10 episodes

The voices of military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Courage to Resist's "People Power strategy" aims to weaken the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance.

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The voices of military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Courage to Resist's "People Power strategy" aims to weaken the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance.

    Podcast: “I wanted to lay my rifle down.” – Hart Viges

    Podcast: “I wanted to lay my rifle down.” – Hart Viges

    "And I just, I started crying...I can't do it. I can't pull the trigger. I don't want to kill anyone," shared Hart after serving 11 months in Iraq.

    • 22 min
    Podcast (VN-E46): “Arrested dozens of times, two years in prison” – Jim Albertini

    Podcast (VN-E46): “Arrested dozens of times, two years in prison” – Jim Albertini

    "We need the next generations of activists to carry forward, to complete the work that we can't get done in our lifetime."

    • 27 min
    Podcast (VN-E45): “It was a leap of faith” – Francesco Da Vinci

    Podcast (VN-E45): “It was a leap of faith” – Francesco Da Vinci

    "It was pure hell... for the fact that I took that stand. I mean, all the labels, "Draft Dodger", "Pinko", "Commie", "Shirker"", recalls Fran Da Vinci.

    • 24 min
    Podcast: “What? Yes. That term..I’m a conscientious objector!” – Rosa del Duca

    Podcast: “What? Yes. That term..I’m a conscientious objector!” – Rosa del Duca

    "Having signed a six-year contract, I thought there was absolutely nothing I could do. I just needed to hunker down and fulfill my contract."

    • 28 min
    Podcast: “Why are we guarding an oil field?” – Kevin Benderman

    Podcast: “Why are we guarding an oil field?” – Kevin Benderman

    "You know what? This is all a bunch of b******t, what they're telling us to do over here," recalls Iraq War veteran turned conscientious objector.

    • 26 min
    Podcast: Michael Rasmussen, Meditations of a Conscientious Objector

    Podcast: Michael Rasmussen, Meditations of a Conscientious Objector

    "I think the whole idea of a "just war" at all is a sham that we're taught as part of this propaganda to support it." -recent USMC Capt. Michael Rasmussen

    • 27 min

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Best podcast I've listened to!

The Courage to Resist organization is arguably to most important anti-militarist, anti-war organization in the country today and perhaps ever. No one speaks better to the wrongheaded outcomes and horrors of military interventions than veterans! I love this podcast because of the thoughtful guests, excellently succinct interviewing by Matt. Thank you all!

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