ZOLTÁN GROSSMAN

Faculty member in Geography and Native American Studies, The Evergreen State College

Lab 1, Room 3012, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy. NW,

Olympia, WA 98505 USA

grossmaz@evergreen.edu

Tel. (360) 867-6153

 
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WAR AND MILITARY LINKS

 

G.I. RIGHTS AND DISSENT

An Appeal for Redress provides a way in which individual service members can appeal to their Congressional Representative and US Senators to urge an end to the U.S. military occupation. Appeal for Redress will continue to collect signatures until all active duty, Guard, and active reserve soldiers are out of Iraq.

Army of None brings the occupation of Iraq home through the words of recently returned veterans.

Bring Them Home Now! is a campaign of military families, veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and others opposed to the ongoing war in Iraq, galvanized to action by George W. Bush's reckless "Bring 'em on" challenge to the Iraqi resistance. "Our mission is to mobilize military families, veterans, and GIs themselves to demand: an end to the occupation of Iraq and other misguided military adventures; and an immediate return of all US troops to their home duty stations."

Center on Conscience and War works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors. The Center is committed to supporting all those who question participation in war, whether they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, documented or undocumented immigrants--or citizens in other countries.

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war.

Citizen Soldier is a GI/veterans rights advocacy group founded during the Vietnam war. They have recently provided legal defense and public advocacy for Gulf War refusers.

Coffee Strong G.I. coffeehouse outside Fort Lewis and Camp Murray (next to Subway off I-5 Exit 122).

Courage to Resist believes in "informed resistance." It's important for service members contemplating public resistance to have a basic understanding of both the benefits and consequences of doing so, particularly in the context of the very arbitrary military discipline and justice systems.

Different Drummer GI Coffeehouse/café at Fort Drum, New York.

Fight to Survive Posts from a groups of soldiers deployed in Iraq between Jan. 2004 and March 2005, as an expression of their raw emotions and thoughts while serving. They have posted since being honorably discharged in Summer 2005.

Getting Out: A Soldiers Guide to Early Separation This guide outlines three ways out of the Army: conscientious objection, the Family Care Plan, and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

G.I. Voice a place for military personnel and their families to gather and share information as well as a resource for those facing problems with service, especially around Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA.. Runs the Coffee Strong G.I. coffeehouse outside Fort Lewis and Camp Murray (next to Subway off I-5 Exit 122).

Iraq Veterans Against the War founded by veterans in 2004 to give a voice to the large number of active duty service people and veterans who are against this war, but are under various pressures to remain silent. From its inception, IVAW has called for an immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq; Reparations for the destruction and corporate pillaging of Iraq so that Iraqi people can control their own lives and future; and Full benefits, adequate healthcare (including mental health), and other supports for returning servicemen and women.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America The nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.

Kevin Benderman Defense Committee on Conscientious Objection of Fort Lewis soldier.

A Matter of Conscience: Article on GI Resistance during the Vietnam War

Military Project G.I. Special newsletter

Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq (book)

Not Your Soldier provides support to local groups who are campaigning to stop the Poverty Draft

Peace-Out You can get out of the military as a Conscientios Objector, even if you enlisted.

"Sir! No Sir!" Film on GI resistance during the Vietnam War, including an extensive library of the GI underground press (including Fort Lewis): http://www.sirnosir.com/site_sections/library_construction.html

Soldiers for the Truth to make sure troops have the right leadership, training and equipment to meet their assigned missions and to make it home alive and in one piece.

Support Our Returning Troops to educate and provide therapeutic assistance to_ returning war veterans and their families, whose health has been affected by their wartime experiences.

Suzanne Swift Stop Command Rape, You Are Not Alone.

Thank You, 1st Lieutenant Watada Supports the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment (from Fort Lewis) to the illegal war in Iraq.

Traveling Soldier Telling the truth - about the occupation, the cuts to veterans benefits, or the dangers of depleted uranium

Under the Hood G.I. coffeehouse at Fort Hood, Texas

U.S. Heros of the Iraq War WarHeroes.htm honoring those soldiers who risked loss of liberty, economic deprivation, and social ostracism.

 

MILITARY LAW

Center for Constitutional Rights

Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq War tribunal in Tacoma to present Lt. Watada's case that the Iraq War is illegal. Includes report and audio/video from January 2007 tribunal.

"Doing the right thing: What to do if you're issued an unlawful order," by William H. McMichael, Army Times (24 May 2004).

