About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War (Paperback)

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Veterans of recent conflictsdescribe their individual journeys from raw recruit to war resister in this collection of testimonials. Although it is not well publicized, the long tradition of refusing to fight unjust wars continues today within the American military. The stories in this book provide an intimate, honest look at the personal transformation of each of these young people and at the same time constitute a powerful argument against militarization and endless war. Also includedareexclusive interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsbergaddressing the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and the role civilian and GI resistance plays in bringing the troops home.

About the Author


Buff Whitman-Bradley is an author, an editor, and a social justice activist in the Courage to Resist organizing collective. He lives in Marin, California.Sarah Lazare is an independent journalist, an editor, and an organizer in the U.S. antiwar and GI resistance movement through the Civilian-Soldier Alliance and Courage to Resist. She lives in Urbana, Illinois. Cynthia Whitman-Bradley is a birth doula and an activist through Courage to Resist and " Presente! "She lives in Marin, California."

Praise For…


It was a privilege to read this book. As a veteran, it was especially meaningful to me because I know some of the participants personally. It certainly opened my eyes and heart to their struggle. I know that it will have the same impact to everyone who reads it. It is especially compelling because it gives a wonderful cross section of veterans in their struggle with the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. I think that it has the potential of getting people involved in the anti-war movement. Together we can make a difference in a world that seems engulfed in war.” Dennis Lane, executive director, Veterans for Peace

This book documents the resistance of American heroesresistance to illegal wars, to immoral wars, and to government secrecy, that threaten the very foundation of our democracy. A must-read for every American.”  Marjorie Cohn, co-author, Rules of Disengagement

When new soldiers swear to support and defend the U.S. Constitution by following lawful orders, what are they to do when they are given unlawful orders? About Face provides raw examples of precisely what soldiers are doing who take their oath seriously.”  Dahr Jamail, author, The Will to Resist

During this time of war it is vital that every American take a moment to listen to the firsthand accounts of those who have served on the front lines and those who refuse to fight.”  Aaron Glantz, author, The War Comes Home

About Face gives us important insights into the consciences of women and men who volunteer for the military but find they cannot obey orders to fight in illegal wars. These are brave and loyal Americans who are willing to challenge the U.S. government and perhaps go to jail rather than betray their inner voices that say NO to these wars!”  Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army colonel and author, Dissent

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604864403
ISBN-10: 1604864400
Publisher: PM Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Pages: 234
Language: English