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Rory Fanning

Rory Fanning

Rory Fanning, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion, became one of the first U.S. Army Rangers to resist the Iraq war and the Global War on Terror. In 2008–2009 he walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Rory is the author of Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military and Across America and co-author of Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter. He has bylines at Common Dreams, The Guardian, The Nation, and TomDispatch. In 2015 he was awarded a grant from the Chicago Teachers Union to speak to CPS students about America’s endless wars and to fill in some of the blanks military recruiters often ignore about America’s endless wars. As a sponsored lifetime member of Veterans for Peace, Rory has traveled multiple times to Japan on speaking tours to express solidarity with those seeking to abolish nuclear weapons and close U.S. military bases around the world. Rory currently lives in Chicago and works for Haymarket Books.

Articles by this author

 

A Teenage War Resister in Israel

An antiwar story from the embattled Middle East

Rory Fanning ·


The Stories War Tells Me

A veteran and parent can’t stop thinking about the war he fought

Rory Fanning ·


Your Commander-in-Chief Is Lying to You: Veterans Issue Open Letter to Active Duty US Soldiers

By every moral or ethical standard it is your duty to refuse orders to "defend" the U.S. from these migrants.

Rory Fanning ·


The Antiwar Tour

Two American veterans journeyed to Japan to apologize for US war crimes. They found a growing grassroots antiwar movement.

Rory Fanning ·


The Wars in Our Schools

An Ex-Army Ranger Finds a New Mission

Rory Fanning ·


Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One): 'Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle'

'I’m writing this letter in the hope that offering you a little of my own story might help frame the bigger picture for you.'

Rory Fanning ·


Why Do We Keep Thanking the Troops?

"Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…"

Rory Fanning ·


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