fix articles 61362, conscientious objector
Conscientious Objector Status—Who Should Decide? (tags)
It is a fallacious and legalistic straw man ploy for any society or organization (such as the Department of Defense) to arrogate, as definition, that an individual must oppose “all” war on religious or ethical grounds to be considered a “conscientious objector”. Simply to be “conscientious” means to act from one’s “own” conscience—not from the collective hearsay of any particular group or on legalistic grounds of some corporate presumption. The individual conscience is the moral compass of conscientious authority.
Disabled Conscientious Objector Vet Goes Before Judge Over Freedom of Speech (tags)
The Coils were reading when they noticed through a glass window a room in which two military recruiters with a stack of forms were trying to recruit a young man who Tim thought could not have been more than 17 or 18 years old.
1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)
SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend
Press Briefing Re: AGUSTÍN AGUAYO (tags)
Agustín Aguayo is a Conscientious Objector and War Resister who went AWOL on September 2, 2006, when his unit deployed for a second time from Germany to Iraq. Today he will be brought by military escort to Germany or to Kuwait
Press Briefing Re: AGUSTÍN AGUAYO (tags)
PRESS BRIEFING With HELGA AGUAYO, Wife of Army Specialist AGUSTÍN AGUAYO, and Supporters Today he will be brought by military escort to Germany or to Kuwait to face prosecution by the Army.
Soldier at Camp Casey turns self in at Ft Hood (tags)
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Pfc. Chris Gorman: I refuse to go back to Iraq, because this war is illegal and unjust. (tags)
Interview with Christopher Gorman, a religious Conscientious Objector who is refusing to return to Iraq.
241 mile MARCH for PEACE: Latino Voice of Opposition to the War (tags)
A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.
Support GI Resister Katherine Jashinski Now! (tags)
This newsletter will keep you up to date about how service women and men within the US military are taking action, and following their conscience in standing up for human rights, democratic rights and against illegal and unjust war and occupation. We will also let you know how you, your organization and your community can support them!
Free Mehmet Tarhan! Gay conscientious objector jailed in Turkey (tags)
December 9, 2005, is an International Day of Action to support Mehmet Tarhan, gay conscientious objector jailed in Turkey. Turkey does not recognise conscientious objection and provides no alternative to military service.
Woman GI Publicly Resists War! (tags)
Army National Guard Specialist Katherine Jashinski, on active duty with the 111th ASG since January of this year, will make a public statement against war as a conscientious objector in the face of orders to participate in weapons training and deploy to the Middle East.
URGENT Refusenik Mehmet Tarhan - Stop mistreatment and detention (tags)
We are urging support for Mehmet Tarhan, a conscientious objector who is a gay man, detained since 8 April in the military prison of Sivas, Turkey. We understand that he has been repeatedly and brutally attacked by other prisoners after prison staff told them that he was "a terrorist". His trial, which began on 26 May, has been postponed to 9 June. When he appeared in court on the 26th, Mr Tarhan had bruises all over his body and could not walk well. He is now on hunger strike against the abuse and against the refusal of the prison authorities to ensure his safety.
Human Argument Against War (tags)
It has been months since I publicly refused to assist in destroying Iraq. I did so by refusing to Board the USS Bon Homme Richard and refusing to become complicit in this illegal and morally anemic plight in Iraq. There have been moments when it seemed to me that the military would work within the rule of its own laws and grant me Conscientious Objector Status, but those moments are far behind me.
The World Can Force the U.S. Out of Iraq! (tags)
LONDON - Britain will send another 400 troops to Iraq ahead of elections there, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Monday. and: A U.S. Soldier Speaks of the Atrocities He Witnessed Scott Fleming 10 Jan 2005 22:08 GMT People in my unit used to break bottles over Iraqi civilians' heads.
Graphic Video: Soldier Witnessed Abuse, Killings at Abu Ghraib (tags)
Updated with Graphic Video: Exclusive: Conscientious Objector Witnessed Abuse, Killing of Iraqi Detainees at Abu Ghraib & More JUAN GONZALEZ 20 Dec 2004 01:34 GMT In a national broadcast exclusive, we speak with former Army Reserve Specialist Aidan Delgado. At Abu Ghraib, he witnessed U.S. soldiers abuse and killing of Iraqi detainees. Video and Transcript - Warning - This program contains graphic images
GI Fightback (tags)
A site for anti-war GIs
BTL:Army Conscientious Objector Who Opposed Abuse of Iraqi Civilians and... (tags)
...Prisoners Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Desertion~ Interview with Maritza Castillo, mother of Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia Castillo, conscientious objector convicted of desertion, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
URGENT Petition supporting Camilo Mejia US conscientious objector (tags)
Support Camilo Mejia, US conscientious objector, waiting court-martial for “desertion” on 19 May 2004
A Deserter Speaks (tags)
The young man across the table looks sad, but not as stressed as one might expect from a US Army deserter. Camilo Mejia served with a unit that crossed into Iraq just after the invasion and then, for five months, fought in the counterinsurgency war in the Sunni Triangle, where he says he was in firefights, killed people, almost got killed, helped torture prisoners and finally had his life saved by a small-scale mutiny. Now he is a declared conscientious objector who spent five months absent without leave, facing the wrath of US military justice.
Prepare your Draft/CO Files NOW! (tags)
America is at war and I think they are going to need the Draft soon. Men who cannot buy alcohol are required by law to register for the Draft. You may have 9 days once called up for the Draft to prove you are a Conscientious Objector. Prepare your file NOW!
International appeal (tags)
Support conscientious objector Stephen Funk awaiting military trial on September 4 for "desertion"
Conscientious Objector Day (tags)
Celebrate and support international war resisters MAY 15th.
a true patriot (tags)
conscientious objector deserves our support