Happy holidays from Courage to Resist!
As you close out your financial records for 2009, please remember
Courage to Resist. www.couragetoresist.org/donate
A year-end, tax-deductible donation in support of GI
resistance is a powerful rebuke to the escalation of war in Afghanistan being carried out in your name.
Throughout the year, we have encouraged you to contribute to
the efforts of a number of individual military war resisters, and you came
through by funding the
civilian legal expenses of resisters Cliff
Cornell, Travis Bishop, Victor Agosto, Alexis Hutchinson, Dustin Stevens, and
Robin Long! Just the other day we also began fundraising for
a Soldier jailed for recording
an explicit hip hop song critical of “Stop Loss”.
And then there is Eric Jasinski, who is featured on the front page of this morning's New York Times, "At Fort Hood, Reaching Out to Soldiers at Risk"
(NY Times photo). Eric is also counting on Courage to Resist and our supporters to cover his legal bills and more.
These high-profile efforts are critical as they concretely
demonstrate to service members that if they refuse, we will have their back.
However, they are only part of our collective work.
contribution to Courage to Resist will help ensure that we’re also here for the
majority of service members who need help but who are not yet ready to publicly
share their stories, for the Individual Ready Reservists who are refusing
recall, and that we are able to continue GI outreach and counter military
for the Courage to Resist organizing collective
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