United States of America

Kimberly Rivera

Activist:
Start of detention:
  • 29 Apr 2013
End of detention:
  • 13 Dec 2013
Country:
  • United States of America
Description:
  • Pled guilty to two counts of desertion, sentenced to 10 months imprisonment.

Gerald Ebner

Country:
  • United States of America
Activist type:
  • Nonviolent activist


Gregory Boertje-Obed

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 5 Aug 2013
End of detention:
  • 16 May 2015
Country:
  • United States of America
Description:
  • Transform Now Plowshares action group convicted of sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

    Action alongside Michael Walli and Megan Rice.

    Sentenced to 62 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014. Released early on May 16th 2015.

Irwin County Detention Center

Country: 
United States of America
Detention centre address: 

Irwin County Detention Center, 132 Cotton Drive, Ocilla, GA 31774.

Gregory Boertje-Obed (08052-016)

  • Gregory Boertje-ObedGregory Boertje-Obed

Country:
  • United States of America
Activist type:
  • Nonviolent activist


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Conscientious objection to war work

We were glad to read recently of the declaration of Brandon Toy – a conscientious objector to war work. Previously a soldier, and now a 'defense contractor' with General Dynamics Land Systems, Toy's declaration says 'I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down.'

Brandon's position is a powerful reminder that conscientious objection goes far beyond military service, but can encompass rejection of involvement in war, and preparations for war, at many levels.

Chris Munoz

Country:
  • United States of America
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector


Brandon Toy

Activist:
Country:
  • United States of America

I hereby resign in protest effective immediately.

I have served the post-911 Military Industrial complex for 10 years, first as a soldier in Baghdad, and now as a defense contractor.

I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down. At the time of my enlistment, I believed in the cause. I was ignorant, naïve, and misled. The narrative, professed by the state, and echoed by the mainstream press, has proven false and criminal. We have become what I thought we were fighting against.

Brandon Toy

Country:
  • United States of America
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector

CO Declarations:

Tobin Dana Jacobrown

Country:
  • United States of America
Activist type:
  • Tax resister


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