law

Workshop on Army AWOL regs and procedures for surrender and discharge

GI Rights: AWOL in the Army

Introductory training session for anyone seeking to help GIs know their legal options Sunday, June 21, 4:30-6:30 Joy Mennonite Church, 504 NE 16th, OKC A workshop entitled AWOL No More: (Relatively) Painless Processing Out of the Army will be offered on Sunday June 21 at 4:30 pm. The program will help volunteers learn about the regulations concerning AWOL soldiers and how to help them return to civilian life by turning themselves in and, when eligible, being processed through the Army's PCF at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. The Ft. Sill facility is one of only two in the U.S. where "absent without leave" service members who meet certain requirements can surrender and be discharged. Leading the workshop will be James M. Branum, an attorney with a private practice specializing in military law who has worked with hundreds of soldiers to facilitate their surrender to and separation from the Army. Branum is the supervising attorney with the Oklahoma GI Rights Hotline, serves on the board of the National Lawyers Guild’s Military Law Task Force and is a co-founder of the Oklahoma Center for Conscience.

Film Screening: Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future

On Jan. 13, we will show the film Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future. It is a short film with a big agenda: ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Just a dream? The election of Barack Obama has brought a new spirit of hope to the U.S. and the world…