By Seth Sandronsky
October 6th, 2011
Michael Thurman came to Sacramento upon leaving the U.S. Air Force as a conscientious objector. His is one story by former members of the American military who said “no” to war-making in Afghanistan and Iraq included in About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War. Each testimony stands on its own and complements the others. These young adults reveal what official versions of war and peace conceal about perpetrators and victims. In all, these truth-tellers help readers to better grasp what is at stake and how government violence that harms perpetrators and victims alike. The book, from the Courage to Resist audio project and Oakland-based PM Press, also features interviews of Noam Chomksy and Daniel Ellsberg, who provide historic context for resistance to military invasion and occupation of two Muslim countries. You won’t soon forget these accounts of dehumanization and reconciliation.
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