Military Resistance



Print it out: color best. Pass it on.

Military Resistance 11L3

Soldier Responds To Letter From A First Grader

Comment: T The Duffle Blog publishes satire by and for members of the armed forces. The politics of this piece are significant, to put it mildly. They are biting, radical, and fresh. The politics currently expressed by leading organizations self-advertising as standing with troops and veterans within a no-longer-existent “anti-war movement” are cardboard in comparison. **************************************************************************** Dec 16, 2013 By Juice Box, The Duffle Blog Dear Mackenzie, Thanks for your kind words. The support of young Americans like you makes everything we do feel at least marginally worthwhile. But let’s get a few things straight. First of all, I’m not your friend. In fact, I specifically tried to avoid receiving this letter to save myself the burden of writing you back. Second, your black-and-white characterization of this conflict grossly misunderstands the complexity of modern warfare and, indeed, the folly of declared war against any group as broadly unspecific as “the terrorists.” This isn’t World War II, and the extent to which I am “good” and the enemy is “bad” is subject to debate — just ask anyone who’s ever woken up to a Hellfire landing in the backyard. It’s inaccurate, in any case, to suggest that we’re here fighting any sort of unified adversary. On a given day, I couldn’t tell you if I’m being shot at by Taliban, Haqqani, Hezb-e Isalmi, Taj Mir Jawad, or the Afghan National Army. At a certain point, when you’re surrounded by people who hate you, there comes a time for looking inward. The truth is I’m not a “hero,” and what I do has no bearing at all on your daily life. Seriously, what am I “saving” you from? Al-Qaeda abandoned its goal of a global caliphate years ago and has since retooled to source a collection of loosely affiliated regional insurgencies that, while dangerous, won’t disrupt your flow of touch screens and high fructose corn syrup anytime soon. Frankly, it’s this very sort of half-baked, yellow-ribbon-car-magnet, support-the-troops bullshit that has made the perpetuation of America’s commitment in Afghanistan as palatable as it’s been to a country of binge consumers unanimously ignorant to what’s actually going on out here.

Despite my distaste for limp platitudes, I am, by all rights, a patriot. For this reason, I find your depiction of our nation’s flag with six stars and five stripes particularly offensive. The United States flag has fifty stars, one for each state, and thirteen stripes to symbolize each of the original colonies. Perhaps if even a fraction of the $680 billion blown on this war had been reapportioned to public education you would know this. If you really wanted to do something nice for me this Christmas, you might instead have written your congressman. You might have said to him or her that you were fed up with the waste and disgusted by the endemic mismanagement of this so-called war. Or you might have simply told that cloying, self-satisfied teacher of yours to shove it. But don’t let me harp. It’s simply my hope that, somewhere in between Saturday morning cartoons and learning to add and subtract, you’ll stop and apply a dose of critical thinking to your assessment of our military’s role abroad. Thanks again for the letter and happy holidays. Punk. Very Respectfully, Sergeant First Class Patrick Fenway Logar Province, Afghanistan P.S. The butterfly in your picture is wildly out of proportion.


U.S. soldier in Beijia village Iraq, Feb. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Forward Military Resistance along, or send us the email address if you wish and we’ll send it regularly with your best wishes. Whether in Afghanistan or at a base in the USA, this is extra important for your service friend, too often cut off from access to encouraging news of growing resistance to injustices, inside the armed services and at home. Send email requests to address up top or write to: Military Resistance, Box 126, 2576 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-5657.


“There Was An Overall Friendly Reception”
[Outreach To New York National Guard]
From: Lillian V. To: Military Resistance Newsletter Sent: December 09, 2013 Subject: Outreach to New York National Guard 12/7/13 MR Outreach 12/7/13 On the morning of Saturday, December 7th, three Military Resistance members began outreaching at the New York National Guard at 6:30 AM and remained until approximately 7:45 AM. The whole setting appeared different on account of newly acquired barbed wire perched on top of the gates, a reaction to the recent robbery at the armory. The main gate was the only one open, making it easier to reach each troop reporting to the armory that morning. All in all, 65 literature packets, 12 DVDs featuring Iraq War veteran Wray Harris, and 50 bags of cookies and brownies were distributed. There was an overall friendly reception. It was obvious that many of the troops had not seen us there before and were intrigued upon receiving our materials. None of the new troops taking our literature handed it back to us once it was given to them, and many expressed genuine interest in stopping to see what we had to offer. I look forward to the next outreach, when perhaps we can engage these new troops further.

