We're proud to share our December 2012 print newsletter (PDF). This triannual newsletter features updates on the campaign to save WikiLeaks whistle-blower Army PFC Bradley Manning, the dire situation of the Rivera Family with Kimberly facing years in prison, the long journey of Skyler James, AWOL objector Micah Turner's travels, and "In memory of Joshua Casteel".
Last week we mailed thousands of copies to friends and supporters around the world, but you can also view, print, and share it here. We publish our newsletter every four months so folks have a quick overview of our recent on ongoing work. It's the next best thing to regularly checking in with us via our website and/or our Facebook page.
By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. October 12, 2012
I had the honor of interviewing my new hero, Army Sgt. Micah Turner, the other day. Micah has been busy speaking truth to power, wherever he can, since he went AWOL from the army last month. Here is what he told me:
“The reason I joined the army was because I was 19 and I was a wild-land firefighter and I fell in love with the camaraderie, working to achieve a common goal. I wanted to serve my country in the best way I could after 9-11. I believed that we were attacked and I wanted to defend my home.
Courage to Resist. October 9, 2012
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On the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, veterans deploy to Fort Lewis with message of hope
Courage to Resist (via March Forward). October 10, 2012
Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam veterans with the “Our Lives Our Rights” campaign are reaching out to soldiers this week near Fort Lewis, Washington. Soldiers there with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan later this month. Soldiers will receive information about Conscientious Objection and other legal avenues to avert deployment--“You don’t have to go to Afghanistan,” is the message. Activists with March Forward! and Veterans For Peace are carrying out this week of action.
By Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. October 10, 1012
In 2006, Brad McCall joined the Regular Army Infantry. For the back-story on why he joined the Army and what led him to making his decision to go to Canada, his 2007 interview with Courage to Resist can be heard here. He is also featured in our book "About Face, Military Resisters Turn Against War."
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