Tag: dissent

New Army command policy reg

By | 11/06/2014

The Army has just released a new version of AR 600-20, “Army Command Policy” (PDF). This reg gives commanding officers direction on a wide range of issues, including Article 138 complaints, dissent policy, sexual assault and sexual harassment, etc. The new version updates Army…Read More »

MLTF Fact Sheet: Servicemember rights under Military Whistleblowers Protection Act

By | 09/13/2013

(Use the button to download a PDF version of this content for offline reading/printing.) The Military Whistleblower Protection Act of 1988  provides limited protection of lawful disclosure by members of the United States Armed Forces. In order to assist servicemembers in understanding…Read More »

Should we be worried?: Changes made in DOD Instruction “Handling Dissident and Protest Activities Among Members of the Armed Forces”

By | 02/25/2012

Discussion and commentary by James M. Branum, MLTF Chair On February 22, 2012, the Department of Defense made major changes to DOD Instruction 1325.06 (PDF download). These changes appear to be part of a major military policy change that is designed to…Read More »

Army Times article notes troops’ presence in Occupy movement, cites MLTF

By | 11/19/2011

An article was published in the November 18, 2011 issue of Army Times, Navy Times, et. al. (Gannett-owned publications that serve the military community) that highlighted how off-duty servicemembers and veterans are participating in the Occupy movement across the country. ‘Occupy’ protests…Read More »

Bay Area workshop on servicemembers’ rights to protest, Nov. 15

By | 11/08/2011

SAN FRANCISCO – On November 15, a workshop will be held on servicemembers’ right to protest and related issues. Sponsored by Bay Area Military Law Panel of the National Lawyers Guild, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, the GI Rights Hotline – SF, Courage to Resist, and Swords to Plowshares. Panelists will include Steve Collier, Teresa Panepinto, Rai Sue Sussman, and Jane Kaplan will serve as moderator.

Legal support for servicemembers, reservists and veterans participating in Occupy Wall Street actions

By | 10/30/2011

Download this brochure to read, print, distribute (PDF). The National Lawyers Guild has endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City and thousands of cities world-wide and offered legal support. Members of the US military have joined the OWS protests…Read More »