Solidarity, Lillian


An effective way to encourage others to support members of the armed forces organizing to resist the Imperial war is to report what you do. If you’ve carried out organized contact with troops on active duty, at base gates, airports, or anywhere else, send a report in to Military Resistance for the Action Reports section. Same for contact with National Guard and/or Reserve components. They don’t have to be long. Just clear, and direct action reports about what work was done and how. If there were favorable responses, say so. If there were unfavorable responses or problems, don’t leave them out. Reporting what went wrong and/or got screwed up is especially important, so that others may learn from you what to expect, and how to avoid similar problems if possible. If you are not planning or engaging in outreach to the troops, you have nothing to report.


The Military Resistance Organization:
Military Resistance Mission Statement:
1. The mission of Military Resistance is to bring together in one organization members of the armed forces and civilians in order to give aid and comfort to members of the armed forces who are organizing to end the war of empire in Afghanistan. The long term objective is to assist in eliminating all wars of empire by eliminating all empires.

2. Military Resistance does not advocate individual disobedience to orders or desertion from the armed forces. The most effective resistance is organized by members of the armed forces working together.

However, Military Resistance respects and will assist in the defense of troops who see individual desertion or refusal of orders as the only course of action open to them for reasons of conscience.

3. Military Resistance stands for the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. and other occupation troops from Afghanistan. Occupied nations have the right to independence and the right to resist Imperial invasion and occupation by force of arms.

4. Efforts to increase democratic rights in every society, organization, movement, and within the armed forces itself will receive encouragement and support. Members of the armed forces, whether those of the United States or any other nation, have the right and duty to act against dictatorships commanding their services, and to assist civilian movements against dictatorship. This applies whether a political dictatorship is imposed by force of arms or a political dictatorship is imposed by those in command of the resources of society using their wealth to purchase the political leadership.

5. Military Resistance uses organizational democracy. This means control of the organization by the membership, through elected delegates to any coordinating bodies that may be formed, whether at local, regional, or national levels. Any member may run for any job in the organization. All persons elected are subject to immediate recall, by majority vote of the membership. Coordinating bodies report their actions, decisions and votes to the membership who elected them, and may be overruled by a majority of the membership.

6. It is not necessary for Military Resistance to be in political agreement with other organizations in order to work together towards specific common objectives. It is productive for organizations working together on common projects to discuss differences about the best way forward for the movement. Debate is necessary to arrive at the best course of action.

Membership Requirements:

7. It is a condition of membership that each member prioritize and participate in organized action to reach out to active duty armed forces, Reserve and/or National Guard units. 8. Military Resistance or individual members may choose to support candidates for elective office who are for immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, but do not support a candidate opposed to immediate, unconditional withdrawal. 9. Members may not be active duty or drilling reserve commissioned officers, or employed in any capacity by any police or intelligence agency, local, state, or national. 10. I understand and am in agreement with the above statement. I pledge to defend my brothers and sisters, and the democratic rights of the citizens of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic. ----------------------------(Signed (Date) ----------------------------- (Application taken by) Military Resistance: Box 126, 2576 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-5657 888-711-2550


You Can Take Action That Makes A Difference:
Join The Military Resistance Organization:
Name (please print): __________________________ Armed Forces? (Branch) ____________ Veteran? Years: ____________ Union: ____________________ Occupation: _________________________________________

Mailing address: ______________________________________ E-Mail:_____________________________ Phone (Landline):_______________________________________ Phone (Cell):___________________________________________ $ dues paid _________________________ (See next: Calendar year basis.) Armed Forces Members Civilians Students/Unemployed Civilian/Military Prisoners @ @ @ @ Dues waived $25 $10 Dues Waived


NOTE: Civilian applicants will be interviewed, in person if possible, or by phone.

Military Resistance: Box 126, 2576 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-5657 888-711-2550


“People Need Not Be Helpless Before The Power Of Illegitimate Authority”
Box 126, 2576 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-5657 [Based on a statement by David Cortright, Vietnam Veteran and armed forces resistance organizer.] In the final analysis the stationing of American forces abroad serves not the national interest but the class interest of the corporate and political elite.

