Honor SOLDIERS WHO RESIST this Memorial Day–Declare Sir! No Sir! and Take a Stand…for free!

In honor of the soldiers and veterans who will be part of the demonstrations at the NATO Summit in Chicago–from May 19, Armed Forces/Armed Farces Day, through the Memorial Day weekend, you can watch FOR FREE three powerful films about GI and veterans’ resistance to criminal wars:

Sir! No Sir!The landmark 2006 film by David Zeiger that revealed the suppressed story of the GI Movement to end the Vietnam War, a movement that shook the military and government to its core and played a major role in ending the war. Sir! No Sir! has been distributed for free to thousands of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, helping to inspire the birth of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

This is Where We Take Our Stand – Last year’s film by David Zeiger, Bestor Cram, and Mike Majoros, that told the story of the hundreds of soldiers and veterans who risked everything to reveal the true nature of the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations by testifying at 2008’s Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan hearings.

Unfinished SymphonyThe 2001 Sundance film by Bestor Cram and Mike Majoros that told the story of one of the largest demonstrations of veterans during the Vietnam War, the 1971 march from Concord to Boston by Vietnam Veterans Against the War that ended in 400 arrests–the most in Massachusetts history. Set to Henryk Gorecki’s unfinished Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, this beautiful, lyrical film brings you deep into the soul of veterans’ resistance.

WATCH THE FILMS, ORGANIZE HOUSE PARTIES, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD OF THIS ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THIS GI/VETERANS RESISTANCE TRILOGY FOR FREE!

The films will be available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/user/DisplacedFilms/featured starting at 9 am on Saturday, May 19, and ending Tuesday, May 29, at 9 am.

Go to http://www.sirnosir.com to find more DVDs and books on GI resistance, including FTA–the film about Jane Fonda’s antiwar cabaret that entertained thousands of soldiers in the US and around the world, and Soldiers in Revolt–David Cortright’s book that tells the full, unforgettable story of the GI Movement against the Vietnam War.

And starting May 19, every DVD order will include a free DVD of A Night of Ferocious Joy, the film vividly portraying the 2005 L.A. concert condemning the invasion of Afghanistan that featured Ozomatli, Boots Riley and The Coup, Saul Williams, Dilated Peoples, and many more.

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Episode One: For Those Who Would Judge Me

March 13, 2008: As hundreds of veterans and over a thousand supporters gather just outside Washington, DC for three days of testimony, the pressure is high and questions intense. How is the testimony verified? What will people think of veterans and soldiers for being here? What good will this do? Without hesitation Geoff Millard (US Army National Guard), Steve Mortillo (US Army), and Adam Kokesh (US Marine Corps) respond to “those who would judge me” with a clear purpose and their chilling stories.


This is Where We Take Our Stand – The Series

Where’s the debate?

Are we watching passively while Barack Obama carries out the same policies as George W. Bush?

When an American bombing raid this May killed over two hundred civilians in a village in Afghanistan, it was met with a deafening silence. When Obama’s promised “withdrawal” from Iraq leaves 130,000 troops there for at least two more years and 50,000 permanently, it’s hailed as an end to the occupation. And who is demanding to know just what the mission really is when 30,000 more troops are sent to Afghanistan?

Where’s the debate?

In March of 2008, two hundred and fifty veterans and active duty soldiers marked the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by gathering in Washington, DC, to testify from their own experience about the nature of the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. It was chilling, horrifying, and challenging for all who witnessed it. Against tremendous odds, they brought the voices of the veterans themselves into the debate. That was then.

This is now.  Today, we present to you This is Where We Take Our Stand, the inside story of those three days and the courageous men and women who testified. And we present this story today, told in six episodes, because we believe it is as relevant now as it was one year ago. Maybe more.

Here is our challenge to you: Watch the series; spread it far and wide; and ask yourself is this about the past, or the present and future. Then add your voice.

If you are a veteran or active duty, present your own testimony. If you are not, but you are still a living, breathing member of the human race, then do whatever you can to join and fan the flames of debate.

David Zeiger, Director of Sir! No Sir!

Bestor Cram, Director of Unfinished Symphony