Department of Defense Directive 1326.5 on dissent & protest

Department of Defense Directive 1344.10 on political activities

Department of Defense Directive 7050.6 on whistleblowing

A Duty to Disobey Unlawful Orders by Larry Mosqueda

Geneva Conventions

G.I. Rights Hotline Toll-free Hotline 800-394-9544. is answered by a coalition of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations who provide information to members of the military about discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights.

Military Law Task Force National Lawyers Guild 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. Its Web site also includes comprehensive links to legal and other resources of interest to military personnel.

Seattle Draft & Military Counseling Center to provide accurate, comprehensive, and objective information about Selective Service, military law, military regulations, and administrative procedures to anyone in need of this service, and to assist them in applying this information to their own situation and goals.

Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10: The Law of Land Warfare

 

MILITARY VETERANS

African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c) 3, National Veteran's Service Organization.When it comes to helping Veterans with paperwork and VA claims there is no other organization more dedicated.

Iraq Veterans Against the War founded by veterans in 2004 to give a voice to the large number of active duty service people and veterans who are against this war, but are under various pressures to remain silent. From its inception, IVAW has called for an immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq; Reparations for the destruction and corporate pillaging of Iraq so that Iraqi people can control their own lives and future; and Full benefits, adequate healthcare (including mental health), and other supports for returning servicemen and women.

IVAW Resources for Veterans

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.

National Gulf War Resource Center international coalition of advocates and organizations providing information, support and referrals for all those affected by the complexities of current and recent combat operations (1990 to current).

Veterans Against the Iraq War is "a coalition of American veterans who support our troops but oppose war with Iraq or any other nation that does not pose a clear and present danger to our people and nation."

Veteran Centers Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Vet Center staff are available toll free during normal business hours at 1-800-905-4675 (Eastern) and 1-866-496-8838 (Pacific).

Veterans for Common Sense an organization by war veterans who believe that we, the people of the United States of America, are most secure when our country is free, strong, and responsibly engaged with the world.

Veterans For Peace includes men and women veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, other conflicts and peacetime veterans. "Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary."

Veterans for Peace (Rachel Corrie Chapter 109, Olympia)

Veterans for Peace (Chapter 134, Tacoma)

Vets4Vets Staffed exclusively by veterans from different services and military specialties.

Vietnam Veterans Against the War was founded in 1967. Today, "we will continue to oppose senseless military adventures and to teach the real lessons of the Vietnam War. We will do all we can to prevent another generation from being put through a similar tragedy and we will continue to demand dignity and respect for veterans of all eras. This is real patriotism and we remain true to our mission."

 

MILITARY FAMILIES

Gold Star Families Speak Out comprised of MFSO members whose loved ones served in the military during the period including the build-up to the war in Iraq (2002) to the present, and have been killed or have died. We believe the best way to support our troops is to bring them homw now and to take good care of them when they get here.

Military Families Speak Out is an organization of people who have relatives or loved ones in the military and who are opposed to war in Iraq. "We were formed in November of 2002 and have contacts with military families throughout the United States, and in other countries around the world."

Military Families Speak Out (WA chapter)

When the War Came Home Book by Stacy Bannerman: An Inside Account of Citizen Soldiers and The Families Left Behind

 

WAR AND HUMAN RIGHTS

American Friends Service Committee

The Bush Agenda (by Antonia Juhasz)

Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict (CIVIC)

Center for Defense Information

Code Pink

Committee Opposed to Military and the Draft

Cost of War

Electronic Iraq

Global Policy Forum

Human Rights Watch

Informed Comment

Institute for Policy Studies

Iraq Body Count

Iraq Antiwar Resources

No More Victims

Not in Our Name

Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace

Poll of troops in Iraq: 72% for withdrawal

Portside

Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities

Purple Hearts Book

Riverbend blog: Baghdad Burning

September 11th Familes for Peace Tomorrows

United for Peace of Pierce County (Tacoma)

United for Peace and Justice

U.S. Military Interventions Since 1890

War Resisters League

World Tribunal on Iraq, 2005

 

MEDIA SOURCES

Alternet

BBC

CBC

Common Dreams

Counterpunch

Fairness and Accuracy in Media

Guardian (UK)

Independent (UK)

Independent Media Center

Institute for Public Accuracy

Al Jazeerah

Middle East Research and Information Project

Open Democracy

Z magazine

 

OTHER LINKS