The maintenance of a massive, interventionist-oriented military establishment is based on the need to protect multinational investment and preserve regimes friendly to American capital. Imperialism is at the heart of the national-security system and is the force fundamentally responsible for the counterrevolutionary, repressive aims of U.S. policy. Only if we confront this reality and challenge it throughout society and within the ranks can we restore democratic control of the military. Of course nothing can be accomplished without citizen involvement and active political struggle. During the Vietnam era enlisted servicemen created massive pressures for change, despite severe repression, and significantly altered the course of the war and subsequent military policy. To sustain and strengthen this challenge we must continue to build political opposition to interventionism and support those within the armed services, including national guard and reserves, who defy the goals and program of Empire. The central lesson of the GI movement is that people need not be helpless before the power of illegitimate authority, that by getting together and acting upon their convictions people can change society and, in effect, make their own history. The Military Project Military Resistance: Box 126, 2576 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-5657 888-711-2550


Three Foreign Occupation “Servicemembers” Killed Somewhere Or Other In Afghanistan: Nationality Not Announced
23 December 2013 DPA Two foreign servicemembers were killed on Monday in separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, the military said.

One of the soldiers was killed in a “direct fire attack by enemy forces” in southern Afghanistan, but did not provide further details. Another soldier died in a similar attack in eastern Afghanistan. A foreign servicemember also died following an improvised explosive device attack in western Afghanistan today.

Indiana Soldier Among 6 Dead In Afghanistan Crash
December 19, 2013 Associated Press, ELKHART, Ind. – A northern Indiana soldier who was among six U.S. service members killed after a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan was on his third deployment overseas, his mother said. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Lee Williams, 30, of Elkhart, was aboard a Black Hawk transport helicopter with five other soldiers at the time of the crash Tuesday, Debbie Bussard Passerallo said. All six soldiers died in the crash. The 2003 Elkhart Central High School graduate had joined the military to work on computers and left on Father's Day to go to Germany, his mother told The Elkhart Truth. From there, he was deployed to Afghanistan. "He was big and strong," Passerallo told the newspaper. "He didn't let things get him down. When he was a friend, he was a friend forever." He was promoted to staff sergeant about two weeks ago, she said. "He loved it," said Amanda Caldwell, the mother of Williams' 6-year-old daughter, Madison. "He didn't want to do anything else." Passerallo and Caldwell said Williams enjoyed spending time with his daughter. "They would go to the beach; they would go to the zoo; he would take her to the bounce houses; and they would go out to the park," Passerallo said. "He was very active with her." Two U.S. defense officials speaking on condition of anonymity have told The Associated Press that one person on board the Black Hawk UH-60 was injured and survived. A statement issued by the NATO international military coalition said the crash was under investigation and that there was no insurgent activity in the area at the time of the crash. Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday that Hoosiers everywhere are mourning the soldier's loss.

Pence said that "it is with deep sadness" that he learned of Williams' death. He says, "Jesse Lee Williams is an American hero whose service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by the people of this state and nation." Williams was based in Vilseck, Germany. The Army confirmed Thursday that the soldiers died when their Black Hawk UH-60 went down Tuesday during a mission. One soldier survived the crash. The five Fort Riley soldiers were identified as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.; Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga.; and Spc. Terry K.D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss.



[Thanks to SSG N (ret’d) who sent this in with caption. She writes: ”Just in case you're thinking of a career in the military.”]

Mold Plagues Fort Polk:
“Brown, Undrinkable Water Flowing From The Taps In Post Housing”
“It’s Just Unacceptable” “These Are Just Piss-Poor Living Conditions For Anybody”
December 23, 2013 By Antonieta Rico, Army Times [Excerpts] A Fort Polk, La., soldier’s video of coffee-dark water and mold in a barracks room has launched an outpouring by post soldiers and residents who say they have endured poor living conditions in housing and the barracks for years. The soldier’s video got the attention of the post commander who personally visited the barracks and had three soldiers moved from their rooms. “I know there is a problem in those two rooms,” said Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman, Fort Polk’s commanding general, “and my reaction was to ... ensure our process is set for that soldier to feel safe to go talk to his chain of command.” But since the story was reported on, several Fort Polk residents have contacted Army Times and reported similar problems, including: Nasty mold spreading across barracks walls, tubs and sinks. Brown, undrinkable water flowing from the taps in post housing. Houses on post with elevated levels of lead and copper in their water. Some of them say they would prefer to live outside of post facilities. “They’ll tell you ‘It’s normal,’ ‘We are flushing the pipes, ’It’s construction,’” said Kat Mulvihill, an Army spouse, who said that when her husband deployed, she left Fort Polk because she could not stand the conditions. “It’s just unacceptable,” she said. “These are just piss-poor living conditions for anybody.” In fact, the company that manages the properties offers a cash award to people who attract new residents to the housing area.

