Stories by Benjamin Lewis

Marine Benjamin "Benji" Lewis served two tours in Iraq and was honorably discharged in 2007. Recently, he received notification that he was a candidate to be recalled to active duty. At a recent Winter Soldier event in Portland, Oregon, Lewis publicly announced his intention to refuse reactivation from the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). subscribe to Benjamin Lewis's feed

Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: Courage to Resist

My resistance was a conscious decision to cease participation in the continued maintenance and creation of empire.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As a veteran facing and refusing recall orders, I'm appalled that many refer to the war in Afghanistan as the 'good war' -- as if any war is good.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

An open letter from war resisters calls for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.