Antiwar Soldier: How to Dissent Within the Ranks of the Military

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PublicAffairs, Apr 1, 2008 - Political Science - 192 pages
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Many active duty, reserve, and guard service members are concerned about the war in Iraq and support the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Last year able seaman Jonathan Hutto banded together with a small group of fellow service men and women and build one of the first active duty antiwar groups since the Vietnam era. Antiwar Soldier offers military personnel and their families a practical toolkit to make their voices heard, drawing on Hutto's own experience as an activist and on the wealth of experience that the GI resistance movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Hutto seeks to educate military members and the public to the citizenship rights that active duty, reserve and national guard forces have. "In the short term," Hutto writes, "the appeal seeks to mobilize hundreds and thousands of military members throughout the world to file their grievances and reservations with members of Congress on the Iraq War. In the long term, the appeal seeks to build permanence with the formation of an Active Duty Network that can advocate on behalf of active duty members on a range of issues to all levels of government."

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The Making of an Antiwar Sailor
The Birth of the Appeal for Redress
i Basic Grievances of GIs

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About the author (2008)

Navy Petty Officer Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr. enlisted in the United States Navy in January of 2004. Hutto previously worked for Amnesty International USA as Membership Program Coordinator (MPC) for the Mid-Atlantic United States from May 2000 to January 2003. As the MPC, Hutto provided direction and guidance to over 250 student youth chapters. In the fall of 2001, after the brutal killing of Howard alumnus Prince Jones by a Prince Georges county officer, Hutto initiated a police accountability project in Prince Georges County Maryland to combat police brutality which affected mostly Black and Latino citizens.

Before joining AI, Hutto worked for the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area (ACLU/NCA) as their Community Outreach Director. His primary job at the ACLU was educating citizens on how to file complaints against police misconduct.

Hutto is an alumnus of Howard University in Washington, D.C where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History

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