“It’s a common marketing tactic,” said Mary Ann Clary, program manager for Corvias Military Living at Fort Polk, which runs the post housing. Corvias also man-ages the housing at six other Army installations. Clary said their cash-for-referral is specific to Fort Polk, but that with the current deployments on the post and the drawdown, they are using it as a way to attract residents to the benefits of on-post housing. Another soldier deployed to Af-ghanistan told Army Times she hopes she doesn’t have to go back to her barracks room when she returns. She already had to relocate from her room for a few days because of the mold, and said she doesn’t know what the mold will look like when she returns. The specialist, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, said the water in her barracks is constantly brown and she has to buy bottled water to drink. he said, a few days a month, the water turns the extreme brown color shown in the video and, in those cases, she has to shower at the gym or find other places to wash. Post officials acknowledge a “mold monster” problem in the area because of the high humidity. “Like all installations in the South, we do have a problem with mold,” said Dr. Charles Stagg, the chief of Environmental and Natu-ral Resources Management Divi-sion, Directorate of Public Works, at Fort Polk. Stagg said Army guidance is that soldiers are responsible for cleaning mold in their rooms if it covers less than 10 square feet, and at Fort Polk, they are given a special kit for cleaning the mold. If the mold exceeds 10 square feet, a team is sent to clean the rooms, he said. Stagg said the post conducts mold inspections of every room every six months. And in between the inspections, if soldiers call in service orders, the mold teams take care of the issue.

Comments, arguments, articles, and letters from service men and women, and veterans, are especially welcome. Write to Box 126, 2576 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-5657 or email Name, I.D., withheld unless you request publication. Same address to unsubscribe.

Military Resistance In PDF Format?
If you prefer PDF to Word format, email:


“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. “For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. “We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.” Frederick Douglass, 1852

Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number, Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on youYe are many — they are few -- Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819, on the occasion of a mass murder of British workers by the Imperial government at Peterloo.

The God Willing Will To Resist

Photograph by Mike Hastie From: Mike Hastie To: Military Resistance Newsletter Sent: December 09, 2013 Subject: The God Willing Will To Resist The God Willing Will To Resist This is a picture of a Palestinian man launching a rock with his slingshot at Israeli soldiers who were launching countless canisters of tear gas at a protest in Bil'in in November 2013. It is a weekly event every Friday to protest the long and winding wall that has become the symbol of the brutal occupation and racism against the Palestinian people. Most people call it apartheid. I don't think apartheid is a strong enough word. Ethnic cleansing has a much deeper feeling. When I was in Hebron, I was told that the IDF (Israeli Defense Force ) liked the term, " Sterilization." This protest over this area of Palestinian land has been going on for the past nine years. Many Palestinians have been killed or wounded over the course of this time.

From this area you can see the Israeli settlements high on a hill over looking the streams of tear gas. This is what has been on going since 1948, since the Zionist God told the Palestinians that they absolutely had to leave Israeli land. It is exactly what the U.S. Government told Native Americans to do 500 years ago. Because, the Father God in the White House said so. So, this is what has been happening since 1948, when the British and the U.S. Government threw the switch on the Palestinian people. Maybe it was a make-up call for not letting Jewish refugees immigrate to the West before Hitler transported them to death camps. Then, you wonder why the British and the Americans didn't bomb the German rail system leading to those extermination camps. It was called racism--the belief in inferiority. The justification for looking the other way without guilt. Countries all over the world co-signed this belief. Now, the same racism is being carried out by those who you thought would never do it. The Occupying Israeli Army simply blows up Palestinian villages, bulldozes houses into neat piles, and has the evidence trucked away or burned. The Palestinians do get to keep the keys to their houses for keep sake, per Zionist condolence. It is all legal, because possession is nine tenths of the law, per cowboy jump claiming rules of the American West. After awhile, no one knew they were ever there. Especially good Christian men who never told their wives. You erase the villages and the street signs from the map, and the new neighbors move in. And, of course, you invent a war, and a boogeyman, to justify the moral reasons for doing so. America and Israel share a common lie. Neat. Now, let's pretend that the Palestinian man in this picture with the slingshot is a Native American with a bow and arrow. So, the indigenous person who was born on this land, along with countless generations before him, is launching an arrow at the U.S. Cavalry and white settlers who are stealing his ancestral land, and his way of life. To speed up the process of convincing the Indians that they need to move off of the land, and into reservation refugee camps, the buffalo are massacred, they are tortured, and herded into crowded conditions like cattle. Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world.

