Soldiers

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Can Soldiers Resist?: Against The Current vol. 133
Franco, Nate
Article
2008
Interviews with Tod Ensign and Phil Aliff.
The court does not sympathize: The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system
Elhanan, Nurit Peled
Article
2009
The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians' children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and hap...
Echo Platoon
Jamail, Dahr; Lazare, Sarah
Article
2009
Echo and other platoons like it are grim yardsticks for measuring the desperation in which a military under immense strain is now operating. Looking up at that military from Echo's airless limbo, from...
Forgotten Graffiti Sheds New Light on Long, Hot Journeys to Vietnam
Svrluga, Susan
Article
2014
Inside a rusting former US army ship, historians found vivid details of the hopes and fears of soldiers bound for war.
The Fort Hood 43
Gardner, Fred
Article
2017
A history of the 43 infantrymen who refused to be deployed against protestors at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Fragging: Connexipedia Article
Article
The assassination of an unpopular officer by members of his own unit.
"Fragging" and "Combat Refusals" in Vietnam
Article
The US Army itself does not know exactly how many...officers were murdered. But they know at least 600 were murdered, and then they have another 1400 that died mysteriously. Consequently by early 1970...
Grinding Down the U.S. Army
Astore, William
Article
2009
Prolonging a stalemated war will only mean more hurt for both Afghans and Americans. The hurt to Afghans will undoubtedly be worse, for their homes are the battlefield, but our own hurt shouldn't be ...
ISIS and the IDF: Canada's Double Standard: Who are the Real Terrorists?
Walberg, Eric
Article
2014
Why can westerners join the Israeli Defense Forces while westerners joining Islamic State are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one?
Israel & Palestine The occupation is killing us all: New Internationalist August 2002 - #348
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
An in-depth look into the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Discusses modern myths that have further fuelled the conflict, possible paths to peace, and the role of the United States in the issue.
Israeli attacks on a dissident soldiers' group could backfire
Sheizaf, Noam
Article
2015
Yehuda Shaul was an infantryman in the Israeli army in Hebron during the second intifada. But in recent weeks, he and his group of veterans have been vilified by right-wing organizations and mainstrea...
Killing America's Kids
Reed, Fred
Article
2009
Why is the Secretary of Defense so angry at having the war photographed? Easy: Spin control. Spin is so very important in war these days. While America is only barely a democracy, still, if the public...
Luxemburg, Müller and the Berlin workers' and soldiers' councils
Rose, John
Article
2015
Rose reviews and discusses two important books about the German Revolution, "Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Cou...
A Military Resister and Conscientious Objector: Against The Current vol. 116
Finkel, David
Article
2005
ATC Interviews Camilo Mejia. Sgt. Camilo Mejia, the first active-duty U.S. military resister to be imprisoned for refusing re-deployment to Iraq, spoke at a Detroit antiwar rally Friday, March 18, the...
Never Be A Soldier
Debs, Eugene Victor
Article
1998
[This classic, written in 1915, was one of numerous leaflets by Socialist Party leader Debs opposing World War I. His opponents sent co pies of this and other antiwar statements by Debs to the U.S. At...
No One Else Will Stop The Killing
Ferner, Mike
Article
2009
Because we personally understand what war truly means, we have written, called and demonstrated repeatedly for an end to the killing in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017: Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2010-2010
Breaking the Silence
Book
2012
Testimonies from more than 100 soldiers detailing the viciousness of Israel's military in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?
Mailer, Phil,
Book
1977
The story of what happened in Portugal between April 25, 1974 and November 25, 1975, as seen and felt by a deeply committed participant.
Presidio mutiny: Wikipedia article
Article
2017
The Presidio mutiny was a sit-down protest carried out by 27 prisoners at the Presidio stockade in San Francisco, California on October 14, 1968. The stiff sentences given out at courts martial for th...
Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
Foster, Gregory D.
Article
2016
We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based ...
A Shameful Situation: Millions of Soldiers and Veterans in Serious Trouble
Quigley, Bill
Article
2014
Millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble, in the areas of suicide, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, disability, medical care, and mental health.
Sir! No Sir!
Zeiger, David (director)
Film/Video
2005
A documentary about the anti-war movement within the ranks of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
Six Red Months in Russia: An Observers Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship
Bryant, Louise
Book
1918
Louise Bryant's account of her time in Russia during the revolution 1917-1918.
Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance during the Vietnam War
Cortright, David
Book
A definitive account of GI resistance in the Vietnam War. With an introduction by Howard Zinn.
The Story of the Christmas Truce
Article
On Christmas Day, 1914, in the first year of World War I, German, British and French soldiers disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front. German t...
The story of the GI coffeehouses
Ruder, Eric
Article
2007
Examining the rise of the GI coffeehouse movement--during the Vietnam War and again today in protest of the war on Iraq.
The U.S. Military Under Stress: Against The Current vol. 112
Ensign, Todd
Article
2004
John Kerry's campaign tome should dispel any illusion that he has any significant differences with George Bush on the aggressive use of the U.S. military to defend the empire.
US Workers Starved Into Military Service
LeonVest, Sandy
Article
2009
Humanity has passed the tipping point - economically, culturally and environmentally. The "consuming and killing" model embraced by Americans as cultural norm is, in reality, a cultural aberration. It...
War and the Culture of Violence: Against The Current vol. 125
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearin...
When Soldiers Resist
Fanning, Rory
Article
2016
Let's remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam.
Winning the Rank and File Soldiers in Egypt: An Historical Drama Unfolds
Borrero, Carlos
Article
2013
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will wield power during and immediately after the current transition of the toppling of Mohamed Morsi.
Winter Soldier 2008: Against The Current vol. 134
Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne
Article
2008
More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of...

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The modern US army: unfit for service?
Kennard, Matt
2012
Gone are the days of the all-American army hero. These days, the US military is as likely to be a sanctuary for racists, gang members and the chronically unfit.