September 10, 2009

Write War Resisters directly - Support our Prisoners of Conscience

Consolidated and up-to-date list of easy action items

We have a lot of information about GI resistance and how to help objectors spread out over hundreds of pages on However, sometimes folks just want to know what needs to be done and how to do it, including:

-Write directly to jailed resisters

-Donate to resister defense funds

-Petitions and letter writing campaigns

Write war resisters directly

Cliff Cornell
Bldg 1041 PSC Box #20140
Camp Lejeune NC 28542-0140

Cliff Cornell in currently jailed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Expected release: March 2010
Cliff traveled to Canada in 2005 to resist Iraq deployment. “I don’t want to be killing innocent people,” he explained at the time. He was deported from Canada in February 2009 and was convicted of desertion at Ft. Steward, Georgia in May.
More information about Cliff.

Anthony Michael Anderson
PO Box 305
Fort Sill OK 73503-5305

Tony Anderson is currently jailed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Expected release: November 2009
Tony was sentenced to 14 months in the stockade for resisting Iraq deployment. “I know in my heart that it is wrong to willfully hurt or kill another human being. I simply cannot do it. I don’t regret following my conscience,” he said at his trial.
More information about Tony.

David Travis Bishop
Box 339536
Fort Lewis, WA 98433

Travis is currently jailed at Fort Lewis WA.

Note that Travis is still in need of donations to cover his defense costs. Please see info below.
Expected release: July 2010

Travis, with the Army's 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, was sentenced to 12 months in the stockade for resisting deployment to Afghanistan. Travis explained that he had serious doubts about his views on war for a long time, but was unaware of his right to file for a conscience objector discharge until just before he was scheduled to deploy. Amnesty International has declared him to be a “prisoner of conscience”. More information about Travis. Also:

Haskell Leo Church
Box 339536
Fort Lewis, WA 98433

Leo Church is currently jailed at Fort Lewis WA.
He is not a exactly a "war resister", but is deserving of support.
Expected release: May 2010
Leo is currently serving eight months for going AWOL in order to help his three young children who became homeless with their mother while he had been at basic and advanced initial training.
More information about Leo. Also:

Dustin Stevens
82nd Replacement Detachment Bldg.
C-8750 Lae Street Stop-A
Fort Bragg NC 28310

Dustin Stevens is not currently in jail, but on restriction.
Correspondence limitations below do not yet apply.
He has been charged with desertion and is facing possible court martial. A trial date has yet been scheduled.

  • About directly corresponding with and supporting jailed military objectors

  • Know that your correspondence will be read and reviewed by the military; however, general political content is not usually a basis for censorship.
  • Do not send stamps, photos, magazines, newspapers, etc. Photocopied articles and photocopied photos, when accompanied by a personal letter, are usually OK.
  • You may send a money order (payable to the jailed resister). This money will be deposited into their “safe keeping” fund administered by the stockade. From this fund, they may purchase postage stamps (to write you back) and phone cards (to call family and friends).
  • You may send a book; however, you must order books (or and have them shipped directly to the resister. Consider asking the jailed resister if they have any specific title requests, or general categories of interest (mystery, political history, sci-fi, etc.) prior to ordering.

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