1,400 Palestinians were killed in 2009, and several thousand wounded. Well... Israel has the right to defend itself, just like the U.S. Cavalry did at Wounded Knee in 1890. Frozen in time... Let's compare some of the participants in these historical events. The Israeli Military and the U.S. Cavalry of the day. The Israeli Settlers and the U.S. Settlers of the day. The Palestinians and the Native Americans of the day. The prevailing thought of each era, was that the U.S. Government, and the Israeli Government were the good guys. And everyone else were the bad guys. After all, Thomas Jefferson referred to the Indians as savages in the Declaration of Independence. And, Benny Morris, one of Israel's most prominent historians, had this to say about the Palestinians in 2004: "There are circumstances in history that justify ethnic cleansing. A Jewish state would not have come into being without uprooting 700,000 Palestinians. There was no choice but to expel that population." Or, there was former U.S. President Bill Clinton's statement in a speech given in June 2013: "No matter how many settlers you put out there in the West Bank, the Palestinians are having more babies than the Israelis... You've got an existential question to answer." Neat. There has been a thousand books written on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thousands of intellectuals and academics have given lectures and speeches all over the world on this subject. And the solution, or the "Peace Process," is a magnificent delay until the casket closes. Why? Because, as far as Israel is concerned, there are only so many chairs around a dinner table. And, none of those chairs are for Palestinians. Anymore than they were for the American Indians. Until the world stage comes to the realization that what is happening with Palestinians, is exactly what happened in South Africa, there is little hope for change. Nelson Mandela is gone. Hundreds of world leaders will come to his funeral. There will be great speeches made about this famous man. And, after it is all over, they will all return to their respective countries. And, Israel will continue to strangle the Palestinian people, until the next brutal uprising. So, my most important experience and realization on my trip to the West Bank, was the absolute visceral awareness and truth, that when I saw that Palestinian man launch his rock with his slingshot, I stepped into a time machine and saw a Native American with a bow and arrow. Will Israel eventually destroy the Palestinians and their culture?

That depends on the world leaders who attend Nelson Mandela's funeral. Mike Hastie Army Medic Vietnam December 8, 2013 Photo and caption from the portfolio of Mike Hastie, US Army Medic, Vietnam 1970-71. (For more of his outstanding work, contact at: ( T) One day while I was in a bunker in Vietnam, a sniper round went over my head. The person who fired that weapon was not a terrorist, a rebel, an extremist, or a so-called insurgent. The Vietnamese individual who tried to kill me was a citizen of Vietnam, who did not want me in his country. This truth escapes millions. Mike Hastie U.S. Army Medic Vietnam 1970-71 December 13, 2004

From: Dennis Serdel To: Military Resistance Newsletter Subject: Re: WWI Date: Oct 23, 2013 Written by Dennis Serdel, Vietnam 1967-68 (one tour) Light Infantry, Americal Div. 11th Brigade; United Auto Workers GM Retiree **************************************************************** Last week I watched for 5 hours on TV about WWI. The war was incredible & changed the face of war. The Soldiers found out when they went over the top from the trenches, this new weapon, a machine gun would kill them so fast that just a few made it back to the trench where they came from. The old way of war, running at each other with horses or on foot & fighting until one side gave up & retreated with the men they had left was gone forever with the new machines of war. The idiot generals killed millions of men this old way. Tanks were invented & helped end the war. Then airplanes were used at first just to take pictures of the enemy, but with more powerful engines, they began to drop bombs & then the next invention was to have the airplanes take off from destroyer ships & then land back on them too & of course they had airplane battles from each side with guns mounted on the planes. Then they invented submarines to torpedo the destroyers & usa supply ships. The artillery was getting bigger & more accurate & could shoot from far away. Then along came communications that invented codes. Just about everything was invented for modern war.

My Grandfather was in WWI in artillery & came back deaf & received disability checks. He eventually moved down stairs with the concrete stone & brick & a door that lead down to the barns. He had a pot bellied stove that he made coffee the army way, he would get water from just outside the door & fill up his blue & white enamel coffee pot & put it on the stove & just throw coffee into it. I would just sit down on his bed with him that was an army bed that he had stretched an olive army blanket on it. He was always reading big thick books about WWI, drinking coffee & rolling bull duram cigarettes that he could roll with just one hand.

