Buff Whitman-Bradley

Buff Whitman-Bradley

Buff Whitman-Bradley, a long-time peace and social justice activist, has been working with Courage to Resist since 2003. He has been a member of the Courage to Resist organizing collective, and was the originator and producer of the Courage to Resist Audio Project. He is also a member ¡Presente!, a non-violent direct action affinity group actively opposing war and empire. He has worked for many years as a professional writer and editor, authored and edited educational books and materials, magazine articles, non-fiction books for children, and books of poetry. He has co-produced/directed two documentary films, Por Que Venimos with the MIRC Film Collective, and with his partner Cynthia, an award-winning documentary about visitors to death row, Outside In.


About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War

About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War

SKU: 9781604864403
Editors: Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, and Cynthia Whitman-Bradley
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604864403
Published: 9/2011
Format: Paperback
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 272
Subjects: Politics, War, Activism


“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 diplomat who resigned in protest of the invasion of Iraq, author of DISSENT: Voices of Conscience

“About Face pulls down the veil of what honorable service in today’s U.S. military really means. 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 of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan

“During this time of war it is vital that every American take a moment to listen to the first-hand accounts of those who have served on the front lines and those who refuse to fight.”  —Aaron Glantz, author of The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans

“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.”  —Dennis Lane, executive director, Veterans for Peace

“This book documents the resistance of American heroes—resistance 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: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent

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