AWOL in Canada - The War Resisters Support Campaign in Toronto has been actively supporting U.S. war resisters in Canada since early 2004, helping them and their families to find Canadian lawyers, housing and jobs, coordinating hundreds of media and speaking engagements, organizing benefit concerts, and initiating a national petition campaign calling on the Canadian government to provide sanctuary for all war resisters.
Breaking Ranks - Documentary that examines the current phenomena of U.S. soldiers seeking refuge in Canada as part of their resistance to the war effort in Iraq, revealing the everyday lives, hopes, and idealism of another generation of young soldiers as they become controversial peace activists. Directed by Michelle Mason.
Center on Conscience and War (CCW) - Works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors. Services are provided to the public at no charge. CCW participates in the G.I. Rights Hotline, a national referral and counseling service for military personnel. In the event of a military draft, CCW will assist in the placement of conscientious objectors in alternative service programs. The Center is opposed to all forms of conscription.
Citizen Soldier - Defending GIs who stand against illegal policies. Challenging U.S. militarism.
Courage to Resist - Supporting GI war resisters and all military objectors critical of our government's current policies of empire.
Eyak Preservation Council - At the heart of all of EPC's work are the wild salmon, their pristine habitat and the ecosystems that not only sustain the returning salmon but also the traditional heritage and economies that depend on them. Currently, the U.S. Navy is applying for authorization to train in the Gulf of Alaska for the next five years (2016 - 2020). Eyaksignificant concerns about the negative or unknown impacts these trainings could have on the ecosystem and communities.
Geneva Conventions (Wikipedia article) - The Geneva Conventions consist of four treaties formulated in Geneva, Switzerland, that set the standards for international law for humanitarian concerns. They chiefly concern the treatment of non-combatants and prisoners of war. They do not affect the use of weapons in war, which are covered by the Hague Conventionsof 1899 and 1907 and the Geneva Protocol on the use of gas and biological weapons of 1925. Also see:
Military Law Task Force - The National Lawyers GuildMilitary Law Task Force assists those working on military law issues as well as military law counselors working directly with GIs. It trains and mentors counselors and beginning military law attorneys in all aspects of military law through training materials and direct communication.
No Bases - International network for the abolition of foreign military bases.
Project YANO - Provides young people with an alternative point of view about military enlistment. In its base community of San Diego County, Project YANO sends veterans to youth groups and local schools to speak about the realities of military life and war so that young people will better understand what is behind the armed forces sales pitch. As an alternative, students are given nonmilitary options for local job training and college financial aid. Project YANO also urges youths to become community activists and consider pursuing careers in social change.
School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) - Seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.
Soldiers for the Truth (SFTT) - Founded by Col. David H. Hackworth, USA (Ret). An organization of citizens and veterans working on issues confronting U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen relating to training, welfare, benefits, equipment and leadership.
Veterans for Peace (VFP) - A national organization founded in 1985 by military veterans opposed to the Reagan administration's war against the people of Central America. It includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, other conflicts and periods in between. Seeks to 1) work with others to increase public awareness of the costs of war; 2) restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations; 3) restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations; 4) seek justice for veterans and victims of war; 5) abolish war as an instrument of national policy. Also see:
Veteran's Project, The - Helps military veterans reintegrate into society when they come home. Its mission is to remove the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress, and raise operating funds for groups that provide psychological care and job training to veterans in the aftermath of war.
Vieques Libre - News, campaigns, articles, history, and resources concerning protests against U.S. military forces war practices, exercises and other activities on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico.
War Resisters Support Campaign - Calls on the Canadian government to demonstrate its commitment to international law and the treaties to which it is a signatory, by making provision for U.S. war objectors to have sanctuary in Canada.
Winter Soldier - In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, an astonishing public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held at a Howard Johnson motel in Detroit. The Vietnam Veterans Against the War organized this event called the Winter Soldier Investigation. More than 125 veterans spoke of atrocities they had witnessed and committed. Though the event was attended by press and television news crews, almost nothing was reported to the American public. Yet, this unprecedented forum marked a turning point in the anti-war movement.
Winter Soldier Investigation (1971) - An event sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War intended to publicize war crimes and atrocities by the U.S. Armed Forces and their allies in the Vietnam War. The VVAW challenged the morality and conduct of the war by showing the direct relationship between military policies and war crimes in Vietnam. This site provides transcripts of the testimony given in Detroit, Michigan, on January 31, 1971, February 1 and 2, 1971. Also see Wikipedia article.
Winter Soldier: Iran and Afghanistan (2008) - The four-day event brought together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and to present video and photographic evidence, providing an accurate account of what has and is really happening day in and day out, on the ground. The hearings were broadcast live on radio and TV.
Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) - A nonviolent, feminist organization that works in solidarity with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination and justice through education, action and the empowerment of women. WAMM's purpose is to dismantle systems of militarism, economic exploitation and global oppression.
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