Tag Archives: War Resisters

Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

As long as there are people who will agree to fight to kill others for the whims of a nation state’s leaders, we will continue to have war. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2014 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

Robert Griffin III. Photo courtesy of Muhammad Ali Center. Image from The Nation. What did RGIII learn atthe Muhammad Ali Center? The social-media-savvy RGIII tweeted, ‘What Ali stood for and the way he expressed it from the boxing ring to … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : When Muhammad Ali Took the Weight

Muhammad Ali, the former Cassius Clay, was convicted by a U.S. federal court in Houston on June 20, 1967. Above, he is shown when refusing induction at the Houston draft board, April 28, 1967. At his right is the Rev. … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : When Muhammad Ali Took the Weight

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Clancy Sigal : Resisting War Takes Guts

“No More War!” Art by Iván Lira /MRZine.In our war-loving society:Conscientious resistance takes guts, bravery By Clancy Sigal / AlterNet / May 30, 2011 War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and … finish reading Clancy Sigal : Resisting War Takes Guts

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Val Liveoak : Conscience in Colombia

Cartoon from galeriegothik.Alejo just says ‘No’:Conscientious objection in Colombia By Val Liveoak / The Rag Blog / September 26, 2010 BOGOTA, Colombia — I had lunch this week with Alejo, I can say his name without worrying that he’ll be … finish reading Val Liveoak : Conscience in Colombia

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Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

Fog of war. Image from Thomas Paine’s Corner.Rules of engagement:U.S. brutality in the combat zones The chain of command gave orders to fire indiscriminately at civilians even when soldiers made efforts to refuse such orders. By Jim Turpin / The … finish reading Jim Turpin : Cutting Through the ‘Fog of War’

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Singer/Soldier Travis Bishop : War Resister Released from Stockade

Singer/soldier Travis Bishop, who refused deployment to Afghanistan for reasons of consience, has been released from prison. Photo from Dallas Dreamer.Fort Hood Soldier who refused to deploy:Travis Bishop released from Fort Lewis stockade By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog … finish reading Singer/Soldier Travis Bishop : War Resister Released from Stockade

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Sgt. Travis Bishop : Ft. Hood War Resister to Get Out Early

War resister Sgt. Travis Bishop flashes peace sign to supporters as he is taken to the Bell County (Texas) Correctional Unit after being sentenced to one year in prison at court martial on August 14, 2009. Photo by Eric Thompson.Afghanistan … finish reading Sgt. Travis Bishop : Ft. Hood War Resister to Get Out Early

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Refuseniks : Israel’s Shministim say ‘No’ to Occupation of Palestine

Refuseniks: Maya Wind, left, and Netta Mishly. Photo by Thomas Good / NLN / The Rag Blog.Israelis who just say ‘No’:Students refusing to serve the occupation By Thomas Good / The Rag Blog / October 13, 2009 NEW YORK — … finish reading Refuseniks : Israel’s Shministim say ‘No’ to Occupation of Palestine

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Prisoners of Conscience : U.S. Military Isolates War Resisters

Incarcerated anti-war GI and musician (above) Travis Bishop. Below, he is shown before his court martial at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas on Aug. 14, 2009. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Army prisoners isolated,Denied right to legal counsel … finish reading Prisoners of Conscience : U.S. Military Isolates War Resisters

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You’re in the Army Now : Despair, Dissent and Refusal

‘Bad apple?’ Soldier with peace symbol on his helmet patrols south of Baghdad, Feb. 4, 2008. Photo by Maya Alleruzzo / AP.Refusing to comply:The tactics of resistance in an all-volunteer military Present-day G.I. resistance to the occupations of Iraq and … finish reading You’re in the Army Now : Despair, Dissent and Refusal

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Victor Agosto : The Price of Conscience

GI Victor Agosto, being interviewed by Beth Freed of the Dallas Peace Times, after announcing that he was refusing deployment to Afghanistan. Photo from Under the Hood Cafe.GI Victor Agosto That is the price of conscience. When he said: ‘There … finish reading Victor Agosto : The Price of Conscience

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