Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America's Wars. "It's not about a matter of being a coward... like all non-violent action, it takes a lot of rigor."
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"People found my actions personally offensive. Somehow my not going to the Gulf War would affect their patriotism," recalls military resister Stephanie Atkinson.
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"Why would I want to blow a hole the size of a grapefruit into someone, just because somebody said, 'Hey, that's your enemy''"?
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"Those soldiers are the ones who actually got the sickest from breathing in the particles.," Dennis Kyne on depleted uranium and Gulf War Syndrome.
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"Put more and more of the puzzle pieces together, and then you realize that you've got to bear witness," Mike Hastie, Vietnam War medic.
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"The only thing I'm proud of was my involvement with the anti-war movement," Mike Turek, Vietnam Era Air Force.
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Mike Tork joined the Navy before turning 18 and served in Vietnam with the Mobile Riverine Force (1966-1967).
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"I wanted to show that an actual active duty GI in 1968 could do this, could take a very public stance against the war," shares Vietnam War GI resister.
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Courage to Resist: Rivera Sun and Edward Hasbrouck on upcoming changes to military draft registration laws, and the history of resistance by men and women.
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Air force pilot Howard Morland's exposure to the atrocities in Vietnam and extreme military training led him to question what the war was really about.
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"I walked up into that plane ... on both sides, there were no seats, but just hooks for the stretchers to be placed on," recalled Mike Ferner, Navy Corpsman.
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"We came in sweeping through the valley killing absolutely everyone, no matter what age," recalls Dennis Stout, who went on to report war crimes he witnessed in Vietnam.
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"I'd probably seen somewheres between 700 to 900 dead Vietnamese, most of whom were children or very young people. I was both shocked and sickened."
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Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace President, spoke out against the Vietnam War as a Green Beret, refused orders, and lived and organized six years in exile.
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"When they tell stories to their children of the evil that awaits misbehavior, is it me they conjure?" Vietnam Veteran Bill Ehrhart, writer and poet.
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After serving two tours in Vietnam, Marine Scott Camil began speaking out and organizing with Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The FBI tired to kill him.
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"Over 4,000 junior officers ... brought suit against the Secretary of Defense for war crimes, who carried out demonstrations, who were quite active in their opposition."
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Marine Ahmad Daniels was sentenced to a decade in prison for speaking to other servicemen about the injustices he saw and questioning military authority.
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Al Glatkowski for the very first time explains how and why he helped seize a US naval ship transporting napalm for the Vietnam War.
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"I met the enemy, guess who it was? It was me. And it's always true. And that saved me. That has really saved me."
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