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Mobilizing the military community against militarism — at home and abroad. Join the movement to #DropTheMIC.
Jan 5, 2020 7 tweets 1 min read
Thread. Something we previously wrote, which we believe is important to take into account given the #NoWarOnIran Protests. As anti-militarist veterans, we tend to want to hear our voices heard. I think bc we consider ourselves victims of war, which to a certain extent we are, that we want our pain to be heard and acknowledged.
Mar 2, 2019 8 tweets 6 min read
THREAD: ¡Berta Vive! Three (3) years ago today, Berta Cáceres, a Lenca indigenous woman, land and human rights defender, was assassinated. #JusticiaParaBerta #3añosSinJusticia In 1993, she cofounded @COPINHHONDURAS to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, open-pit mining, plantation owners, water privatization, militarization, & fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. #BertaVive
Jan 27, 2019 17 tweets 8 min read
THREAD The GI Coffeehouse Movement grew throughout the 60s & 70s but was met w/ military repression, & many were shut down. During the height of the Iraq War, veterans revived the coffeehouse tradition to build community and resistance. Join #DropTheMICbit.ly/DTMweb The 1st GI coffee house was opened near Ft. Jackson in 1967, by Fred Garner, a reservist who had served in Vietnam opened The UFO Coffeehouse, to provide soldiers a place to escape the authoritarian grip of the military. socialistworker.org/2007-2/656/656…
Jan 24, 2019 16 tweets 7 min read
THREAD: Heard of the Uprising at Long Bihn Jail? Stories of effective resistance to the US military have been suppressed to keep military & civilian folks alike from challenging warmongering-for-profit. Time to educate and agitate.
Join #DropTheMICbit.ly/DTMweb Vietnam became the first completely integrated US war at the start in 1954. The Black community was re-enlisting nearly four times more than whites, and volunteering to fight in dangerous combat units, to receive higher pay.
Jan 21, 2019 12 tweets 10 min read
THREAD: Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. boldly condemned US militarism despite great controversy & cost. To honor his legacy we must be at least as bold. The time has come. Join the movement to #DropTheMICbit.ly/DTMweb #ReclaimMLK #MLKDay Text: On April 4, 1967, Dr. King delivered a speech titled “Beyond Vietnam.” #DropTheMIC #ReclaimMLK