomat
"I fully support the right of US military personnel who, in acts of conscience, refuse to go to a war of aggression, a war crime."

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Francis Boyle, Prof.

ImageProfessor of international law, University of Illinois College of Law
"Where are the "good" Americans? Well, there are some good Americans: notable among them are...war resisters and protesters..."

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Daniel Shea

ImageVeterans for Peace (Chapter 72-Portland, Oregon)
"Courage to Resist is one of my major resources for keeping informed and for informing others..."

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Kyle Snyder & Maleah Friesen

ImageIraq war veteran living in Canada to resist redeployment.
"Courage to Resist is a organization that has helped many soldiers, including myself who have taken a vital stance in refusing to redeploy to Iraq..."

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Prentice Reid

ImageUS Army Iraq War veteran
"I served in the Iraq war from March 2003 to March 2004. I support Courage to Resist because they depict soldier dissidents in an accurately heroic light..."

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Elliot D S Adams

ImageNational President, Veterans for Peace
"Courage to Resist gives our young soldiers the help and support so they can stand up to the military and do what is right, moral and lawful."

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Todd Dennis

ImageIraq Veterans Against the War; US Navy (nuclear sub)
"As a recent veteran, Courage to Resist has been important in staying up to date on my many brave brothers and sisters..."

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Carlos Arredondo

ImageGold Star father
"After Alex was killed in Iraq, my ex-wife told me that he didn't want to go back ... If I had known about Courage to Resist, Alex might be alive today."

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Aimee Allison

Image1991 Gulf War objector and community organizer
"I'm so glad there's an organization like Courage to Resist that really cares about people in the military and brings the whole community together..."

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Steve Morse

ImageGI Rights Hotline counselor; Viet Nam War era GI resister
"Courage to Resist...has helped both publicize and build the critical component of soldier resistance in ending war."

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Blase Bonpane, Ph.d.

ImageDirector, Office of the Americas
"Dear friends at Courage to Resist: Congratulations on your fine work to assist the young people who know that they have been called to serve in an illegal and immoral conflict..."

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Chanan Suarezdiaz

ImageIraq Veterans Against the War (President, Seattle Chp.8)
"Courage to Resist is spear-heading a revival of G.I. Resistance in this country. I urge individuals and other organizations to contribute and collaborate with Courage to Resist in this important work."

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Hart Viges

ImageIraq Veterans Against the War
"Courage to Resist provides strength to not only GI resistance but counter-recruitment as well..."

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Agustín Aguayo

ImageIraq War veteran, war resister
"As someone who has felt the enormous relief of having a strong support group behind me, it is a privilege now as a member of Courage to Resist to help others as I have been helped."

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Cindy Sheehan

ImageCo-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace
"I wish my son, Casey, had refused to go..."

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Pablo Paredes

ImageIraq War resister, GI Rights counselor
"[An] inspiration for those who are currently being asked by history to find that unsung courage--the courage to resist."

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Stephen Funk

ImageFirst public Iraq War military objector
"Courage to Resist has been a key figure in the organizing of support for conscientious objectors like myself..."

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Liam Madden

ImageIraq War veteran
"When men and women of courage and conscience choose to take the bold step of resisting illegal wars, Courage to Resist is one of the foremost resources for them and their families."

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Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi

ImageFather and step-mother of Lt. Ehren Watada
"Courage to Resist is providing a vital role to those soldiers who are aware that they are being used for the corporate gain of our leaders..."

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

ImageHistorian, writer, teacher, veteran activist
"Courage to Resist is the liberated territory available to all who are willing to be the best they can be..."

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Edward Asner

ImageActor and activist
"It behooves us to do all we can to support Courage To Resist with money and with spine..."

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Kelly Campbell

ImageCo-founder of September 11th Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow
"Courage to Resist puts the slogan of "support the troops but not the war" into practice every day. Their work ... is an essential component of stopping the war machine."

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Dahr Jamail

ImageIndependent journalist
"The effectiveness of Courage to Resist is growing, but this cannot continue unless we actively step up to the plate..."

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Mélida Arredondo

ImageGold Star mother
"Courage to Resist aims to set the record straight and also to aid those who reach out of conflict to touch hope."

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Why Donate?


ImageVeterans for Peace (Chapter 69-SF Bay Area); American Legion Post 315
"We all need to support those...who speak up and stand out and say no to the meatgrinder! Courage to Resist is already doing that..."

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