Christmas Tree
From: Dennis Serdel To: Military Resistance Sent: December 22, 2010 Subject: Christmas Tree by Dennis Written by Dennis Serdel, Military Resistance 2010; Vietnam 1967-68 (one tour) Light Infantry, Americal Div. 11th Brigade; United Auto Workers GM Retiree **************************************************************** Christmas Tree Dead Solders hang from the Christmas tree, a cross on top blinks red white and blue blood dripping from the pine needles like a junkie government who can’t get enough. Obama dressed as Old St. Sick throws more coffins as presents under the tree Congress doesn’t argue about the cost of the war they just hang shiny purple hearts made of gold all over the tree and decorations of black hearses end to end that go around the tree and then hanging like bulbs are missing arms and missing legs and hanging like garland are gold and silver bars that the war profiteers steal in the early morning so all the children find is a funeral procession as they watch the dead Soldiers placed into coffins and witness the carnage under the tree and when they look up, all they can see is more dead Soldiers hanging from the tree and all they know is Christmas isn’t supposed to be like this, as the War on the Workers is like the War overseas where the rich take everything and give back nothing, using a

lying banner that says Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men and Christ says nothing except follow your government and the priests and pastors and the leaders of the churches preach, let us not forget our fallen Soldiers on Christmas Day and the Soldiers overseas, so we can enjoy the freedom to live in poverty, but the children rise up in a choir of truth sing to their elders can’t you see the dead Soldiers hanging from the Christmas tree can’t you see the rich stealing the silver and gold like every day is Christmas for them as they keep the money and all we get is dead Soldiers each hanging from a cross and placed on a Christmas tree and our Mom and Dad’s don’t have a job all of this is so wrong makes you want to kill someone written by Dennis Serdel for Military Resistance


December 26, 1971: Honorable Anniversary:
Vietnam Veterans Against The War Liberate The Statue Of Liberty

Carl Bunin Peace History December 24-30 Two dozen members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War “liberated” the Statue of Liberty with a sit-in to protest resumed U.S. aerial bombings in Vietnam. They flew an inverted U.S. flag from the crown as a signal of distress.


“For All My Gnostic, Agnostic, Christian, Pagan, Muslim And Jewish Friends...”
From: Frank Scott Subject: O Little Town of Bethlehem Date: Dec 23, 2012 9:14 PM for all my gnostic, agnostic, christian, pagan, muslim and jewish friends...
Frank Scott writes political commentary and satire which appears online at the blog Legalienate: [To check out what life is like under a murderous military occupation commanded by foreign terrorists, go to: The occupied nation is Palestine. The foreign terrorists call themselves “Israeli.”]

If you wish to receive Military Resistance immediately and directly, send request to There is no subscription charge.

Comments, arguments, articles, and letters from service men and women, and veterans, are especially welcome. Write to Box 126, 2576 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10025-5657 or email Name, I.D., withheld unless you request publication. Same address to unsubscribe.



Vietnam GI: Reprints Available

Edited by Vietnam Veteran Jeff Sharlet from 1968 until his death, this newspaper rocked the world, attracting attention even from Time Magazine, and extremely hostile attention from the chain of command. The pages and pages of letters in the paper from troops in Vietnam condemning the war are lost to history, but you can find them here. Military Resistance has copied complete sets of Vietnam GI. The originals were a bit rough, but every page is there. Over 100 pages, full 11x17 size. Free on request to active duty members of the armed forces. Cost for others: $15 if picked up in New York City. For mailing inside USA add $5 for bubble bag and postage. For outside USA, include extra for mailing 2.5 pounds to wherever you are. Checks, money orders payable to: The Military Project Orders to: Military Resistance Box 126 2576 Broadway New York, N.Y. 10025-5657 All proceeds are used for projects giving aid and comfort to members of the armed forces organizing to resist today’s Imperial wars.

Military Resistance Looks Even Better Printed Out

Military Resistance/GI Special are archived at website . The following have chosen to post issues; there may be others:;
Military Resistance distributes and posts to our website copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of the invasion and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law since it is being distributed without charge or profit for educational purposes to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational purposes, in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. Military Resistance has no affiliation whatsoever with the originator of these articles nor is Military Resistance endorsed or sponsored by the originators. This attributed work is provided a non-profit basis to facilitate understanding, research, education, and the advancement of human rights and social justice. Go to: for more information. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

If printed out, a copy of this newsletter is your personal property and cannot legally be confiscated from you. “Possession of unauthorized material may not be prohibited.” DoD Directive 1325.6 Section

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful